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Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine

Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education and
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Medicine,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine features the current advances in the field of pain medicine. This focused review contains expert presentations from faculty on more than 50 topics and is available in multimedia formats to meet your continuing education needs.


 
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Program Information


Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine is a comprehensive review of current advances in the field of pain medicine and presents a window into the future developments of this fast growing field. The program is focused towards all levels of clinicians (including academicians and researchers) who are involved in the care of patients with common and advanced pain problems. This program also meets Pain CME requirements for licensing in California and other states.

Faculty includes experts from various Harvard institutions, in addition to nationally known specialists from other prestigious institutions. Emphasis is given to recent progress in understanding the pathophysiology and clinical science of pain medicine and state of the art therapy. Also included are special sessions to address all important risk management issues in Pain Medicine.


 
 

Intended Audience


  • Physicians, Surgeons, Dentists, and Pharmacists involved in providing care of patients with acute, cancer, and chronic pain
  • Physicians in Training (Interns, Fellows and Residents), Psychologists and Researchers interested in clinical aspects of pain medicine
  • Pain specialists who are interested in refreshing and updating their knowledge of up-to-the-minute topics in pain medicine
  • Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers who are preparing for their licensing, certification or recertification examinations
  • Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Social Workers who are working with chronic pain patients in their private practices or are affiliated with multidisciplinary treatment centers

 
 

Topics & Speakers


  • The Science of Migraine
    Brian E. McGeeney, MD, MPH
  • Neurologic Evaluation of the Patient in Pain
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Severe Headache
    Zahid Bajwa, MD
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
    of the Patient in Pain
    Joseph Audette, MA, MD
  • Panel Discussion
    Drs. Bajwa, Warfield, and Peeters-Asdourian
  • The Practice of Pain Medicine
    Carol Warfield, MD
  • Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain
  • Role of Complementary and
    Alternative Approaches in Pain Medicine
    Joseph Audette, MA, MD
  • Panel Discussion
    Drs. Audette and Bajwa
  • Management of Spinal Pain: Overview
    Christine Peeters-Asdourian, MD
  • Imaging of Pain of Spinal Origin
    Jonathan Kleefield, MD
  • Surgical Management of Spinal Pain
    Eric Woodard, MD
  • Panel Discussion
    Drs. Kleefield and Peeters-Asdourian
  • Pediatric Pain Management Update
    Alyssa Lebel, MD
  • Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
    Jyotsna Nagda, MD
  • Panel Discussion
    Drs. Lebel, Nagda, Woodard, and Peeters-Asdourian
  • Clinical Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics
    Charles Berde, MD, PhD
  • Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine
  • Spinal Analgesia
    Gilbert Fanciullo, MD
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Interventional Therapy:
    Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    Thomas Simopoulos, MD
  • Panel Discussion
    Drs. Berde, Fanciullo, and Simopoulos
    and Anne Hooley, RN

  • Substance Abuse Assessment in Pain Management
    Robert Jamison, PhD
  • Toxicology Screening for Opioids
    Gary Horowitz, MD
  • Opioid Contracts and Rational Prescribing
  • Ketamine, Methadone and Novel Analgesics
  • Pain Medicine and the Law
    Scott Fishman, MD
  • Managing the Difficult Patient
    Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD
  • Panel Discussion
    Drs. Fishman, Horowitz, and Wootton
  • PHN, PHI & TGN
    Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD
  • Evidence-Based Pain Medicine:
    “Strengths and Limitations”
  • Pain in HIV & AIDS
    Daniel Carr, MD
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD
  • Panel Discussion
    Drs. Bajwa, Carr, and Oaklander
  • Radiographic Anatomy for
    Image Guided Pain Interventions
  • Radiofrequency Treatment for Pain
    Chris Gilligan, MD
  • Percutaneous Discectomy and
    Vertebroplasty in Post - NEJM
    Joshua Hirsch, MD, PhD
  • Panel Discussion
    Drs. Hirsch, Abdi, and Warfield
  • Mind/Body Approach to Pain Medicine
    Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD
  • Panel Discussion
    Drs. Warfield and Wootton
  • Botulinum Toxin for Headache and Pain
  • Mechanism-Based Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
    Zahid Bajwa, MD
  • Opioids: The Scientific Truth
    Jianren Mao, MD, PhD
  • Panel Discussion
    Drs. Warfield, Bajwa, and Mao
  • Pathophysiology and Treatment
    of Discogenic Back Pain
    Salahadin Abdi, MD, PhD
  • Discography and IDET
    Musa Aner, MD
  • NSAIDS & COX-2 Inhibitors
    Lee Simon, MD
  • Panel Discussion
    Drs. Aner, Gilligan, Simon, and Warfield
  • Addiction Psychopharmacology Update
    Alan Wartenberg, MD
  • Integrating Acupuncture into
    a Multidisciplinary Pain Practice
    Yuan-Chi Lin, MD
  • Panel Discussion
    Drs. Lin, Warfield, and Wartenberg

 
 

Faculty


HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL COURSE DIRECTORS

Zahid Bajwa, MD
Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia (Neurology), Harvard Medical School; Director, Education and Clinical Pain Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Christine Peeters-Asdourian, MD
Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School; Director, Arnold Pain Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Carol Warfield, MD
Edward Lowenstein Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL

Robert Jamison, PhD
Eric Woodard, MD

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BOSTON

Charles Berde, MD, PhD
Alyssa Lebel, MD
Yuan-Chi Lin, MD

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Chris Gilligan, MD
Joshua Hirsch, MD, PhD
Jianren Mao, MD, PhD
Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD

GUEST FACULTY

Salahadin Abdi, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, University of Miami, FL

Joseph Audette, MA, MD
Chief of Pain Medicine, Harvard Vanguard Associates, Boston, MA

Daniel Carr, MD
Saltonstall Professor of Pain Research, Department of Anesthesia, Tufts Medical School, Boston, MA

Gilbert Fanciullo, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Scott Fishman, MD
President, American Pain Foundation, Professor of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA

Brian E. McGeeney, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Neurology Boston University School of Medicine

Lee Simon, MD
Principal, SDG LLC, West Newton, MA

Alan Wartenberg, MD
Medical Director, Discovery House Programs, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA


 
 

Accreditation


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 30.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course should take approximately 30.75 hours to complete.

Date of Recording: June 22 - 26, 2010
Date of Original Release and Most Recent Review: October 1, 2010
Termination Date: September 30, 2013

Physician participation: to successfully complete this course and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, learners must view or listen to all lectures, successfully complete the posttest, and submit a post-course evaluation. A $30 processing fee is also required to earn CME credit.