Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Symposium on Pain Medicine: Central Neuropathic Pain Syndromes (March 1, 2016)

One of the premier peer-reviewed clinical journals in general and internal medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings is among the most widely read and highly cited scientific publications for physicians, with a circulation of approximately 125,000. Mayo Clinic Proceedings is published by Elsevier and sponsored by Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. The mission of Mayo Clinic Proceedings is to promote the best interest of patients by advancing the knowledge and professionalism of the physician community. Since 2009 the Journal has offered CME credit for specific articles from both the Mayo Clinic for Concise Review for Clinicians and specially commissioned Symposia articles (comprehensive coverage on one topic).  

Participation in this activity consists of reviewing articles and responding to a short online test. It is estimated that this activity will take approximately one hour per article.  There is no charge for participating in this Journal CME activity.

NOTE: You must select AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM in your profile's credit eligiblility field in order for the sytem to recognize that you want CME credit. The system will only issue credit for the credit types that match your profile.

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ACCREDITATION:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

DISCLOSURE SUMMARY:

Planning Committee:
William Lanier, M.D., Thomas Beckman, M.D., Christopher M. Wittich, M.D., Terry Jopke, Nicki Smith

Authors:
James C. Watson, MD+*; Paola Sandroni MD, PhD+
Departments of Neurology+ and Anesthesiology, Pain Division *
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

DISCLOSURES: 
None of the planning members above have anything to disclose.

Authors James C. Watson, MD, and Paola Sandroni, MD, PhD have no financial relationships to disclose.

Off-label drugs: Drs. Watson and Sandroni discuss off-label use of various medications as well as spinal cord stimulation, deep brain stimulation for central pain treatment, rTMS, and motor cortex stimulation.

Target Audience

The target audience for Mayo Clinic Proceedings is primarily internal medicine physicians and other clinicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine and who wish to stay abreast of advances in medical research.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this article, you should be able to (1) recognize clinical features that differentiate central neuropathic pain from other pain types seen as sequelae of chronic neurologic impairment, (2) define the typical temporal profile of the onset of central neuropathic pain syndromes, and (3) differentiate the roles of various pharmacologic, surgical, and neuromodulatory techniques in the treatment of specific central pain syndromes.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ABIM
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
03/01/2016
Course expires: 
02/28/2018

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ABIM
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/01/2016
Course expires: 
02/28/2018
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