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ASRA 2012 | Pain Medicine & Regional Anesthesia Meeting


CME Accreditation 

To Receive Your CME Certificate 

Your feedback is an important part of the CME accreditation process and helps improve future educational offerings. CME certificates will be delivered electronically only after completing the below steps. This process will take 5-10 minutes. All evaluation responses are anonymous; your name will be requested for the credit claiming and certificate process only.

Steps to Receive Your CME Certificate:

  1. Follow the link in the email notification sent at the end of the meeting, or click on the link  http://cme.kenes.com/cmeform/default.aspx?cmeid=12 and login with your unique User ID.
  2. Login with your unique User ID (included in your registration package or on your badge)
  3. Complete the online evaluation with your important feedback
  4. indicate the number of hours you actually attended
  5. Your CME certificate will be automatically emailed to the address provided
  6. Retain the certificate for your personal records

The 11th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting has been designated for a maximum of 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Review current basic science, clinical, and translational research with regard to its applicability to practice.
  • Describe research investigations that study the mechanisms underlying challenging pain syndromes.
  • Employ key diagnostic and treatment techniques for the management of pain.
  • Address common clinical challenges in the management of acute and chronic pain, including those encountered in special populations.
  • Promote appropriate and safe opioid usage in patients.
  • Evaluate and debate new trends, techniques, therapies, and diagnostic procedures.
  • Increase collaboration between pain specialists and primary care clinicians.
  • Improve quality of life for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain.
  • Assemble a valuable network of colleagues active in the field of pain medicine.

Target Audience

Because pain is a problem for patients with a variety of conditions and across disciplines, the target audience includes any specialist or primary care clinician involved in the treatment of pain and/or pain research, especially those utilizing invasive and non-invasive techniques for pain management.  Other professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in the field of pain medicine, including but not limited to physician assistants, nurses, and scientists working in the basic and clinical science areas, will also benefit from the wide range of educational offerings.

Accreditation Statement and Credit Designation 

  • Physicians
    The American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    The American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • American Academy of Family Physician Elective Credit 
    This Live activity, 11th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting, with a beginning date of 11/15/12, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 27.5 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Nurses
    Most State Boards of Registered Nursing accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ as meeting continuing education requirements for license renewal.  Nurses should check with their state board regarding use of CME credit.

  • Nurse Practitioners
    The American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 

  •  Physicians Assistants
    The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 credit from AMA Category 1 CME organizations    accredited by the ACCME.

  • Chiropractors
    Most State Board of Chiropractic Examiners accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Chiropractors should check with their state board regarding use of CME credit.
  • Psychologists
    As of January 1, 2006 the Board of Psychology accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for license renewal.

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the American Medical Association for live educational events.  You may submit your CME certificate directly for credit recognition of this accredited group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For more information, visit: www.royalcollege.ca

  • European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS/EACCME)
    The UEMS/EACCME has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the American Medical Association for live educational events.  Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): www.uems.net

Credit Breakdown

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Faculty should only claim time spent participating as a learner, time spent teaching should not be included in claimed credits.  See the meeting program for credits per session.

 Credits per day

 Maximum

 Thursday

 8.25

 Friday

 8

 Saturday

 9

 Sunday

  2.25

 Total

 27.5

Certificate of Attendance (non-CME)

A non-CME certificate of attendance may be printed from one of the on-site automatic registration stations.

Disclosure and Resolution of Personal Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and related policies, ASRA is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its continuing medical education activities. Accordingly, those in control of the educational content must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that they or their spouse/partner have had within the past 12 months. If an individual refuses to disclose, they are disqualified from contributing to the planning and implementation of the CME activity. Disclosure information is thoroughly evaluated and all conflicts of interest are resolved via several methodologies (including peer review of content, onsite monitoring, etc.). Disclosure of this information is made to participants prior to the educational activity in the program guide, on the conference website, and verbally at the beginning of each educational session. Discussion of off-label use of a therapeutic product, or the investigational use not yet approved, is also disclosed.

Click here for Faculty Disclosure Information.   

Click here for the template Disclosure Slide 

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT DISCLOSURE

This course is supported, in part, by educational grants and in-kind support from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organizations is made to participants prior to the educational activity in the program guide, on the conference website, and with signage during the meeting.

Click here for a list of Supporters and Exhibitors. 

Disclaimer

The information provided during this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgement of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition