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

Part One:

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Part Two:

Friday, February 26, 2021 | 8:00 am - Noon

This training will be a Live stream event hosted through zoom

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(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 03/06/2020 - 03/06/2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.00 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: 051420-01 The course, when completed in full (attendance at both sessions) is approved for a maximum of 7 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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