Treating Pain & Addiction

Mi-CCSI is offering a free two part virtual continuing education learning opportunity for primary care providers, care managers, multi-disciplinary team members and other clinical and non-clinical practice staff.

This training event emphasizes psychosocial and non-pharmaceutical interventions, exploring the development and maximization of multi-disciplinary teams to treat patients with pain and OUD/SUD and providing introductions to addiction and opioid weaning strategies.

Training Results
  • 24% improvement in confidence to effectively manage chronic pain patients.
  • 79% felt more comfortable in managing or treating their chronic pain patients.
What are attendees say about the training?
  • “It's a game changer” - Physician
  • “I strongly encourage all providers, primary care, specialists and care managers take this course ASAP!” - Physician
  • “I learned so much about the complexities of chronic pain conditions and how to better manage my patients with chronic pain.” - Care Manager

Intended Audience

Primary care practice teams or individual providers, clinical and non-clinical staff (Providers, care managers, social workers, medical assistants, office managers and staff, pharmacists, behavioral health specialists)

Part One


Presentations will include:
  • Review of pain management mechanisms, and pathophysiology
  • Biopsychosocial aspects of pain
  • Review of cannabinoid treatment approaches
  • Pharmacist perspective on medication management and role within multi-disciplinary team
  • Exploration of differences between chronic pain & substance use disorder/opioid use disorder.

Part Two


  1. Pain Management Case Study: Patient Perspective
  2. Breakout Sessions - Exploring practical approaches
    The participant will have the choice to attend one workshop:
  • Substance Use Session: Managing patients with opioid use disorders, including tapering, crucial conversations, and case studies.
  • Team-Based Care Session: Practical approaches for managing patients with chronic pain including ways to optimize the multi-disciplinary team (physical therapy, behavioral health services) and reviewing assessment and care planning components.

Training Dates & Registration


All Day Event: Friday, September 17, 2021 | 8:00 am - 4:40 pm
This training will be a Live stream event hosted through zoom

September Treating Pain & Addiction Registration



(Provided, in part, through a grant from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


Daniel Clauw, MD - University of Michigan: Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine & Psychiatry; Director of Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Glenn Dregansky, DO - Western Michigan University: Program Director for WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine's Family Medicine Residency Program, Kalamazoo, MI
James Hudson, MD - Medical Director of the Pain Center at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Services, Grand Rapids, MI
Eric Lake, MA, LLP, CADC - Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Services: Psychologist, Pain Rehabilitation Program, Grand Rapids, MI
Claire Nolan, PharmD - Pharmacist: Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement, Grand Rapids, MI
Timothy Phillips, PT, DPT, MTC - Spectrum Health: Lead physical therapist, Grand Rapids, MI
Eva Quirion, FNP PhD - St. Joseph Healthcare: Nurse practitioner specializing in treatment of pain and substance use disorder, Bangor, MA
David Williams, PhD - University of Michigan: Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine, Psychiatry & Psychology; Associate Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, Ann Arbor, MI

*Faculty may change based on availability

Continuing Education

Providers & Nurses

This training will meet the continuing education requirements for pain and symptom management in the state of Michigan for medical license renewals and the LARA training requirements for providers prescribing opioids and other controlled substances.
This Live activity, Treating Pain and Addiction, from 02/16/2021 - 02/15/2022, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Providers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency:
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.


Note: Nurses can use CME credits toward re-licensure.
Michigan Board of Nursing Continuing Education Requirements Details

Social Workers

This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Course Approval Number: 021621-00 The course, when completed in full (attendance at both sessions) is approved for a maximum of 6 contact hours.

Medical Assistants

Registered or certified medical assistants can submit copies of their agendas and certificates of completion to their certification entity to obtain continuing education credit.


Pharmacy Continuing Education Requirements

This activity is structured to meet knowledge-based educational needs. A knowledge-based activity acquires factual knowledge. Information in knowledge-based activities is based on evidence as accepted in the literature by the health care professions. Pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit will be earned based on participation in this activity. Any individual who is more than 10 minutes late to an activity or leaves an activity early will not be granted PCE credit. This procedure will be strictly enforced, so please plan accordingly.

Participants must fully participate in the activity and complete an online activity evaluation and posttest questions, if received by presenters, with a passing score of 70 percent or greater. Online evaluations and posttests will not be available for completion and requests to process credit will not be accepted after this date. See the program instruction sheet distributed during the activity for the online activity link. NOTE: ACPE guidelines prohibit MPA from issuing credit more than 60 days after the activity for any reason; therefore, to avoid denial of credit, it is imperative that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians complete the online evaluation and posttest by the deadline indicated to allow sufficient time for processing. If all requirements are met, participants will receive pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit through CPE Monitor, a national, collaborative effort by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed PCE credits. MPA, as an ACPE-accredited provider, is required to report pharmacist and pharmacy technician PCE credit using this tracking system. Pharmacist and pharmacy technician participants must provide their NABP e-Profile identification number and date of birth (in MMDD format) when they complete activity evaluations. It will be the responsibility of the participant to provide the correct information. If this information is not correctly provided, NABP and ACPE prohibit MPA from issuing CPE credit. Online access to their inventory of completed credits will allow pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to easily monitor their compliance with CPE requirements and print statements of credit. Therefore, MPA will not provide printed statements of credit to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Partial credit will not be awarded. If you have yet to sign up for CPE Monitor, go to

ACPE Universal Activity Number: 0112-9999-21-337-L08-P and 0112-9999-21-337-L08-T Knowledge-based Activity
Initial Release Date: 4/14/2021; Expiration Date: 4/14/2022
7.0 contact hours for attending the entire session.

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