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.

Target Audience:
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

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
Disclosures: None


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
• Acupuncture
• Trigger Points
• Massage/Relaxation

12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Large Group Discussion and Debriefing

12:45 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Evaluations /Wrap Up

1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Networking (Lang Center Lobby)
Lunch generously supported by an anonymous donor.

New York Hospital Queens is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

New York Hospital Queens designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement
The Medical Society of The State of New York relies upon planners and faculty participants in its CME activities to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit and in accordance with the guidelines of MSSNY and the ACCME, all speakers and planners for CME activities must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity, that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

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