October 17, 2012 | 12:00 pM – 1:30 pM
Franklin Hall • Philadelphia Marriott Downtown • Philadelphia, PA
This CME activity is intended to improve the assessment, diagnosis, and long-term management of patients with chronic pain. Guided by comprehensive assessment of educational needs, each module within the Interactive FORUM™ will provide a forum for healthcare professionals to increase their scientific and clinical knowledge around chronic pain management.
This Interactive FORUM™ is a self-guided, multimedia educational program that engages clinicians with a dynamic mix of live faculty presentations and iPod touch-enhanced posters and case studies.
NEEDS ASSESSMENT/LEARNER'S GAP
Chronic pain is a heterogeneous disease state that often defies simple classification, diagnosis, and treatment. Characterized by hyperactive nociceptive pathways and associated with numerous pathologic conditions, chronic pain affects an estimated 116 million adults in the United States with significant socioeconomic consequences.1 Although the precise determinants of chronicity have not been fully elucidated, the neuroplastic changes associated with chronic pain are thought to be progressive and often irreversible, underscoring the need for thorough assessment, timely diagnosis, and aggressive treatment.2 Importantly, the clinical presentation of chronic pain is markedly influenced by patient-specific biologic and psychosocial parameters, requiring comprehensive evaluations of all contributory factors and functional deficits associated with the pain experience.3 Advances in our understanding of pain mechanisms, improved assessment methodologies, and a growing evidence base supporting various therapeutic approaches have left clinicians better equipped to manage the growing population with chronic pain.4-7 This Interactive FORUM™ highlights recent scientific insights into pain pathophysiology and how they can be translated into practical chronic pain assessment and management strategies.
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
This Live activity, Coordinating Evidence-Based Care for Chronic Pain, with a beginning date of October 17, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Conflict of Interest Statement
The Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy of Educational Review Systems requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical product or device company. Presenters whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest with regard to their contribution to the activity will not be permitted to present.
Educational Review Systems also requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.
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