Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

June 9th, 2012
Waltham Woods Conference Center, Waltham, MA

Accreditation | Agenda | Faculty | Registration

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the breadth and quality of evidence for the use of opioids for chronic pain, including current gaps in knowledge.
  • Describe appropriate assessment, monitoring and documentation strategies to meet best practice standards and medico-legal requirements to support opioid prescribing.
  • Apply a practical framework for decision-making on the initiation, maintenance, and discontinuation of opioid analgesics for the treatment of chronic pain.
Accreditation Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for opioid education and pain management training.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 5.25

Nurses will receive contact hours for those sessions attended, after completion of an evaluation and claim for credit form.

This Live activity, Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain, with a beginning date of June 25, 2011, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 5.00 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Partners

This activity was planned in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from Purdue Pharma, LP, and Pfizer.