Assessment and Management of Chronic Pain in Pediatric Patients

Sunday, August 4, 2013
7:00 am-5:00pm

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street
Providence, Rhode Island

This conference will present an integrated approach to the assessment and management of pain in Pediatric patients with special reference to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is an inherited connective tissue disorder that is o en misdiagnosed or under diagnosed and is a complex disease that warrants a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. It is a common cause of chronic disabling myopathic, nociceptive and neuropathic pain in children and adults. Very o en these patients present with pain which is attributed to other causes. EDS is also associated with multiple co-morbid conditions such as Chiari Malformation, chronic headaches, muscle and joint pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD) POTS and Tethered Cord Syndrome.

Educational Objectives

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

  1. Identify patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Chiari Malformation, Tethered Cord Syndrome, and Dysautonomia
  2. Manage chronic pediatric pain as related to above disorders.
Target Audience

All health care providers who treat chronic pain in children are invited:
Pediatricians, Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Cardiologists, Geneticists,
Pain Medicine Specialists, Emergency Medicine Specialists, Behavioral Specialists, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, and Researchers.

CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and The Coalition Against Pediatric Pain (TCAPP). The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians: The Alpert Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending

Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants: This program has been submitted to the Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy. Determination of credit is pending.

Registration Information

Conference registration fee includes:
Continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, and access to the online syllabus.

Registration Fees
Early Bird Rate
(by June 15th)
After June 16th
Physicians/Allied Health Professionals $150.00
Physical Therapists/PTA’s $75.00 $100.00
Medical Students $75.00 $75.00

Register Online

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office ( at least two weeks prior to the meeting, no later than July 26th. 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 meeting is subject to change or cancellation.

Parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the Medical Building. Please enter through the Eddy Street Entrance (333 Eddy Street on Google Maps) and take a ticket from the machine—please note the cost is $9.00 and payment must be made via credit card only.

A block of rooms have been reserved at $139.00 at the Omni Providence Hotel, located at 1 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903. To make hotel reservations, please call 800-843-6664 and ask for the Coalition Against Pediatric Pain room block.