Event Title

Pain Management Seminar
Event Date & Time

Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Brunch Buffet will be provided to those who RSVP by Friday, 05/05/17 only

Event Location & Parking Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
120 S. Los Angeles St,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tuition & Eligibility

Complimentary registration for the first 100 U.S. licensed physicians and physician
assistants who 
register by Friday, 05/05/17 and are practicing in Southern California.

We honor physicians who paid the 2017 CAMASC membership fee with
priority registration/reservation. To become a member and receive priority registration/reservation, please CLICK HERE.
CME Credit Requirement

As an IMQ/CMA accredited CME provider, we are required to measure
"changes in competency/performance" in all CME activities.
All attendees will be asked to complete the Post-Activity Evaluations online by
Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:59PM in order to receive CME Credit(s).
No Exceptions.

Required Educational

CAMASC has implemented an Audience Response System (ARS) as one of the tools to enhance the learning experience for this activity. Attendees are required to bring in their cellular phone as the tool to participate in the "Pre & Post Educational Assessment" via ARS on-site to facilitate the engagement between faculty and attendees.

You MUST provide your cellphone number during online registration for ARS participation.
Registration via online only: CLICK HERE
Event registration must be submitted by Friday, May 05, 2017 11:59PM.
No exceptions.
Americans with Disabilities Act CAMASC complies with the American with Disabilities Act. Please contact our office at
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Friday, May 05, 2017 by 11:59PM. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your special needs.

To help us maximize our resources, please inform us by email or phone if you
cannot attend the event
after you have submitted your online registration.
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CME Schedule

10:30 AM


10:45 AM

Registration & CME Activity (Room A)
Brunch Buffet & Exhibits
(Room B)

Brunch Buffet (Service will be closed at 12:00PM)

12:00 PM

Welcome and Introduction (Room A)

12:15 PM

"Assessment of the Patient with Pain" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Quynh Pham, MD
Program Director
Greater LA VAHS Pain Medicine Fellowship training program

Professor, Dept of Medicine, Div of PM&R David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

1:15 PM

"Common Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Paul Lee, MD
Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Subspecialty in Interventional Pain Medicine
2:15 PM

"Neuropathic Pain" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
George Pan, MD
Clinical Instructor, Pain Management
UCLA Comprehensive Pain Center
David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

To view bio, please CLICK HERE
3:15 PM
3:30 PM

"Opioid Prescribing" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Eric Hsu, MD
Clinical Professor, Pain Management
UCLA Comprehensive Pain Center
David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Editorial Board Member of the "Journal of Medicinal Acupuncture"
To view bio, please CLICK HERE

4:30 PM

"Cancer and End of Life Pain" (CLICK here to view Purpose/Objectives)
Michael Ma, MD
Internal Medicine
Kaiser Permanente, Fontana/Ontario Medical Centers

To view bio, please CLICK HERE
5:30 PM Adjournment

Program Overview

In 2001, AB 487 was sgned into California law. This bill requires most California-licensed physicians (pathologists and radiologists are exempt) to take 12 units, as a one-time requirement, of CME on “pain management” and “the appropriate care and treatment of the terminally ill."

In addition, in 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services released the long-awaited National Pain Strategy, which was written to implement recommendations from the Institute of Medicine. The strategy calls for improving provider education on pain management practices, evaluation of pain treatments, and safe prescription as part of developing a better-informed healthcare workforce with regard to pain management.

In response to AB 487 and the National Pain Strategy and in order to ensure physician members are continually receiving the most updated information and training in pain care, CAMASC has conducted an educational needs survey among its physician members and, through gap analysis research, identified the following five (5) topics to be addressed:

  • Assessment of the Patient with Pain
  • Common Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Opioid Prescribing
  • Cancer and End of Life Pain

Educational Purpose

The purpose of this activity is to provide practice-relevant information based on pain curriculums in caring for patients with chronic pain and narrow existing practice gaps by applying new scientific knowledge to improve patient care. A variety of teaching and evaluation methods have been developed to facilitate learning and professional development. At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to summarize common pain syndromes and their management, develop competencies in pain assessment and management, diagnose and manage common pain syndromes, and improve/apply cultural and linguistic competence in their treatment of patients with chronic pain. This activity is expected to result in increased knowledge, improved competency, and better performance in making an appropriate diagnosis, providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care, with the overall goal of improving patient care for patients with chronic pain. In particular, these lectures will focus on the care of Chinese/Asian patients whom our physician members treat the most.

Target Audience


The target audience for this activity will be primary care physicians, physician assistants, and other clinical specialties (except pathologists and radiologists) who provide health care to or are interested in the healthcare of the Chinese/Asian American community.
Accreditation Statement

cmeThe Chinese American Medical Association of Southern California (CAMASC) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation Statement The Chinese American Medical Association of Southern California (CAMASC) designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Certificate of Participation for Physician Assistant (PA) American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Educational Methods

This CME activity will consist of five (5) lectures, presented by distinguished faculty to facilitate the different educational needs of a diverse audience. This CME activity will employ a combination of educational methods, including live didactic lecture, group discussion, case studies, and interactive techniques such as a question/answer session, pre & post educational assessment, and a 30-day follow-up survey.

California Assembly Bill (AB) 487 This activity is in response to California Assembly Bill 487, which requires most
California-licensed physicians (pathologists and radiologists are exempt) to take
12 units, as a one-time requirement, of CME on “pain management” and “the
appropriate care treatment of the terminally ill."

California Assembly Bill (AB) 1195 This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires
continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include
curricula in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency.

Commercial Support

This activity may be funded, in part, by independent educational grant and exhibit fees
from commercial interests, in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME) and the Institute for Medical Quality/Californian Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) strands and guidelines. As of this website posting, a complete listing of commercial supporters was not available. Detailed disclosure will be made in accordance to the accreditation standard and appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters at the seminar, prior to the CME lectures’ commencement.
Disclosure Statement

As a CME provider accredited by IMQ/CMA, CAMASC must ensure balance,
independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. CME Program Committee Members, Course Director(s), Content Reviewer(s), Faculty, and all others who are in a position to control or deliver the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty will also disclose any off-label and/or investigative use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Detailed disclosures will be made prior to the beginning of CME activity.

Attendance at this educational activity does not guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in the
educational presentations.

** CAMASC reserves the right to make changes to the CME schedule as deemed necessary. **