Original Release Date: 4/20/2017

Review Date:  2/28/2020, 2/7/2022

Revised Release Date:  4/1/2022

Expiration Date: 6/30/2024

The CME credit claim for this activity expires June 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM


Overview: Acute and Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing for Outpatients covers evidence-based multimodal, multidisciplinary pain management.  Topics include pain neurophysiology and chronification, non-opioid and nonpharmacologic pain management, cognitive behavioral therapy, opioid risk assessment, opioid use disorder, opioid and benzodiazepine tapering, and specialty care for pain.  A segment on “difficult conversations” shows examples of introducing new treatment plans.  


CME: The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health, designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health for 2.25 credits of education in pain management and the prescription of opioids; and medical ethics/or professional responsibility education.

This CME activity type is an enduring material.  Physicians who complete the enduring material may claim the full amount of credit designated for the activity, regardless of the amount of time it took the physicians to complete the activity.


Alejandro Arroliga, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical OfficerIntroduction
Emily Garmon, MD, Anesthesiology/Pain ManagementAcute Pain
Timothy Clark, PhD, NeuropsychologyNeurophysiology & Chronification of Pain
Rodney Lange, MD, Anesthesiology/Pain ManagementChronic Pain
James Albers, MD, Physical Medicine & RehabilitationNon-Opioid Treatment
Judy Embry, PhD, Psychology and Timothy Clark, PhD, NeuropsychologyBehavioral Health
Yolanda Prevost-LyonPatient Testimonial
Christopher Burnett, MD, Anesthesiology/Pain ManagementTreatment with Opioids
Jason Sapp, DO, Psychiatry/AddictionologyOpioid & Benzodiazepine Tapering
Amber Whittenburg, MD, Anesthesiology/Pain ManagementSpecialty Care Interventional Pain Management
Jason Sapp, DO, Psychiatry/AddictionologySpecialty Care: Addiction Treatment
Timothy Clark, PhD, NeuropsychologySpecialty Care: Interdisciplinary Pain Programs

Glenn Ledbetter, MD, Internal Medicine
Michael Reis, MD, Family Medicine
Jae Ross, PhD, Psychology
Cinamon Romers, PhD

Difficult Conversations



The following planners and faculty have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients:  Alejandro Arroliga, MD; Michael Reis, MD; Judy Embry, PhD; Jason Sapp, DO; Christopher Burnett, MD; Amber Whittenburg, MD; Emily Garmon, MD; Rodney Lange, MD; Thomas Glenn Ledbetter, MD; Timothy S Clark, PhD; Yolanda Prevost-Lyon; Cinamon Romers, PhD; Jae Lee Ross, PsyD; James Albers, MD


Method of Participation & Request for CME Credit:

-Read all instructions and activity information
-Take pretest
-View the video presentations
-Complete the post-test scoring 80% or above accurate
-Upon achieving passing score, follow the link sent in an email with your score
-Complete all questions on the evaluation
-Complete credit claim


For further study:

-Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report



Baylor Scott & White Health Pain Management Guidelines [BSWH log in required]
Commercial Support:  No commercial support was received for this activity.
Objectives: After participating in this activity the learner should be able to:

-Formulate and carry out evidence-based treatment plans for patients with chronic pain

-Distinguish when opioids are necessary and for how long, prescribing accordingly


Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, allied health professionals, nurses
Course Director: Michael Reis, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Central Texas Regional Clinics; and Judy Embry, PhD, E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Chair in Family Medicine
CME Contact Information:
Phone:  Dallas -- 214-820-2317                         Temple -- 254-724-7609