47th Annual Regional Anesthesiology
and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada


CME Information

To receive your CME certificate

  1. Download the Credit Claim Form.
  2. Indicate the number of hours you attended (credit will be verified against registration).
  3. Send the completed form to asrameetings@asra.com.
  4. Your certificate will be emailed to you within 1 week.

Educational objectives

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

  • Review new public health measures put in place to address the increase in opioid use and overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Describe the paradoxical increase in opioid overdoses despite decreased prescribing practices of physicians and increased opioid monitoring.
  • Summarize the incidence, causes, and treatment of transient neurologic symptoms (TNS).
  • Explain the different domains of pain.
  • Develop strategies at one's institution to coordinate all the stakeholders from preoperative to postoperative care of patients when creating and sustaining enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols.
  • Discuss preoperative phenotyping for the patient at risk of persistent postsurgical pain.
  • Identify benefits and barriers to increasing regional anesthesia use in private practice and austere environments.
  • Describe challenges in the practice of perioperative multimodal pain medicine nationally and internationally.
  • Discuss the mechanisms of action of several common multimodal agents and their effectiveness in providing analgesia.
  • Identify drug shortage trends in anesthesia and analgesia as well as potential contributing factors to shortages.
  • Describe the outcomes of opioid-free anesthesia studies to date, explain the challenges to implementation of opioid-free anesthesia, and describe which patients might benefit most from opioid-free anesthesia and which might fare better with opioid-sparing approaches.
  • List the four most important point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) applications that are growing in clinical practice in perioperative care and obstetric and pediatric anesthesia.
  • Discuss the evolving role of nerve stimulation to localize nerves and prevent neurologic injury during peripheral nerve blockade.
  • Discuss what to do when nerve injury is suspected after peripheral nerve block and the latest research on techniques that may alter outcomes after peripheral nerve injury.
  • Distinguish study characteristics that earn high priority for publishing versus those that do not.
  • Interpret the evidence supporting and refuting the use of fascial plane blocks.
  • Describe some tools that might be used to assess competence.
  • Formulate an optimal intrathecal opioid dosing strategy for women undergoing cesarean delivery.
  • Describe the components of the Altmetric score vs. Impact factor score of a journal.

Target audience

This ASRA Pain Medicine CME program was developed specifically for physicians, residents, fellows, and scientists who care for patients with acute pain by providing regional anesthesia and other pain therapies. 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

In-Person Credits by DayMaximum
Total Credits23.00

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 live course for a maximum of 23.00 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 23.00 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 23.00 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 Pain Medicine-provided credits. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

The American Board of Anesthesiology® MOCA®1

MOCA Credits

Part II 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.®2 Please consult the ABA website, http://www.theAba.org for a list of all MOCA 2.0 ® requirements. Max. 7.25 credits.

Thursday, March 31 (max. 4.25 credits)
10 am-12 pmRC-01 Procedure-Specific Anesthesia & Analgesia: Evidence-Based Recommendations2.00
12:15-1:15 pmPBLD-01 Perioperative Buprenorphine: Management Tips and Tricky Situations
PBLD-06 Managing a Regional Anesthesia Complication: Medical and Legal Strategies
PBLD-18 Practical Recommendations on the Safe Use of IV Lidocaine for Postoperative Pain and Recovery
2:15-3:30 pmRC-02 Pharmacology Update: Local Anesthesia: What Have We Learned1.25

Friday, April 1 (max. 1.50 credits)
2:15-3:45 pmPS-03a Balancing Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Benefits With Risks
PS-03b SAFETY: The Role of Pharmacy
Saturday, April 2 (max. 1.50 credits)
1:45-3:15 pmPS-07a Best of ASRA Pain Medicine: Practice Advisory Updates
PS-07b Medical Legal Issues in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine

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 asrameetings@asra.com, but ASRA Pain Medicine will no longer report credits to the ABA, which will then be the individual participant’s responsibility.

1 Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology.™
2 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 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 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

Click here to view all industry support. This live course is supported, in part, by in-kind support from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence. Appropriate acknowledgment 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 organizations for their generous support:

Durable equipment: BBraun, Butterfly Network, EchoNous, FujiFilm Sonosite, Konica Minolta Americas Inc., Mindray, Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc., Wisonic Medical

Disposable supplies: Safersonic

Disclosure and mitigation 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 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 to determine relevance and conflicts of interest mitigated. Disclosure of all relevant financial relationships 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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