Advanced Credentialed Pain Practitioner Curriculum Review Course
The Advanced Credentialed Pain Practitioner (ACPP) Curriculum Review Course (CRC) is designed to highlight the essential and key concepts found in the 13 topics of the curriculum. The online program, made up of 15 courses, is designed to reinforce prior learning rather than serving as the initial exposure to the material. While this course is open to everyone, the target audience is intended to be physicians and advanced care practitioners, such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
**If you wish to register for the APMP Certificate Program, please do not complete registration for this course. You will first need to complete the APMP Certificate Program Application, then you will automatically be registered for the review course.
Faculty: George D. Comerci, Jr, MD, FACP; Brian M. Shelley, MD, ADAAPM, CIME; Daniel Duhigg, DO; Robert Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, FACN; Bob Twillman, PhD
This 14-hour CME activity is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants as well as other clinicians who treat chronic pain.
After completing this educational activity, participants will be better able to:
- Identify the fundamental concepts and key topics needed to successfully evaluate and treat patients with chronic pain.
- Describe how the acquired knowledge will improve evaluation, diagnosis, and effective and safe treatment of patients with chronic pain.
George D. Comerci, Jr., MD, FACP, ADAAPM, is profesor of internal medicine at the University of New Mexico where he is actively involved in clinical care and teaching. He is also a consultant at the UNM Pain Consultationa nd Treatment Center and a facilitator of the ECHO Pain and Headache Clinic. He is an Advanced Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Mangaement and, with the help of several colleagues, has developed a curriculum and credentialing examination for pain management intended for use by non-interventional physicians. Dr. Comerci is a member of the American Acdemy of Pain Management, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians.
Brian M. Shelley, MD, is board-certified in family medicine, and serves as an Attending Physician at the University of New Mexico Pain Consultation and Treatment Center. At UNM, Dr. Shelley is Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Medical Director of the Chronic Pain and Headache Management TeleECHO Clinic, and Research Assistant Professor in Psychology. He is an Advanced Diplomate of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, and co-created this credential. Dr. Shelley is the Director of Albuquerque Independent Medical Services LLC, and is currently certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.
Daniel Duhigg, DO, is the attending addictions psychiatrist in the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Interdisciplinary Pain Clinic, Project ECHO, and an assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology at UNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is the director for the addiction psychiatry fellowship at UNM. He trains health care providers in the areas of pain psychiatry, addiction treatment in chronic pain, and the use of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence.
Robert Bonakdar, MD FAAFP FACN, is Director of Pain Management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, California and a member of the Scripps Green Hospital Pain Management Committee. He also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor (Voluntary) at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Bonakdar completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at Scripps Clinic, focusing on integrative pain management. He also completed the UCLA Acupuncture Course for Physicians and a Richter Fellowship in Southeast Asia, where he studied acupuncture, tai chi, and mind-body practices. His current clinical and research interests include novel approaches to pain management including dietary supplementation and biostimulation using microcurrent, laser, auricular, and acupuncture therapies.
Bob Twillman, PhD, is the executive director for the American Academy of Pain Management. In that capacity, Dr. Twillman is responsible for overseeing federal and state pain policy developments and advocating for those supporting an integrative approach to managing pain. He also serves as chair of the Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee for the Kansas Board of Pharmacy. Dr. Twillman received his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of California in Los Angeles, and maintains a volunteer faculty appointment as clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Kansas School Of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas. Prior to taking his current position, Dr. Twillman was a full-time faculty member at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he founded and directed the inpatient pain management program and was a co-founder of the hospital’s Palliative Care Team. He has been actively involved in pain policy through his work with the Alliance of State Pain Initiatives and the American Pain Society for many years.
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. Comerci reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Dr. Shelley reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Dr. Duhigg reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Dr. Bonakdar reports that he is on the advisory board for Elsevier; Receives royalties from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and honoraria from Metagenics and Natural Health Research Institute; Consultant for Quadrant Healthcom and American Specialty Health.
Dr. Twillman 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 email@example.com.
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 14 hours to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians. 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 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™