Wednesday, May 19, 2021

6:00p - 9:00p (ET)



6:00p - 7:00p

Mirror Mirror on the Wall:
Who's the FDA's Fairest ADF of All?

Faculty Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE

Challenge accepted. Our country has made numerous strides in advancing patient care, and more particularly conducting efforts to ensure that lives within the national opioid crisis are saved and/or improved. One of those positive strides involves the FDA approval of abuse deterrent formulation (ADF) opioid medications, with the aim of preventing the transition from the misuse and/or abuse of prescription opioid medications to illicit (and possibly laced) diacetylmorphine (aka heroin). How do these formulations work, one might ask? Which ADF opioid medications are not only available on the US market, but also specifically approved as an ADF opioid medication? Are these ADFs really foolproof? Well, the street chemists of our country have already accepted the challenge to be knowledgeable on all of the above. Now it’s our turn as healthcare professionals to get up to speed on these risk reduction entities.

UAN 0530-0000-21-008-L08-P
Rx hours 0.80

7:00p - 7:45p

Treatment Advances in Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (PDPN) of the feet:
Integrating Prescription-Strength Capsaicin into your Office Procedures

Sponsored by Averitas Pharma, Inc.

Faculty Charles E. Argoff, MD

A presentation by Charles Argoff, MD providing an overview of high concentration capsaicin and data supporting efficacy and safety for painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy of the feet.

Not certified for credit.

7:45p - 8:45p

Triple Threat or Epiphany?
The Need for a Biopsychosocial Approach to Pain Management

Faculty Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP

Over the past 20 years, much has happened in the pain care environment, ranging from identifying the undertreatment of pain and encouraging adequate treatment to discouraging prescribing opioids too liberally for that purpose. We have heard some experts debate approaching pain treatment from a tailored, mechanistic perspective vs treating the “person” from a humanistic perspective. Unfortunately, even when there are discussions about nonpharmacologic attempts to treat pain, such as behavioral approaches, they are often presented in a form that makes them seem siloed and unharmonious with a biomedical approach. This presentation will discuss the rationale of biomedical and biopsychosocial models of pain treatment, their roles in treating pain, and propose a way to harness them in a synergistic, nonreductionistic approach that considers patient context, maximizes safety, and improves patient engagement, ultimately trying to maintain and/or restore function and quality of life.

UAN 0530-0000-21-014-L08-P
Rx hours 0.0

8:45p - 9:00p

Faculty Q&A


Charles E. Argoff
Mark Garofoli
Kevin L. Zacharoff

Program Guide

The program guide will be availble before the webinar.

CE/CME and Accreditation

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of frontline clinicians: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists involved in managing acute and chronic pain.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Whether you're in a hospital or office-based practice, chronic pain patients are everywhere—and YOU are absorbing the burden of their care.

A just released report by the National Institutes of Health outlines positive steps that practitioners can take in response to the burgeoning problem of prescription medication abuse and to provide more effective pain management care to their patients. Key among these is access to pain education, and by participating in a PAINWeek Premiere Conference, you'll improve your skills in medication risk evaluation and mitigation, in pain assessment and diagnosis, and in the delivery of individualized multimodal treatment.

The Premiere agenda is purposely constructed for the busy clinician, delivering a full day of relevant, practical information, together with the opportunity for interaction and exchange with faculty and fellow attendees.

Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner has been created to streamline the clutter of information on assessment, evolving guidelines, risk management, and changing reimbursement scenarios. Join us for a day of clinical and practice management CE/CME designed expressly for frontline clinicians. Participants can receive 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as they expand their capabilities in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of chronic pain conditions.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss common methods of manipulation of abuse-deterrent formulation opioid medications
  • Describe the rationale of biomedical and biopsychosocial pain treatment models

Physician Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

* This CE/CME activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 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.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.80 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Nursing Credit Designation

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 2.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Pharmacy Credit Designation

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. This is a knowledge-based activity. UANs are in the agenda.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must attend the courses. Web link to credit application and evaluation form will be emailed to participants the following week. Once completed, participants will be able to immediately download/print their certificates. Pharmacy learners will have their credits uploaded directly to NABP within 60 days of completion.

Americans With Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Patrick Kelly prior to the live event at (973) 415-5109.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at (303) 395-1782 or

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible company related to the content of this CME activity:

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN—Nothing to disclose
Kristin Delisi, NP—Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk—Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky—Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight—Nothing to disclose