ESP Live! National Meeting Highlights at the 2014 American Academy of Pain Management – Part 1

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Release Date: November 05, 2014
Expiration Date: November 05, 2015

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

This educational activity offers highlights from key sessions presented at the 2014 American Academy of Pain Management. Key thought leaders summarize the latest information in pain management today. This highlight series focuses on the latest data, on what the data means in the clinical setting, and how clinicians may effectively incorporate this information to improve patient care, and ultimately, patient outcomes.

Target Audience

The target audience for the accredited activity, ESP Live! National Meeting Highlights at the 2014 American Academy of Pain Management,will be pain management specialists, as well as primary care specialists, and pharmacists who provide care to patients with chronic pain.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize recent presentations regarding safety and efficacy of current and novel approaches to management of chronic pain
  • Apply the clinical relevance and potential impact of these findings in the care of patients with chronic pain
  • Identify key recommendations concerning approaches to therapy with opioids that minimize risk and are designed to optimize outcomes


Selective Pain Pharmacology and Interactions with Miscalculated Risks – Jeffrey Fudin, RPh, PharmD, DAAPM, FCCP

Enhancing Patient-Provider Communication to Improve Pain Outcomes – Brett B. Snodgrass, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through November 5, 2015. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  2. You may be asked to complete a short pre-test before accessing the educational content. This must be completed in order to move forward in the activity.
  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
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  6. Certificates for CME credit may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Faculty Biographies

Jeffrey Fudin, RPh, PharmD, DAAPM, FCCP
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Western New England University College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Director
Samuel Stratton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Albany, New York

Dr. Jeffrey Fudin received his PharmD from Albany College of Pharmacy and completed an American Cancer Society sponsored fellowship in oncology/hematology at SUNY/Upstate Medical Center. He is an adjunct associate professor of pharmacy practice at Western New England University College of Pharmacy, an adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. In addition, Dr. Fudin is a clinical pharmacy specialist and director at the Samuel Stratton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albany New York.

Dr. Fudin is an American Academy of Pain Management diplomate, a American College of Clinical Pharmacy fellow, and founder/chairman of Professionals for Rational Opioid Monitoring & Pharmacotherapy (PROMPT), an advocacy group in favor of safe opioid prescribing by encouraging clinician education, proactive risk stratification, and appropriate therapeutic monitoring. He is section editor for Pain Medicine, and is on the editorial board of Practical Pain Management. As a peer reviewer, Dr. Fudin established American Pain Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for arthritis, for fibromyalgia, and for cancer pain and palliative care. He is an active writer and researcher on pain management issues and has been an invited speaker on pain management both nationally and internationally. Recently, Dr. Fudin has been called upon to help strategize education on proper opioid prescribing and monitoring for Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS).

Brett B. Snodgrass, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Comprehensive Primary Care
Bartlett, Tennessee

Brett Snodgrass is certified as a family nurse practitioner and is the founder and CEO of BBS Consultants, Inc. She is a registered nurse and family nurse practitioner at Comprehensive Primary Care in Atoka and Bartlett, Tennessee, and is also an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education.

Ms. Snodgrass is a legal consultant/case reviewer/expert witness for private legal practices as well as Tennessee Board of Nursing and Tennessee General Council. She also serves as a clinical expert, partnering with key medical leaders across the state to establish and implement guidelines for safe opioid prescribing in Tennessee. She is the president of the Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses, the APRN Committee Member-at-large for the Tennessee Nurses Association, and is a member of Greater Memphis Area Advanced Practice Nurses.


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Faculty Disclosures

Dr. Jeffrey Fudin has received honoraria related to speakers’ bureau activities from Ortho-McNeil (Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.).

Brett Snodgrass has received honoraria related to formal advisory activities from McNEIL-PPC, Inc; the development of educational materials from CO*RE REMS; and speakers’ bureau activities from AstraZeneca, Depomed, Inc., and Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, executive director, has no relevant financial relationships.

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Off-Label Disclosures/Investigational Disclosures

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.

Dr. Fudin and Ms. Snodgrass have indicated that they do not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the US.

Dr. Fudin and Ms. Snodgrass have indicated that they do not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the US.

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