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2018 Interdisciplinary/ Multidisciplinary Pain-Based Care

About the Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Pain-Based Care On-Demand Recordings

In light of the National Pain Strategy and treatment guidelines supporting a shift towards population-based multidisciplinary care, the role of structured interdisciplinary treatment programs and team-based care has found itself at the frontline of pain management. These recordings provide a broad stakeholder examination of multi- and inter-disciplinary pain management programs.

Recordings begin with lectures on the philosophy and benefits of interdisciplinary pain management. Expert faculty provide guidance on developing treatment teams, available outcomes tools, incorporating opioid reductions into practice, and assessing patients in order to determine appropriate candidates for this type of care. Techniques and treatments that emphasize changes in brain function for the chronic pain patient are emphasized.

The program concludes with an expert panel discussion so viewers can review and develop plans for post-interdisciplinary program treatments and continuation of care, coordination and incorporation of additional and alternative treatments/disciplines, and working with insurance companies and payers to present useful information for approvals.

Target Audience
Clinicians treating patients in pain are invited to join leading experts in pain medicine in viewing recordings from the Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Pain-Based Care On-Demand Recordings previously recorded during the AAPM 34th Annual Meeting. The program has been designed by a multidisciplinary, multimodal committee of experts at the forefront of pain medicine practice. Its primary audience is physicians whose scope of practice is targeted at the multidisciplinary practice of pain medicine, and its secondary audience of non-physician healthcare clinicians includes nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, psychologists, and pharmacists who are part of the multidisciplinary pain management team.

Learning Objectives
After watching these on-demand non-CME recordings, participants should be better able to:

  • Review current state of multi- and inter-disciplinary treatment programs for chronic pain in the federal and commercial payer systems.
  • Recognize recent initiatives by federal agencies and other groups that are promoting a shift in the current focus of pain management to a biopsychosocial self-management based approach.
  • Examine stakeholders' efforts to decrease the current prescription opioid and illicit opioid overdose crisis while improving comprehensive pain management.

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Faculty/Planner Disclosures & Policy
AAPM plans and implements educational activities in accordance with ACCME which calls on accredited providers to offer educational activities that address physicians’ real-world practice needs, whether their scope of practice is in clinical care, research, health care administration, or other areas of medicine. AAPM's educational programs are designed to change either physicians’ competence, by teaching them strategies for translating new knowledge into action, or physicians’ performance (what they actually do in practice), or patient outcomes. AAPM continually evaluates its programs’ effectiveness in achieving these goals.

All program faculty and planners are required to disclose all financial relationships they may have or have had within the last 12 months with commercial interests whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest are resolved prior to the presentation. All confirmed faculty disclosure is made available to participants prior to the activity. Faculty are also expected to disclose this information to the audience both verbally and in print (slide presentation) at the beginning of a presentation. Faculty members must also inform learners if any unlabeled uses of products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be discussed.

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CME is not provided for the Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Pain-Based Care On-Demand Recordings.

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All rights reserved, including that of translation into other languages. No part of this on demand course may be shared, reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including printing, photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright holder.