Integrating Specialty Pain and Addiction Care (1.5 CME)

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(1.5 CME) In this conference recording from the 2019 Annual Conference, you will learn:

The specialties of pain medicine and addiction medicine are intertwined in many ways, including patient population, chronic disease concepts, psychiatric comorbidities and behavioral issues, opioid management challenges and opportunities, and importance of empathy required for good outcomes, to name a few. A multidisciplinary team approach is also typically most effective in both fields. Despite these similarities, many specialists in the field of addiction medicine may not feel adequately equipped to diagnose and manage chronic pain conditions for their patients with active or stable substance use disorders. Similarly, many pain specialists are not sufficiently trained or experienced in assessing and treating substance use disorders, which can lead to erosions in care and diminished access. In this workshop, Dr Rudolf, an addiction medicine and pain medicine-certified physician, and Dr Stanos, physiatrist and immediate past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, will discuss how they and their colleagues integrate addiction and pain medicine in their multidisciplinary pain management specialty setting in Seattle. Using both didactic presentation and case-based learning techniques, practical approaches for optimization of the roles of each specialist in the care of the patient will be considered.  

Learning Objectives:

1.) Engage in proactive collaboration with local colleagues in pain medicine and/or addiction medicine to facilitate better outcomes and treatment retention.
2.) Describe current best practices in multidisciplinary pain management.
3.) Conduct patient care with a greater level of confidence, skill, and empathy when managing co-occurring substance use and chronic pain disorders.

Gregory Rudolf


Dr. Rudolf is a physician board certified in addiction medicine, pain medicine, and medical acupuncture practicing at Swedish Pain Services in Seattle. The clinic integrates multidisciplinary pain care approaches in an effort to optimize patient functional outcomes and self-efficacy. He has also worked extensively in inpatient substance use disorder treatment settings and has published on the topic of withdrawal management. He is on the ASAM Pain and Addiction Course Planning Committee, the board of directors of the Washington Society of Addiction Medicine, and is a clinical assistant professor at University of Washington.

Steven Stanos


Steven P. Stanos, DO currently serves as Medical Director of Swedish Health System Pain Medicine and Services in Seattle, Washington and leads Swedish's comprehensive pain center, Swedish Pain Services. The center provides interventional pain management, medical management, addiction treatment, and comprehensive interdisciplinary pain services.  Prior to joining Swedish, he served as medical director of the Center for Pain Management at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) from 2002-2014. At RIC he was an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Medical School Feinberg School of Medicine and co-chair of the multidisciplinary pain fellowship.   He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine and by the American Board of Anesthesia.   Dr. Stanos is the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Dr Stanos served as a panel member on the Service Delivery and Reimbursement work group for the National Pain Strategy and as invited consultant for the CDC Opioid Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. He currently serves on the American Medical Association (AMA) Opioid Task Force.   Dr. Stanos’ work includes ongoing educational initiatives for primary care, pain medicine, and physical medicine specialists around the United States and abroad. Dr. Stanos has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters related to pain management. Steven has been involved in the development and publication of treatment guidelines related to rehabilitation approaches for chronic pain and low back pain conditions and serves on the editorial board for the journal Pain Medicine.  A Mayday Foundation Advocacy fellow in 2013, his advocacy continues to focus on increasing awareness and access for interdisciplinary biopsychosocially-based pain care for patients suffering with chronic pain. He has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, Fox News, regional print and television news on topics related to pain medicine and rehabilitation.

ACCME Accredited with Commendation

ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.5 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (tMOC)

This course has been approved by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification Program (tMOC) can apply a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing this course.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Session Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This session was recorded on 4/7/19 in Orlando, FL
CME Quiz
3 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  2/3 points to pass Complete the quiz to claim CME.
CME Evaluation
15 Questions
15 Questions Please complete the evaluation to claim CME.
CME Credit and Certificate
Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits