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On Point with Pain Management: Leveraging Change for Positive Outcomes

Premiere Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. ABIM (MOC)
  2. Medicine (accme)
  3. Nursing (ANCC)
  4. Pharmacy (acpe)
  5. Dentists (ADA CERP)
  6. PA (aapa)
  7. 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, October 13, 2022
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available


Steven P. Stanos, DOSteven P. Stanos, DO (Moderator)
Executive Medical Director, Rehabilitation and Performance Medicine
Swedish Pain Services
Swedish Health System
Seattle, WA

David T. O'Gurek, MD, FAAFPDavid T. O'Gurek, MD, FAAFP 
Associate Professor & Interim Chair
Department of Family & Community Medicine
Director, Urban Community Health Center for Urban Bioethics
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Medical Director, TRUST Clinic
Temple Health
Philadelphia, PA

Statement of Need

For individuals with chronic pain, and the health care providers (HCPs) managing their condition, 2020 was an especially challenging year. Limited access to care stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic forced treatment for many patients to be delayed or stopped, leading to negative consequences including increase in pain, disability, and depression. In addition, restrictions on refills, overly strict telemedicine requirements, and pharmacy chain policies have further contributed to needless pain and delayed prescriptions, subsequently pushing patients out of the doctor’s office and into the streets in search of pain relief. This tragic response has created an even greater overall public health threat, and the need for HCPs to be flexible and learn the what and the how in pain assessment and pain management and tools to engage patients in the long-term management of their pain.

In this CME Outfitters Live and OnDemand activity, expert faculty will discuss the mechanisms of pain, best practice strategies for optimizing safe and competent prescribing, and how best to educate patients about their pain and engage them in their treatment plans.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply knowledge of acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms to clinical assessment and appropriate management of pain.
  • Incorporate two best practice strategies to optimize safe and competent prescribing and minimize potential for abuse and diversion.
  • Educate patients about their pain to optimize safe and effective, multimodal treatment plans.
  • Identify risk factors and clinical presentation of opioid use disorder (OUD) in patients prescribed opioids for acute and chronic pain.

Financial Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Target Audience

Physicians, dentists, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists

Credit Information

ABIM MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 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.

Learning Formats

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.

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of 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. Stanos reports that he is on the speakers bureau for Emergent BioSolutions Inc. He is a consultant for Emergent BioSolutions Inc.; Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.; and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

Dr. O'Gurek has no disclosures to report.

Marlon (Tony) Graham, MD, (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Evan Luberger (planning committee) 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.

Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

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


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