Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 285

Issue: August 18, 2015

Learning Objectives

Opioids for chronic noncancer pain: To prescribe or not to prescribe—What is the question?

Upon completion of this podcast, participants will become more familiar with the challenges, issues and controversies surrounding opioid use in chronic noncancer pain.

Recommended Audience

This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Core Competencies

  • Medical Knowledge

Disclosures

Program Accreditations Subcommittee (PAS) is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all CME programs. Joseph F. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for activities as an expert witness in litigation and in an editorial capacity for the American Academy of Neurology. Barney J. Stern, MD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for book chapter contributions. The other members of the committee (Samir Belagaje, MD; J. Clay Goodman, MD, FAAN; Omotola A. Hope, MD; Shannon M. Kilgore, MD, FAAN) and AAN staff (Kristine Mitchell) report no disclosures. Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN, has received funding for travel and/or speaker honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology; receives a stipend as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology; has received consultant fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Harris Interactive; has served on speakers' bureaus for Abbott, UCB, and GlaxoSmithKline; has conducted clinical trials over the past 5 years funded by GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, and Marinus, but has ceased participation in industry-sponsored clinical trials and speakers' bureaus since his appointment as Neurology EIC in 2010; and has received research support from the Department of the Army, UCBPharma, and University of Rochester Medical Center/NIH. Dr. Stacey Clardy serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support forWestern Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Jeff Ratliff serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology andreceived a speaker honorarium from Haverford College. AAN staff members editing the test (P Baskin, L Kleffman, K Aman Ramm) have no disclosures. The CME Journal Editors who have reviewed the exam are James WM Owens Jr., MD PhD, who receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and Adam Kelly, MD, who has served as Guest Editor of Continuum (April 2014) and receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Andrew Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology; and serves as Clinical Research Advisor for Totier Technologies, Inc. AAN staff members editing the test (P Baskin, L Kleffman, K Aman Ramm) have no disclosures. The CME Journal Editors who have reviewed the exam are Steven Lewis, MD, who receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and as Editor-in-Chief for Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology®; received royalties for book authorship and editorship from the publishers Wolters Kluwer and Wiley-Blackwell; and James WM Owens Jr., MD PhD, who receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology; and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Nadeau served on the DSMB for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development funded Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehab Evaluation, DSMB ; served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society; received honoraria and funding for travel for an International Neuropsychological Society meeting; received funding for travel for an American Neuropsychiatric Association meeting; receives royalties from the publication of the book The Neural Architecture of Grammar; and receives research support from a VA Rehabilitation R&D Grant and University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund Grant. Dr. Franklin serves as an editorial board member of Neurology Levels of Evidence Team and Neuroepidemiology; is a consultant for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund and receives research support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Espay serves as an Associate Editor of Movement Disorders, Frontiers in Movement Disorders and Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders; serves as an editorial board member of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and The European Neurological Journal; receives royalties for publications of books from Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and from Cambridge University Press; serves on the scientific advisory board for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Abbvie), Chelsea Therapeutics, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Impax Pharmaceuticals, Merz, Pfizer Inc, Solstice Neurosciences, LLC, Eli Lilly and Company, US WorldMeds; is a consultant for Chelsea Therapeutics, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Abbvie); serves on the speakers' bureaus of UCB, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., American Academy of Neurology, Movement Disorders Society; receives research support from CleveMed/Great Lakes Neurotechnologies, Michael J. Fox Foundation and the NIH. Dr. Lee serves as an editorial board member of Laboratory Investigation, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, NeuroSignals, Neuron, Experimental Neurology, Science Magazine; receives research support from Ware Benaroya and the NIH; receives revenue for the following patent: “Compositions and Methods for Producing and Using Homogeneous Neuronal Cell Transplants” Penn G1120, Patent # 5,792,900.

CME Expiration

CME expires three years after publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers.

Accreditation

The American Academy of Neurology Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Credit™

The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this journal-based-CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Copyright

The American Academy of Neurology holds copyright for all materials in this exam.

Confidentiality

Any information regarding the identity of individuals taking the exam or their exam scores will be kept confidential.

Hardware and Software Requirements

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