• Continuing Education

  • Getting Difficult Cases Unstuck:  Tactics for Stalled Recovery & Prolonged Work Disability

    Thursday, May 3, 2018
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    Registration/Hotel Information

    Course Summary

    Length: Course is 1 day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m.

    Format: Lecture/discussion, questions and answers.

    Syllabus: A hard copy of the syllabus will be distributed onsite.

    Description: All health care providers want to help their patients get better but some have unexpectedly poor recoveries. Left with chronic pain, persistent symptoms, and protracted work disability, these patients often are “stuck.” Their doctors feel the same. Too many cases begin as commonplace health problems but gradually morph into high cost tragedies – and a major concern for payers. Traditional medical approaches do not identify and resolve the root causes of these patients’ treatment-resistant distress and life disruption. A growing body of scientific evidence supports new interventions that address remediable issues impeding recovery in biological, psychological, sociological and economic (BPSE) realms.

    Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

    • Expand their skill set and therapeutic repertoire in order to help redirect “stuck” patients towards a better future.
    • Make evidence-informed changes to their practices.
    • Incorporate new tools into their practices.

    Target Audience
    This course is designed for clinicians who are involved in occupational medicine, primary physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. The course materials will be aimed at those serving in the following roles: (1) treating/attending; (2) medical director/care management/peer review/UR; and (3) IME /disability evaluation. Exercises will have separate content addressed to those serving in each role.  

    Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH
    Additional faculty to be announced

    Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ABPM MOC Credit: This activity satisfies 7.5 ABPM MOC credits.
    ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies:

    • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    • Medical Knowledge
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Professionalism

    Tuition: Includes course materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks and CME/MOC credits

    ACOEM Member:  $530
    Non-member: $630
    Resident/Retired/Student Member: $360


    Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org.