CME-CPD

CME certificates

To receive your CME certificate 

  1. Access the online system before December 4 by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASRAFALL17.
  2. Complete the anonymous online evaluation.
  3. Indicate the number of hours you attended (credit will be verified against registration).
  4. Your certificate will be sent to the e-mail address provided approximately 3 weeks after submission.
  5. Thank you for your feedback!

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 of novel analgesics, new targets for interventional techniques, and applicability to clinical practice.
  • Develop a critical Interpretation of current research on mechanisms underlying challenging pain syndromes in order to offer patients the best evidence-based therapies.
  • Assess the advantages and limitations of the available diagnostic and treatment techniques.
  • Address common clinical challenges in the management of acute and chronic pain, including those encountered in special populations.
  • Establish safe and appropriate opioid prescription guidelines in the current epidemic environment of opioid abuse.
  • Evaluate and debate new trends, techniques, therapies, and diagnostic procedures in pain management.
  • Discuss the most important practice management issues.
  • Evaluate the impact to professional reimbursement and changes proposed by the CMS with the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and the Alternative Payment Models (APMs); develop strategies for complying with these new mandates.
  • Appreciate the value of collaboration between pain medicine physicians and other providers in a care team model.
  • Improve the 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.
  • Prepare for and obtain CME credits toward the ASRA Pain & MSK Interventional Ultrasound Certificate.

Target audience

The ASRA CME program provides educational activities to physicians, residents, fellows, and scientists providing patient care utilizing regional anesthesia and pain medicine, and investigating the scientific basis of the specialty.  ASRA supports a multi-disciplinary and inter-professional 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 

Credits by Day

Maximum

Thursday

8.5

Friday

9.5

Saturday

7.5

Total Credits:

25.5

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 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs (Physician 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 25.5 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 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The American Board of Anesthesiology® MOCA®

This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0™. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. Max. 9 patient safety credits. 

  • Thursday, 10:00 am. Refresher Course, Opioids: Is the Pendulum Swinging Too Far? (2 credits)
  • Thursday, 12:15 pm, PBLD-14, Urine Testing: What are Safe and Financially Viable Ways to Keep You and Your Patients Safe? (1 credit)
  • Thursday, 12:15 pm, PBLD-22, Can't Miss Headache Diagnoses (1 credit)
  • Thursday, 12:15 pm, PBLD-25, Prescribing Opioids for the Patient Using (Legal) Marijuana: Is It Safe? Are You Safe? (1 credit)
  • Friday, 10:00 am, IS-02, Intrathecal Drug Delivery: Optimal Management of Patients with Pain and/or Spasticity (2 credits)
  • Friday, 1:30 pm, IS-03, Challenging Conversations Regarding Opioid Prescribing (2 credits)
  • Friday, 2:00 pm, Plen-01, Opioids: From Initiation to Termination (2 credits)
  • Saturday, 8:00 am, Plen-03, Intrathecal Drug Delivery in 2017: Mechanisms, Guidelines, and Practice (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 (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. 

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 has been approved 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

View all industry supporters here. 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 representative and in-kind support. 

Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest

View all faculty disclosure here. 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.