Continuing Medical Education Information

AAPM18 CME

Who Should Attend?

Clinicians treating patients in pain are invited to join leading experts in pain medicine at AAPM 2020. The program has been designed by a multidisciplinary, multimodal committee of experts at the forefront of pain medicine practice for a primary audience of physicians whose scope of practice is targeted at the multidisciplinary practice of pain medicine and a secondary audience of nonphysician healthcare clinicians including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, psychologists, and pharmacists who are part of the multidisciplinary pain management team.

Objectives and Desired Outcomes

After attending the meeting, participants should be better able to

  • describe recent advancements in research, clinical best practices, patient management, practice management, and the diagnosis and treatment of patients in pain
  • assess, treat, and improve outcomes for patients suffering from multiple types of pain through the use of evidence-based, integrative/multidisciplinary pain management strategies and patient-centered treatment plans
  • improve patient safety and decrease the rate of opioid- and pain analgesic–related adverse events.

Continuing Education Credit

Physician Credits

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.

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AAPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Pharmacologic Management of Pain: Expanding the Options, Improving Outcomes: AAPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions: AAPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Integrating Behavioral Pain Medicine into Patient Care: Science, Practice, and Innovations: AAPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants Credits

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

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Psychology Credits

Select sessions at this conference have been reviewed and approved by the American Psychological Association's (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. Claimants must also complete and online evaluation prior to receiving credit from APA. The CEP Office maintains responsibility for the delivery of the session. Approval #2020002.

View a list of AAPM 2020 preconference courses and Annual Meeting sessions that qualify for APA credit.

Nursing Credits

This activity will be submitted to the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) for approval to award contact hours. AANN is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nursing credit only will be offered for the AAPM 36th Annual Meeting if awarded.

MOCA 2.0® Credits

Participants in the AAPM 36th Annual Meeting and the Pharmacologic Management of Pain: Expanding the Options, Improving Outcomes; Advanced Ultrasound- Guided Pain Medicine Interventions; and Integrating Behavioral Pain Medicine into Patient Care: Science, Practice, and Innovations preconference courses will receive MOCA 2.0® credit after evaluations have been submitted online. AAPM will report participant completion data to the American Board of Anesthesiology via the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) on behalf of the participant in a timely manner. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA 2.0® are registered trademarks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

MOC Part II Lifelong Learning

Participants in the AAPM 36th Annual Meeting and the Pharmacologic Management of Pain: Expanding the Options, Improving Outcomes; Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions; and Integrating Behavioral Pain Medicine into Patient Care: Science, Practice, and Innovations preconference courses 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.

Note: Attendees cannot receive credit for simultaneous sessions.