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We are pleased to offer a free COPE-REMS CME course. Based at the University of Washington in Seattle, COPE-REMS is an engaging interactive program that used the latest technologies in video and online tools. We hope you will take advantage of it.
Only 25% of physicians feel very confident in managing patients on opioids.
When many of today’s physicians were in medical school, they learned that opioids were safe, and no dose seemed too high. Now, evidence-based practice paints a far more nuanced picture. More than 200 million prescriptions a year have contributed to widespread problems:
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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Office of Pain Policy is soliciting public comment on the draft National Pain Strategy. This is an opportunity for each of us to weigh in on our opinions and thoughts related to this important document. The National Pain Strategy draft is now open for public comment through May 20th, 2015. HHS invites input from a broad range of individuals and organizations that have interests in advancing the fundamental understanding of pain and improving pain-related treatment strategies.
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Dr. Eduardo Fraifeld was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Rosomoff Award for Excellence in Pain.
Dr. Fraifeld is a distinguished, nationally recognized leader in the field of Pain Medicine with over 21 years experience in his field.
While earning his undergraduate degree in biology he worked full time as a researcher at the Texas Medical Center in Houston going on to earn his MD at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He did a surgical internship at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. before going on to do his anesthesiology residency at Vanderbilt University hospital in Nashville, TN. where he focused his training in the field of Pain Medicine.
Dr. Fraifeld has gone on to gather many distinguished honors. He has over 1,500 hours of continuing medical education to his credit since finishing his training. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and is also a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine.
He is a former president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine the leading medical society in his specialty and held numerous other leadership positions and is a sought after lecturer and a published author in his specialty.