CME Outfitters Releases Chronic Pain Webcast Featuring National Experts in Pain and Intrathecal Pain Management

Clinical experts David L. Caraway, MD, PhD, and Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA discuss how to translate algorithms to clinical practice in the management of patients with chronic pain; focusing on intrathecal delivery of pain treatment.

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Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 06, 2014

CME Outfitters, LLC (CMEO) announces the release of their latest certified webcast entitled Translating Algorithms to Clinical Practice in the Management of Patients with Chronic Pain: Focus on Intrathecal Delivery. This free, online activity is available through January 14, 2015 to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals whose scope of practice includes providing care to patients with intractable pain.

Optimal pain management is a national health care priority, and the use of opioid therapy for patients with both acute and chronic pain is safer and more effective than ever before. However, for many patients with severe and intractable chronic pain, oral opioid therapy is not enough; other options are better suited to achieving pain control. Intrathecal (IT) therapy is an increasingly accepted strategy for delivering opioid and non-opioid analgesics, as well as neuromodulators, for the management of intractable pain in appropriate patients. Evidence suggests that ongoing education is warranted to build and strengthen the use of evidence-based, best practices among clinicians regarding use of IT in pain management. This webcast helps clinicians first identify patients who are candidates for IT pain management and then devise and modify the IT pain-treatment plan using strategies that balances efficacy and side effects and addresses common barriers to care.

Faculty
David L. Caraway, MD, PhD
Medical Director
Center for Pain Releif
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
First Executive Vice President
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Huntington, WV

Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA
Founder and Medical Director
Napa Pain Institute
President
Neurovations Clinical Research
Napa, CA

Target Audience
Anesthesiologists, pain specialists, and other clinicians whose scope of practice includes providing care to patients with intractable pain.

Financial Support
Supported by an educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Credit Information
CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE Credit (Nurses):
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.0 contact hour. This program is approved for pharmacology credit.
CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)
Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-13-017-H01-P
Activity Type: knowledge-based
Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online at http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/TST857 (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (80% pass rate required). This website supports all browsers except Internet Explorer for Mac. For complete technical requirements and privacy policy, visit http://www.neurosciencecme.com/technical.asp.

DISCLOSURE DECLARATION
It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CME/CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CME/CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Caraway has disclosed that he has received research and grant support from Bioness Inc.; CNS Therapeutics, Inc.; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Medtronic, Inc.; and Vertos Medical Inc. He is on the speakers bureau of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Medtronic, Inc.; and Vertos Medical Inc. He serves as a consultant for Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Medtronic, Inc.; Spinal Modulation; and Vertos Medical Inc.

Dr. Grigsby has disclosed that he has received research and grant support from Alfred Mann Foundation; Boston Scientific; Collegium Pharmaceutical; CNS Therapeutics, Inc.; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Medtronic, Inc.; myoscience; NeurAxon Inc.; Spinal Restoration, Inc.; and St. Jude Medical, Inc. He is on the speakers bureau of Medtronic, Inc.; and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He serves as a consultant for Abbott; Alfred Mann Foundation; Cervel Neurotech, Inc.; Covidien; CNS Therapeutics; Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Flowonix Medical; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Mainstay Medical; Medtronic, Inc.; myoscience; Neurophage Pharmaceuticals; Nevro Corp.; Palyon Medical Corp.; St. Jude Medical, Inc.; Spinal Modulation; VertiFlex Inc.; Vertos Medical Inc.; Xalud Therapeutics, Inc. He is a shareholder of Medtronin, Inc.; Nervo Corp.; and Spinal Modulation.

Tony Graham, MD (peer reviewer) has nothing to disclose.

Nancy Jennings, MSN, MBA, MHA, RNC (peer reviewer) has nothing to disclose.

Monique Johnson, MD, CCMEP (planning committee) has nothing to disclose.

Joy Bartnett Leffler, MLA, NASW, CSE (planning committee) has nothing to disclose.

Sandra Haas Binford, MAEd (planning committee) has nothing to disclose.

Sharon Tordoff, CCMEP (planning committee) has nothing to disclose.
CME Outfitters, LLC, the faculty, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

About CME Outfitters, LLC
CME Outfitters (CMEO) is a leading accredited provider in continuing medical education. CMEO develops and distributes live, recorded and web-based, outcomes- and evidence-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation and outcome services for non-accredited organizations. CME Outfitters focuses on delivering education to specialty audiences, with strong expertise in neuroscience, inflammatory, infectious, and autoimmune diseases, and cardiovascular disease. For a complete list of certified activities and more information, visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

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