Essentials in Pain Management: Update 2017

Program Directors

Leena Mathew, MD
Anis Dizdarevic, MD


Essentials in Pain Management: Update 2017 will improve your understanding of the advances in pain management including innovative interventional techniques, the use of medical marijuana and the use of strategies pertinent to controlled substance prescription.

Learning Objectives

After completing Essentials in Pain Management: Update 2017, you will be able to:

  • Understand the neurobiology of chronic pain and pain perception
  • Identify comprehensive treatment principles in complex chronic pain conditions
  • Understand the approach to controlled substance prescription and diversion resistant modalities
  • Understand the pharmacology of medical marijuana, the evidence for its usage and the legalities of prescribing
  • Delineate a multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management in patients with a special focus on the latest therapies including dorsal root ganglion stimulation
  • Understand the latest research foci in pain medicine including the utility of cutting edge measures such as digiceuticals, virtual reality, pharmacogenetics and stem cell therapies

Target Audience

This activity is designed for those in the practice of adult and pediatric pain management throughout the fields of Anesthesiology, Surgical Specialties, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Hospitalist Medicine, Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine. It includes Attending Physicians, Fellows and Residents, Medical Students, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Research Scientists and all other medical professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of patients with chronic pain.


NYP Affiliates

$175 - MD, DO
$100 - RN, NP, PA, PhD

Non-NYP Affiliates

$225 - MD, DO
$125 - RN, NP, PA, PhD

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and Columbia University Department of Surgery. Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement


Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians 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 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.

Credit Allocation Breakdown

Session 1 = 1.25
Session 2 = 1.75
Session 3 = 2.00
Session 4 = 2.50

Educational Grant/Exhibit Support Interest

If you are interested in supporting this medical education program with an educational grant and/or an exhibit, please contact:
Christine Rein
Medical Education Liaison
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, CME Office
Phone: 212.304.7814

Downloadable Information for Participating Vendors

Please note: A completed floor plan will be distributed on-site and available at the general registration desk upon arrival. Staff will assist in directing you to your exhibit area.

Meeting Location

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue, First Floor
New York, NY 10032
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Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, CME Office

400 Kelby Street, Floor 9, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: 212.304.7817

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