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Beyond Symptom Management: Mindfulness for Chronic Pain (Archived Webinar)

Activity Type:

  • On Demand


Release Date: 6/1/2016

Expiration Date: 6/1/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 1
  • Participation: 1

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Overview

Accumulating data suggest that chronic pain is not simply the result of damage to tissues, but is caused, exacerbated, or maintained by cycles of psychological stress, muscle tension, and avoidance of activity. Research is demonstrating that mindfulness--awareness and acceptance of present experience--is a powerful tool for interrupting the cycles maintaining these conditions. This webinar will introduce a step-by-step, mind-body approach that integrates advances in rehabilitation medicine with psychodynamic, behavioral, and mindfulness-based techniques. You’ll learn tools to help patients interrupt the cognitive, affective, and behavioral components of chronic pain cycles, using mindfulness practices to increase symptom tolerance, reduce pain-related anxiety, and engage more fully in life activities, reducing their dependence on analgesic medications.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556-03 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. pcssnow.org

Pricing

  • General Member - Free
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - Free
  • Non-Member - Free

Educational Objectives

  • Identify three core components of mindfulness
  • Describe cognitive, affective, behavioral components of chronic pain cycles
  • Specify how mindfulness practice can help to interrupt chronic pain cycles

Target Audience

Physicians and other clinicians with interests in safe and effective use of opioid medications for the treatment of chronic pain and the interface of pain and opioid use disorder.   

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 Hour
Start Date: June 1, 2016
Review Date: June 1, 2019
End Date: June 1, 2020

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 60% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Presenter

  •  Ronald D. Siegel, Psy.D., Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests

Program Planners

  • Beatrice Eld, Deputy Director of Education for Addiction Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
  • John A. Renner, Jr., M.D.– Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training, Boston University Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stock/other financial options: Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.

Program Reviewers (June 1, 2019)

  • John A. Renner, Jr., M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training, Boston University Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stock/other financial options: Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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