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Free Online 2.5 CME Webinar Provided by NAFP

Applying Best Practices in Pain Management: Delivering Holistic Patient-Centered Care to Minimize Health Disparities and Adverse Opioid Outcomes

Clinical Care Options cordially invites you to attend a certified live webinar titled, “Applying Best Practices in Pain Management: Delivering Holistic Patient-Centered Care to Minimize Health Disparities and Adverse Opioid Outcomes.” This activity will improve the knowledge, competence, and performance of learners to optimize treatment for patients with pain management.

December 7, 2023 | Live Virtual Meeting | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT


Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM (Clinical Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, FMR Chief Medical Officer, US Department of Health & Human Services, Chairperson, Congressionally Mandated Pain Task Force) Palo Alto, California

Michael Weaver, MD, DFASAM (Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction, McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Houston, Texas

For full accreditation information and to register, click here or go to:


  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Pain and Pain Assessment
  • Principles of Pain Management and Treatment Planning
  • Nonpharmacologic and Nonopioid Pharmacologic Options
    • 10 minute break: audience Q & A session 1
  • Opioid Pharmacologic Options
  • Initiating, Maintaining, and Discontinuing Opioid Analgesics
  • Opioid Safety and Overdose Education
    • 10 minute break: audience Q & A session 2
  • Neurobiology of Addiction
  • Opioid Use Disorder Screening, Management Options, and Harm Reduction
    • 10 minute break: audience Q & A session 3
  • Conclusion

Target Audience: This program is designed to educate HCPs in the United States, particularly HCPs practicing in settings with multidisciplinary and interprofessional healthcare teams, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician associates, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, dental professionals, and optometrists. Specialty areas include, but are not limited to, physiatry, psychiatry, neurology, family medicine, internal medicine, pain management, and surgery.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Identify fundamental concepts of pain management, including mechanisms of pain; risk factors for misuse, abuse, and opioid use disorder; and appropriate assessment of pain
  • Create an individualized, patient-specific pain treatment plan that safely and effectively integrates the range of therapeutic options, including initiating therapy, titrating, and discontinuing nonopioid medications and opioid analgesics
  • Design an individualized patient and caregiver education plan on the safe use, storage, and disposal of opioid analgesics and the role of reversal agents
  • Construct a systematic approach to screening for and appropriately managing patients with opioid use disorder

Accreditation Statements

Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC and in partnership with the Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, and ProCE.

Disclosures will be made known to learners before the activity.