Optimizing Pain Management in an Era of Opioid De-escalation: 2021 Video Recordings Package

ACP’s six-hour collection of virtual lectures and discussions is designed to highlight best practices in treating and managing pain, a condition that affects millions of patients every year.

Pain Management

Captured directly from the one-day virtual course offered in October 2021, expert faculty discuss various treatment modalities such as non-pharmacologic, non-opioid pharmacologic, and opioids, and will provide information about getting started to prescribe buprenorphine. The role of medical cannabis in pain management will be covered, as well as opioid use disorder and tapering. Practical steps for developing a pain management plan and engaging patients and families in pain management will be shared. 

Order Now Already Purchased or ACP Member? Access Content

This collection of virtual lectures will address how clinicians can:

  1. Engage patients and their families in shared decision-making and goal setting to select multimodal treatments that are best suited to their specific pain situation.
  2. Recognize when and which non-pharmacologic interventions such as therapeutic exercise, physical modalities, manual therapy and behavioral and mind-body therapies are indicated for pain management.
  3. Identify specific drug classes that work for specific types of pain control and be able to select an appropriate drug class given the patient’s pain type, pain acuity, and other factors such as comorbidities and other medications.
  4. Review the role of medical cannabis in pain management.
  5. Learn when it is appropriate to prescribe opioids for pain, how to start them in opioid-naïve patients, and how to adjust them when needed.
  6. Identify common signs, symptoms, and complications of opioid intoxication, overdose, and withdrawal and learn how to treat OUD.
  7. Understand how to begin prescribing buprenorphine in your practice.



  • Earn CME/MOC
  • Exposure to a wide range of pain management therapies
  • Extended access to the course recordings for 3 years
  • Learn from the comfort of your home or office

Course Director

Ann Garment, MD, FACP
NYC Health + Hospitals / Bellevue | NYU Grossman School of Medicine


Price Member Price  
$250 FREE Order Now

Already Purchased or ACP Member? Access Content

Supported by an independent education grant funded by Pfizer, Inc., in partnership with Lilly USA, LLC.

CME Accreditation

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

The American College of Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which include participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6 MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credit claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.