2020 AAPM Annual Meeting Continuing Education Information

The AAPM 36th Annual Meeting & Preconferences took place February 26–March 1, 2020 in National Harbor, MD. Thank you to everyone who participated. Below please find important information about the meeting educational programming. Refer to the Past Meeting Archive for additional information about the 2020 AAPM Annual Meeting.

Who Should Attend?

Clinicians treating patients in pain are invited to join leading experts in pain medicine at AAPM 2020. The program has been designed by a multidisciplinary, multimodal committee of experts at the forefront of pain medicine practice for a primary audience of physicians whose scope of practice is targeted at the multidisciplinary practice of pain medicine and a secondary audience of nonphysician healthcare clinicians including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, psychologists, and pharmacists who are part of the multidisciplinary pain management team.

Objectives and Desired Outcomes

After attending the meeting, participants should be better able to

  • describe recent advancements in research, clinical best practices, patient management, practice management, and the diagnosis and treatment of patients in pain
  • assess, treat, and improve outcomes for patients suffering from multiple types of pain through the use of evidence-based, integrative/multidisciplinary pain management strategies and patient-centered treatment plans
  • improve patient safety and decrease the rate of opioid- and pain analgesic–related adverse events.

Session-specific learning objectives can be viewed following the description for each session.

Accreditation Statements

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Physician Credits

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

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AAPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Pharmacologic Management of Pain: Expanding the Options, Improving Outcomes: AAPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions: AAPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Integrating Behavioral Pain Medicine into Patient Care: Science, Practice, and Innovations: AAPM designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants Credits

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

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Psychology Credits

Select sessions at this conference have been reviewed and approved by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Office Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) to offer Continuing Education (CE) credit for psychologists. Full attendance is required at each session for which you are claiming CE credit. Partial credit is not awarded. Claimants must also complete and online evaluation prior to receiving credit from APA. The CEP Office maintains responsibility for the delivery of the session. Approval #2020002.

View a list of AAPM 2020 preconference courses and Annual Meeting sessions that qualify for APA credit.

Nursing Credits

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Each attendee may only be awarded maximum of 15 nursing contact hours for this educational event.

This program is approved from 2/26/2020 – 2/25/2022. Contact hours for this program may not be awarded after the end date.

AANN Approval Code: 0226/15/02

MOCA 2.0® Credits

Participants in the AAPM 36th Annual Meeting and the Pharmacologic Management of Pain: Expanding the Options, Improving Outcomes; Advanced Ultrasound- Guided Pain Medicine Interventions; and Integrating Behavioral Pain Medicine into Patient Care: Science, Practice, and Innovations preconference courses will receive MOCA 2.0® credit after evaluations have been submitted online. AAPM will report participant completion data to the American Board of Anesthesiology via the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) on behalf of the participant in a timely manner. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA 2.0® are registered trademarks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

MOC Part II Lifelong Learning

Participants in the AAPM 36th Annual Meeting and the Pharmacologic Management of Pain: Expanding the Options, Improving Outcomes; Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions; and Integrating Behavioral Pain Medicine into Patient Care: Science, Practice, and Innovations preconference courses will receive ABPMR MOC Part II Lifelong Learning CME credit after evaluations have been submitted online. Participants will need to report these CME credits directly into their ABPMR MOC Homepage.

Note: Attendees cannot receive credit for simultaneous sessions.

Evaluation Tool & Claiming CME Credit

Meeting registrants can access the evaluation by visiting the AAPM website at https://painmed.org/annual-meeting/online-evaluations and clicking on the Access Online Evaluations & CME/CE Certificates link after logging in with an AAPM username/password. Online evaluations may be completed during or after the meeting and/or preconference courses. Attendees cannot receive credit for simultaneous sessions. Participants will receive their CME certificate only after they submit their evaluations online. Certificates also can be sent to participants’ e-mail addresses for printing later or saving electronically. All attendees are encouraged to complete the meeting evaluation by June 30, 2020, regardless of whether they are seeking continuing education credits. The final evaluation deadline for the 36th Annual Meeting is December 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please call 847-375-4731.

Commercial Support

The AAPM 2020 preconference course Pharmacologic Management of Pain: Expanding the Options, Improving Outcomes is supported in part by an educational grant from the following commercial supporters as of February 7, 2020: Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.

The 2020 Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions preconference course is supported in part by in-kind durable equipment borrowed from the following companies as of February 14, 2020: Avanos, Clarius Mobile Health, GE Healthcare, Konica Minolta, Mark2 Medical, Inc., a Mindray Distributor; RGS Healthcare, Safersonic, SPR Therapeutics.

The AAPM 36th Annual Meeting is supported in part by an educational grant from the following commercial supporter as of February 27, 2020: Boston Scientific Corporation.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of AAPM to plan and implement educational activities in accordance with the ACCME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. As an ACCME-accredited provider, AAPM may receive commercial support from industry providers but does not receive guidance, either nuanced or direct, on the content of the activity or on who should deliver the content. All program faculty and planners are required to disclose all financial relationships they may have or have had within the past 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 must be resolved prior to the presentation. Faculty are expected to disclose this information to the audience both verbally and in print (slideshows) at the beginning of each presentation. A full list of real-time Planning Committee and faculty disclosures can be found at painmed.org.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use information presented at the 36th Annual Meeting to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Further, the opinions expressed at the 36th Annual Meeting are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of AAPM. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

AAPM member benefits include discounts on educational courses, products, and the Annual Meeting.

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