Pain and Palliative Medicine 2020 - Full Course - March 2 - 6

Half Moon Bay, CA US
March 2, 2020 to March 6, 2020

Pain Management and Palliative Care 2020 - Full Course

March 2 - 4, 2020 Palliative Medicine in Clinical Practice

Mayo Clinic Palliative Care Course Directors: 
Molly A. Feely, M.D. and Jacob J. Strand, M.D.

March 4 - 6, 2020 Pain Medicine for the Non-Pain Specialist

Mayo Clinic Pain Management Course Directors: 
Jason S. Eldrige, M.D. and Thomas P. Pittelkow, D.O., M.P.H.

Pain Management and Palliative Care 2020 provides the practicing primary care provider and specialty provider with clear, concise, and relevant presentations aimed at preparing all clinicians to successfully care for patients with serious illness and all forms of multimodal pain management needs. The Pain Medicine portion provides critical content in the area of pain assessment, spine related issues, safe opioid prescribing, headache management, and psychosocial aspects of pain. The Palliative Medicine portion is a newer offering after a successful and highly desired preconference to Pain Medicine. Over the last three years, this offering has provided highly reviewed and highly sought after content aimed at equipping clinicians with the skills needed to provide valued care for patients with serious, life-limiting illness from diagnosis to hospice, symptom management to advance care planning.

This multidisciplinary CME course provides synergistic content, relevant to primary care providers and specialty practitioners who care for patients with a serious illness and/or those patients experience pain. The course provides concise reviews, broader themed panels, breakout sessions and expert demonstrations across a range or relevant topics, including: spine care review, pharmacologic management with opioid and non-opioid strategies, updates on common chronic pain conditions, critical conversation skills, review of symptom management, quality of life interventions, CBT options, cancer considerations, delirium management, side-effect mitigation strategies.

This course contains components around opioid prescribing and alternative pain management resources or techniques. Please check your State specific requirements regarding CME Mandate on Opioid Prescribing.

 Enrollment Type Registration Fee
 M.D., DO, Ph.D. $1,299
 NP, PA, Nurses, Allied Health Professional, Retirees $899
 RN, LPN $599

Target Audience

This medical CME course is targeted towards non-pain & non-palliative specialists of all backgrounds, including general internal medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, family medicine, psychiatrists, psychiatrists, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other medical providers (both physician and non-physician). Particular attention will focus on content and speakers relevant to advance practice providers given that they continue to be a growth attendee population for this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patients for chronic opioid therapy versus patients to be tapered to lower doses or discontinued
  • Describe non-opioid and non-pharmacological interventions for chronic pain
  • Apply the CDC opioid prescribing guidelines appropriately for safer patient care
  • Develop an approach for managing pain in patients with a terminal illness including alternate routes of administration
  • Formulate a strategy for communicating with patients and families with a serious illness about overall care goals
  • Develop a framework for assessing patient prognosis and how to apply to patients with medical frailty

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 27.50 AAFP Prescribed
  • 27.50 ABIM
  • 27.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 27.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 27.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
03/02/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
03/06/2020 - 1:00pm
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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
One Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
United States
+1 (650) 712-7000

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. In order to receive the special rate of $305 (plus applicable taxes and fees) for a standard room, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of February 7, 2020 whichever comes first. After February 7, 2020, reservations will be taken based on space and rate availability. Each course attendee is allowed one guest room at the special course room rate. 

Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Pain Management and Palliative Care 2020 course when making your reservation. You may call 1-888-293-0524 to make your reservation.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 27.50 medical knowledge 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.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS.

This Live activity, Mayo Clinic Pain Management and Palliative Care 2020, with a beginning date of 03/02/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 27.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 27.50 AOA Category 2-A credits.

Credit Breakdown
Monday (Palliative Medicine in Clinical Practice)5.50
Tuesday (Palliative Medicine in Clinical Practice)5.50
Wednesday (Palliative Medicine in Clinical Practice &
Pain Medicine for the Non-Pain Specialist)
Thursday (Pain Medicine for the Non-Pain Specialist)5.50
Friday (Pain Medicine for the Non-Pain Specialist)5.50


Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 27.50 AAFP Prescribed
  • 27.50 ABIM
  • 27.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 27.50 AOA Category 2-A
  • 27.50 Attendance


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