Lessons Learned: Group Acupuncture in Primary Care is organized by Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) and will be held during Nov 14, 2016 - Nov 14, 2019.
The target audience for this medical event is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Chronic pain is undertreated and possibly overmedicated in urban poor populations in the United States. Even while non-pharmacologic therapies are shown to be effective they are not widely accessible to these populations. This presentation discusses disparities in the treatment of chronic pain, the evidence for acupuncture therapies, and the aims, rationale, and challenges of a implementing an acupuncture research project in primary care settings in the Bronx. Finding solutions to the challenges of integrating acupuncture therapy can benefit underserved populations with chronic pain by making a safe, effective, and feasible treatment accessible to the urban underserved.
• Discuss the evidence for acupuncture therapies in the treatment of chronic pain and the potential contribution of the AADDOPT study.
• Describe disparities in pain prevalence and outcomes of pain treatment among underserved patients.
• Discuss the possible challenges and solutions related to delivering acupuncture therapy in the community health center setting.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Alternative Medicine, Primary Care