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 AMSUS Introduction - BG John Cho, MC, USA (Ret), Executive Director
0815 Program Introduction and orientation to new MHS Stepped Care Model - LTC Yancey
0830 LTG(ret.) Schoomaker - general overview of DVCIPM's work with VA and others on evidence-based complementary and integrative modalities in chronic pain
0900 - Dr. Buckenmaier - current theories on the effects of acupuncture and recent efforts by the MHS to introduce acupuncture within our care system
0930 - BREAK
0945 - MAJ Nicole Brown - physical therapy for acute vs. chronic lower back pain, highlighting chronic back pain class at WRNMMC
1015 - Dr. Jennifer Bell - meditation/relaxation techniques for treatment of pain
1045 Panel Q&A
1115 - 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.
*Topics and presenters may be subject to change