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Harvard Medical School

Evaluating and Treating Pain

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Overview / Abstract:

Updates and Practice Recommendations to Optimize the Assessment and Treatment of Pain -- Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic, Myofascial, Cancer, Abdominal, Pelvic, Musculoskeletal, and Spinal Pain --In the past year, there have been significant changes in how we address pain related to the above conditions. This Harvard Medical School CME program expediently and effectively ensures you are current with these changes and can incorporate them into practice to better assess pain complaints and develop an optimal course of action to relieve patient suffering.
The evidence-based recommendations provided in this program cover:
• Medications
• Injection Therapies
• Implantables
• Acupuncture
• Meditation
• Surgery
• Cognitive Therapy
• Interventional Techniques
• Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Highlights of the 2019 program include:
• Updates on the evaluation and treatment of pain: spinal, neuropathic, cancer, musculoskeletal, visceral, headache, fibromyalgia
• State-of-the-art approaches to opioids:
o How to recognize addiction
o Alternatives to opioids
o Weaning patients off of opioids
o Patient selection
o Dosing
o Legal guidance for prescribing
• Medical marijuana in clinical practice
• Risk stratification, screening, and addiction psychopharmacology
• Advances in pharmacologic treatments, injection therapies, and implanted devices
• When and how to utilize acupuncture, mind/body interventions, and other complementary and alternative medicine techniques
• Guidance for combining treatment options to assure adequate pain control
• Techniques to improve examination and evaluation of the patient in pain: neurologic, musculoskeletal, psychosocial
• Advances in complementary and alternative approaches to pain medicine
• Interventional techniques for cancer patients
• Measuring outcomes
• Treating back pain: pathophysiology, imaging, interventional techniques, surgical management
• Disabled or deceiving? Best practices for disability evaluations
• Resolving difficult encounters with patients
• The best methods to deal with patients when discontinuing opioids


Jul 11, 2019


Dental CDE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Psychology CE, Social Work CE, Veterinary CE


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ACCME, Harvard Medical School, Board of Risk Management

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The Penzias Group Harvard, CME, Medications, Injection Therapies, Implantables, Acupuncture, Meditation, Surgery, Cognitive Therapy, Interventional Techniques, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Hands-on, Workshops, Botulinum toxin, nerve blocks, Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic, Myofascial, Cancer, Abdominal, Pelvic, Musculoskeletal, Spinal Pain Free CE CME Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

06-24-2019 - 06-28-2019

Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St.James Ave.
Boston, MA   02116
United States of America

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