Non-pharmacologic Treatment of Pain Panel Discussion

Jan 23, 2018 07:30am -
Jan 23, 2018 11:30am
Bethesda USO

Event Description

Non-pharmacologic Treatment of Pain

As medicine becomes increasingly aware of the dangers of long-term opioid use, what can health care professionals do to help these patients?  This educational session will describe MHS efforts to improve pain management for TRICARE and VA beneficiaries and arm health care providers with a variety of non-pharmacologic options to help patients with pain.  


MRCEE - Member Recruitment & Continuing Education Event 

This “Member-Bring-a-Member” event is designed to recruit new members and expand awareness of AMSUS while also providing CEs and networking opportunities. 

Location: Bethesda USO




0730 - Coffee, Registration, AMSUS orientation - AMSUS Staff
0800 - Introduction to CME portion, orientation to new MHS Stepped Care Model, Introduction of first speaker - LTC Yancey
0815 - LTG(ret.) Schoomaker - general overview of DVCIPM's work with VA and others on evidence-based complementary and integrative modalities in chronic pain
                - 30 minute talk with 15 minutes for questions/discussion
0900 - Col.(ret.) Niemtzow - use of acupuncture for pain relief
                - 30 minute talk with 15 minutes for questions/discussion
0945 - BREAK
1000 - MAJ Nicole Brown - physical therapy for acute vs. chronic lower back pain, highlighting chronic back pain class at WRNMMC
                - 30 minute talk with 15 minutes for questions/discussion
1045 - Dr. Jennifer Bell - meditation/relaxation techniques for treatment of pain
                - 30 minute talk with 15 minutes for questions/discussion
1130 - END


Not a member? Join today and attend free with the MRCEE Bundle!


CME will be available for registered attendees (physicians, physician assistants, nurses), and certificates of attendance will be available for those in other categories to submit to their accreditation agencies.


Please note: Attendees are responsible for their own base access.

Event Type:Membership
Early registration ends on Sep 12, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Sep 13, 2017 and ends on Jan 21, 2018.
Late registration starts on Jan 22, 2018.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)