Pain Management Webcast Package

The Pain Management Webcast Package covers two individual webcast sessions presented at Clinical Congress 2018 on Opioid-Sparing Practices in Surgery and one webcast on Opioid-Sparing Perioperative Pain Management.

Each webcast offers practicing surgeons Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit and Self-Assessment Credit for each webcast. Receive a CME certificate with Self-Assessment Credit upon successful completion of viewing the presentations, successfully passing the posttest, and completing the online evaluation. Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course Outline

Opioid-Sparing Practices in Surgery: Acute Management of Postoperative Surgical Pain (Part 1)
As surgeons manage postoperative pain in their patients, strategies to judiciously prescribe and advise patients if, when, and how to use opioids and a variety of alternative pain medications are needed. Implementation of opioid-sparing alternatives and pain management protocols, particularly in conjunction with enhanced recovery guidelines, will be discussed with evidence provided from institutions and across surgical specialties. Algorithms to manage the opioid-naïve as well as opioid-tolerant patient will also be highlighted. Opioid-sparing perioperative interventions will also be highlighted such that the surgical team will emerge with a higher level of awareness of acute pain management techniques that can be used pre-, intra-, and postoperatively.

Opioid-Sparing Practices in Surgery: Pain Management for Special Patient Populations (Part 2)
Algorithms to effectively manage surgical pain in patients who are opioid-dependent, using, or recovering from misuse, or who are in pain when first seen are urgently needed. While surgical procedures for these patients may differ, the goal of reducing opioid use to manage pain remains the same. This panel will highlight, through specific cases, how screening practices, working with pain management specialists, and employing multimodal analgesia in conjunction with minimal opioid dosing are effective strategies to manage pain, reduce complications, and improve functional and quality outcomes in patients with complex medical histories.

Opioid-Sparing Perioperative Pain Management: A Credentialed Course for the Practicing Surgeon
This course provides expert guidance and resources to implement and evaluate an opioid-sparing program at your surgical center. Panels, video, guidelines, small group application, and algorithms will be used to teach multimodal therapy and opioid-sparing perioperative protocols. Outpatient medication prescribing and pain management patient/caregiver education—including communication, screening, optimal discharge planning, patient contracts and referrals to pain management teams—will also be discussed. Case studies will include managing opioid-naïve and opioid-tolerant patients with a focus on breast, colorectal, hernia, and trauma patients.

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care


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Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during an activity, please report it on the evaluation. 


Faculty and Disclosures

Opioid-Sparing Practices in Surgery: Acute Management of Postoperative Surgical Pain (Part 1) 

Jonah J. Stulberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS, Chicago, IL - Intuitive Surgical: Honoraria: Speaking & Teaching; Pacira Pharmaceuticals: Research Grant: Principal Investigator; National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Research Grant: Principal Investigator
Lena M. Napolitano, MD, FACS, Ann Arbor, MI - No Disclosures
Michael A. Ashburn, MD, MPH, Philadelphia, PA - No Disclosures
Michael D. Sarap, MD, FACS, Cambridge, OH - No Disclosures
Bridget N. Fahy, MD, FACS, Albuquerque, NM - No Disclosures

Opioid-Sparing Practices in Surgery: Pain Management for Special Patient Populations (Part 2) 

John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, Sioux Falls, SD - No Disclosures
Richard W. Rosenquist, MD, Cleveland, OH - No Disclosures
Carolyn Lefkowits, MD, Aurora, CO - No Disclosures
David A. Kooby, MD, FACS, Atlanta, GA - No Disclosures
Travis P. Webb, MD, MHPE, FACS, Milwaukee, WI - No Disclosures

Opioid-Sparing Perioperative Pain Management: A Credentialed Course for the Practicing Surgeon

John M. Daly, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSG(Hon), Philadelphia,PA - No Disclosures
Lisa M. Mazzia, MD, Washington, DC - No Disclosures
Chad Brummett, MD, Ann Arbor, MI - No Disclosures
Scott Weiner, MD, MPH, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Michael F. McGee, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Michael Reinhorn, MD, FACS, Newton, MA - No Disclosures
Mark A. Lockett, MD, FACS, Charleston, SC - No Disclosures
Phillip Lirk, MD, PhD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Thomas A. Aloia, MD, FACS, Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Michael J. Englesbe, MD, FACS, Ann Arbor, MI - No Disclosures
Jessica L. Gross, MD, FACS, Winston-Salem, NC - No Disclosures
Timothy J. Atkinson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE, Murfreesboro, TN - No Disclosures
Kathleen Heneghan, PhD, MSN, RN, CPN, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures


David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures


Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures


Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures


Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


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

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 7 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

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Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

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