CME Program Detail
Title: The 8th Annual Palliative Care & Geriatrics Symposium: Pain Management in the Era of the Opioid Epidemic & New Joint Commission Guidelines: Now Is the Time for Pharmacologic, Non-Pharmacologic and Integrative Practice
Date: Tue, Apr 10th, 2018
Time: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Lang Auditorium
Statement of Need:
Millions suffer from acute, chronic, and serious illness-related pain every year, resulting in huge health care costs, rehabilitation and lost worker productivity, and emotional and financial burden for patients and their families. Pain is a uniquely individual and subjective experience that depends on a variety of biological, psychological, and social factors, and different population groups experience pain differently. At the same time, there is a serious opioid abuse epidemic. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury and death in the US. Drug abuse is a serious public
health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. Optimal pain management needs to integrate pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic, and integrative approaches to empower patients and providers with the most current treatment options to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Physicians, physician assistants, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains and other health care professionals.
Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Weill Cornell Medical College
Oleg Fabrikant, DAOM, L.Ac
Acupuncturist, Board Certified (NCCAOM), Weill Cornell Medical College
Koshy N. Mathai, MSPT, CCCE
Inpatient Physical Therapy Supervisor, Department of Orthopedics, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Ryan J. King MPT, CSCS, CLT, CCCE
Outpatient Physical Therapy Supervisor, Department of Orthopedics , NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Jason Hu, MD
Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Orthopedics, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Eva Pendleton, LMT
Program Manager, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Cary Reid, Ph.D., M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Office of Geriatric Research, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Cynthia X. Pan, MD, FACP, AGSF and Jane Morris, MS, RN, ACHPN
• Discuss importance of appropriate pain assessment and risk stratification among patients who have pain.
• Review recent guidelines from CDC and The Joint Commission on pain management.
• Discuss non-pharmacologic and integrative options for addressing pain.
• Identify tools and strategies that can be used to empower patients in managing their pain.
7:30 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.
Registration | Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.- 8:15 a.m. m Welcoming Remarks
Amir Jaffer, MD, Chief Medical Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Introduction to the Symposium
Cynthia X. Pan, M.D., FACP, AGSF
Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
8:15 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.
How Do You Manage Pain in the Opioid Crisis Era? The Importance of Broadening the Treatment Portfolio
Cary Reid, Ph.D., M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Office of Geriatric Research
Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
9:15 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.
Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion: Overview of Non-Pharmacologic and Integrative Strategies
10:15 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Skill Building Stations:
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Ambulatory Physical Therapy
• Inpatient Physical Therapy
• Trigger Points
12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Large Group Discussion and Debriefing
12:45 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Evaluations /Wrap Up
Lunch and Networking (Lang Center Lobby)
Lunch generously supported by an anonymous donor.