20th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting

“Pain 2021: A Whole New World”

November 18-20, 2021 | San Francisco, CA, and Virtually

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Information


In-Person CME


Educational objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review current basic science, clinical and translational research in pain medicine and their role in the development and use of novel analgesics, targets for interventional techniques, applicability to clinical practice, and how they are helping to shape our future on basis of pharmacology and mechanism of action of medical devices and interventions.
  • Evaluate new trends, techniques, therapies, and diagnostic procedures in pain management.

  • Discuss current research and clinical issues in the opioid epidemic on the practice of pain medicine, its impacts, and nonopioid therapy protocols.

  • Discuss the importance of big data registries for research and population management and utilizing innovative technology.

  • Develop a critical and balanced interpretation of current research and proposed new research methods on mechanisms underlying challenging pain syndromes in both adult and pediatric populations. 

  • Improve awareness of safe practices, and understand the role of risk mitigation for patient safety in pain medicine.

  • Identify ways to successful collaboration between medical specialties for best clinical outcomes of patients suffering from chronic pain, and recognize the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and providing comprehensive care in pain medicine.

  • Discuss practice pitfalls and overcoming them through collaborations with multispecialty groups and how innovations in communications have helped.

  • Discuss important practice management issues in light of the always-changing landscape of pain medicine practice.

  • Define the transition from acute to chronic pain and methods to identify patients at risk for chronic postoperative pain sequelae.

  • Reinforce the importance of clinical guidelines, and discuss gaps in clinical practice and the need of either new or revised guidelines.

  • Discuss how the current pandemic reshaped the practice of pain medicine and the many ways pain physicians adapted to the current global state in all tripartite missions: education, clinical, and research endeavors.

  • Identify the importance of medical providers wellness and utilization of newer innovations to decrease burn out and energize one’s practice.

  • Pontificate on the future of pain medicine and how the specialty is stronger when collectively striving for equality, inclusivity, and strength in the engagement of all disciplines involved in the progress of pain medicine.

  • Thoughtfully engage and assemble a valuable network of diverse colleagues active in the field of pain medicine.

  • Identify steps in guiding next generations of pain physicians through mentoring pain fellows into becoming outstanding pain practitioners.

  • Evaluate lessons learned from international colleagues and other societies promoting best practice.


Accreditation and credit designation statements

In-Person Credits by DayMaximum
Thursday8.00
Friday8.50
Saturday7.00
On-demand21.00
Total Credits44.50

 

Physicians

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 44.50 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 44.50 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners

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 44.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Registered Nurses

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-provided credits. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 44.50 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.®1 Please consult the ABA website at http://www.theAba.org for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements. Max. 18.50 credits.

Thursday (max. 9.00 credits)

  • RC-01 Refresher Course Neuropathic Pain: Overview of the Current Treatment and Future Therapeutic Approaches (1.50 credits)
  • RC-02 Refresher Course Headaches Management: An Updated Reality (1.50 credits)
  • RC-04 Refresher Course Beyond Opioid Crisis: Lessons Learned and Need for Alternatives (1.50 credits)
  • PBLD-02 Harm Reduction: How to Implement the Use of Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, Naloxone in Your Practice (1.00 credit)
  • PBLD-03 Mixing Alcohol and Marijuana with Prescribed Opioids: Current Guidelines and Best Practice (1.00 credit)
  • PBLD-08 The Art of Intrathecal Infusion Therapy: Trouble Shooting Intrathecal Pump and When and How to Change Medications (1.00 credit)
  • PBLD-10 Telemedicine and Second Opinion Virtual Medicine Programs for Pain Management (1.00 credit)
  • PBLD-15 Requirements and Patient Selection to Start Infusion Therapy in My Practice (1.00 credit)
  • PBLD-18 Bone Pain: How to Implement Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty and Intercept Procedure into Your Interventional Practice (1.00 credit)
  • IS-02 Ask the Experts Interactive Session Living in Harmony with Surgical Specialties: Do No Harm (2.00 credits)
  • IS-04 Ask the Experts Interactive Session Infusion Therapy in Chronic Pain a Practical Approach (1.50 credits)

Friday (max. 5.25 credits)

  • PS-02b Parallel Session Chronic Pain in Pediatrics: Current Science and Integrative Practice (1.75 credits)
  • PS-03a Parallel Session Advancement in the Field of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Lessons Learned (1.75 credits)
  • IS-07 Ask the Experts Interactive Session Treating Challenging Conditions Current Updates in 2021 (1.75 credits)

Saturday (max. 4.25 credits)

  • Plen-02 Plenary Session Risk Mitigation and Complication Management for Best Practice (2.00 credits)
  • Plen-03 Plenary Session A Whole New World: National Crisis and Bias Impact on Chronic Pain Practice (2.25 credits)

Credit Reporting to the ABA: ASRA is an ABA-approved provider and, as a service to ASRA 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 asrameetings@asra.com, but ASRA will no longer report credits to the ABA, which will then be the individual participant’s responsibility. Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology.® MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of The American Board of Anesthesiology.®

1 MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of The American Board of Anesthesiology.®


International credits

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 in the program guide, on the event website, and with signage during the meeting.  View the guidelines for company representative and in-kind support.  


Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence and related policies, ASRA 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. 


Virtual CME


Educational objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review current basic science, clinical and translational research in pain medicine and their role in the development and use of novel analgesics, targets for interventional techniques, applicability to clinical practice, and how they are helping to shape our future on basis of pharmacology and mechanism of action of medical devices and interventions.
  • Evaluate new trends, techniques, therapies, and diagnostic procedures in pain management.
  • Discuss current research and clinical issues in the opioid epidemic on the practice of pain medicine, its impacts, and nonopioid therapy protocols.
  • Discuss the importance of big data registries for research and population management and utilizing innovative technology.
  • Develop a critical and balanced interpretation of current research and proposed new research methods on mechanisms underlying challenging pain syndromes in both adult and pediatric populations.
  • Improve awareness of safe practices and understand the role of risk mitigation for patient safety in pain medicine.
  • Identify ways to successful collaboration between medical specialties for best clinical outcomes of patients suffering from chronic pain, and recognize the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and providing comprehensive care in pain medicine.
  • Discuss practice pitfalls and overcoming them through collaborations with multispecialty groups and how innovations in communications have helped.
  • Discuss important practice management issues in light of the always-changing landscape of pain medicine practice.
  • Define the transition from acute to chronic pain and methods to identify patients at risk for chronic postoperative pain sequelae.
  • Reinforce the importance of clinical guidelines, and discuss gaps in clinical practice and the need of either new or revised guidelines.
  • Discuss how the current pandemic reshaped the practice of pain medicine and the many ways pain physicians adapted to the current global state in all tripartite missions: education, clinical, and research endeavors.
  • Identify the importance of medical providers’ wellness and utilization of newer innovations to decrease burn out and energize one’s practice.
  • Pontificate on the future of pain medicine and how the specialty is stronger when collectively striving for equality, inclusivity, and strength in the engagement of all disciplines involved in the progress of pain medicine.
  • Thoughtfully engage and assemble a valuable network of diverse colleagues active in the field of pain medicine.
  • Identify steps in guiding next generations of pain physicians through mentoring pain fellows into becoming outstanding pain practitioners.
  • Evaluate lessons learned from international colleagues and other societies promoting best practice.


Target audience

The ASRA CME program provides educational activities to physicians, residents, fellows, and scientists. ASRA 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 offers learning opportunities to the national and international healthcare community.


Accreditation and credit designation statements

Virtual Credits by DayMaximum
Thursday7.00
Friday7.00
Saturday7.00
Total Credits21.00

 

Physicians

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 21.00 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 21.00 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners

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 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Registered Nurses

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 board’s acceptance of ASRA-provided credits. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.


The American Board of Anesthesiology® MOCA®

Thursday (max. 4.50 credits)

  • RC-01 Refresher Course Neuropathic Pain: Overview of the Current Treatment and Future Therapeutic Approaches (1.50 credits)

  • RC-02 Refresher Course Headaches Management: An Updated Reality (1.50 credits)

  • RC-04 Refresher Course Beyond Opioid Crisis: Lessons Learned and Need for Alternatives (1.50 credits)

Friday (max. 1.75 credits)

  • PS-03a Parallel Session Advancement in the Field of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Lessons Learned (1.75 credits)

Saturday (max. 4.25 credits)

  • Plen-02 Plenary Session Risk Mitigation and Complication Management for Best Practice (2.00 credits)
  • Plen-03 Plenary Session A Whole New World: National Crisis and Bias Impact on Chronic Pain Practice (2.25 credits)

Credit Reporting to the ABA: ASRA is an ABA-approved provider and, as a service to ASRA 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 asrameetings@asra.com, but ASRA will no longer report credits to the ABA, which will then be the individual participant’s responsibility. Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology.® MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of The American Board of Anesthesiology.®

1 MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of The American Board of Anesthesiology.®


International credits

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 he/she 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 in the program guide, on the event website, and with signage during the meeting.  View the guidelines for company representative and in-kind support.  


Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence and related policies, ASRA 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.

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