Certificate in Nutritional Pain Management Webinar


1.    Introduce the webinar and Nutritional Pain Management Certification Program — Robert Bonakdar, MD

2.    Discuss the results of the previous post-course surveys – Meg Sweeney

3.    Journal Club with review of recent nutritional pain management article — Nancy Cotter, MD

4.    Introduce a new certificate enhancement opportunity and ongoing learning — Robert Bonakdar, MD

Also, you will receive information about the Certificate Enhancement Program, beginning in January 2019, which will include:

  • Informational webinars detailing ideas for incorporating nutritional pain management into your practice
  • Access to advanced, accredited, educational modules in AIPM's online Pain Care Learning Center
  • Opportunities to join both faculty and other participants in a journal club
  • Access to a resource library composed of relevant research in the literature and patient handouts

If you choose to take advantage of this certificate enhancement program, you will be awarded a new Nutritional Pain Management certificate at the end of 2019 that will include a badge reflecting completion of your educational advancement hours. More information about this program will be discussed during this webinar.

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Robert Bonakdar, MD, FACN, is an AIPM past president, the director of pain management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, California, and a member of the Scripps Green Hospital Pain Management Committee. He also serves as assistant clinical professor (voluntary) at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Bonakdar completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at Scripps Clinic, focusing on integrative pain management. He also completed the UCLA Acupuncture Course for Physicians and a Richter Fellowship in southeast Asia, where he studied acupuncture, tai chi, and mind-body practices. His current clinical and research interests include novel approaches to pain management including dietary supplementation and biostimulation using microcurrent, laser, auricular, and acupuncture therapies.

Nancy Cotter, MD, FACN, is a graduate of McGill University, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, and Baylor College of Medicine. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, integrative/holistic medicine, and medical acupuncture. She serves as Clinical Champion for the National VA Office of Patient Centered Care, and directs pain management and integrative care teams for VA NJ. She is part of the VA’s effort to transform sick care to well care.

Meg Sweeney is a doctor of osteopathy student and master's degree in public health candidate and is affiliated with the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, San Diego, California.

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