Comprehensive Review of Pain Medicine

Oakstone Clinical Update

A broad and multidisciplinary approach to the physical, psychological, social, legal, and spiritual dimensions encountered in effective pain management.

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Explore Key Topics

The 45+ lectures in this online CME program promote effective pain management as a clinical imperative. An evidence-based look at pharmacological, procedural, and nonpharmacological treatment recommendations with an emphasis on the issues and dilemmas of opioid therapy, Comprehensive Review of Pain Medicine will help you to better understand:

  • New analgesic targets and emerging therapies
  • Interventional therapy and clinical care updates
  • Cancer pain and palliative care, including religious perspectives
  • Pain management, healthcare systems, public policy and the law
  • Solutions to gaps in policy, treatment, attitudes, and education
  • and more...

Discover New Guidelines

This learn-at-your-own-pace course in pain medicine provides a maximum of 41 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available online or via USB, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so that you may confidently incorporate the latest thinking and guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: Oakstone

Course Director:
Edgar L. Ross, MD
Senior Clinician
Department of Anesthesiology,
Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Credits: Earn a maximum of 41 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

New Analgesic Targets and Emerging Therapies

  • Sodium Channels in Painful and Painless Diseases and in Local Anethesia: Beyond NAV 1.0 - Charles Berde, MD
  • Research in Pain Medicine: Moving Beyond the μ Receptor to Treat Postoperative and Chronic Pain - Srdjan Nedeljkovic, MD
  • Replacing Procedural Sedation: The Potential of Various Distraction Modalities - Jason Ross, MD
  • The Vagal Nerve and the Inflammatory Reflex: A New Target for Modulating the Immune Response - Srdjan Nedeljkovic, MD
  • Pharmacogenomics and Pain Medicine: A Clinical Tool - Roseann Gammal, PharmD

Interventional Therapies Updates

  • Emerging Treatments for Back Pain - Victor C. Wang, MD
  • Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation - R. Jason Yong, MD
  • Beyond the Neuron: Stimulating the Glial Cell for Pain - Ricardo Vallejo, MD
  • Visceral Pain and Spinal Cord Stimulation: The Evidence? - Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD
  • The Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Intraspinal Stimulation - Giancarlo Barolat, MD
  • Improving Safety of Spinal Cord Stimulation: Neuromonitoring - Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD
  • New Technology for Spinal Cord Stimulation: Are the Claimed Advances Real? - Nagy Mekhail, MD
  • Innovative Treatments for Spinal Stenosis - R. Jason Yong, MD
  • Intrathecal Therapy and CSF Dynamics - Andreas A. Linninger, PhD
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation for Cancer Pain: Is This a Good Idea? - Edgar L. Ross, MD
  • Intrathecal Therapy for Cancer: The Case for Early Intervention - Sanjeet Narang, MD

Clinical Care Updates

  • The Future of Opioids: Making a Risk-Benefit Decision - Christopher Gilligan, MD, MBA
  • Meeting the Challenge of Postoperative Pain in the Opioid-Tolerant Patient - Justin Merkow, MD
  • Postoperative Respiratory Depression: Opioids and Monitoring - Richard Urman, MD
  • How to Reduce the Chance of Long-Term Opioid Use After Surgery - Darin Correll, MD
  • Military Pain Medicine - David Reece, DO, FAAPM&R, FAANEM
  • A Fresh Look at Atypical Opioids as Frontline Analgesics: Science, NOT Misconceptions - Lynn Webster, MD
  • Atypical Opioids: Clinical Pearls - Richard Rauck, MD
  • Managing Pain in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder - Mohammed Issa, MD
  • Advances in Neuraxial Analgesic Therapeutic Platforms: Viral Transfections and Tangled Toxins - Tony Yaksh, MD
  • Acute Pain Management for House Staff - Jason Ross, MD
  • Regenerative Medicine’s Role in Pain Management: Principles and Practice - George M. Hanna, MD
  • Mind, Body, and Mu Agonists - Robert Edwards, PhD
  • Integrating Behavioral Pain Medicine in Patient Care: Science Supporting Innovation - Robert N. Jamison, PhD
  • Management of Chronic Pain: A Primer for Mid-Level Practitioners - Michael Ferrick, RN, NP
  • Gender Differences in Pain Sensitivity: Clinical Implications - Samantha Meints, MD
  • Scalable and Brief Behavioral Pain Medicine Interventions - Beth Darnall, MD
  • Epidemiology, Mechanisms & Treatment of Postamputation Pain - Steven Cohen, MD
  • Peripheral Nerve Entrapment Syndromes - Victor C. Wang, MD

Pain and Public Policy

  • Opioid Moderatism and Rapprochement: The Search for a Sane Middle Ground - Michael E. Schatman, PhD
  • Patient-Centered Opioid Reduction: Avoiding Iatrogenic Harms and Ensuring Patient Protections - Beth Darnall, MD
  • Lifestyle as a Risk Factor for Chronic Pain - Edgar L. Ross, MD

Cancer Pain and Palliative Care

  • Preparing Yourself for the Difficult Conversation: Pain and Palliative Care at the End of Life - Gary Strichartz, PhD, and John Kearns
  • Christianity’s Beliefs and Practices on Pain, Suffering and End of Life Care - Gary Strichartz, PhD, and Mark Heim, PhD
  • Judaism’s Perspectives on Pain and End of Life Care - Joel Baron
  • Hinduism’s Perspectives on Pain and End of Life Care - Sanjeet Narang, MD
  • Islam’s Perspectives on Pain and End of Life Care - Shaikha AlRoumi, MD
  • Buddhism’s Perspectives on Pain and End of Life Care - Rob Wall, MD
  • Updates on Pain and Palliative Care Research - Zhimeng Jia, MD, CCFP (PC), and Yvan Beaussant, MD, MSc

Pain Medicine and the Law 2020

  • The DEA is Investigating Your Prescribing: Now What? - Mark Smith
  • Inside the DEA: Attitudes, Methods, and Mandates Regarding Opioid Prescribing - Richard Blake, MD
  • Minimizing the Risk of a Malpractice Case: A Plaintiff’s Lawyer’s Perspective - Clyde Bergstresser

Healthcare Systems and Pain Management

  • A Primer for Pain Practices in Adapting to the Upcoming Changes in Healthcare - Zwade Marshall, MD
  • Assessing Patient Outcomes for Optimized Care and Real-World Research - Sean Mackey, MD, PhD

Course Director

Edgar L. Ross, MD

  • Senior Clinician
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Speakers

Shaikha S. AlRoumi

  • Medical Student, Kuwait University
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Jabriya, Kuwait

Giancarlo Barolat, MD

  • Director, Barolat Neurosciences
  • Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Denver, CO

Joel Baron

  • Interfaith Chaplain
  • Hebrew Senior Life Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Roslindale, MA

Yvan Beaussant, MD, MSc

  • Post-Doctoral, Research Fellow
  • Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Boston, MA

Charles Berde, MD, PhD

  • Senior Associate and Sarah Page Mayo Chair in Pediatric Pain Medicine
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care and Pain Medicine
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Clyde D. Bergstresser, Esq.

  • Founder, Bergstresser & Pollock PC
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Attorneys
  • Boston, MA

Richard H. Blake

  • Chair, Government Compliance
  • Investigations and White Collar Defense
  • McDonald Hopkins LLC
  • Cleveland, OH

Steven P. Cohen, MD

  • Chief and Director of Clinical Operations, Pain Medicine
  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Neurology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Director of Pain Research
  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Anesthesiology
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Bethesda, MD

Darin J. Correll, MD

  • Chair, Acute Pain Committee
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Beth Darnall, PhD

  • Director, Stanford Pain Relief Innovations Lab
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Stanford, CA

Robert Edwards, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Michael Ferrick, RN, NP

  • Nurse Director/Nurse Practitioner
  • Pain Management Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Roseann S. Gammal, PharmD, BCPS

  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • MCPHS University School of Pharmacy
  • Co-Founder and Lead Clinical Pharmacist
  • Pharmacogenomics Clinic
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Christopher Gilligan, MD, MBA

  • Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
  • Vice Chair for Strategy
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

George Hanna, MD

  • Director of Pain Management
  • VIP Medical Group – Pain Treatment Specialists
  • New York, NY

S. Mark Heim

  • Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology
  • Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School
  • Visiting Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School
  • New Haven, CT

Mohammed Issa, MD

  • Pain Fellowship Program Director
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Medical Director, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Pain Center
  • Clinical Instructor in Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Jia Zhimeng, MD

  • Research Fellow
  • Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Boston, MA

Robert N. Jamison, PhD

  • Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology
  • Perioperative and Pain Medicine and Psychiatry
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD

  • Partner, Carolinas Pain Institute
  • Winston-Salem, NC

John P. Kearns, MDiv, BCC

  • Staff Chaplain, Spiritual Care Services
  • Patient Care Services
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Andreas A. Linninger, PhD

  • Professor of Bioengineering and Neurosurgery (courtesy)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • President, System Science Corporation
  • Chicago, IL

Sean Mackey, MD, PhD

  • Redlich Professor
  • Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
  • Director, Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Neurosciences and Neurology (by courtesy)
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Stanford, CA

 

Zwade J. Marshall, MD, MBA

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Regenerative Spine and Pain Specialists, PC
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Director of Medical Outcomes
  • Alliance Spine & Pain Centers
  • Atlanta, GA

Samantha M. Meints, MD

  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD

  • Carl E. Wasmuth Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology
  • Director, Evidence Based Pain Medicine Research
  • Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland, OH

Justin Merkow, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interventional Pain
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Aurora, CO

Sanjeet Narang, MD

  • Director, Oncology Pain Management
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, MD

  • Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Staff, Pain Management Center
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Julie G. Pilitsis, MD, PhD

  • Chair, Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics
  • Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics
  • Albany Medical College
  • Albany, NY

Richard L. Rauck, MD

  • President, Carolinas Pain Institute
  • Pain Site Fellowship Director
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Winston-Salem, NC

David E. Reece, DO

  • Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Pain Management Institute (APMI)
  • Interventional Spine and Pain Physiatrist
  • Advantia Spine & Pain Center
  • Beltsville, MD

Edgar L. Ross, MD

  • Senior Clinician
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Jason D. Ross, MD

  • Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Baltimore, MD

Michael Schatman, PhD

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Affiliate Clinical Associate
  • Department of Diagnostic Sciences
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Boston, MA

Mark D. Smith

  • Partner, Laredo & Smith, LLP
  • Boston, MA

Gary R. Strichartz, PhD, MD

  • Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Pain Research Center
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, FASA

  • Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Ricardo Vallejo, MD, PhD

  • Director of Research
  • National Spine and Pain Centers
  • Research Professor, Psychology Department
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Bloomington, IL
  • Director-at-Large, North American Neuromodulation Society
  • CEO, SGX-Medical

Robert B. Wall

  • Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry and Family Medicine
  • Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse Practitioner
  • McLean Hospital
  • Boston, MA
  • McLean Borden Cottage Psychiatric/Addictions Rehabilitation
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Maine Health
  • Pen Bay Medical Center
  • Rockport, ME

Victor Wang, MD

  • Division Chief, Pain Neurology
  • Departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA
  • Medical Director
  • Milford Brigham and Women’s Pain Center
  • Milford, MA

Lynn Webster, MD

  • Vice President, Scientific Affairs
  • PRA Health Sciences
  • Salt Lake City, UT

Tony L. Yaksh, PhD

  • Professor in Anesthesiology and Pharmacology
  • University of California, San Diego
  • School of Medicine
  • San Diego, CA

Robert Jason Yong, MD, MBA

  • Associate Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Accreditation

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

Designation

Oakstone Publishing designates this enduring material for a maximum of 41 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: September 15, 2020
Date Credits Expire: September 15, 2023

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this CME activity, you will be better able to:

  • Describe the benefits of and the advances in spinal cord stimulation
  • Name emerging treatment modalities for chronic back pain
  • Explain the challenges in prescribing opioids for chronic pain
  • Summarize the pain management issues with patient with substance use disorders
  • Discuss current and evidence-based postoperative pain management
  • Identify effective nonpharmacological pain management modalities
  • Discuss the complexities of cancer pain management
  • Compare religious perspectives on pain and the end of life care
  • Explain the germane issues of pain and palliative care
  • Summarize legal problems related to prescribing opioids

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for Anesthesiologists, Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Emergency Physicians, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctors, Oncologists, Internists, and Family Physicians.