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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Reducing the Burden of Pain in a Changing Treatment Landscape


Premiere Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. ABIM (MOC)
  4. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢

Credit Expiration Date:
Thursday, May 7, 2020


Mark S. Gold, MDMark S. Gold, MD 
ASAM's Annual Lifetime Achievement John P. McGovern Award & Prize Winner
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
17th University of Florida Distinguished Alumni Professor
Gainesville, FL

A. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhDA. Omar Abubaker, DMD, PhD 
Professor and S. Elmer Bear Chair
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Richmond, VA

William F. Alden, William F. Alden,  
DEA Educational Foundation
Washington, DC

Catherine Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, DFAAPACatherine Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, DFAAPA 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
UT Southwestern Medical Center School of Health Professions
Physician Assistant
Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine
Parkland Health and Hospital System
Dallas, TX

Hassan R. Mir, MD, MBAHassan R. Mir, MD, MBA 
Director of Orthopaedic Residency Program
University of South Florida
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Research
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Siegfried O. F. Schmidt, MD, PhD, FAAFPSiegfried O. F. Schmidt, MD, PhD, FAAFP 
Department of Community Health and Family Medicine
Director, Chronic Pain Management Program at Main
UF Health Family Medicine – Springhill
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Steven P. Stanos, DOSteven P. Stanos, DO 
Medical Director, Swedish Health System Pain Medicine and Services
Seattle, WA
Immediate Past President, American Academy of Pain Medicine

Co-provided by

Miami CME Outfitters

Statement of Need

Developing actionable steps to promote appropriate prescribing for individuals with acute and chronic pain is imperative to curbing the impact of the growing opioid crisis facing our communities.

This 3-part online series reflects the insights and guidance from experts in pain medicine, primary care, addiction, orthopedic surgery, oral surgery, the physician assistant community, and the DEA Educational Foundation. Part 1 is focused on the pain landscape, including the different types of pain and pain pathways, the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, non-pharmacologic options for managing pain, and tools for evaluating addiction risk. The goal is to provide best practice strategies for clinicians who encounter and manage patients with acute and chronic pain.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the growing burden of the opioid epidemic and the role of all stakeholders in addressing the opioid epidemic.
  • Apply knowledge of acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms to clinical assessment and appropriate management of pain.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:

  • Recognize the growing burden of the opioid epidemic and the role of all stakeholders in addressing the opioid epidemic.
  • Explain acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms and how they relate to clinical assessment and appropriate management of pain.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.

Target Audience

Physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

USF Health is an approved provider of continuing education credits for Dentist licensees by the Florida Board of Dentistry. This activity has been reviewed and approved for up to .5 contact hour. Licensee numbers are required prior to the issuance of certificates for Florida dentists.

Non-Florida participants are responsible for applying to their state licensing organization to convert their Florida Board of Dentistry certificate to meet state requirements.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPE CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. .5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
Enduring: 0376-0000-19-022-H01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

ABIM MOC Credit:
MOC Points available for Internal Medicine and General Medicine Board Certified Physicians.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

For information about ACCME accreditation and ABIM MOC for this activity, please email
Learning Format:
Enduring material

By providing your ABIM number, you consent to have CME Outfitters and/or our educational partners submit your participation in this activity to the ABIM through the ACCME PARS system

MIPS Improvement Activity:
This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluation must be completed online at (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (75% pass rate required). this website supports all browsers except Internet Explorer for Mac. For complete technical requirements and privacy policy, visit

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Gold has no disclosures to report.

Dr. Abubaker has no disclosures to report.

Mr. Alden has no disclosures to report.

Ms. Judd reports that she is on the speakers bureau for Alkermes; Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.; Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. She is on the advisory board for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Dr. Mir reports that he is a consultant for OrthoGrid Systems, Inc.; Smith & Nephew; StabilizOrtho; Trice Medical; Zimmer Biomet.

Dr. Schmidt has no disclosures to report.

Dr. Stanos reports that he receives research support from Grunenthal and is a consultant for SCILEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Mae Ochoa, Rph (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the USF Health staff: No disclosures to report.

CME Outfitters, LLC, USF Health, and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

Questions about this activity? Call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).


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