Thursday April 4, 2019 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Orange Ballroom EG, Lower Level *Separate registration required
The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course is one of ASAM's longest running and most popular courses. This course is designed to develop learners' clinical skills and improve treatment of patients who fall somewhere in the gray area around pain and addiction. Participants will learn clinical best practices and new research developments affecting treatment and how to integrate these techniques into their own practices. This year's course will examine complex and challenging patient cases and identify next steps to treatment.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for those in the addiction medicine field who already have some experience with pain and addiction. Other healthcare providers and members of the care team interested in treating this patient population are also encouraged to attend.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
List 5 ways that trauma can impact a patient’s pain and/or addiction.
Create a script for communicating with patients about challenging clinical issues such as buprenorphine cessation or opioid induced hyperalgesia.
Evaluate current research on non-pharmacologic therapies for pain and identify which may be useful with their patients.
Develop a peri-operative treatment plan for patients on agonist and antagonist medications that reflects the current research and coordinates care with other members of the team.
Identify methods to address acute pain in a chronic pain patient and methods to transition back after an instance of acute pain.
Explain indications, risks, and benefits for tapering or discontinuing buprenorphine.
Analyze current research on cannabis use in patients with pain and communicate that information to patients.
Describe the recent data, risks, benefits, and indications for using gabapentinoids while treating patients with pain.
Explain the relationship between pain, sleep, and addiction. Identify effects that key drugs play on sleep and the risks that creates.
Using buprenorphine for pain management
Addressing pre-operative pain
Tapering or discontinuing buprenorphine
Communicating with patients and other providers
Using non-opioid or non-pharmacological pain management approaches
Addressing cannabis use in patients with pain
Managing withdrawal from sedatives
Program Planning Committee
Mark A. Weiner, MD, FASAM, Chair William S. Jacobs, MD, Vice Chair Denise Josey, MD, MPH, MS Laura Morgan, PharmD, MEd, BCPS Melvin I. Pohl, MD, DFASAM Launette Marie Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, FASAM Gregory Rudolf, MD Michael P. Sprintz, DO, DFASAM Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH R. Corey Waller, MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM
Continuing Medical Education Credit
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Common Threads XX Course The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 8 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.
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 8 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 credit.
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) This course has been approved by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (Tmoc) Program can apply for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for completing the ASAM Motivational Interviewing Workshop.
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.