The Perfect Storm: Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and Dysfunctional Sleep
Chronic pain is a multidimensional, pansystemic pathology. It is entangled via the neuromatrix with a large number of chronic comorbidities. Common among these comorbidities are number of transcendent pathologies that include neuropsychiatric, inflammatory, immune, and endocrine aberrancies. Each of these has an intimate relationship to functional sleep. How these interactions affect the persistence and exacerbation of patients’ pain perception, pain behavior, and prognosis is the subject of this program.
Faculty: Arthur S. Roberts, DDS, MD, MSc; Joseph Matthews, DDS; Juan F. Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH
This 3.5-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Recognize the potential effects of disordered sleep on the neuromatrix and its consequences for the treatment of chronic pain.
- Describe the common co-morbidity of sleep disorders with chronic pain and inflammation.
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of polypharmacy and its impact on restorative sleep.
- Discuss early childhood sleep disorders in their relationship to adult chronic pain conditions.
Arthur S. Roberts, DDS, MD, MSc, lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects including oral medicine, dental sleep medicine, and craniofacial pain. Dr. Roberts serves as adjunct associate professor of oral medicine in the department of oral and maxillofacial pathology, medicine, and radiology at Indiana University School of Dentistry; and serves as adjunct faculty of anesthesiology, critical care, and pain management at The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Joseph Matthews, DDS, MSc, practices orofacial pain with Southwest Pain Management Associates in Phoenix. In addition he lectures on orofacial pain management at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and critical appraisal of medical literature at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the Board of Orofacial Pain. His most recent publication is "Sodium hypochlorite-related injury with chronic pain sequelae" in the Journal of the American Dental Association. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Orofacial Pain and maintains memberships in the American Association for Oral Medicine, and the American Headache Society.
Juan F. Yepes DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH, is an associate professor in the department of pediatric dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry and an attending at Riley Children Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Yepes is a dentist and a physician from Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia. He attended the University of Iowa and the University of Pennsylvania where he completed a fellowship and residency in radiology and oral medicine. Dr. Yepes completed a MPH, and a DrPH at the University of Kentucky, and a residency program in dental public health at University of Texas. Finally, he completed a residency program in pediatric dentistry at the University of Kentucky.
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
Drs. Roberts, Matthews and Yepes report that they have nothing to disclose.
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 3.5 hours to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, 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 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 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 3.5 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative 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 3.5 CE credits.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.5 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 3.50 ACPE
- 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 3.50 ANCC
- 3.50 APA
- 3.50 Document of Attendance