In the News University of Washington Tele Pain Management Case Conference Calls


Wednesday UW TelePain Thursday UW TelePain
Presentations of Pain Patient Cases by Community Clinicians begins at 12:30pm Presentations of Pain Patient Cases by VA/DoD Clinicians begins at 12:00pm
Please complete a case consultation form available at: Please complete a case consultation form available at:
Please fax this completed document to the attention of Cara Towle at 206-598-4576. Please email this completed document to the attention of Debra Gordon at
For questions and case presentation scheduling,
please contact Cara Towle at
For questions and case presentation scheduling,
please contact Deb Gordon at
Attendance will be taken by roll call during the session. All audio and video participants mark your attendance by clicking here

Please note: CME credits may only be claimed for attending once per week.

If you are interested in joining the UW TelePain study, please contact Sheri Wyant at

UW TelePain is supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health under award number #R01NR012450 and #K24NR015340.This educational activity is also supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see for a listing of the member companies.

Connection Information:
Join via Telephone:
The telephone call-in number is 206-897-5309 password 3311#
As always, please mute your telephone when you connect.
Join via Adobe Connect:
Open the following URL in a browser window. Please do not connect via phone if using this option. You will be able to hear and see the presentation, with a chat window for questions and comments. – Login in as a guest with your name and credentials.

Join via Video Teleconference:

Video connect to conference: conference ID 3311

Example Tandberg (3311@
Example Polycom/Lifesize (

For participants connecting via their Jabber client just dial 3311

Technical contact for Wednesday sessions is Rande Gray at or pager 206-587-8903, or cell 206-459-7946. Please note: the pager is the best option for reaching Rande, as cell phone reception varies throughout the University.

Technical contacts for Thursday sessions are Chris Carlton-Bishop at and Anthony Pumilia at

Please note: for locations using NW TeleHealth, please contact your local hospital site coordinator to arrange connection. For contact information regarding site coordinators please call Pam Currier at (509) 789-4960.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 72 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (Each session is 1.5 credits)

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:

  1. Describe the different major types of chronic, non-cancer pain and their corresponding treatment modalities.
  2. Optimize pharmacologic treatment of chronic non-cancer pain to improve function and safety, as measured by ability to measure morphine equivalent doses in patient prescriptions.
  3. Detect unsafe combination therapies such as opioids and benzodiazepines.
  4. Identify non-pharmacologic treatment modalities available for patients.
  5. State the legal requirements applicable to treatment of pain and addicted patients in their setting.


The University of Washington School of Medicine endorses the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the guidelines of the Association of American Colleges that the sponsors of continuing medical education activities and the planners and speakers at these activities disclose significant relationships with commercial companies whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations. Significant relationships include receiving from a commercial company research grants, consultancies, honoraria and travel, or other benefits or having a self-managed equity interest in a company. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

The University of Washington School of Medicine, as part of its accreditation from the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), is required to “resolve” any reported conflicts of interest prior to the educational program. Therefore, in light of the relationships/affiliations designated by speakers/planners, each speaker/planner has attested::

1. that these relationships/affiliations will not bias or otherwise influence their involvement in the program

2. that practice recommendations given relevant to the companies with whom they have relationships/affiliations will be supported by the best available evidence or, absent evidence, will be consistent with generally accepted medical practice;

3. and, that all reasonable clinical alternatives will be discussed when making practice recommendations;

4. all scientific research referred to, reported or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation will confirm to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

For more information:

UW Division of Pain Medicine

Please feel free to contact any one of us, should you have questions or need assistance.
UW TelePain Team Contacts
Cara Towle, RN MSN
Director, Telehealth Services
University of Washington School of Medicine
Contact me about joining TelePain sessions, about obtaining CME, and about faxing in cases to present

Rande Gray
Videoconferencing Support or pager 206-587-8903 or cell 206-459-7946
Contact me to get connected via video and phone

David Tauben, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, UW Pain –
Contact me for clinical questions
UW TelePain 2015 Didactic Schedule

Date Topic Speaker
Apr 15 PMP Access, Use & Response Chris Baumgartner
Apr 22 UDT Use, Interpretation & Response Suzanne Rapp, MD
Apr 29 Opioids and MED Calculation David Tauben, MD
May 6 Non-Opioid Therapy – Adjuvant Analgesics (Neuromodulators) David Tauben, MD
May 13 Controlled Substance Agreements Barak Gaster, MD
May 20 PainTracker: Patient Reported Outcomes Mark Sullivan, MD
May 27 PTSD as Comorbid Condition: Assessment & Treatment Kari Stephens, PhD
June 3 Pain in Pregnancy Alyssa Stephenson-Famy, MD
June 10 CAM Heather Tick, MD
June 17 Sleep Flavia Consens, MD
June 24 Addiction Treatment Joe Merrill, MD

For additional Continuing Medical Education related to Pain Care, please visit

Other UW Telehealth activities:

· Project ECHO/Hepatitis C – Tuesday 11:45am – 1:15pm (focus on Hepatitis C)

o Clinic contact: Kent Unruh

Cara Towle, RN MSN

Director, Telehealth Services

UW School of Medicine

UW Box 356340

1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, WA 98195