Charles E. Argoff, MD; Timothy R. Deer, MD, DABPM
Jointly provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education, Dannemiller and Integritas Communications
This CME-accredited CME/CE Snapshot™ four-part series is intended for pain specialists, pain management nurses, and other clinicians who manage patients treated with intrathecally delivered analgesics for chronic pain. The faculty will also review freely available patient- and caregiver-directed educational resources that seek to improve shared decision-making.
These activities have been designed to meet the educational needs of pain specialists, pain management nurses, and other clinicians who manage patients treated with intrathecally delivered analgesics for chronic pain
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to do the following:
- Describe the rationale and appropriate roles of intrathecal drug delivery as a treatment option for severe chronic pain
Charles E. Argoff, MD
Professor of Neurology
Albany Medical College
Director, Comprehensive Pain Center
Albany Medical Center
Albany, New York
Timothy R. Deer, MD, DABPM
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Center for Pain Relief, Inc.
Spine and Nerve Centers of the Virginias
Charleston, West Virginia
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of these educational activities.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of these CME activities:
Charles E. Argoff, MD: Consultant: Depomed, Inc., Grünenthal GmbH , Nevro Corp., Pfizer Inc., Purdue Pharma L.P., Theranica Ltd. Speakers Bureau: Allergan USA, Inc., BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc., Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc., Depomed, Inc., Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Stock Ownership: Depomed, Inc.; Pfizer Inc. Grant Research: Grünenthal GmbH, Theranica Ltd. Royalties, Patents: Elsevier
Timothy R. Deer, MD, DABPM: Consultant: Flowonix Medical Inc., SPG Therapeutics Inc., SpineThera, Inc. Speakers Bureau: Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Jim Kappler, PhD; Sandy Breslow; Alison Kemp; and Bernard M. Abrams, MD, hereby state that neither they nor their spouses/life partners have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of these activities of any amount during the past 12 months.
These activities have been supported by an independent educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
CME Credit (Physicians)
These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Integritas Communications. The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education designates each enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in each activity.
AANP Credit (Nurse Practitioners)
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Dannemiller the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education. Dannemiller is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 090419. This program is accredited for 0.25 contact hour(s) which includes 0.0 hours of pharmacology.
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education, Dannemiller, Integritas Communications, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of the patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:
- Read the educational objectives, accreditation information, and faculty disclosures at the beginning of each activity
- Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
- Read or review the activity content.
- Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
- A physician who achieves a grade of 70% or better on the Postactivity Test and who completes the Evaluation will receive a CME Certificate.
- Any other participant who achieves a grade of 70% or better on the Postactivity Test and who completes the Evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation.