CME/CE and Accreditation
This activity is sponsored by Global Education Group
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, psychologists, and social workers involved in the treatment of patients with pain.
PAINWeek® provides practical knowledge and tools for busy pain management practitioners to utilize in their daily practice.
“Chronic pain affects an estimated 116 million American adults -more than the total affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Pain also costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity…Improving education is especially important for primary care providers, given their key role in pain management. In addition, all care providers should keep their knowledge current by engaging in continuing education programs; and licensure, certification, and recertification examinations should include assessments of providers’ pain education.”
- Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research, Institute of Medicine (IOM). June 2011
Over 100 hours of content will be presented!
After attending PAINWeek® 2013, delegates should be better able to:
- Distinguish among multiple pain syndromes (abdominal, neuropathic, nociceptive, rheumatologic)
- Define the mechanisms of action of different pain types
- Determine effective treatment protocols among existing and emerging therapies
- Evaluate the use of hypnosis in pain management
- Apply adult learning theories to patient, provider, and caregiver communications
- Calculate opioid conversions
- Develop an opioid teaching program
- Cite current medical/legal issues impacting clinical pain management
- Assess strategies for treating pain and chemical dependency
- Cite strategies to effectively and efficiently manage pain in various practice settings
- Identify pain management needs for end-of-life care
- Identify the top prescription drugs of abuse
- Identify a patient-centered approach to chronic pain management
- Explain a novel approach to opioid prescribing
- Identify the role of the pharmacist in the management of controlled substances
- Review the state and federal regulations of pharmacologic pain management
- Differentiate between a patient with pain and those with an addictive disorder
Physician Accreditation Statement
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Pharmacist Continuing Education
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 32.0 contact hours (3.2 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Please see www.painweek.org for full ACPE information and UAN numbers.
***Please note, pharmacy learners will not be eligible to receive partial credit. Individual courses must be attended in their entirety in order to be eligible to receive credit for those 1.0 or 2.0 credit hour sessions.
Nursing Continuing Education
Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.
This educational activity for 32.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Psychological Association
Global Education Group (Global) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Global maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 32.0 CE credits for psychologists. The instructional level of this activity is introductory and intermediate. (Please review the agenda for appropriate courses in both categories.) Psychologists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dentistry Accreditation Statement
Global Education Group is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 6/1/2012 to 5/31/2015. Provider ID# 3295569. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 32.0 CE credits for dentistry professionals. Dentists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
Global Education Group is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 11021. This program has been approved for 32.0 contact hours of continuing education. Nurse Practitioners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Academy of Family Physicians Continuing Education
Application for certification of family physician AAFP hours has been applied for and is pending decision.
Social Work Continuing Education
National Association of Social Workers
This program has been submitted and is pending approval by the National Association of Social Workers for continuing education contact hours.
***PHARMACY LEARNERS***: Instructions for Credit—In order to receive credit, pharmacist participants must attend an entire course and complete the online credit application and evaluation form. These forms are available to complete at http://www.painweek.org/evals. An NABP number and date of birth will be required to complete these forms and earn credit. Please bring this information with you to the conference for use while completing your evaluations.
If you still need to create an NABP e-Profile & obtain an ID number, please visit:
Physical certificates of credit will not be issued or generated. Notification of successful completion of courses will be communicated by Global Education Group to the ACPE CPE Monitor system, where all pharmacy learners’ credits are stored. Learner errors providing NABP numbers and/or DOB will result in unsuccessful reporting of credits to the CPE Monitor system. These credits will not be recorded. Ensuring records are accurate and complete will be the responsibility of the individual learner.
For more information regarding CPE Monitor and issuance of ACPE credit, please visit:
ALL OTHER LEARNERS: Instructions for Credit- In order to receive credit, participants must attend the course and complete the online credit application and evaluation form. These forms are available to complete at http://www.painweek.org/evals. Participants can only claim the hours they were actually in attendance for CME credit. Statements of credit are available to print upon completion of online forms.
Please note that registration fees apply to this conference.
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.