Continuing Medical Education (CME) Information
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Connect precision pain medicine to utilization of imaging, biomarkers, and cognition
- Assess the value of non-invasive brain imaging for diagnose, prediction, prevention, and treatment
- Name social determinants of health for improving treatment precision
- Assess patient outcomes for lower back pain
- Forecast the future of neuromodulation
- Debate the value of neurolysis for chronic non-malignant pain
- Review and assess CDC’s Opioid Guidelines
- Describe the impact exercise has on musculoskeletal pain
- Summarize the pathogenesis of chronic post-surgical pain
- Review anatomical considerations for locating the target nerve in radiofrequency ablation
- Discuss the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain
The ASRA Pain Medicine CME program provides educational activities to physicians, residents, fellows, and scientists. ASRA Pain Medicine supports a multidisciplinary and interprofessional approach to continuing education and patient care by also providing relevant education for other healthcare professionals not directly engaging in interventional regional anesthesia and/or pain medicine procedures. ASRA Pain Medicine offers learning opportunities to the national and international healthcare community.
Accreditation and credit designation statements
|Credits by Day
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine designates this an Other activity (containing live and internet enduring material) for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
PAs (Physicians Assistants)
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 15.75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™
Regulations dictate that only physicians may earn CME credits; however, many state Boards of Registered Nursing accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Attendees are responsible for confirming their specific boards’ acceptance of ASRA Pain Medicine-provided credits. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™
The American Board of Anesthesiology MOCA®
Part 2 Patient Safety CME
This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA ®) program, known as MOCA 2.0.® Please consult the ABA website, https://www.theaba.org for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.
Max. 7.25 credits. Please note that some sessions are concurrent.
Workshops – requires additional registration and fee (max. 5.5 credits)
- WS-03: Hands-On Ultrasound Workshop (live model) Ablative Techniques for Pain: Cryotherapy, Phenol, OnabotulinumtoxinA (1.75 credits)
- WS-06: Fluoroscopy Workshop (cadaver) Spine Track: Cervical Epidural, Facet Joint, Medial Branch Blocks and RFA (2.0 credits)
- WS-08: Fluoroscopy Workshop (cadaver) Joints Track: Sacroiliac Joint Procedures Intra-articular Injections, RFA (1.75 credits)
Open to all registrants (max. 3.5 credits)
- IS-03: Ask the Experts Interactive Session Regenerative Medicine/Biologics (1.75 credits)
- RC-04: Refresher Course: Controversies in Pain Medicine Pro-Con Debate (1.75 credits)
Credit Reporting to the ABA
ASRA Pain Medicine is an ABA-approved provider and, as a service to ASRA Pain Medicine members and participants, CME credits are reported to the ABA. Participants must include their correctly formatted ABA ID number (34567890) during the online evaluation and credit claim process available at the conclusion of the activity. Once the online evaluation and credit claim process is closed, certificates will be issued and credits reported to the ABA. After this time, participants may request their CME certificate by contacting email@example.com, but ASRA Pain Medicine will no longer report credits to the ABA, which will then be the individual participant’s responsibility.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of The American Board of Anesthesiology.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the American Medical Association for live and web-based (synchronous or asynchronous) educational events. You may submit your CME certificate directly for credit recognition of this accredited group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For more information, visit: www.royalcollege.ca
European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS-EACCME)
The UEMS-EACCME has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the American Medical Association for live and e-learning educational events. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): www.uems.net
Commercial support disclosure
View all industry support. This meeting is supported, in part, by educational grants and in-kind support from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organizations is made to participants prior to the educational activity on the event website and with signage during the meeting. View the guidelines for company representative and in-kind support.
ASRA Pain Medicine thanks the following for their generous support:
- Grants: Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Nevro, Pacira BioSciences, SPR Therapeutics, Stryker, Vertos Medical
- Durable equipment: Alpinion, Clarius, EpiMed, Fujifilm Sonosite, Pacira BioSciences, Plymouth Medical, Relievant, SPR Therapeutics, Wisonic
- Disposable equipment: Plymouth Medical, SPR Therapeutics, Vertos
- Other: AbbVie, Mainstay Medical, Pacira BioSciences, Vertos Medical, VioMerse
Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest
View all faculty disclosures. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence and related policies, ASRA Pain Medicine is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its continuing medical education and continuing professional development activities. Those in control of the educational content disclose all relevant relationships (financial or other) with any ineligible company that they have had within the past 24 months. If an individual refuses to disclose, they are disqualified from participating. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants are asked to evaluate the objectivity and independence. Off-label or investigational use of a therapeutic product also is disclosed.