The Emerging Role of the Microbiome in Pain Medicine: Why It Matters To You
This program introduces the human microbiome—the sum total of all microbial genomes in and on the body with more than 100 times more unique genes than the human genome, collectively creating a “superorganism.” The microbiome has a role in autoimmune disease, functional bowel disorders, obesity, anxiety, stress response, memory and other higher nervous system functions as well as pain perception and opioid sensitivity. Endogenous and exogenous factors have therapeutic or pathologic effects on the microbiome and consequently human health. Pain medicine practitioners should be aware of the diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities and risks that this developing view of the superorganism allows.
Faculty: Donald C. Manning, MD, PhD
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Discuss a least three attributes of the human microbiome.
- Recognize at least two ways in which the microbiome can influence the nervous system.
- Describe at least two ways in which drugs or environmental influences interact with the microbiome.
- Identify an area of current pain research involving microbiome assessment.
Donald C. Manning, MD, PhD, is chief medical officer at Adynxx, an early stage development company, in San Francisco, California. Dr. Manning has a BSc in physiology and biochemistry from McGill University, a PhD in pharmacology, an MD, anesthesiology residency, and regional anesthesia/pain management fellowship all from Johns Hopkins University. He is board certified in anesthesiology with a CAQ in Pain Management. Dr. Manning held faculty positions in the departments of anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins and The University of Virginia. Over the past 15 years he has directed clinical research, development, and innovation in multiple therapeutic areas for several biopharmaceutical companies.
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. Manning reports that he has ownership interest in Adynxx, Inc.
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.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides 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.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15881 for 1 contact hour.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance
- 1.00 Nursing Credit