Changing the Culture of Pain Treatment

The purpose of this educational program will be to change the culture of pain management by promoting non-opioid therapies for chronic pain based on evidence-based practices including clinical massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, naturopathic medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, and community health services. This symposium is supported by funding from the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services Healthcare Workforce Transformation Program.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, social workers, medical students, residents & fellows, occupational therapists, therapeutic massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, allied and rehab health students

Learning Objectives

After viewing the recordings, you will be able to:

  • Recognize psychosocial risk factors for patients with pain
  • Evaluate outcomes of integrative therapy options to manage pain
  • Analyze patients’ biopsychosocial elements related to pain
  • Identify various treatment plans for pain management
  • Describe steps in the referral process for prescribing non-pharmacologic pain management

Additional Information

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
State Relevance: 
New Hampshire
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Matthew Smith, MD, EMHL
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to present scientific information and opinion to Health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the recording. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.  

CME Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Community College of Rhode Island. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

PhysiciansThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rhode Island Specific: This program qualifies for 1.25 hour CME Credit in Opioid Pain Management / Chronic Pain Management, one of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 Rhode Island CME re-licensure requirements.

Other Health Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.25 hour AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This credit is accepted by the AANP, AAPA, and RI Pharmacy re-licensure.

Competencies:  ABMS: Patient Care and Procedural Skills; Medical Knowledge; Systems-based Practice. IOM: Provide patient-centered care; Work in interdisciplinary teams; interprofessional Education Collaborative: Roles/Responsibilities. Public Health Primary Competency: Public Health Sciences Skills

*This educational activity is jointly provided by Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School, Office of Continuing Medical Education and Community College of Rhode Island.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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