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Massachusetts CME Program

This unique four-program set is specifically designed for Massachusetts physicians. It includes:
  • End of Life and Palliative Care
  • Pain Medication Challenges
  • Pain Management
  • Topics in Risk Management

 
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Program Information


End of Life and Palliative Care

Our national experts provide insights into the basic precepts of palliative care and detail symptom management for common disease processes, the nature and structure of hospice programs, and how palliative care programs can interface with traditional medical care.

TOPICS & SPEAKERS

Palliative Care and End of Life
Elizabeth M. Rickerson, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Psychosocial Oncology
and Palliative Care
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Palliative Care: Pain and Symptom Management
Ursula A. McVeigh, MD
Interim Medical Director, Fletcher Allen
Palliative Care Medicine Physician,
Fletcher Allen Assistant Professor
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Palliative Care Emergencies
Cardinale B. Smith, MD, MSCR
Assistant Professor
Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
The Tisch Cancer Institute
Lilian and Benjamin Herzberg
Palliative Care Institute Brookdale
Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Palliative Care in Neuro-Degenerative Disease
Elizabeth Lindenberger, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Education Director
Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Geriatric
Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Palliative Radiation Therapy
Stephen Berns, MD
Assistant Professor
Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Hospice
Cynthia X. Pan, MD, AGSF, FACP
Adjunct Associate Professor
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Director, Palliative Care
New York Hospital Queens
Flushing, NY

Culture and Palliative Care
Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Medical Education
Director, Geriatrics Fellowship Program
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Palliative Care 2012
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP
The Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care
Institute Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical
Ethics; Vice Chair for Public Policy and Professor
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative
Medicine; Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care

Geriatric Nephrology and Renal Palliative Care
Mark Swidler, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Hospice Billing and Documentation
Sonni Mun, MD
Medical Director of
The Haven Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Inpatient Hospice Unit
Bellevue Medical Center
New York, NY

Pediatric Palliative Care
Eugene Perlov, MD
Physician, Integrative Palliative
Regional Medical Director
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
New York, NY

Palliative Care in the ICU
Michael L. Frankenthaler, MD, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hofstra-NS/LIJ School of Medicine
Hempstead, NY
Medical Director, Hospice Care Network
Director, Palliative Medicine Unit
North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

Palliative Care in the ICU
Zara Cooper, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Department of Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA


DESIGNATION

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent  of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: July 1, 2014
Date Credits Expire: November 15, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete: 13 hours

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Pain Medication Challenges – Appropriate Use of Opiates and Other Controlled Substances

This course includes a comprehensive review of pain medicine by providing evidence-based, expertly informed education relevant to today’s pain medicine challenges.

TOPICS & SPEAKERS

Opiate Therapy Controversies
Srdjan Nedeljkovic, MD
Fellowship Director, Pain Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Psychology of Chronic Pain
Robert Edwards PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Medical-legal Considerations of Chronic Pain
Edward Michna MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Pain Trials Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Opioid Risk Management
Robert Jamison MD
Professor, Department of
Anesthesiology and Psychiatry
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Me

Toxicology for Chronic Pain
Stacy E. F. Melanson MD, PhD
Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Chronic Pain Disorders
Edgar L. Ross MD
Director of Pain Management Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


DESIGNATION

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent  of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: July 1, 2014
Date Credits Expire: June 30, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete: 5 hours

Pain Management

A comprehensive course focused on providing up-to-date information for the care of patients with chronic pain. Topics range from medico-legal considerations to complex pain problems such as regional pain syndrome, myofascial pain, headache, and back and spine pain. Pharmacology and psychopharmacology of pain is also covered.

TOPICS & SPEAKERS

Medical-Legal Considerations of Chronic Pain
Edward Michna, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Pain Trials Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Non-Opioid Pharmaceuticals Used in Pain Management
Charles E. Argoff, MD
Professor of Neurology
Albany Medical College
Director, Comprehensive Pain Center
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY

Opiate Therapy Controversies
Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, MD
Fellowship Director, Pain Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Opioid Risk Management
Robert N. Jamison, PhD
Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Psychopharmacology of Chronic Pain
Ajay Wasan, MD
Associate Professor
Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Integrative Medicine Approach to Pain Management
Donald B. Levy, MD
Medical Director
Osher Clinical Center for Complementary
Integrative Medical Therapies
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
R. Norman Harden, MD
Director, Center for Pain Studies
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Associate Professor
Northwestern University
The Feinberg School of Medicine
Addison Chair in Pain Studies
Chicago, IL

Myofascial Pain
Zahid H. Bajwa, MD
Director, Headache Institute
Director of Clinical Research
Boston Pain Care Center
Waltham, MA

Headache
Elizabeth W. Loder, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Headache and Pain
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
Boston, MA

Back and Spine Pain
Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, MD
Fellowship Director, Pain Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Pelvic and Genital Pain Syndromes
Assia T. Valovska, MD
Head of Pelvic Pain Division
Department of Anesthesiology
Pain and Perioperative Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Cancer Pain
Sanjeet Narang, MD
Director, Oncology Pain Management
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Pain and the Geriatric Patient
Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN
Connell Nursing Research Scholar
Clinical Nurse Specialist for Pain Relief
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Rehabilitation of the Chronic Pain Patient
Steven P. Stanos, Jr., DO
Director, Corporate Pain Services
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Former Medical Director
Center for Pain Management
Attending Physician
Center for Pain Management
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Assistant Program Director
Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship
Northwestern University
The Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


DESIGNATION

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent  of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: August 15, 2014
Date Credits Expire: August 15, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete: 12 hours

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Topics in Risk Mangement, 5th Edition

Physicians interested in risk management and legal alternatives to and implications of malpractice claims will appreciate the valuable information included in this audio program. Led by Course Director Richard P. Kidwell, JD, Senior Associate Counsel/VP Risk Management, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the program features other leading medical-legal experts who address key areas in risk management, as well as malpractice litigation from a judge’s perspective, peer review, disclosures, and the affordable health care act.

Module 1 - Judge’s Perspective on Medical Malpractice Litigation
Hon Eugene F. Scanlon, Jr., JD, provides a judge’s unique perspective on medical malpractice litigation. He discusses the cornerstones to a good defense in medical malpractice cases, the preparation and performance required to make a sound deposition, insights into today’s plaintiff lawyers, a description of the average jury and how best to relate to them, important factors that can sway a jury’s decision, and realistic expectations regarding the provider’s time requirements when dealing with a malpractice case.

Module 2 - Peer Review
Howard A. Chajson, BS, JD, Esq., tackles the issue of peer review, which is a confidential, legally protected process in which professional health care providers analyze and review the care provided by a peer.

Module 3 - Disclosure Does Not Lead to Litigation
Lisa M. Painter, RN, DNP, gives an overview of Pennsylvania’s Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act which requires that verbal and written disclosure be provided to the patient within 7-days once a “serious event” has occurred while providing care to the patient, but that requirement has not resulted in an increase in litigation.

Module 4 - Basics of the Affordable Health Care Act
Richard P. Kidwell, JD, describes the basics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), such as health insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion issues, and which consumers will have access to reduced-cost health insurance, as well as premium and cost-sharing subsidies.

Module 5 - Risk Management
Martin Fleishman, MD, brings his unique perspective about screening prospective lawsuits and helping callers and the law firm gauge the potential success of a malpractice claim. Through his experience, we learn about the medically injured and the blame stories that lead people to consider filing a lawsuit.

Module 6 - Ethics
Jason Byron, MA, describes the role of clinical ethicists as it applies to helping surrogate decision makers understand the patient’s medical status, communicate with the medical team, and navigate the emotions, finances, and conflicts that arise during the decision-making process.


DESIGNATION

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent  of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: July 1, 2014
Date Credits Expire: June 30, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete: 16 hours


 
 

Accreditation


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.