2024 Pain Medicine Symposium

Danville, PA US
October 18, 2024

This is a hybrid educational activity. All participants will have a greater understanding of the issues surrounding the complexity of pain management. Staff, who care for patients with chronic pain, will have a better understanding of the latest treatments for chronic pain and learn safer alternatives to traditional opioid prescriptions. Providers will be given practical knowledge to better treat patients with chronic pain and addiction. They will, also, learn about integrative medicine as an alternative to traditional medication, interventional, and surgical treatment options for patients with chronic pain.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, physical therapists, psychologists, medical students, residents, and chaplains who care for individuals with chronic pain. Other learner groups such as medical assistants, nurse assistants and patient access representatives would also benefit from this education. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • discuss vertebrogenic pain and how ablation of the BVN can lead to axial back pain relief
  • describe PRP vs BMAC and their roles as novel biologic agents
  • review common opioid mechanisms of action
  • identify patients who may be candidates for minimally invasive spine surgery
Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 
 
Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
 
Attendance
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity.  Credit will display on your continuing education transcript once the activity evaluation is completed.  
 
Virtual Information
All details pertaining to the links for this activity will be sent once you are registered for the activity. 
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 5.00 AAPA Category I CME
    • 5.00 ACPE
    • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 5.00 ANCC
    • 5.00 Approved for APA Credit
    • 5.00 Participation Credit
    Course opens: 
    05/29/2024
    Course expires: 
    11/01/2024
    Event starts: 
    10/18/2024 - 7:00am EDT
    Event ends: 
    10/18/2024 - 4:00pm EDT
    Cost:
    $100.00
    Rating: 
    0
    Schedule
    7:00 AM                     
    Registration/Continental Breakfast for In-Person Attendees
     
    8:00 AM
    Welcome and Introductions
    Daniel Christian, MD
     
    8:15 AM
    Overview of Multidisciplinary Pain Program 
    Darla Lee, CRNP and Patient Speaker
     
    8:45 AM
    Introduction into Regenerative Medicine
    Daniel Christian, MD
     
    9:30 AM
    Basivertebral Nerve Ablation
    Kushal Dhesi, MD
     
    10:00 AM Morning Break
     
    10:30 AM
    Opioid Mechanisms in Action
    Kaitlin Yurko, PharmD
     
    11:15 AM
    An Overview of Evidence-Based Psychological and Behavioral Treatments for Pain
    Sarah Pritt, PsyD
     
    11:45 AM Lunch (for In-Person Attendees)
     
    12:30 PM
    Advanced Applications in Spinal Endoscopy
    Nelson Sofoluke, MD
     
    1:30 PM
    Review of Chronic Pelvic Pain and Interventional Options
    Brian Monroe, MD
     
    2:00 PM
    Another look at Methadone & Buprenorphine as Analgesics in an Opioid Overdose Epidemic
    Mellar Davis, MD
     
    2:30 PM
    Evaluation and Adjournment
    Daniel Christian, MD
     
    *Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Henry Hood Center for Health Research and Microsoft Teams
    100 North Academy Avenue
    Danville, PA 17822
    United States

    All visitors to the Geisinger campus, please park in the patient parking lot.  A shuttle bus will take you to the Henry Hood Center for Health Research, please notify the driver when boarding the bus of your final destination.

    Travel

    Henry Hood Center for Health Research is located on the Geisinger Campus in Danville, Pennsylvania (Montour County), Exit 224 on Interstate 80. Routes 11 and 54 also intersect in Danville.

    Guest Faculty

    Nelson Sofoluke, MD
    Fellow, Spine Surgery
    Emory Healthcare
    Atlanta, GA

     

    Geisinger Faculty

    Daniel Christian, MD
    Activity Director
    Associate, Pain Medicine
    Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre
     
    Mellar Davis, MD
    Associate, Palliative Medicine
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Kushal Dhesi, MD
    Associate, Pain Medicine
    Geisinger Healthplex Woodbine
     
    Darla Lee, CRNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Pain Medicine
    Geisinger Healthplex Woodbine
     
    Brain Monroe, MD
    Associate, Pain Medicine
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Sarah Pritt, PsyD
    Psychologist, Adult Integrated Care Psychology 
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Kaitlin Yurko, PharmD
    Clinical Pharmacist, Western Region Pharmacy
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Content Disclosure
    The faculty have attested that their presentations and/or content are HIPAA compliant.  
     
    Individuals in a position to control educational content for this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 
     
    CE Committee Members/Content Reviewer(s) have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. 
     
    *Any/All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.  

    Accreditation 

    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

     

     

     

    Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. 

     

    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this activity for 5 CE Credits for psychologists. 

    This live activity is approved for 5 contact hours (0.5 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit JA0008072-0000-24-041-L08-P.


    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.  This activity is designated for 5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.  PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

     

     

     

    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

     
     

    Disclosure Policy 

    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 

    Commercial Support 

    None

    Available Credit

    • 5.00 AAPA Category I CME
    • 5.00 ACPE
    • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 5.00 ANCC
    • 5.00 Approved for APA Credit
    • 5.00 Participation Credit

    Price

    Cost:
    $100.00
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