2nd Annual IaPMR Fall Conference

Des Moines, IA US
November 9, 2012

To be updated on current trends in pain management and obtain certification for the required pain management CME required by the Iowa Board of Medicine.

Target Audience

IaPMR members. This conference is only open to osteopathic and allopathic physicians.


10 a.m.Marc Harding, JD, D.O.
A Physician/Attorney View of Pain Management Medical Malpractice Issues
11 a.m.Edward (Pat) Finnerty, Ph.D.
Neurophysiology of Pain
  1. Describe and differentiate the physiologic characteristics of nociception and pain.
  2. Identify and describe the characteristics and physiologic processes mediating the various types of pain.
  3. Identify and describe the processes mediating neuropathic pain.
  4. Identify and describe the mechanisms mediating some of the interventions for pain management.

Dr. Finnerty indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

1 p.m.John Olds, M.D.
Pain Management and the Iowa Board of Medicine
  1. State why the Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM) is concerned about pain management practices in the State.
  2. Recognize pain management IBM rules.
  3. Document appropriate pain management encounters with patients.
  4. Discuss the new IBM expectations for two hours of CME every two years chronic pain managements and end of life care.
2 p.m.Jacqueline Stoken, D.O., FAAPMR
Chronic Pain Management in the Office Setting
  1. Create a treatment plan for responsible opioid prescribing.
  2. Define informed consent and recognize the need for patient agreements.
  3. Identify resources for pharmacologic vigilance and pain management, i.e. assessment tools, urine drug screens, and on-line resources.

Dr. Stoken indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

3 p.m.IaPMR Business Meeting and Elections
4 p.m.Adjourn


  1. Review the neurophysiology of pain. 
  2. Practice safe pain management.
  3. Examine ways to protect ourselves if taken into pain management litigation.
  4. State the Iowa Board of Medicine's perspective on pain management.

Commercial Support

Educational grants were not accepted for this activity. 

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this activity for 4.0 hours of Category 1-A CME credit(s).
  • Other: Certificates of participation will be awarded for a maximum of 4.0 hours of continuing education credit.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 4.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/09/2012 - 10:00am CST
Event ends: 
11/09/2012 - 4:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Student Education Center #115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 4.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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