Physician Education: Bridging Clinical Research and Patient Care

What a Pain! Addressing Chronic Pain in HIV Clinical Settings

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

1:00 PM (ET), 12:00 PM (CT), 11:00 AM (MT), 10:00 AM (PT)

Overview

Assessment of Needs

Chronic non-cancer pain is prevalent among people with HIV disease. HIV practitioners have an important role in appropriately assessing and managing pain in these patients.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is designed for physicians who are actively involved in the medical care of people with HIV infection, specifically those who:

  • Have a solid, working knowledge of HIV disease management
  • Provide comprehensive or specialty care for patients with HIV infection
  • Are currently active in HIV research

This activity is also relevant for other practitioners including nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this IAS–USA live activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic categories of chronic non-cancer pain in HIV-infected patients
  • List evidence-based treatments for chronic non-cancer pain in HIV clinical settings including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments
  • List key drug-drug interactions between HIV medications and medications to treat chronic pain
  • Describe the role of urine toxicology to monitor adherence in chronic pain treatments
  • Manage chronic pain in patients with substance abuse or mental health disorders

Registration

PRE-REGISTRATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. The deadline to pre-register is Monday, February 18.

To register, please log in or create an account. You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 2 business days. Certificates will be e-mailed after the completion of the evaluation and CME claim form.

For more information or questions, please contact the registration department at registration“at”iasusa.org or 415-544-9400.

Log-In/Adobe Connect Information

A URL and log-in instructions will be e-mailed to you 2 days prior to the live webinar date. Please bookmark this page and check back for new information.

Troubleshooting

Please listen to this training via your computer speakers and make sure your volume is properly adjusted.

If you are having trouble with the audio or connecting to Adobe Connect please contact Jenna Bardwell at kahjm"at"umdnj.edu.

For additional technical support during the webinar, please visit the Adobe Connect In-Meeting support website, http://www.adobe.com/support/connect/connecthostedsupport.html

Adobe Connect System Requirements

Windows

  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows 7; 2GHz Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows Vista®
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions with 32-bit browser)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows XP or Windows 7; 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended) for Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through IE 9 (32 bit only); Mozilla Firefox 3 through Firefox 7; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 for all users (hosts, presenters, participants, and administrators)

Mac OS

  • 500MHz PowerPC® G3 or faster or 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.4, 10.5, or 10.6 (Intel); Mac OS X v10.4 (PowerPC)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Mozilla Firefox 3 through Firefox 7; Apple Safari 4 or 5; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for all users (hosts, presenters, participants, and administrators)

CME Information

Accreditation

The International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The IAS–USA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Grant Support

This webinar is funded through the AETC National Resource Center, under grant number H4AHA00063 from the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau.

Conflicts of Interest

In the interest of maintaining the independence of its CME activities, and in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the IAS–USA requires all persons with control of content (ie, faculty, IAS–USA Board members, and program staff) to disclose any financial relationships that they or their spouses or partners have had with commercial companies within the past 12 months. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest of those parties are resolved prior to the continuing medical education activity being delivered. Individuals who refuse to disclose financial interests may not participate in an IAS–USA CME activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to register for the webinar?
There is no cost to register.

What happens once I register?
Registrants will receive an e-mail 2 days before the event with a web address for the webinar room. Instructions for logging into the webinar room will also be included in the email.

What is the format of this webinar?
The webinar will be hosted on Adobe Connect Meeting. Adobe Connect Meeting is an online meeting platform that is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems. To verify that you will be able to participate, we suggest that you run the simple diagnostic tests available on the Adobe Connect Meeting website. Please do this as far in advance of the session as possible. The Meeting Connection Diagnostic will test your computer for the supported version of the Flash player, a clear connection to Adobe Connect Meeting, bandwidth availability, and the latest version of the Adobe Connect Meeting add-in. Please access this test at the following link, http://arcps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Audio for this event will be broadcasted over your computer speakers. Please test the volume of your computer speakers as far in advance of the session as possible.

Will I receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for participating in this webinar?
The International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians (MDs, DOs, and international equivalents) may receive CME credit for this activity. Other health care practitioners will receive a certificate of participation.

How do I claim CME credit for participating in this webinar?
Following the webinar you will receive an email with a link to the anonymous attendee evaluation form. After clicking “Submit Evaluation,” you will be redirected to the online CME claim form. You must log in or create an account at www.iasusa.org to claim CME credit or a certificate of participation.

Will the webinar be recorded?
Yes. The webinar will be recorded and archived. The recording will be available on this webpage 24 hours after the event date.

You may view or share the archived recording for educational purposes, however, it is not available for CME credit.

Further Questions?
For more information, please contact the registration department at registration“at”iasusa.org or 415-544-9400.

Webinar Link

You may view or share the archived recording for educational purposes, however, it is not available for CME credit.