• Presented By

    Ed Lee, MD, FAAMA

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Four 1-Hour Live Webcasts

March 14, 2019
8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CDT, 5:00 pm PDT

May 9, 2019
8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CDT, 5:00 pm PDT

June 13, 2019
8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CDT, 5:00 pm PDT

July 10, 2019
8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CDT, 5:00 pm PDT

Description

The presentations will include a review of the literature on the scope of the opioid crisis, including a discussion of the use of opioid therapy for chronic pain, the diagnosis of OUD, the social factors that contribute to the development of OUD and the barriers to treatment that patients encounter. It will also cover the neurological basis for chronic pain, addiction, and PTSD. The principles of Chinese Medicine as applied to OUD and the history of the use of acupuncture for OUD will be presented. The evidence on the use of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain, addiction, and PTSD will be presented as well. Finally, case reports will be presented to facilitate learning.

While this series was developed and intended for people to attend all sessions, you may choose to attend 1 or more as your schedule permits. A quick recap of the previous sessions will be included so each can be a stand-alone activity.

Part 1 - ``Brain Disease`` vs. Learning: How Pain, Trauma and Addiction Affect the Brain

DATE

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this LIVE webcast physician participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current state of the opioid crisis in
    the US.
  • Describe the relationship between chronic pain, OUD and PTSD.
  • Identify patients who meet the criteria for OUD.
  • Discuss the brain circuits involved in these conditions.
  • Review screening methods for OUD.
  • Case Presentation including use of acupuncture.

Part 2 - Beyond Pain Clinics and 12 Steps: New Paradigms of Pain and Addiction

DATE

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this LIVE webcast physician participants will be able to:

  • Treatment options for OUD.
  • Pain Neuroscience Education in the practice of
    acupuncture for chronic pain.
  • Referral recommendations for OUD.
  • Case Presentation including use of acupuncture.

Part 3 - Integrative Management of Opioid Withdrawal

DATE

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this LIVE webcast physician participants will be able to:

  • Pharmacotherapy for opioid withdrawal.
  • The role of acupuncture as an adjunct for
    managing pain.
  • The role of acupuncture as an adjunct for managing withdrawal symptoms.
  • Case Presentation including use of acupuncture.

Part 4 - Trauma: The Unifying Factor

DATE

Thursday, July 10, 2019

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this LIVE webcast physician participants will be able to:

  • Practicing trauma-informed care in the face of
    chronic pain and OUD.
  • Interdisciplinary approach to the management
    of trauma, pain, and opioid use disorder.
  • Role of acupuncture in PTSD.
  • Case Presentation including use of acupuncture.

Ed Lee, MD, FAAMA

Dr. Edward Lee is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2004 and joined the primary care staff at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Throughout his training he had an interest in integrative approaches to health, including primary care/mental health integration. At the Pittsburgh VA he started seeing patients with substance use disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He became board certified in addiction medicine and was appointed medical director of the addiction medicine service. He joined the clinical faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In 2007 he completed the Helms Medical Institute Medical Acupuncture for Physicians course and started the acupuncture clinic at the VA.

To Register

The fee to participate in this LIVE activity is $60/members and $90/non-members per webcast.

Use the button below to register/pay for the LIVE presentation. Once paid, access instructions will be emailed to participant. At the conclusion of the LIVE activity, an evaluation/survey must be completed with attestation of credit/participation. Certificate of completion will be emailed when completed evaluation/survey is completed.

Accreditation/Designation

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

The AAMA designates EACH of the 4 parts of this live webinar activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ each. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Ed Lee, MD, FAAMA has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

The reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy

AAMA requires any person in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including those of a spouse/life partner, that could create a conflict of interest (COI). Individuals who refuse to disclose will not be permitted to contribute to this CME activity in any way.