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Free CME event with ethics credit! Register today for “Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits”
August 22, 2019
 

Join us for “Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits” on Thursday, September 12th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Program Speaker: John Manfredonia

“Dr. John” Manfredonia is board-certified in both family medicine and hospice/palliative medicine (HPM) with 20 years of experience as a HPM Physician. He is a Fellow in both the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He is currently a national physician education consultant with Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr John was formerly National Medical Director for Kindred at Home, formerly, Gentiva Health Services, one of the largest multi-state hospice & home healthcare organizations in the US. Past responsibilities have been a hospice medical director for a hospice with an average daily census of 300+ with an eleven bed free-standing in-patient unit. He is the Past President of the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. He previously served six years on the Board of Directors of the AAHPM. He is the past chair of the AAHPM’s Intensive Board Review Course and Medical Director Courses. He is a contributing author to the Hospice Medical Director Manual and former Associate-Editor for Palliative Care-FACS. He is past vice-chair of the American Osteopathic Association Council on Palliative Care Issues. He formerly practiced family medicine and obstetrics and was family medicine residency director in Tucson, Arizona.

Learning Objectives:
●Describe the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to the concepts of pain management
●Accurately assess patients in pain
●Develop a safe and effective pain treatment plan
●Identify evidence-based non-opioid options for the treatment of pain
●Identify the risks and benefits of opioid therapy
●Manage ongoing opioid therapy
●Recognize behaviors that may be associated with opioid use disorder

Register today at https://incedo.rievent.com/a/EJSCDK?utm_source=ce&utm_medium=catalog

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians. The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 2 hours of AOA Category 1A credit. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has determined that this CME activity provides hours towards the Texas State Board of Medical Examiner’s standard, annual ethics/professional responsibility requirement.