CME-CPD

CME certificates

To receive your CME certificate

The online evaluation and credit claim process is now closed. To obtain your CME certificate, please click on the button above to 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:

  • Evaluate new trends, techniques, therapies, and diagnostic procedures in pain management.
  • Discuss current issues in the opioid epidemic that impact the practice of pain medicine.
  • 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 and balanced interpretation of current research and proposed new research methods on mechanisms underlying challenging pain syndromes in order to offer patients the best evidence-based therapies.
  • Address common clinical challenges in the management of acute and chronic pain, including those encountered in special populations.
  • Improve awareness of safe practices in pain medicine.
  • Increase efficiency and effectiveness of pain therapy application.
  • Discuss important practice management issues.
  • Recognize the value of interdisciplinary collaboration in pain medicine.
  • Improve the quality of life for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain.
  • Identify personal adaptation strategies to address professional burnout and energize one’s practice.
  • Assemble a valuable network of colleagues active in the field of pain medicine.

Target audience

The ASRA CME program provides educational activities to physicians, residents, fellows, and scientists.  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

8.50

Friday

8.50

Saturday

7.25

Total Credits:

24.25

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 24.25 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 24.25 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 24.25 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 24.25 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 AnesthesiologyTM program (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements. Max. 13.75 credits. 

Thursday (max. 5 credits)

  • 12:15 pm, PBLD-06, Intrathecal Management Pearls: When to Accept Outside Pump Patients and How to Avoid Complications (1 credit)
  • 12:15 pm, PBLD-07, DRG Stimulation: Trials and (Implant) Tribulations (1 credit)
  • 12:15 pm, PBLD-08, Logistics and Experiences with Lidocaine and Ketamine Infusions for Acute and Chronic Pain Conditions (1 credit)
  • 12:15 pm, PBLD-10, Should I Become a Surgeon? Implanting vs Referring in a New Practice, Infection Control, and Best Practices (1 credit)
  • 12:15 pm, PBLD-13, Prescribing Opioids for the Patient Using (Legal) Marijuana: Is It Safe? Are You Safe? (1 credit)
  • 12:15 pm, PBDL-14, Can't Miss Headache Diagnoses (1 credit)
  • 1:30 pm, Refresher Course, Opioids: Adapting to a New World with Novel Targets (2 credits)
  • 3:45 pm, IS-04, Maintaining Resolve in Controlled Substances: Risk Management, Abuse, Diversion, and Detoxification (2 credits)

Friday (max. 5.25)

  • 8:00 am, PLEN-01, Osteoarthritis of Major Joints: Role of Interventions in the Continuum of Care (1.75 credits)
  • 10:30 am, PS-01a, Role of Ketamine in Changing the Course of Pain and Function (1.75 credits)
  • 10:30 am, PS-01b, Palliative Medicine and Cancer Related Pain: From Illness to Survival and Beyond (1.75 credits)
  • 4:15 pm, PS-03b, Pediatric Chronic Pain: Merging our Knowledge to Treat a Growing Problem (1.75 credits)

Saturday (max. 3.5)

  • 8:00 am, Plen-02, Opioids and Cannabinoids: National Focus (2 credits)
  • 3:30 pm, Plen-05, Intrathecal Drug Delivery in 2018: Mechanisms, Guidelines, and Practice (1.5 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®

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

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 (coming soon).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 

Click here to view all faculty disclosures. 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.