STATE HOUSE – Today, at a ceremonial bill signing held at The Providence Center-Recovery Navigation Program, Governor Gina Raimondo signed several bills into law that will help combat the state’s opioid crisis. In attendance at the ceremony were the legislative sponsors of the five bills and Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott…
Navigating the Options for
Non-Opioid Pain Management
MONDAY MAY 1ST, 4:30 to 8:00PM
The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI
Free Parking available at adjacent Richmond Garage
(See security for parking voucher)
4:30-5:30 Resource Booths, Box Dinner, Networking, Video Viewing
Margaret Miller, MD, Co-Chair Women’s Health Council of RI
5:35-6:00 Explaining Pain in Women: Understanding What Works and Why
Wendy Fox, PT, DPT,, Women & Infants’ Hospital
6:00-7:40 Integrating Multi-Disciplinary Pain Management Options into Your Practice
Facilitator: Patricia Wolfe, Admin. Director, Lifespan Rehabilitation Services
Behavioral Approaches to Pain Management
Frank Sparadeo, PhD, Neuropsychology
Integration of Behavioral Approaches to Pain Management within OUD Treatment
Laura Levine, LHMC, LCDP, Program Director CODAC Behavioral Healthcare
Physical Therapy to Manage Pain
Christy Ciesla, PT, DPT, Clinical Coordinator of Rehab Services, The Miriam Hospital
Renee B Rulin, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Rhode Island Medicaid, UnitedHealthcare Community and State
Matthew Collins, MD, MBA, VP of Clinical Integration Care Integration & Management, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Patricia Wolfe, Admin. Director, Lifespan Rehabilitation Services
7:55-8:00 Closing Remarks
Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Co-Chair Women’s Health Council of RI
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Recognize the current scope of the crisis of women abusing opioids in RI.
2. Understand and explain the science behind pain.
3. State the success of two alternative therapies for managing pain.
4. Be familiar with three local resources to assist the provider and their patients.
5. Be given an opportunity to discuss current and future insurance coverage for alternative therapies.
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas of Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women’s Health Council of RI. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School, Brown University maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 2.5 Category 1 CE Credits. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only).
Physicians Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Licensed Medical Health Counselors: This program has been approved for 2.5 continuing education units by the RI Mental Health Counselors Association.
Rhode Island Chemical Dependency Professionals: This program has been approved through the RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals for the RI Certification Board for 2.5 continuing education credits for Rhode Island Chemical Dependency Professionals.
Nurses: This Continuing Nursing Education Activity has been applied for through the Northeast Multi-State Division, An Accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 2.5 Contact Hours.
Physicians Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 2.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Social Workers: This program has been approved for 2.5 Social Work continuing education credits by the National Association of Social Workers-Rhode Island Chapter in accordance with the Regulations of the RI Social Work Board of Licensure. NASW Authorization # RI-6663.
Physical Therapists: This program has been applied for through the RI Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association for 2.5 Continued Education Hours.
The program is sponsored by
Lifespan Women’s Medicine Collaborative and
Lifespan Community Health Institute