Free CME: CMA hosts webinar on pain management and safe prescribing

September 02, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Continuing Medical Education (CME) Drug Prescribing/Dispensing Professional Development & Education 

Acute and chronic pain affects large numbers of Americans, with at least 116 million adults in the United States burdened by chronic pain. In recognition of National Pain Awareness Month, the California Medical Association (CMA) is offering a webinar on September 14, intended for clinicians interested in the fundamentals of treating pain. Participants will improve their knowledge and skills in pain assessment and management, including safe prescribing and effective opioid treatment. This one-hour webinar is free to CMA members ($99 for non-members). The program will offer 1 CME credit*.

Participants will learn to identify therapeutic options for pain management and understand pain as a complex biopsychosocial phenomenon. Participants will also learn to describe and identify compliance with clinical guideline approaches to safe prescribing of opioid analgesics, including risk management strategies and development of treatment goals.

Featured Presenters:

Albert Ray, M.D., is board-certified in pain medicine, psychiatry and neurology, and has been involved in the study and treatment of painful disorders for over 40 years. He is medical director of The LITE Center and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida.

Lee Snook, Jr., M.D., is board-certified in anesthesiology, internal medicine, addiction medicine and pain medicine, and is the medical director, president and founder of Metropolitan Pain Management Consultants, Inc., in Sacramento. Dr. Snook is also the vice speaker of the CMA House of Delegates.

Participants should register at least one hour before the webinar. If you do not register an hour before the webinar start time, we cannot guarantee your attendance.

To register, click here.

Contact: CMA Member Help Center (800) 786-4262 or memberservice@cmadocs.org.

*The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality (CMA/IMQ) is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality (CMA/IMQ) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


On-demand webinars are not available for CEU or CME credits.



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