CME Outfitters to Host Live Symposium to Address the Opioid Epidemic Utilizing Augmented Reality

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Augmented Reality will provide an interactive illustration of the brain/body reaction to pain, pain perception, and pain management strategies for the optimal safe and responsible management of chronic pain in an upcoming live symposium.

CME Outfitters (CMEO), a leading accredited provider of continuing medical education, is excited to announce an upcoming live symposium, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: A Call to Action to Save Our Communities, featuring expert faculty members Mark S. Gold, MD, and Steven P. Stanos, DO. This live symposium, available to attendees of the Internal Medicine Meeting 2019*, will take place from 12:15-1:15pm ET on Wednesday, April 10th, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and is part of a CME Outfitters and USF Health nationwide educational initiative to combat inappropriate use of opioids in the management of acute and chronic pain. The project, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: A Call to Action to Save Our Communities, is supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.

Opioids continue to impact all corners of the United States and its communities, a burden that continues to grow at a rapid rate. Health care providers (HCPs) must take a leading role to addressing opioid use; while they often feel caught between prescribing guidelines and patients’ needs, it’s critical that HCPs understand the pathways of acute and chronic pain, as well as the underlying mechanisms, to effectively assess and appropriately manage pain. Understanding these pathways and mechanisms is also key to HCPs ability to make an impactful difference in their communities.

This unique CME Outfitters symposium will utilize Augmented Reality to transport attendees into an interactive illustration of the brain/body reaction to pain and factors that influence pain perception. Throughout the illustration, Dr. Gold and Dr. Stanos will lead an interactive discussion of pain management strategies to optimize safe and responsible management of chronic pain. For more information on this activity, credit available, or to pre-register, click here.

This symposium will also be broadcast via livestream; for more information or to register for free, click here.

To learn more about CME Outfitters & USF Health’s initiative, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: A Call to Action to Save Our Communities, click here.

For a complete list of upcoming and available activities from CME Outfitters, visit

*This event is not a part of the official Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 Education Program.

About CME Outfitters, LLC
CME Outfitters 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 or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

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