CME Webcast

Chronic Pain: Management and Safe Treatment

For AAFP members only

Physician offers prescription drug for pain

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More than 50 million Americans currently live with chronic pain, but as many as 75% of those patients don’t receive adequate treatment. Become more confident in your use of opioid therapies to manage your patients’ chronic pain by watching this AAFP webcast. This activity is free for AAFP members.

About the Webcast

CME Credit

This enduring material activity, Chronic Pain: Management and Safe Treatment, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins October 30, 2013. Term of approval is for three years from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

Learning Objectives

After completing this CME activity, you should be able to:

  1. State barriers identified in the treatment of chronic pain in Family Medicine practices.
  2. State potential strategies to overcome identified barriers.
  3. Share participant-identified barriers and strategies to overcome them.

To be eligible to report CME credit, please complete the full module in one sitting.

Estimated time required to complete the full module: 55 minutes

Original release date of webcast: October 30, 2013.


The material presented is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only nor necessarily the best methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

The AAFP disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual participating and for all claims which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person.

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the data presented. Physicians may care to check specific details such as drug doses and contraindications, etc., in standard sources prior to clinical application.

This material may contain recommendations/guidelines developed by other organizations. Please note that although these guidelines may be included, this does not necessarily imply the endorsement of AAFP.


This CME activity is funded by an educational grant to the AAFP from Purdue Pharma L.P.

Presenting Faculty

Penny Tenzer, MD
Dr. Tenzer is Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, and Director of Continuing Medical Education in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. And Chief of Service for Family Medicine at the University of Miami Hospital and an attending physician at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

She served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors from 2001-2007 and was elected as President of the AFMRD from 2004-2007.

David Walsworth, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Walsworth is is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and serves as associate chair for clinical affairs. He came to MSU from Oakwood, where he was vice chief of Family Medicine at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital, associate program director of the Family Medicine Residency Program, and unit medical director of their Healthcare Center in Westland.

He serves on the board of directors for both the Michigan State Medical Society and the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians.