CONTINUING EDUCATION MISSION

PURPOSE

The Western Pain Society offers CME credits for activities that advance healthcare professionals’ understanding of and competency in treating pain.

CONTENT

CME accredited activities cover diverse subjects in pain care in order to provide multidisciplinary education opportunities to healthcare providers so that they may improve their ability to assess pain conditions and treatment options as well as critically evaluate and translate clinical research outcomes into practice.

TARGET AUDIENCE

All healthcare professionals with an interest in pain care are encouraged to participate in WPS activities. CME credit is typically available to acupuncture; behavioral health; chiropractic; massage therapy; naturopathic; nurse; occupational therapy; pharmacy; physician; physical therapy; physician assistant; and psychology practitioners. Please check individual event listings for specific CME eligibility.

ACTIVITY TYPES

The WPS provides accredited continuing education through live meetings and conferences. In the future, web-based CME learning opportunities may become available.

EXPECTED RESULTS

It is expected that participation in continuing education activities will enhance healthcare professionals’ ability to assess and treat pain. Please check individual event listings for specific learning objectives. Participant evaluations help us determine the extent to which learning objectives are achieved and guide further development of continuing education events.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

All WPS educational activities are planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and are accredited through joint sponsorship with third parties. Please check individual event listings for specific accreditation information.