COVID-19 and Interventional Pain Medicine: Past, Present, and Future

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious public health threat that has severely affected all interventional pain physicians. This SIS webinar (free for members) will address the impact COVID-19 has had on interventional pain practice, will present current guidance and recommendations for your practice, and will focus on the future -- exploring challenges and unknowns as we look ahead. Discussion from the live webinar will conclude the session.

COVID-19 and Interventional Pain Medicine: Past, Present, and Future
Moderator: Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH

Introductory Remarks
Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH

Impact of COVID-19 on Interventional Pain Practices
Akhil Chhatre, MD

Current Guidelines and Recommendations
Richard Chang, MD, MPH

SIS Reopening Survey Results

Lisa Huynh, MD

Challenges and Unknowns Going Forward
Zachary L. McCormick, MD

Copyright
Materials presented in this activity have been made available by the Spine Intervention Society for educational purposes only. We reserve all rights to such material.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the impact COVID-19 has had on interventional pain practice.
  • Discuss current guidance and best practices to promote the safest care for patients and health care teams.
  • Identify challenges interventional pain physicians will face as we continue addressing COVID-19 in our practices.

Disclosure Information
RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ACCME DEFINED COMMERCIAL INTERESTS
Akhil Chhatre, MD
Nothing to disclose

Richard Chang, MD
Nothing to disclose

Lisa Huynh, MD
Nothing to disclose

Zachary L. McCormick, MD
Nothing to disclose

Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH
Nothing to disclose

OTHER DISCLOSURES
Akhil Chhatre, MD
Nothing to disclose

Richard Chang, MD
Position in healthcare association/society: SIS, AAPM&R, AMSSM, NYSPM&R, MSSNY

Lisa Huynh, MD
Nothing to disclose

Zachary L. McCormick, MD
Consultant: Medicolegal, Soal Therapeutics
Journal editorial boards: Pain Medicine, The Spine Journal, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Speaker: AAN, AAPM, AAPMR, NASS, SIS
Research grants: SIS, RSNA Research & Education Foudation, EpiMed, Avanos, Relievant
Position in healthcare association/society: SIS, PSPS

Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH
Nothing to disclose

References
References are provided within the speakers presentations.

Accreditation Statement
The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
SIS designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Commercial Support No commercial support was received for this activity.

Date of Activity Release: 9/16/2020
Date of Activity Expiration: 9/15/2021

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