The following interactive multimedia activities are available for this therapeutic area:
Comprehensive Chronic Pain Management: Improving Physical and Psychological Function - An Interactive CME Activity With Patient Case Videos
Presenters: Bill H. McCarberg, MD, Steven Stanos, DO and David A. Williams, PhD
This activity will provide clinicians with new insights and expand their understanding to achieve the goals of effective pain management -- reduction of pain, improvement in function, and restoration of psychological health-- utilizing a multidisciplinary (pharmacological and nonpharmacological) approach. Clinicians will receive information to help them accurately assess the severity of pain, evaluate biopsychosocial factors that impact treatment, and develop strategies to meet the goals of therapy and improve patient outcomes.
Managing Chronic Pain with Nonopioid Analgesics: A Multidisciplinary Consult -An Interactive CME Program
Presenters: Daniel Clauw, MD and Bill H. McCarberg, MD
Determining pain mechanism is important in selecting treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain states. Growing evidence shows that pain states traditionally considered to be nociceptive (osteoarthritis, low back pain), may also involve elements of augmented central nervous system pain processing, and certain nonopioid analgesics, including certain SNRIs, can be effective. Further, effective management requires assessment of psychological and sociocultural factors that influence pain chronicity and patient prognosis.
Challenges in Pain Management: Managing Pain in the Complicated Patient – An Interactive Symposium with Patient Case Videos
Presenters: Lesley M. Arnold, MD, Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, FACP, FCLM, and Bruce Nicholson, MD
This case-based, interactive program provides clinicians with an increased awareness of factors underlying the presentation of persistent/chronic pain making them better able to diagnose and manage pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal pain and neuropathic pain in patients with additional comorbid conditions.