Continuing Medical Education Information

AAPM18 CME

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Accreditation Statements

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

  • 34th Annual Meeting: AAPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Pain Medicine Best Practices: Integrative Solutions for Critical Challenges Preconference: AAPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Pain-Based Care Preconference: AAPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note: Attendees cannot receive credit for simultaneous sessions. The largest number of credits that can be earned by combining the Pain Medicine Best Practices: Integrative Solutions for Critical Challenges Preconference, Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Pain-Based Care Preconference, and AAPM 34th Annual Meeting is 34 CME credits.

MOCA 2.0® Credits

AAPM18 MOCA Participants in the Annual Meeting, Pain Medicine Best Practices: Integrative Solutions for Critical Challenges Preconference, and Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Pain-Based Care Preconference will receive MOCA 2.0® credit once evaluations are submitted online. AAPM will report participant completion data to the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) via the ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) on behalf of the participant in a timely manner. PARS is a web-based portal for the collection of program and activity data from accredited continuing medical education (CME) providers such as AAPM.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA 2.0® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

MOC Part II Lifelong Learning

AAPM18 abpmrParticipants in the Annual Meeting, Pain Medicine Best Practices: Integrative Solutions for Critical Challenges Preconference, and Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Pain-Based Care Preconference will receive ABPMR MOC Part II Lifelong Learning CME credit after evaluations have been submitted online. Participants will need to report these CME credits directly into their ABPMR MOC Homepage.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Applications for AAFP CME credit for the Annual Meeting, Pain Medicine Best Practices: Integrative Solutions for Critical Challenges Preconference, and Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Pain-Based Care Preconference have been filed with AAFP. Determination of credit is pending.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

The AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from accredited organizations, including AAPM.

Nursing Credits

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing credit will be offered only for the AAPM 34th Annual Meeting.

American Psychological Association (APA) CE Credits

AAPM18 CEPSelect sessions at this conference have been reviewed and approved by the APA Office Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) to offer Continuing Education (CE)  credit for psychologists. Full attendance is required at each session for which you are claiming CE credit. Partial credit is not awarded. The CEP Office maintains responsibility for the delivery of the session. Approval #2018003. Note: Claimants must also complete an online evaluation prior to receiving credit from APA.

Attendees can earn up to 19 APA CEs.

  • Friday: 8 CEs
  • Saturday: 6 CEs
  • Sunday: 5 CEs

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The American Academy of Pain Medicine does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization(s) associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of AAPM to plan and implement educational activities in accordance with the ACCME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. As an ACCME-accredited provider, AAPM may receive commercial support from industry but does not receive guidance, either nuanced or direct, on the content of the activity or on who should deliver the content. All program faculty and planners are required to disclose all financial relationships they may have or have had within the last 12 months with commercial interests whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the presentation. Faculty are expected to disclose this information to the audience both verbally and in print (slideshows) at the beginning of each presentation. Faculty also are required to inform program participants if any unlabeled uses of products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be discussed. View a full list of real-time Planning Committee and Faculty disclosures.

Commercial Support

The AAPM 34th Annual Meeting is supported in part by educational grants from the following commercial supporters as of April 19, 2018: Amgen, Biogen, Boston Scientific Corporation; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc., in partnership with Lilly USA, LLC; and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC.

The Best Practices Preconference is supported in part by educational grants from the following commercial supporters as of April 19, 2018: Boston Scientific Corporation; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Participant Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use information presented at the AAPM 34th Annual Meeting to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Further, the opinions expressed at the 34th Annual Meeting are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of AAPM. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.