The purpose of this interprofessional educational program will be to change the culture of pain management by promoting non-opioid therapies for chronic pain. Various evidence based alternative treatment modalities such as clinical massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, naturopathic medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, and community health services will be introduced. Panelists will discuss their approaches to specific patient case examples giving providers the knowledge to choose the best treatment path for their patients.

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, CCRI Allied and Rehab Health Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Clinical Instructors.

Learning Objectives

  • 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: 
Rhode Island
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.25 ANCC
  • 3.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


Matthew Smith, MD, EMHL
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Director of System Integration, University Orthopedics, Inc.
Chair, Value Committee, North American Pain Society


Martine Delonnay, MD, ND
Naturopathic physician at the Sage Healing Collaborative

Nancy R. Dooley, PhD., OTR/L
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program
Johnson & Wales University
Development Chairperson, Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association

Ellen Flynn, MD, MTS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior | Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Michael J. Gottfried, BA, MA, DC
Chiropractic Physician, Aquidneck Chiropractic

Jennifer E. Hurrell, PT, MS, DHSc
Professor, Community College of Rhode Island

Jennifer Jackson, DAOM, MSOM, LMT
Acupuncturist, Licensed Massage Therapist
CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner, Ocean Ki Acupuncture

Latisha Michel, CCHW
Newport Health Equity Zone
Certified Community Health Worker
Founder of Ready Set Latch Go, Certified Doula
Certified Lactation Counselor; Maternal Child Health Specialist

Victoria Moutahir, MS, BCLMT
Adjunct Faculty, Rehabilitative Health Department
Community College of Rhode Island

Jennifer Reynolds, PT, TPS
Reynolds Physical Therapy – Owner, Physical Therapist
Women’s and Men’s Rehabilitation – Women’s Medicine Collaborative
Senior Physical Therapist

Frank R. Sparadeo, PhD
Instructor, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, Salve Regina University
Clinical Director, Pain Solutions, CODAC

Julia Twining, MSN, RN, OCN
Advanced Practice Manager, The Miriam Hospital


Karlo Berger, AOBTA, BCLMT
Community College of Rhode Island

Regina Cobb, MSW, BCLMT, CMLD
Community College of Rhode Island

Mackenzie Johnson, MSN, RN
Community College of Rhode Island

James McDonald, MD, MPH
Rhode Island Department of Health

Victoria Moutahir, MS, BCLMT
Community College of Rhode Island

Maria Sullivan
Director of Continuing Education
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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 of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   


Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioners/Physical Therapists/Occupational Therapists/Massage Therapists: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 3 hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. This credit is accepted by the AAPA, AANP, RI Board of Physical Therapy, RI Board of Occupational Therapy and RI Board of Massage Therapy.

Nurses: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
3.25 Contact Hours until October 15, 2021.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.25 ANCC
  • 3.00 Attendance


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