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middle aged hispanic woman with shoulder pain
0.25 CME CREDIT

Somatic Symptom Disorder

Up to 0.25 CME CREDIT

In this Clinical Coffee Break, Dr. Nancy Chang discusses the diagnosis and management of somatic symptom disorder, a common and debilitating condition in which patients present with a myriad of chronic physical symptoms that appear disproportionate with the patient’s general physical condition.


1 CME CREDIT

Management of Chronic Pain

Up to 1 CME CREDIT

In this webcast, Nancy Chang, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, reviews the pathophysiology and management of chronic pain, with a focus on overcoming patients’ psychological barriers to controlling pain.


man in pain leaning head against wall
0.75 CME CREDIT

Individualization of treatment is important to effectively manage patients with chronic pain. Dr. Patin will discuss strategies to assess therapies and discuss ways to reduce reliance on pharmacological therapies for chronic pain management. He will also talk about approaches you can take to improve patient education and communication regarding pain management.


0.5 CME CREDIT

black woman holding right wrist in pain
0.5 CME CREDIT

This activity presents a patient in chronic pain referred for evaluation regarding utilization/implementation of an interdisciplinary pain program. It will focus on the most common questions and concerns that a patient has about their pain, discontinuing their pain medications, and coming for interdisciplinary treatment. Dr. Atchison will discuss how to answer these questions to assist the patient to understand the need and benefit from this type of program.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Charles Argoff, MD, director of the Comprehensive Pain Center at Albany Medical Center, reviews strategies for mitigating risk for opioid misuse and abuse in patients taking opioids for chronic pain management. Dr. Argoff uses case studies to illustrate how to incorporate risk assessment tools into comprehensive screening for patients in chronic pain before you prescribe opioids, so you can better protect yourself and your patients.


Although constipation commonly occurs with chronic opioid therapy, it often goes unrecognized by clinicians, exposing patients to potential medical complications and poor quality of life. During this Interactive Professor™ program, expert faculty will share time-sensitive strategies for assessing bowel patterns as well as prophylactic and more intensive bowel regimens. There is no fee for this activity