This session will review the dietary supplements used to treat chronic pain. It will include evidence for using botanicals, nutraceuticals, biological, and medical cannabis.
Faculty: Robert Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, FACN
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants as well as clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Integrate dietary supplements into a treatment plan for patients suffering from pain.
- List the evidence supporting the use of several common analgesic dietary supplements.
- Discuss the safety and quality of dietary supplements.
- Describe how to find additional evidenced-based information about dietary supplements.
Robert Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, FACN, director of pain management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, California, a member of the Scripps Green Hospital Pain Management Committee, and immediate past president of the Academy, is responsible for content related to the primary care audience. Dr. Bonakdar is one of the country’s primary thought leaders on integrative pain management. He also recently co-edited the book Integrative Pain Management published by Oxford University Press.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Bonakdar reports that he is on the advisory board for Elsevier; receives royalties from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; and is a consultant for American Specialty Health.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the American Academy of Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Education Manager for the American Academy of Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the American Academy of Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the American Academy of Pain Management.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides and videos to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The American Academy of Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Document of Attendance