Chronic Pain Reconsidered: The Role of Neural Circuits in the Brain
This on-demand webcast focuses on the contemporary concepts of brain science known as predictive coding. The brain is emerging as the primary generator of pain, even when there is a physical injury– and pain commonly occurs in the absence of nociceptive input. Joins us as Dr. Schubiner describes how to differentiate pain due to nociceptive drivers versus central mechanisms and discusses effective communication strategies to provide health care professionals (HCPs) with the skills to describe central and peripheral mechanisms of pain.
This activity is jointly provided by Optum Health Education and Healthcare Transformation – UnitedHealth Group Alliances.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, PAs, physicians, psychologists, social workers, therapists and other HCPs who have an interest in the care of individuals with chronic pain.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain predictive coding and the role of the brain in pain.
- Determine when the primary pain driver is mainly central or peripheral in nature, or when it is a mixture of the two mechanisms.
- Validate a patient’s pain experience and explain pain mechanisms.
- Outline an approach for the distinction in the treatment of central-mediated versus peripheral-mediated pain.
Howard Schubiner, MD
Director, Mind Body Medicine Program
Department of Internal Medicine
Providence-Providence Park Hospital
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
About the presenter
Dr. Howard Schubiner is an internist and director of the Mind Body Medicine Center at Ascension Providence Hospital. He is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Schubiner has authored more than 100 publications in scientific journals and books and lectures regionally, nationally, and internationally. He has consulted for the American Medical Association, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Mental Health. He has conducted several research studies on mind-body approaches to chronic pain. Dr. Schubiner is the author of three books: Unlearn Your Pain, Unlearn Your Anxiety and Depression, and Hidden From View, written with Dr. Allan Abbass.
Sarah Chart, RN
Optum Health Education
Karen Dohmen, RN, BSN
Director, Clinical Projects
Healthcare Transformation – UnitedHealth Group Alliances
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Optum Health Education
Sandra Kraemer, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Programs Director
Healthcare Transformation – UnitedHealth Group Alliances
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
Dr. Howard Schubiner has indicated that he has ownership interests with Mind Body Publishing and Freedom from Chronic Pain (a Mind Body Co.). He is also on the advisory board and speakers bureau of the Curable app.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Healthcare Transformation – UnitedHealth Group Alliances. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-9999-23-062-H01-P/T
Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
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Counselors and/or marriage and family therapists
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- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 APA - Psychologists
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers
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