- Mihir Kamdar, MD
- Elizabeth McCann Rickerson, MD
This webinar was one of five one-hour webinars that were offered at no cost to physicians by the MGH Psychiatry Academy. This webinar will review the sociologic impact of pain, its neurophysiology, and basic pain assessment and treatment guidelines. This activity, eligible for Category 2 CME credit, was designed to meet the criteria for risk management study in Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (BRM) CME requirements for effective pain management and end-of-life care.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the impact of pain on the individual and society.
- Review the basic neurophysiology of pain.
- Recognize the importance of pain assessment.
- Identify the basic treatment principles of pain including the benefits and risks of opioid use.
This educational activity is intended for every physician in the state of Massachusetts who holds an active license to practice medicine.
Co-Director,Cancer Pain Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Medicine , Harvard Medical School
Department of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Palliative Care, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Instructor in Anaesthesia , Harvard Medical School
This program is not accredited.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. CME credit is not being offered for this activity.
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 13, § 10 and M.G.L. c. 112, § 2, this activity has been designed to provide Category 2 continuing education credit to meet state requirements for end-of-life care. Even though this event is not accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM providing information regarding planning, disclosure, and conflict of interest is important to us.
Faculty Disclosure Statement
In accord with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), planners, speakers and anyone who may have an influence on the content of the activity have been asked to disclose any relationship they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, devices, etc. that may be germane to the content of their presentation. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias, but provides participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given presentation.
Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI)
The MGH Academy has implemented a process to resolve potential COIs for this CME activity to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public.
The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:
John A. Fromson, MD
Tristan Gorrindo, MD
Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest:
Mihir Kamdar, MD
Elizabeth M. Rickerson, MD
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