Overview

In this activity, faculty will review many options of nonpharmacologic approaches as well as non-opioid pharmacologic approaches to pain management. Published guidelines for the management of painful chronic conditions such as low back pain and osteoarthritis include recommendations for nonpharmacologic approaches as well as non-opioid pharmacologic approaches. In this activity, 2 experts review recent guideline recommendations from the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology, US Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, and the Osteoarthritis Research Society International along with the evidence supporting these recommendations.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see https://ce.opioidanalgesicrems.com/RpcCEUI/rems/pdf/resources/List_of_RPC_Companies.pdf for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate nonpharmacologic approaches to pain management.
  • Identify benefits and risks of non-opioid analgesics.      

Faculty

Charles E. Argoff, MD, FABPM

Professor of Neurology
Albany Medical College
Director, Comprehensive Pain Center
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY

Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine 
Senior Vice-Chair
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo 
Chief, Pain Medicine and Professor of Oncology 
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, NY

Disclosures

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.

Charles E. Argoff, MDAdvisory Board for Amgen, BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc., Clexio Biosciences, Nevro, Neumentum, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, SK Life Sciences, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Vertex. Consulting for EnZen Therapeutics, Opioid PMR Consortium, and XGene Pharma.  Contracted Research for AbbVie, Allergan, Amgen, Lilly, Lundbeck, and Teva. Services Provided for Promotional Purposes for Collegium. Speaker’s Bureau for AbbVie, Amgen, Biohaven, Lilly, Nevro, Redhill Pharma, and Teva. 

Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD: Advisory Board for Esteve Pharma, Heron Therapeutics, Medtronic, Tremeau Pharma.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Pri-Med Institute and Miller Medical Communications. Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


Designation Statement

Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) through the joint providership of Pri-Med Institute and Miller Medical Communications. Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.  


Designation Statement

This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology.

For APRNs and PAs, AANPCB and NCCPA accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit as the number of hours of participation (AANPCB) or as Category 1 CME credits (NCCPA).

MOC Credit Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC point 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 credit. 


State Licensure Requirements

This activity may satisfy topic-based CME/CE requirements for licensure. Please check with your state licensing board for their specific requirements and print this page as documentation as might be needed.


Commercial Supporters

Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies

Partners

Miller Medical Communications, LLC


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Clinical judgment must guide each clinician in weighing the possible risks, benefits, or contraindications of any diagnostics, interventions or treatments discussed. Clinicians should review manufacturers’ product information and consider these with the recommendations of other authorities when applying the assessment and/or clinical management strategies discussed in this activity to the care of their patients. Data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the activity release date and they are subject to change as new information is published.

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Discussion of Off-Label Uses and Investigational Products
During the course of their presentations, the faculty may mention uses of products that have not been approved in the United States for the indication(s) being discussed. All presenters are instructed to notify participants when they are discussing unapproved uses or investigational agents. In addition, specific slides will include notation of the off-label use or investigational agent being discussed. Views presented related to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the presenter(s) and are not endorsed by Pri-Med Institute or DBC Pri-Med, LLC.

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