Pain Management and Rheumatology for Primary Care

Aug 06, 2021 – Aug 08, 2021

Online Live Stream - CME

This online live stream CME will be broadcasting from one of our in-person CME destinations. This program will be acceptable for up to 12 Prescribed credits by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Academy of Family Physicians. This program is accredited as a live activity. Recordings of the event will be provided to all registered attendees at the conclusion of the course.

This online live stream is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Pain Management and Rheumatology for Primary Care while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management.

The online learning format will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, and case-based studies. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Please see the Overview & Agenda tab below for additional information on the Daily Program Schedule, and Topics & Objectives for each date listed below. 

Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

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Overview & Agenda

Pain Management and Rheumatology for Primary Care – 12 Credits

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Pain Management and Rheumatology for Primary Care, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Pain Management and Rheumatology with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information and updates in Pain Management and Rheumatology.

Speakers
Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care clinicians. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Pain Management

Osteoarthritis Update – Including Assessment of Shoulder and Hip Pain Disorders
Objectives: 1) Become familiar with the evolving understanding of the pathophysiology of OA and the role of the central nervous system 2) Review pharmacologic agents used in treating OA, including NSAIDs, topical analgesics, and opioids 3) Learn physical exam tests to improve a clinician’s ability to diagnose common shoulder, hip, and knee conditions for both in office visits and telehealth services

Physical Exam for Low Back Pain: A Hands-On Approach
Objectives: 1) Discuss how a number of structures in the lumbar spine may serve as pain generators, including disc, facet joint, myofascial, and ligamentous structures 2) Review basic physical exam techniques used for assessing spine-related pain conditions 3) Differentiate lumbar radiculopathy signs and symptoms from other causes of low back pain, including facet-mediated, soft tissue, and sacroiliac joint pain

Update on Pathophysiology of Pain and Review of Multidisciplinary Approaches in the Management of Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Review mechanisms of pain perception, including peripheral and central changes and how they serve as targets for pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for pain management 2) Describe recent genetic, biochemical, and imaging evidence supporting the etiology of fibromyalgia 3) Become familiar with the American College of Rheumatology criteria for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, including the updated 2010 version

Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Apply an updated pathophysiologic understanding to targeting and treating pain 2) Understand mechanisms of action of the various muscle relaxers and anticonvulsants commonly used to treat various chronic pain states 3) Use case examples to better understand titration and adjustment of adjuvant analgesics

Update on Opioid Pharmacology, Risk Management Strategies, and Applying the CDC Guidelines in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Highlight pharmacologic differences between various opioid products used for chronic pain management 2) Describe risk factors that may help to predict problematic opioid use, including addiction and misuse 3) Review the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and how it can be applied to managing patients in pain, including tapering 4) Understand and utilize urine drug monitoring (UDM) and prescription monitoring programs (PDMPs), as a means of more comprehensive monitoring of patients that may require opioid analgesics as part of a pain management regimen

Behavioral Health and Physical Therapy Approach for Managing Pain: A Case-Based Approach
Objectives: 1) Highlight general principles and goals of treatment related to cognitive behavioral therapy2) Understand physical therapy approaches to low back pain, including stabilization exercises, massage, and the McKenzie Method 3) Become familiar with common biofeedback-assisted relaxation techniques used to help patients manage chronic pain

Rheumatology

Crystal Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Determine the epidemiology of gout and pseudogout 2) Demonstrate the clinical and laboratory features of gout and pseudogout 3) Distinguish crystal arthritis from septic arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Describe the etiology and pathogenesis of RA and how this information relates to the treatment of RA 2) Illustrate the clinical features of RA and the effects of chronic inflammation and consequences on overall health, including increased mortality 3) Compare and contrast the mechanisms of action of current and emerging therapies for RA and their use

Osteoarthritis
Objectives: 1) Employ the history and physical exam to make an accurate diagnosis of osteoarthritis 2) Differentiate osteoarthritis (structural) from rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory) 3) Recommend and prescribe nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies for patients with osteoarthritis according to the American College of Rheumatology recommendations

Laboratory Studies in Rheumatology
Objectives: 1) Order and interpret serological studies in patients with rheumatic diseases, while understanding their limitations 2) Recognize the limitations of various assay methods as it relates to interpreting the results

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Objectives: 1) Determine the clinical features of SLE, and the order and interpretation of laboratory tests useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with SLE in accordance with ACR guidelines 2) Recommend treatment for patients with SLE according to EULAR recommendations and evidence-based results from clinical studies

Approach to the Patient with Rheumatic Disease
Objectives: 1) Distinguish inflammatory and structural arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis versus osteoarthritis) 2) Differentiate patterns of articular involvement associated with different arthritides 3) Utilize laboratory and radiological studies in the evaluation of patients with rheumatic diseases

Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies
Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the differential diagnosis of a patient with an elevated CK and muscle symptoms, including drug-induced myopathy 2) Evaluate a patient with an elevated CK 3) Prescribe treatment for patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies

Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule

Date

Location

Description

Time

August 6, 2021

Online Live Stream

Conference Day 1

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

4:30 AM - 8:50 AM PDT // 7:30 AM - 11:50 AM EDT

August 7, 2021

Online Live Stream

Conference Day 2

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

4:30 AM - 8:50 AM PDT // 7:30 AM - 11:50 AM EDT

August 8, 2021

Online Live Stream

Conference Day 3

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

4:30 AM - 8:50 AM PDT // 7:30 AM - 11:50 AM EDT

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME

MCE Conferences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MCE Conferences designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12 (part II) 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 Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

The AAFP has reviewed Pain Management and Rheumatology for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 08/06/2021 to 08/08/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA / AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro-M1

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME) in the United States of America. CFPC members who complete any live CME/CPD program accredited by the AAFP for Prescribed credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro-M1 credits. Canadian

American Osteopathic Association – AOA

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

American Academy of Physician Assistants – AAPA

AAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners – AANP

AAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANP.

American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCC

According to the ANCC, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria.

Pharmacology Credits

This course is being reviewed and will be acceptable for up to 12 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

Not applicable to online live stream CME.

Please note: Registered attendees for livestream events should not plan to travel to any upcoming destinations. Livestream attendees will not be granted access to group discounted room rates, onsite concessions, or meals.

Additional Travel Information

Not applicable to online live stream CME.

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