Eating for Healing: Evidence-Based Nutrition, Supplements, and Lifestyle Choices for Pain Patients
This program will provide an overview of how nutrition, supplements, and lifestyle choices affect those in pain. Conditions such as headache, neuropathic pain, joint pain and IBS/IBD will be discussed with the goal of avoiding obstacles and optimizing patient care. Functional nutritional testing and the role of advanced microbiome and DNA testing will be highlighted with case studies. The day will close with group case studies focused on nutrition, weight loss, and lifestyle management as well as stress management and mind/body healing.
Faculty: Robert Bonakdar, MD; Nancy Cotter, MD, FAAPMR, FABIHM, FACN; Bryan White, PhD; Victor S. Sierpina, MD ABFM, ABIHM
This 4.25-hour continuing education activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Assess the current use of nutrition assessment and guidance in pain management.
- Explain the science behind how nutritional approaches can provide important solutions to pain scenarios.
- Provide examples of how to assess nutritional needs in pain populations.
- Provide case examples of how specific pain states can be improved with step wise nutritional assessment and intervention.
Robert Alan Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, is 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. His clinical and research interests include lifestyle and self-management approaches to pain and headache, including the use of nutrition. He is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition and certified in the subspecialty of headache management by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. 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.
Nancy Cotter, MD, FAAPMR, FABIHM, FACN, is a graduate of McGill University and SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR), integrative/holistic medicine, and medical acupuncture, and holds certifications as a clinical nutrition specialist and functional medicine practitioner. Dr. Cotter was recently named a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. She uses nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and lifestyle modification as first-line tools in her practice. Dr. Cotter was the founding medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Atlantic Health in New Jersey, and currently serves as the physician lead, Integrative Medicine, for VA New Jersey, where she develops integrative medicine programs for veterans. She also serves as a subject matter expert for the Integrative Health Coordinating Center, Office of Patient Centered Care in the VA Central Office. Dr. Cotter has authored over 20 publications in integrative medicine and pursues research interests in the use of integrative medicine modalities in the conventional setting. She is an assistant clinical professor of PMR at Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School, and has been teaching acupuncture to other physicians for 15 years. Her programmatic expertise is in bringing integrative medicine to institutions. Her clinical expertise is in helping patients with chronic conditions find balance and vitality in their lives by accessing and enhancing their own healing potential.
Victor S. Sierpina, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, is associate professor of family medicine with tenure at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. He recently became the first designated W.D. and Laura Nell Nicholson Family Professor of Integrative Medicine. He graduated from the University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine as a James Scholar and completed his family practice residency at MacNeal Memorial Hospital in suburban Chicago. Since medical school he has integrated holistic medicine, alternative therapies, and wellness promotion in primary care. He was recently recognized as one of the Best Doctors in the US in Family Medicine. Dr. Sierpina is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Holistic Medicine. He is principal investigator on a $1.5 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant to develop curriculum in alternative therapies and is the recipient of a three-year $900,000 NIH Exploratory and Development Grant in Mind-Body Medicine to create an expanded research infrastructure in mind-body medicine at UTMB. He is the author of a textbook, Integrative Health Care: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for the Whole Person, as well as numerous scientific articles and publications. He serves on several national organizations and editorial boards as a consultant in alternative and integrative medicine. He is one of the founding editors of Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, the official journal of the AHMA.
Bryan A. White, PhD, is a professor of animal sciences in the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, and the director of the Mayo Clinic and University of Illinois Strategic Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare. He received his bachelor of science degree at Virginia Wesleyan College and his doctorate in microbiology from the Medical College of Virginia, and was a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of oral biology at the University of Michigan. He is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. White’s research interests address the role of the microbiome in the gastrointestinal tract and in women’s reproductive health.
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 receives royalties from Lippincott and Oxford University Press; advisory board fees from Elsevier; and consultant fees from Thorne and Metagenics.
Dr. Cotter reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Dr. Sierpina reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Dr. White reports that he receives consultant fees from Petrichor Analytics, LLC.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative 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 Academy of Integrative Pain Management at email@example.com.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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- 4.25 ACPE
- 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 4.25 ANCC
- 4.25 APA
- 4.25 Document of Attendance