The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Essentials Online

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The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Essentials Online

On-Demand Modules

Overview

This 6-hour, on-demand series consists of 6 modules (rolled out throughout 2021) that cover the foundations of pain and addiction including the science, stigma, screening and assessment, treatment, and interdisciplinary approaches. The modules are self-paced and include interactive activities, knowledge check questions, video content, and text-based content. All modules can be taken together as a full 6-hour course or can be taken individually to fill learner knowledge gaps in pain and addiction topics. 

Learners looking for more advanced topics in pain and addiction should register for the Applied Skills Workshop (intermediate level) or the Common Threads Course (advanced level), learn more here

The target audience for this introductory series includes: primary care physicians, fellows in training and residents, providers who are new to addiction medicine or are early in their career and other members of the care team who are looking for introductory topics on pain and addiction.

This series addresses the following ACGME competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning, Interpersonal Skills, Professionalism, and Systems Based Practice.

Registration Rates

You can purchase the entire 6-Module package at a discounted price. 

ASAM Learner Type

6-Module Package Rate

1-Module Rate

ASAM Member

$145

$29

Non-Member

$195

$39

Associate Member

$95

$19

Resident Member*

$95

$19

Student Member*

$95

$19

*Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

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Registration Deadline: 05/30/2024

Series Instructions

  1. Click on the Content tab to view all modules within the series. Click the View button to access a specific module.
  2. Within each module, select the Contents Tab to begin the activity.
  3. Participants will need to complete post tests and evaluations for each module. Medical Credits are claimed within the module and are not available for the entire package.

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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Earn a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit while learning about the science of addiction and pain medicine. This is the first module of the Pain & Addiction Essentials Online, which is an introductory, self-paced series of modules that can be taken as a full course or as stand-alone modules to supplement pain and addiction knowledge.

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    Module Overview


    Module 1: The Science of Pain & Addiction is an interactive, fully online 1.5-hour module designed for providers who are relatively new to the field of pain and addiction medicine. This course is designed for providers such as primary care physicians, fellows in training and residents, providers who are new to addiction medicine or are early in their career and other members of the care team who are looking for introductory topics on pain and addiction. 

    This module is part of The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials, a series of 6 online modules (rolled out throughout 2021) that cover the foundations of pain and addiction including the science, stigma, screening and assessment, treatment, and interdisciplinary approaches. All modules can be taken together as a full 6-hour course or can be taken individually to fill learner knowledge gaps in pain and addiction topics. 

    Learners looking for more advanced topics in pain and addiction should register for The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course which takes place annually. 

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Understand the neurobiology and physiology of addiction and considerations in treatment 
    2. Understand the neurobiology, physiology, and diagnosis of pain and considerations in treatment 
    3. Identify protective and risk factors related to the development of addiction and chronic pain
    4. Describe the pharmacology of common drugs (including medications used in treatment as well as substances with potential for misuse) and the impact of these drugs on pain and addiction 

    This module is worth a total of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits.

    Donald R. Teater

    MD, MPH

    Don Teater MD, MPH is a family physician who has worked in western North Carolina for the past 30 years. Since 2004 he has focused on the intersection of pain, opioids, and addiction. Don was the lead facilitator for the expert panel during the development of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

    From 2013-2016, Don was the Medical Advisor at the National Safety Council leading their effort to reduce opioid abuse and overdose in the community and in the workplace. He continues to work with federal and state government organizations, medical organizations and nonprofits in addressing many aspects of the opioid epidemic.

    While working on the public health aspects of the opioid epidemic, he sees patients one day a week treating opioid use disorder and chronic pain in Waynesville, NC by telemedicine. He also works one week each month as a pain and addiction specialist seeing Alaska Native patients with the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Juneau, AK.

    No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Maureen Boyle

    PhD

    Maureen Boyle, PhD, is the Chief Quality and Science Officer at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) where she oversees ASAM’s quality improvement programs, publication development, and science initiative with the goal of supporting effective implementation of evidence based practices in the addiction treatment system.

    Dr. Boyle holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the Washington University School of Medicine, and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and a Science and Technology Policy Fellowship through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

    Dr. Boyle has worked in the areas of  research, public health, and policy including leadership positions with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  At SAMHSA, as Team Lead for Health Information Technology (HIT) in the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Dr. Boyle coordinated the agency’s efforts to promote the use of technology to improve the delivery of substance use disorder treatment. 

    Dr. Boyle also served as Chief of the Science Policy Branch at the NIDA. While directing and managing the Science Policy Branch, she led development of the institute’s strategic plan; she developed and presented analyses of the state of the science related to current policy issues for diverse audiences including congress, government agencies, and the public; and she led development of research reports and other science communication materials. 

    Launette Marie Rieb

    MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, DABAM, FASAM

    Launette Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, DABAM, FASAM is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. She is a Family Physician and diplomat of The American Board of Addiction Medicine. She did her graduate work in the area of pain physiology. She completed a postgraduate UBC Clinical Scholar's Program in 2015 and a NIDA sponsored Canadian Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship in 2016 resulting in publication on a newly described opioid pain phenomenon - withdrawal-associated injury-site pain (WISP). She has also published on fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths in BC, as well as on addiction in a variety of marginalized populations. Dr. Rieb is the Medical Director of a multidisciplinary team at OrionHealth (Vancouver Pain Clinic), and works as a consultant for the Rapid Access Addictions Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. In addition, she does addiction medicine consultations for The Orchard Recovery Centre, on Bowen Island. Dr. Rieb has taught addiction medicine in the undergraduate and postgraduate medical programs at UBC, and at national and international conferences for 24 years. Dr. Rieb was the co-creator and initial Physician Director of the St. Paul’s Hospital Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Fellowship (now the BC Centre on Substance Use Addiction Medicine Fellowship). She is a member of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine’s Education Committee and the College of Family Physician of Canada's Competency Creation Working Group for the Certificate of Added Competency in Addiction Medicine. Dr. Rieb is the past recipient of a UBC Faculty of Medicine Post Graduate Teaching Award. 

    No relevant financial disclosures.

    Credits and Disclosures


    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 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

    This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

    National Board for Certified Counselors ACEP

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7062. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

    This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

    California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

    This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

    This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

    Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

    Maintenance of Certification


    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

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

    American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

    This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 1.5 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC point 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 credits.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

    Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

    Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits

    American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

    Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

    CME Reviewer and Disclosure Information


    ASAM CME Committee Reviewer

    Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, DFASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Program Planning Committee, CME Committee, Medical Education Council (MEC), and Faculty Disclosure Information

    In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships for the Planning Committees, CME Committee, MEC, and Faculty. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

    Faculty and Planning Committee


    Faculty Disclosure Information

    Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH – No Relevant Financial Disclosures 
    Denver, CO

    Maureen Boyle, PhD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures 
    Rockville, MD

    Launette Marie Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Vancouver, BC


    Planning Committee Disclosure Information

    William S. Jacobs, MD (Chair) – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Saint Johns, FL

    Gregory Rudolf, MD (Vice-Chair) – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Seattle, WA

    Mark Weiner, MD, DFASAM (Immediate Past Chair) – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Harithsa S. Asuri, MD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Cincinnati, OH

    Gregory X. Boehm, MD, DFASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Shaker Heights, OH

    Denise Josey, MD, MPH, MS – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Lake Worth, FL

    Laura Morgan Frankart, PharmD, MEd, BCPS – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Richmond, VA

    Launette Marie Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Vancouver, BC

    Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH – No Relevant Financial Disclosures 
    Denver, CO

    Michael P. Sprintz, DO, DFASAM – Dose Disclose 
    Shenandoah, TX

    • Cellarian, Inc, Clinical Condition: Diagnostic Toxicology, SUD, COVID-19, Employment, Ownership Interest (includes stock, stock options, patent or other intellectual property)
    • FirsTox, LLC, Clinical Condition: Drug Testing, Consultant/Advisory Board, Speaker/Honoraria (includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness)
    • Saluda Medical, Clinical Condition: Pain Management, Consultant/Advisory Board
    • Mahantech, Clinical Condition: PDMP for SUD identification, Consultant/Advisory Board
    • Dean Law firm, Clinical Condition: Pain management, Speaker/Honoraria (includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness)
    • Texas Pain Society, Clinical Condition: Pain and addiction, Speaker honoraria
    • Texas A&M University Health Center, Clinical Condition: Pain and addiction, Speaker honoraria

    All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 1-hour on-demand module covers different types of stigma that may affect patients seeking treatment for pain or substance use disorder, including structural stigma, social stigma, and self-stigma and how to mitigate stigma. This is the second of six modules in The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials series.

    The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials Online - Module 2: Stigma

    On-Demand Module

    Overview

    This 1-hour on-demand module covers different types of stigma that may affect patients seeking treatment for pain or substance use disorder, including structural stigma, social stigma, and self-stigma and how to mitigate stigma.

    This module is part of The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials, a series of 6 online modules (rolled out throughout 2021) that cover the foundations of pain and addiction including the science, stigma, screening and assessment, treatment, and interdisciplinary approaches. All modules can be taken together as a full 6-hour course or can be taken individually to fill learner knowledge gaps in pain and addiction topics. 

    Learners looking for more advanced topics in pain and addiction should register for The ASAM Pain & Addiction: Common Threads Course which takes place annually.

    The target audience for this module includes: primary care physicians, fellows in training and residents, providers who are new to addiction medicine or are early in their career and other members of the care team who are looking for introductory topics on pain and addiction.

    This session addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Systems Based Practice. 

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, learners will be able to:

    1. Define the types of stigma that may affect patients seeking treatment for pain or substance use disorder, including structural stigma, social stigma, and self-stigma
    2. Examine the impact that the stigma associated with substance use disorder and chronic pain has on individuals, especially as a deterrent to seeking or continuing treatment
    3. Recognize how bias and discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, and other qualities may influence patient outcomes in people seeking treatment for pain and substance use disorder
    4. Recognize how common, stigmatizing language regarding addiction and pain treatment can affect people's perceptions of substance use disorder or chronic pain conditions
    5. Identify ways to address and mitigate stigma, especially through the use of non-stigmatizing language

    Fees

    Rate DescriptionRate
    ASAM Member$29
    Non-Member$39
    Associate Member$19
    Resident Member*$19
    Student Member*$19

    *Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

    Membership Question?  Call ASAM at 1.301.656.3920, email us, or view the ASAM website for more information.

    Refunds & Cancellations

    All ASAM e-Learning Center refund requests must be made in writing to education@asam.org within 90 days of purchase. Those requesting refunds for courses that are in progress will receive partial refunds or e-Learning Center credit. Automatic full refunds will be made for any course with a live-course component that has been cancelled.

    Registration Deadline: 06/10/2024

    Course Instructions

    1. Click the "Contents" tab and select "View On-Demand Recording".  After viewing the entire video, return to the Contents tab.
    2. Click "Complete Post Test" to answer quiz questions. You will have 10 attempts and must get at least 2 out of 3 questions correct. After completing the quiz, return to the Contents tab. 
    3. Click "Complete Evaluation" to answer evaluation questions. Scroll down on all questions, there are answers that expand past the size of the window. 
    4. Click the button “Claim Credits” in the box titled “Claim Credits & Certificate." Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button “View/Print Certificate” to save or print your certificate. If you ever lose your certificate, you can come back to the ASAM e-Learning Center and view it on your transcript (found in the Dashboard).

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    Donald R. Teater

    MD, MPH

    Don Teater MD, MPH is a family physician who has worked in western North Carolina for the past 30 years. Since 2004 he has focused on the intersection of pain, opioids, and addiction. Don was the lead facilitator for the expert panel during the development of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

    From 2013-2016, Don was the Medical Advisor at the National Safety Council leading their effort to reduce opioid abuse and overdose in the community and in the workplace. He continues to work with federal and state government organizations, medical organizations and nonprofits in addressing many aspects of the opioid epidemic.

    While working on the public health aspects of the opioid epidemic, he sees patients one day a week treating opioid use disorder and chronic pain in Waynesville, NC by telemedicine. He also works one week each month as a pain and addiction specialist seeing Alaska Native patients with the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Juneau, AK.

    No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Sarah Wakeman

    MD

    Sarah E. Wakeman, MD is the Medical Director for the Mass General Hospital Substance Use Disorder Initiative, program director of the Mass General Addiction Medicine fellowship, Medical Director for Substance Use Disorder at Mass General Brigham, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also the Medical Director of the Mass General Hospital Addiction Consult Team, co-chair of the Mass General Opioid Task Force, and co-chair of the Mass General Brigham Substance Use Steering Committee. 

    She received her A.B. from Brown University and her M.D. from Brown Medical School. She completed residency training in internal medicine and served as Chief Medical Resident at Mass General Hospital. She is a diplomate and fellow of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She served on Massachusetts' Governor Baker’s Opioid Addiction Working Group. Nationally, she serves on the American Society of Addiction Medicine Ethics Committee.
    Clinically she provides specialty addiction and general medical care in the inpatient and outpatient setting at Mass General Hospital and the Mass General Charlestown Health Center. Her research interests include evaluating models for integrated substance use disorder treatment in general medical settings, low threshold treatment models, recovery coaching, physician attitudes and practice related to substance use disorder, and screening for substance use in primary care. 

    Anika Alvanzo

    MD, MS, DFASAM, FACP

    Anika Alvanzo, MD, MS, DFASAM, FACP is the Eastern Region Medical Director for Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. She also serves as a physician consultant on substance use disorders to the Behavioral Health Administration in the Maryland Department of Health and is the Managing Partner of Uzima Consulting Group, LLC, which provides addiction medicine-related consultation, education and training, and expert witness testimony. Dr. Alvanzo is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and holds a master’s degree in biostatistics from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Alvanzo is a Distinguished Fellow of ASAM, a Past President of the Maryland-DC Society of Addiction Medicine (MDDCSAM), and currently serves as Chair of the ASAM Annual Conference Program Planning Committee and Region V Director for the ASAM Board of Directors.

    At Pyramid Healthcare, Inc., Dr. Alvanzo’s role is to optimize and standardize the medical care, with emphasis on substance withdrawal management and pharmacotherapy, in the residential and outpatient addiction treatment programs in Eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. Prior to this, Dr. Alvanzo spent twelve years as faculty in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she held a variety of clinical leadership roles, including Associate Medical Director of Addiction Treatment Services and the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy and Medical Director of the Broadway Center for Addiction, comprehensive, outpatient substance use disorder treatment (SUD) programs on the Johns Hopkin Bayview and Johns Hopkins Hospital campuses, respectively. From 2011 – 2018, Dr. Alvanzo directed the Substance Use Disorders Consultation Service, a multidisciplinary addiction consultation service serving the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Medicine general and subspecialty services.

    Dr. Alvanzo has served as an expert on National Institutes of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), National Quality Forum (NQF) and PEW Research Center panels regarding opioids and integration of recovery-oriented care in various medical settings. 

    Matthew Tierney

    APRN

    Matt Tierney, APRN is a Nurse Practitioner and a Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing. He also serves as Clinical Director of Substance Use Treatment and Education for the Office of Population Health at UCSF Health. The focus of his career has been on improving essential addiction treatment delivery locally, regionally, and nationally. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, where he serves on the Expert Panel on Psychiatric-Mental Health and Substance Use. Matt is also President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and represents APNA as a sponsoring member of the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine's Forum of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. He is an ASAM member who has been teaching waiver training courses since 2008. He has treated over 1,600 patients with buprenorphine and has worked in licensed Opiate Treatment programs providing all three FDA-approved medications for OUD treatment.

    No relevant financial disclosures

    CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types


    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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

    This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

    National Board for Certified Counselors ACEP

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7062. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

    This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

    California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

    This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

    This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

    Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

    Maintenance of Certification


    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

    This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 1 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC point 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 credits.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

    Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

    Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits

    American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

    Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

    Disclosure Information


    Program Planning Committee, CME Committee, Medical Education Council (MEC), and Faculty Disclosure Information

    In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include resolving all possible conflicts of interest for the Planning Committees, CME Committee, MEC, and Faculty. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

    ASAM CME Committee Reviewer

    Benjamin Bearnot, MD – Does disclose

    • We The Village, Inc, Clinical Condition: Opioid Use Disorder, CRAFT support, Consultant/Advisory Board
    • Halcyon Health, Clinical Condition: Opioid Use Disorder, Recovery Coaching, Consultant/Advisory Board
    Faculty and Planning Committee

    Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH – No Relevant Financial Disclosures 
    Denver, CO

    Anika Alvanzo, MD, MS, FACP, DFASAM - No Relevant Financial Disclosures 
    Baltimore, MD

    Matthew Tierney, ANP, PMHNP, CARN-AP, FAAN – No Relevant Financial Disclosures 
    San Francisco, CA

    Sarah Wakeman, MD – Does disclose
    Charlestown, MA

    • Celero Systems (Consultant/Advisory Board)
    • Springer Textbook (Other Research Support includes receipt of drugs, supplies, equipment or other in-kind support, Textbook royalties)
    • UpToDate (Speaker/Honoraria includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness)
    Planning Committee Disclosure Information

    William S. Jacobs, MD (Chair) – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Saint Johns, FL

    Gregory Rudolf, MD (Vice-Chair) – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Seattle, WA

    Mark Weiner, MD, DFASAM (Immediate Past Chair) – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Harithsa S. Asuri, MD – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Cincinnati, OH

    Gregory X. Boehm, MD, DFASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Shaker Heights, OH

    Denise Josey, MD, MPH, MS – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Lake Worth, FL

    Laura Morgan Frankart, PharmD, MEd, BCPS – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Richmond, VA

    Launette Marie Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, FASAM – No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    Vancouver, BC

    Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH – No Relevant Financial Disclosures 
    Denver, CO

    Michael P. Sprintz, DO, DFASAM – Dose Disclose 
    Shenandoah, TX

    • Cellarian, Inc, Clinical Condition: Diagnostic Toxicology, SUD, COVID-19, Employment, Ownership Interest (includes stock, stock options, patent or other intellectual property)
    • FirsTox, LLC, Clinical Condition: Drug Testing, Consultant/Advisory Board, Speaker/Honoraria (includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness)
    • Saluda Medical, Clinical Condition: Pain Management, Consultant/Advisory Board
    • Mahantech, Clinical Condition: PDMP for SUD identification, Consultant/Advisory Board
    • Dean Law firm, Clinical Condition: Pain management, Speaker/Honoraria (includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness)
    • Texas Pain Society, Clinical Condition: Pain and addiction, Speaker honoraria
    • Texas A&M University Health Center, Clinical Condition: Pain and addiction, Speaker honoraria

    All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 1-hour on-demand module covers screening and assessment tools for patients at risk for pain and addiction, barriers to effective and efficient use, strategies to overcome these barriers, and providing initial and on-going drug screenings. This is the third of six modules in The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials series.

    The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials Online
    Module 3: Screening & Assessment

    On-Demand Module

    Overview

    This 1-hour on-demand module covers widely available, validated, and practical screening and assessment tools for patients at risk for pain and addiction. The module also discusses barriers to effective and efficient use of these tools along with ways to address these barriers. Considerations for providing sensitive, patient-centered care in providing initial drug screenings and in on-going monitoring of substance use are also discussed.

    This module is part of The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials, a series of 6 online modules (rolled out throughout 2021) that cover the foundations of pain and addiction including the science, stigma, screening and assessment, treatment, and interdisciplinary approaches. All modules can be taken together as a full 6-hour course or can be taken individually to fill learner knowledge gaps in pain and addiction topics. 

    Learners looking for more advanced topics in pain and addiction should register for the Applied Skills Workshop (intermediate level) or the Common Threads Course (advanced level), learn more here

    The target audience for this module includes: primary care physicians, fellows in training and residents, providers who are new to addiction medicine or are early in their career and other members of the care team who are looking for introductory topics on pain and addiction.

    This session addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, and Systems Based Practice. 

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, learners will be able to:

    1. Explain the role of screening and assessment for pain or addiction in a primary care practice, and how they may be integrated into patient care.
    2. Compare the widely available, validated standardized tools used to screen and assess risk for substance use disorders, chronic pain conditions, or other key co-occurring conditions.
    3. Explore considerations for patient-centered care in both initial drug screenings and in on-going monitoring of substance use.
    4. Identify barriers that providers face in integrating the use of screening and assessment tools into a primary care practice.
    5. Identify strategies that support providers and their treatment teams in conducting efficient, effective, and patient-centered screening and assessments.

    Fees

    Rate DescriptionRate
    ASAM Member$29
    Non-Member$39
    Associate Member$19
    Resident Member*$19
    Student Member*$19

    *Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

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    Registration Deadline: 10/11/2024

    Course Instructions

    1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
    2. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 2 out of [total # of 3 questions correctly.
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    Donald R. Teater

    MD, MPH

    Don Teater MD, MPH is a family physician who has worked in western North Carolina for the past 30 years. Since 2004 he has focused on the intersection of pain, opioids, and addiction. Don was the lead facilitator for the expert panel during the development of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.

    From 2013-2016, Don was the Medical Advisor at the National Safety Council leading their effort to reduce opioid abuse and overdose in the community and in the workplace. He continues to work with federal and state government organizations, medical organizations and nonprofits in addressing many aspects of the opioid epidemic.

    While working on the public health aspects of the opioid epidemic, he sees patients one day a week treating opioid use disorder and chronic pain in Waynesville, NC by telemedicine. He also works one week each month as a pain and addiction specialist seeing Alaska Native patients with the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Juneau, AK.

    No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    Launette Marie Rieb

    MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, DABAM, FASAM

    Launette Rieb, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP, DABAM, FASAM is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. She is a Family Physician and diplomat of The American Board of Addiction Medicine. She did her graduate work in the area of pain physiology. She completed a postgraduate UBC Clinical Scholar's Program in 2015 and a NIDA sponsored Canadian Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship in 2016 resulting in publication on a newly described opioid pain phenomenon - withdrawal-associated injury-site pain (WISP). She has also published on fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths in BC, as well as on addiction in a variety of marginalized populations. Dr. Rieb is the Medical Director of a multidisciplinary team at OrionHealth (Vancouver Pain Clinic), and works as a consultant for the Rapid Access Addictions Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. In addition, she does addiction medicine consultations for The Orchard Recovery Centre, on Bowen Island. Dr. Rieb has taught addiction medicine in the undergraduate and postgraduate medical programs at UBC, and at national and international conferences for 24 years. Dr. Rieb was the co-creator and initial Physician Director of the St. Paul’s Hospital Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Fellowship (now the BC Centre on Substance Use Addiction Medicine Fellowship). She is a member of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine’s Education Committee and the College of Family Physician of Canada's Competency Creation Working Group for the Certificate of Added Competency in Addiction Medicine. Dr. Rieb is the past recipient of a UBC Faculty of Medicine Post Graduate Teaching Award. 

    No relevant financial disclosures.

    CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types


    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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
    This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

    California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
    This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222.

    California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

    This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205.

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
    This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222.

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
    Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

    Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)


    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
    This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 1 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 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 credits.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS)
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
    Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

    American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
    Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Tmoc credit requirements.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
    Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.

    Disclosure Information


    In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

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