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2nd Annual IaPMR Fall Conference

Friday, November 9 at 10:00 AM
DMU Clinic, Room 1001, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

This conference satisfies the license requirement from the Iowa Board of Medicine regarding chronic pain management.

Free to IaPMR members and physicians. $30 for non-IaPMR members and non-physicians.

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10 a.m. Marc Harding, JD, D.O.
A Physician/Attorney View of Pain Management Medical Malpractice Issues
11 a.m. Edward (Pat) Finnerty, Ph.D.
Neurophysiology of Pain

  1. Describe and differentiate the physiologic characteristics of nociception and pain.
  2. Identify and describe the characteristics and physiologic processes mediating the various types of pain.
  3. Identify and describe the processes mediating neuropathic pain.
  4. Identify and describe the mechanisms mediating some of the interventions for pain management.

Dr. Finnerty indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

Noon Lunch
1 p.m. John Olds, M.D.
Pain Management and the Iowa Board of Medicine

  1. State why the Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM) is concerned about pain management practices in the State.
  2. Recognize pain management IBM rules.
  3. Document appropriate pain management encounters with patients.
  4. Discuss the new IBM expectations for two hours of CME every two years chronic pain managements and end of life care.
2 p.m. Jacqueline Stoken, D.O., FAAPMR
Chronic Pain Management in the Office Setting

  1. Create a treatment plan for responsible opioid prescribing.
  2. Define informed consent and recognize the need for patient agreements.
  3. Identify resources for pharmacologic vigilance and pain management, i.e. assessment tools, urine drug screens, and on-line resources.

Dr. Stoken indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

3 p.m. IaPMR Business Meeting and Elections
4 p.m. Adjourn


To be updated on current trends in pain management and obtain certification for the required pain management CME required by the Iowa Board of Medicine.


Upon conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the neurophysiology of pain
  2. Practice safe pain management.
  3. Examine ways to protect ourselves if taken into pain management litigation.
  4. State the Iowa Board of Medicine’s perspective on pain management.

Target Audience

IaPMR members and physical therapists.

Continuing Medical Education

AOA: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to present continuing medical education programs for physicians. Des Moines University designates this program for a maximum of 4.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits.

Other: Certificates of participation will be awarded for a maximum of 4.0 hours of continuing education credit.

Commercial Support

Educational grants are not being accepted for this activity.


DMU Continuing Medical Education


Free to IaPMR members and physicians. $30 for non-IaPMR members and non-physicians.

Register online

Discrimination Statement

Des Moines University (DMU) prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all DMU sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the DMU Continuing Medical Education Office at 515-271-1596 or cme@dmu.edu prior to the program.