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CME : 5.5

Management of Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents

Sep 28, 2019   |   Baltimore, Maryland  United States of America
Specialties : Psychology   |   Nurse Practitioner   |   Primary Care   |   Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation   |   Pain Management   |   Pediatrics
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Management of Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents is organized by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) and will be held on Sep 28, 2019 at The Arnold J. Capute, MD, MPH Conference Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America.

Target Audience:
This activity is intended for anesthesiologists, family practice physicians, general practitioners, general surgeons, hospitalists, neurologists, nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, pain medicine physicians, pediatricians, physiatrists, physical therapists, physician assistants, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Other Credits:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

PAs may claim a maximum of 5.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is authorized by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a provider of continuing education. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program. A certificate for 5.5 CEUs will be awarded upon completion of this activity.

The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners certifies that this program meets the criteria for 0.55 credit hours of Category 1 or 0.55 CEUs of continuing education for social workers and associates licensed in Maryland. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland.

Course Description:
This will be a single day conference presented by keynote speakers as well as Johns Hopkins and Kennedy Krieger faculty and staff. The conference will focus on the importance of avoiding long-term management of chronic pediatric pain with opioid medications.

The conference will present state-of-the-science information on medical aspects of acute versus chronic pediatric pain, and on vital differences in recommended management and treatment of acute versus chronic pain in children and adolescents. Discussion will include recommendations for limiting, and typically eliminating, narcotic or opioid medication use when pain is diagnosed to be chronic.

Alternative, multimodal, interdisciplinary and rehabilitation-focused intervention and management approaches will be presented in detail. Emphasis will be placed on early diagnosis and appropriate intervention modalities including non-opioid medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy, cognitive-behavioral individual and family therapy, as well as social work and psychiatric interventions.

Speakers will present information and recommendations concerning the functional, psychological, educational, social, and co-morbid mental health aspects of pediatric chronic pain. In addition to scheduled lectures there will be discussion groups organized by professional discipline during lunch and a concluding interdisciplinary panel discussion in the afternoon.

The conference is aimed at outreach and continuing education of community medical and allied health care providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, school nurses, coaches and any other professionals who may encounter youth with pain conditions during their daily practice.

The overarching goal is to disseminate information that will lead to appropriate management, early intervention and referral of children and adolescents with chronic pain to help decrease the chances of opioid misuse, dependence and addiction consistent with state and national initiatives to combat what has been referred to as the opioid epidemic and related morbidity/mortality from opioid abuse. 

ANCC/ACCME Learning Outcomes:
• Recognize the difference between medications used for acute pediatric pain and chronic pediatric pain.
• Identify the components of evidence-based rehabilitation of pediatric chronic pain.
• Describe appropriate ways to seek professional consultation and to refer complex cases for treatment of pediatric chronic pain.
• Recognize appropriate recommendations for parents on how to respond to their child's chroinc pain behavior.


Andrew Woo
Andrew Woo

Family Medicine

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Venue Address

The Arnold J. Capute, MD, MPH Conference Center
at Kennedy Krieger Institute, The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Building, 8th Floor, 1741 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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