Comprehensive Spine Center Interdisciplinary Spine Conference

Saturday, October 1, 2016
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912

Program Description:

Comprehensive spine care is a reflection of multi-disciplinary pain management, which has been shown in multiple studies and meta analyses to be equally effective as pharmacological, medical, and surgical alternatives in reducing pain, but has a much larger impact upon reducing health care consumption, closing disability claims, increasing functional activities, and returning patients to work. It is critical that the physician treating back pain, which affects more than 2 million Americans annually, understands that the best clinical outcomes and most efficient care come as the result of a coordinated care continuum, which includes medical, interventional, psychological, rehabilitative, alternative, and surgical options.

Target Audience:

Primary Care Physicians, Surgeons, Pain Specialists, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Residents, Fellows, Postdocs, and Medical/Health Professional Students.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

    1. Identify the common diagnostic and imaging tools for low back pain, spinal stenosis, and lumbar disc herniation
    2. Describe the current evidence-based medical and surgical treatment options including medication management, rehabilitation, psychological co-management, complementary and alternative medicine, and interventional treatment
    3. Recognize and prescribe appropriate treatment options to achieve the best outcomes in pain and function
    Competencies Areas

    ABMS: Professionalism | Patient Care and Procedural Skills | Medical Knowledge | Practice-Based Learning and Improvement | Systems-Based Practice
    IOM: Provide Patient-Centered Care | Work Within Interdisciplinary Teams | Employ Evidenced-Based Practice | Apply Quality Improvement

      CME Accreditation

      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 the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Credit Designation

      Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Rhode Island Specific: This program qualifies for 5.5 hours CMECredit in Ethics and Opioid Pain Management/Chronic PainManagement, two of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 RICME re-licensure requirements.

      Chiropractic Physicians: This conference is approved for Continuing Education Credits. Chiropractic Physicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 5.5 hours.

      Osteopathic Physicians: This conference is approved through the American Osteopathic Association for 5.5 credits of AOA Category 2-A CME. Osteopathic Physicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying their participation.

      Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapy Assistants: This conference is approved for Continuing Education Credits. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 5.5 contact hours. Credits available to RI licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants only.

      Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 5.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

      Physical Therapists/Physical Therapy Assistants: Warren Alpert Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education is approved by the Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy to offer CE programs for physical therapists. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 5.5 hours.

      Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This activity is approved for 5.5 Category 1 CE Credits. Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.

      Jointly Provided by:

      The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital.

      Registration Fees
      Conference registration fee includes: Breakfast, breaks, lunch,access to an online syllabus, & complimentary on-site parking.

      Before September 1st - Guaranteed seating in the main lecture hall
      $175.00 Physicians
      $150.00 Other Healthcare Professionals
      Waived Residents, Fellows, Postdocs, andMedical/Health Profession Students

      After September 1st
      $200.00 Physicians
      $175.00 Other Healthcare Professionals
      Waived Residents, Fellows, Postdocs, and Medical/Health Profession Students

      Register online 

      Cancellation Policy
      Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than September 16, 2016. A $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation.