- E. Nalan Ward, MD
This webinar is one of five one-hour webinars that are offered at no cost to physicians by the MGH Psychiatry Academy. This activity is designed to meet the criteria for risk management study in Massachusetts. Click the orange 'Free Registration' button or visit www.mghcme.org/brm for more information.
This webinar will review the trends in pain reliever use, connection between chronic pain and addiction, regulatory issues, and the proper storage and disposal of scheduled drugs.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize that chronic non-cancer pain is a risk factor to develop opioid abuse/dependence.
- Explain the connection between addiction and behavioral health problems.
- Review how chronic non-cancer pain and co-existing substance use disorders benefit from a multidisciplinary team approach.
- Identify pertinent regulatory issues and how to properly store and dispose of scheduled drugs.
Medical Director, Addiction Services, West End Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Release Date: March 9, 2012
Latest Review: Dr. John A. Fromson, on March 6, 2013
Expiration Date: March 8, 2014
To receive credit for this activity, view the presentation and complete the post-test and activity evaluation.
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is designed to meet the criteria for risk management study in Massachusetts.
Psychologists: The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meeting the criteria for 1 Continuing Education (CE) credit per presentation for psychologists.