Treating Pain & Addiction

Mi-CCSI, in collaboration with the University of Michigan’s Chronic Pain and Fatigue Center and Michigan provider systems developed a comprehensive training program to address patients with acute and chronic pain. The focus of the training is centered on changing the way providers and staff diagnosed and treated pain, emphasizing psychosocial and non-pharmaceutical interventions as well as introductions to weaning and addiction. A grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund has allowed us to offer this CME training at no cost to attendees.

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)

Training Dates & Registration

Friday, March 6, 2020 | Saginaw

Great Lakes Bay Health Centers
Administrative Building
501 Lapeer
Saginaw, MI 48607

Mi-CCSI is hosting this training in partnership with Great Lakes Bay Health Centers.
March 6 Saginaw Registration
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Friday, June 12, 2020 | Traverse City

The Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College
715 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

June 12th Registration

Event Schedule

Morning - Foundations of Pain Management

The morning sessions will include a review of the pain management mechanisms, pathophysiology, biopsychosocial aspects, multi-disciplinary care team approaches, pharmacotherapy and non-pharmacy treatment approaches, and open panel questions and discussion.

Afternoon - Workshops

Two afternoon workshop tracks are offered to further explore practical application.

Track One: Substance Use Disorders
  • Review tapering approaches
  • Discuss Crucial Conversations
  • Case Study applications
Track Two: Team-Based Care for Chronic Pain
  • Review assessment and care planning components
  • Discuss ways to ways to optimize the multi-disciplinary team (Physical Therapy, Behavioral Health Services)

Treating Pain and Addiction Agenda


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
Edward Jouney, DO, MS - University of Michigan: Clinical instructor, psychiatrist at UMATS and U of M's Back and Pain Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Eric Lake, MA, LLP, CADC - Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Services: Psychologist, Pain Rehabilitation Program, 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. Nurses in Michigan may use CME credits towards re-licensure.
Michigan Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery:
This live activity meets the Michigan Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery requirement for a minimum of three (3) AMA PRA category 1 Credits TM for education in pain and symptom management
This Live activity, Advanced Pain Management Workshops has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.00 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians 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-license.

Social Workers

This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Course Approval Number: 022819-01 The course is approved for a maximum of 5 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.

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