Saturday, October 16, 2021

12:00p - 3:00p (ET)

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12:00p - 1:00p

Causalytics – You’re in Pain, and it’s All Your Fault

Faculty Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP

UAN 0530-0000-21-003-L08-P
Rx hours 0.10

Assessment, diagnosis, treatment plan formulation, implementation, and follow-up are processes familiar to clinicians and are the main drivers of safe and effective chronic pain treatment. However, many other things influence our clinical decision-making, including the continuing controversies about the role of opioid analgesics in the management of chronic pain, the “opioid epidemic” our nation faces today, and the fear of regulatory scrutiny just to name a few. Additionally, when formulating decisions about pain treatment, the subjective nature of chronic pain and determining the context of how pain is affecting a person’s life may often be challenging. What we might not be aware of is how other more subtle forces can potentially influence us and have a negative impact on the care we provide for patients—the things that we “bring into the examination room.” This session will focus on how things like precognitive thinking, implicit biases, explicit biases, impressions about patient characteristics and even their demographics may potentially alter our judgment and create disparity. Suggestions will be presented to help recognize and reflect about how we can make sure that the pain care we deliver is not compromised by these things we might not consider, even though they are there.

1:00p - 1:45p

Beyond OTC Laxatives:
Taking a Targeted Approach to Managing Opioid-Induced Constipation

Sponsored by Salix Pharmaceuticals

Faculty Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Jr., MD

Not certified for credit.

1:45p - 2:45p

Ain't No Honky-Tonk: Medical Cannabis for Pain Management

Faculty Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, PMGT -BC, ANP -BC

UAN 0530-0000-21-293-L08-P
Rx hours 0.20

We have heard about cannabis, we know a little about the differences between THC and CBD, we have a vague grasp of the endocannabinoid system. Now, your patient wants to try cannabis. What are the BASICS that you need to know? Is this you: “I am a busy clinician and I have 15 minutes to learn all that I need to know about cannabis.” This updated lecture will provide the busy clinician with the basics that they need to safely discuss medical cannabis, including how it works and which conditions it treats, and provide patients with the essentials to move forward safely without harm.

2:45p - 3:00p

Faculty Q&A


Theresa Mallick-Searle
Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Jr.
 Kevin L. Zacharoff


Theresa Mallick-Searle

Program Guide

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CE/CME and Accreditation

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of frontline clinicians: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists involved in managing acute and chronic pain.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Whether you're in a hospital or office-based practice, chronic pain patients are everywhere—and YOU are absorbing the burden of their care.

A just released report by the National Institutes of Health outlines positive steps that practitioners can take in response to the burgeoning problem of prescription medication abuse and to provide more effective pain management care to their patients. Key among these is access to pain education, and by participating in a PAINWeek Premiere Conference, you'll improve your skills in medication risk evaluation and mitigation, in pain assessment and diagnosis, and in the delivery of individualized multimodal treatment.

The Premiere agenda is purposely constructed for the busy clinician, delivering a full day of relevant, practical information, together with the opportunity for interaction and exchange with faculty and fellow attendees.

Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner has been created to streamline the clutter of information on assessment, evolving guidelines, risk management, and changing reimbursement scenarios. Join us for a day of clinical and practice management CE/CME designed expressly for frontline clinicians. Participants can receive 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as they expand their capabilities in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of chronic pain conditions.

Learning Objectives

  • Illustrate how precognitive thinking may negatively impact clinical decision-making in managing chronic pain
  • Cite potential drug interactions with cannabis

Physician Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

* This CE/CME activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 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.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 2 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.30 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Nursing Credit Designation

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 2.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician 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 2.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Pharmacy Credit Designation

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. This is a knowledge-based activity. UANs are in the agenda.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must attend the courses. Web link to credit application and evaluation form will be emailed to participants the following week. Once completed, participants will be able to immediately download/print their certificates. Pharmacy learners will have their credits uploaded directly to NABP within 60 days of completion.

Americans With Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Patrick Kelly prior to the live event at (973) 415-5109.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at (303) 395-1782 or

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible company related to the content of this CME activity:

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN—Nothing to disclose
Kristin Delisi, NP—Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk—Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky—Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight—Nothing to disclose