CME-CPD

To receive your CME certificate

The online evaluation and credit claim process is now closed. To obtain your CME certificate, please download the credit claim form and send to asrameetings@asra.com. Upon verification of registration, your certificate will be sent within one week. 

Educational objectives

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

    • Review current basic science, clinical, and translational research in pain medicine with regard to its applicability to practice.
    • Interpret current research studying the mechanisms underlying challenging pain syndromes.
    • Employ key diagnostic and treatment techniques for the management of pain.
    • Address common clinical challenges in the management of acute and chronic pain, including those encountered in special populations.
    • Promote appropriate and safe opioid use in patients.
    • Evaluate and debate new trends, techniques, therapies, and diagnostic procedures in pain management.
    • Increase collaboration between pain medicine physicians and other providers in a care team model.
    • Improve quality of life for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain.
    • Assemble a valuable network of colleagues active in the field of pain medicine.
    • Claim ABA MOCA patient safety CME credit.

Target audience

Because pain is a problem for patients with a variety of conditions and across disciplines, the target audience includes any specialist or primary care clinician involved in the treatment of pain and/or pain research, especially those utilizing invasive and non-invasive techniques for pain management.  Other professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in the field of pain medicine, including but not limited to physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and scientists working in the basic and clinical science areas, will also benefit from the wide range of educational offerings. 

Accreditation and credit designation statements 

Credits by Day

Maximum

Thursday

9.25

Friday

9.5

Saturday

8.25 AMA / 6 AAPA / 5.75 AANP

Total Credits:

27

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 live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners: (PA/NP Program Saturday) This program is approved for 5.75 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Program ID 1510475. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
(main meeting)  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 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians Assistants: (PA/NP Program Saturday) This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 6.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.  (main meeting) 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 27 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Patient Safety CME Credits:

This patient safety activity helps fulfill the patient safety CME requirement for Part 2 of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA) of The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA requirements. The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

      • Sat., Nov. 21, 8:00 am, Parallel Session 3b, Imaging Safety and Anatomic Correlations: Assimilating the Information and Limiting Patient Risk (2 credits)
      • Sat., Nov. 21, 10:45 am, Parallel Session 4a, Pain Management in Special Populations (2 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 (3456-7890) 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.

ASRA-ASA Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA) Education and Clinical Training Portfolio

The Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Education and Clinical Training Portfolio is a joint ASRA - ASA initiative designed for anesthesiologists who wish to distinguish themselves in the field and provide evidence of training and experience.  The portfolio guides participants through a comprehensive educational and training experience that fulfills current recommendations for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA). This ASRA course is being reviewed for knowledge base and technical skills components of the portfolio. For more information and approved sessions, visit the ASA website.

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

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This course 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 Commercial Support. 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 participation and in-kind support.

Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest

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In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support and related policies, ASRA is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its CME/CPD activities. Those in control of the educational content disclose all relevant relationships (financial or other) with any commercial interest that they or their spouse/partner have had within the past 12 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 is also disclosed.