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The AAMA Education Committee has been tasked with not only developing continuing education activities, but in formats that may allow members more access to education opportunities. On this page are links to archived recordings of  live webinars done a couple of years ago. Also, the Committee has come up with both LIVE webcast lectures as well as recorded webcasts - all with CME opportunities. 

Role of Acupuncture in the Opioid Crisis: A 4-Part Live Webcast Series

Role of Acupuncture in the Opioid Crisis
presented by Edward Lee, MD, FAAMA

Four 1-Hour Live Webcasts
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CDT, 5:00 pm PDT


The presentation will include a review of the literature on the scope of the opioid crisis, including a discussion of the use of opioid therapy for chronic pain, the diagnosis of OUD, the social factors that contribute to the development of OUD and the barriers to treatment that patients encounter. It will also cover the neurological basis for chronic pain, addiction, and PTSD. The principles of Chinese Medicine as applied to OUD and the history of the use of acupuncture for OUD will be presented. The evidence on the use of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain, addiction, and PTSD will be presented as well. Finally, case reports will be presented to facilitate learning.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this LIVE webcast series physician participants will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of the opioid crisis
  • Explain the connections between opioid use disorder, chronic pain, and trauma
  • Identify patients who meet the criteria for OUD
  • Make appropriate treatment recommendations for OUD
  • Treat pain, trauma, and OUD with appropriate acupuncture protocols

Accreditation/Designation: The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The AAMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Disclosure Policy
AAMA requires any person in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including those of a spouse/life partner, that could create a conflict of interest (COI). Individuals who refuse to disclose will not be permitted to contribute to this CME activity in any way. AAMA has policies in place that will identify and resolve COIs prior to this educational activity. AAMA also requires faculty to disclose discussions of investigational products or unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation. 
Edward Lee, MD, FAAMA has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

The reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

The fee to participate in this LIVE activity is $60/members and $90/non-members per webcast. Use the button below to register/pay for the LIVE presentation. Once paid, access instructions will be emailed to participant. At the conclusion of the LIVE activity, an evaluation/survey must be completed with attestation of credit/participation. Certificate of completion will be emailed when completed evaluation/survey is completed.


Register for LIVE webcast

Resources - Webinars

Current Education Committee Chair Montiel Rosenthal, MD, FAAMA, has implemented several new educational webinars for members that provide members the opportunity to earn CME credits. 

Following is a list of the webinars previously delivered and recorded that are now available for review and to obtain CME credit. 

Talking to Our Colleagues in Modern Medicine About Acupuncture" Thomas Burgoon, MD

The Eight Extraordinary Vessels and Their Clinical Application" Butch Levy, MD

With viewing the webcast recording comes the opportunity to earn continuing medical credits through this website. Earning credits is as easy as reviewing the presentation and receiving a passing grade from an accompanying online quiz. The AAMA designates this activity at a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The fee to review these presentations is $60/members and $90/non-members.
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