An Evidence-based Review of Dietary Supplements Used to Treat Pain
This program will review of the most well-studied dietary supplements (vitamins, herbal medicines, minerals, etc.) used for several pain conditions, using an integrative medicine approach to developing a treatment plan.
Faculty: David Kiefer, MD
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:
- 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 evidence-based information about dietary supplements.
David Kiefer, MD, is a board-certified family physician with extensive experience in botanical and integrative medicine. His research and teaching activities encompass both national and international universities and conferences, and he has a focus on Latin American ethnobotany and evidence-based herbal medicine. Dr. Kiefer’s past work included teaching naturopathic medical students at Bastyr University in Seattle and supervising family medicine residents at a homeless youth clinic. He completed a fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Kiefer graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, and completed his residency training at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.
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. Kiefer reports that he received consultant fees from WebMD and Integrative Medicine Alert.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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