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Register for Pain & Addiction

The ASAM Virtual Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course XXII

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Overview

The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course is one of ASAM’s longest running and most popular courses. This advanced course is designed to increase learner’s understanding of complex topics and improve treatment of patients who fall somewhere in the gray area around pain and addiction. Participants will learn new research developments affecting treatment and how to integrate these techniques into their own practices. This year’s course will utilize a dynamic mix of teaching methods to engage a virtual audience.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those in the addiction medicine field who already have experience with pain and addiction but want to stay abreast of new research and practices. Other healthcare providers and members of the care team interested and experienced in treating this patient population are also encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Recognize the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in health and healthcare within the United States
  2. Identify personal unconscious biases and effectively utilize antiracism strategies to improve practices
  3. Assess strategies to improve the treatment of pain and addiction for patients of color and formulate a plan to treat patients equitably
  4. Evaluate the history, current research and treatment considerations for prescribing opioids for chronic non-cancer pain
  5. Define the concepts of hyperalgesia and hyperkatifeia and their importance when treating pain and addiction
  6. Employ appropriate behavioral health techniques and referrals to provide compassionate, trauma-informed care
  7. Compare key pain and addiction research publications from 2020-2021 and identify their relevance to practice

Program Planning Committee

William S. Jacobs, Jr., MD,Chair
Gregory Rudolf, MD,Vice-Chair
Harithsa S. Asuri, MD
Gregory X. Boehm, MD, DFASAM
Laura Morgan Frankart, PharmD, MEd, BCPS
Denise M. Josey, MD, MPH, MS
Launette Marie Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, FASAM
Michael P. Sprintz, DO, DFASAM
Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH
Mark A. Weiner, MD, DFASAM,Immediate Past Chair

Note: ASAM will be expanding the Pain & Addiction Portfolio over the course of 2021. This course is just one of the many educational offerings planned. Check back in the winter of 2020 for more information.

Credits & Maintenance of Certification

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
The AAFP has reviewed The ASAM Virtual Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course XXII and deemed it acceptable for up to 6.50 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 04/21/2021 to 04/21/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 4/21/2021 to 4/21/2022 . PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-202345.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222.

California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)
This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 6.5 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 6.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.

CME Committee, Program Planning Committee, and Faculty Disclosure Information
In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees, CME Committee, MEC, and Faculty. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.