Continuing Medical Education (CME) Information
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Interpret the role of the brain and consciousness in chronic pain.
- Assess if pain patterns can be mapped.
- Relate the vision of ASRA Pain Medicine in relieving the global burden of pain.
- Summarize updates in neuromodulation from around the world.
- Compare arguments on whether neuromodulation devices will become small enough to be implanted in a quick office procedure.
- Name challenges in equity in neuromodulation, access, and barriers for patients and concerns for staff and physicians.
- Assess if controlled substances are viable potential alleviators of pain.
- Compare arguments on whether minimally invasive techniques will surpass the traditional options of steroids or surgery.
- Summarize special considerations for work-related injury and pain.
- Assess effective and cost-conscious care for patients and physicians’ practice.
- Simplify changing patients’ habits and lifestyles to integrate into practice.
- Demonstrate minimally invasive spine interventions: vertebral augmentation and decompression.
- Mitigate risk in device implantation and spine injection.
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
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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 22.25 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 22.25 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 22.25 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 22.25 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, http://www.theAba.org for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.
Max. 19 credits.
Spec-01: Fluoroscopic and Radiation Safety (1.50 credits)
WS-02: Basic Cervical Procedures: Epidural and Facet Joint Steroid Injections, Medial Branch Blocks, Radiofrequency Ablation (1.50 credits)
WS-03: Peripheral and Occipital Nerve Stimulation (2 credits)
WS-07: Advanced Cervical Procedures (1.50 credits)
Friday (max. 8.00 credits)
IS-07: Device Implantation Risk Mitigation (1.75 credits)
PS-01a: Updates in Neuromodulation from Around the World (1.75 credits)
PS-01b: Opioids, Cannabis, and Psychedelics: The Role of Schedule I and II Drugs in Chronic Pain (1.75 credits)
PS-04a: Changing Habits, Changing Lifestyles (1.75 credits)
WS-08: Basic Truncal and Plane Blocks (2 credits)
WS-09: Basic Fluoroscopy for Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injections for Acute and Chronic Pain (2 credits)
WS-10: Regenerative Medicine, Plasma-Rich Protein, and Prolotherapy (2 credits)
WS-11: Advanced Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Procedures Including Spinal Cord Stimulation Trials, Basivertebral Nerve (2 credits)
WS-12: Minimally Invasive Spine Interventions: Vertebral Augmentation and Decompression (2 credits)
WS-13: Ultrasound of the Lumbar and Pelvic Regions (2 credits)
WS-14: Device Implantation: Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems and Spinal Cord Stimulation (Lead Tunneling and Pocket Creation) (2 credits)
Saturday (max. 6.00 credits)
PA-01: Pain Evaluation and Treatment (2 credits)
Plen-02: Spine Injection Guidelines Updates (2 credits)
WS-19: Sympathetic Blocks and Radiofrequency Ablation (2 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 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.®
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
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.