The Symphony of Mindfulness and Sleep: Circadian Correlates to Pain Management
Cancer patients often present with associated symptoms including chronic pain, sleep disorders, fatigue, and mood alterations that are leading causes of distress. Circadian rhythm disruption and inflammation are mechanisms central to this common symptom cluster. Multidisciplinary efforts to develop interventions that reverse the cycle of poor quality sleep, chronic pain, fatigue, and inflammation are required. This program will address integrative approaches, including mindfulness and physical activity, to optimize sleep in patients with chronic pain and inflammation.
Faculty: Ashwin Mehta, 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:
- Illustrate the interrelated nature of sleep disorders, chronic pain, negative moods, and inflammation.
- Demonstrate the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to sleep concerns.
- Specify integrative modalities that show promise toward addressing sleep and circadian rhythm disruption in patients with chronic pain.
Ashwin Mehta, MD, is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and founding medical director of integrative medicine at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Board certified in internal medicine and sleep, Dr. Mehta trained as a fellow in the prestigious Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, and his expertise includes sleep medicine, nutrition, exercise, yoga, and mindfulness. Dr. Mehta has developed an innovative client-centered approach to health and, with his team, has established the Integrative Wellness Series, offering patients and their families cutting-edge group wellness programs.
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. Mehta reports that he has 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 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