PCSS-O Webinar: Learning The Evidence Behind Alternative/ Complementary Chronic Pain Management - Emphasis on Chronic Low Back Pain - Part 2

Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a three year grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). It is a collaborative project led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) with: American Dental Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), and International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). These organizations are providing training and education on the safe and effective prescribing of opioid medications in the treatment of pain and/or opioid addiction.

Webinar Information:

A webinar offered by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). This webinar will continue Dr. Saenger’s presentation of the evidence regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for chronic pain, particularly chronic low back pain. As new information (often conflicting and confusing) is constantly arising, evidence based practice principles will be demonstrated to analyze the validity strength of specific evidence and the clinical significance of study findings. The session will cover various CAM therapies, including:      

  • Natural, Biologically Based Products (example of Devil's Claw)
  • Manipulation and Body Based Practices (examples of Spinal Manipulation, Massage, Acupuncture and Alexander's Technique)
  • Energy Medicine (example of Reiki)

The “big picture” of where CAM fits into our biopsychosocial care of individual patients with chronic pain will be discussed and references for further study provided.

Date: Friday, February 1, 2013  
Speaker: Michael Saenger, M.D., FACP
Fellow, National VA Quality Scholars Program
Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine
Consultant for Chronic Pain Management
Grady Health System
Time: 2:30—3:30 p.m. ET
To Register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/558664122                 

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (1H79TI023439) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.