Although the Fall FMR (Fall Medicine Review) was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID 19, we hope that you will join us for the PAIN COACH virtual workshop on Oct. 20, 2020 at 12 PM! PAIN COACH provides case-based discussions on managing chronic pain in older adults for family medicine providers.

Older adults experience a higher incidence of persistent pain across chronic disease trajectories and at end-of-life. Data obtained from the NHANES survey indicates that older adults are almost twice as likely to use opioid analgesics compared to younger adults (20-39) for pain management (CDC, 2015). Age-related changes to the body place older adults at a higher risk for adverse events due to an increased sensitivity and reduced clearance of opioids. A lack of education and failure to adequately engage, communicate, and educate providers in evidence-based practices have been found to be barriers to the safe use of pain medications in older adults (FDA, 2010; HHS, 2019).

Providing effective, evidence-based continuing education can reduce serious adverse outcomes resulting from inappropriate prescribing, misuse, and abuse of opioid analgesics while maintaining patient access to appropriate pain medications for older adults with chronic pain.


Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
Stony Brook University School of Nursing
Stony Brook, New York View Full Bio

Katherine Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP DIST

Professor and Chair, Geriatric
and Palliative Medicine
Director, Comprehensive Care.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical Director
VNA Hospice of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania View Full Bio


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

PENDING - This training has been submitted to the KBML for review for meeeting the statutory requirements of HB1.

ACGME Competencies - Patient care and Medical knowledge

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
This educational activity is offered for up to a maximum of 2.0 ANCC contact hours.
The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of up to 2.4 KBN contact hours. Provider #: 3-0008-12-21-0111. In order to receive credit, participants complete CNE activity, complete the evaluation form. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 2 hours of participation. 


This activity is provided by the University of Kentucky in collaboration with The France Foundation.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies.

To Register and Connect

To Register
Click on the Register Online button and complete the registration process. We encourage and support multiple viewers in one location. However, all attendees must complete the online registration form.

A confirmation email will be sent to everyone that registers followed up by an email with meeting forms and the activity links.

There is no registration fee to attend this activity.

To Connect
You can join from PC, Mac, Linux, or mobile device, by phone, or by Skype for Business. Links and dial-in numbers will be posted to this site and emailed to all registrants as they become available.

Points to remember:

  • You don’t need administrative rights to download Zoom to your computer from zoom.com. Just follow the prompts to download.
  • You don’t need a web cam and microphone to dial-in to this meeting but they are nice features to have if they are available.
  • When dialing-in by phone, be sure to turn your computer volume all the way down so there isn’t any feedback.
  • You may test your connection by clicking on the Zoom test weblink to insure that your camera, speakers, and microphone are working properly.
  • You will also see what the Zoom interface looks like.
  • If you have problems, Zoom provides a troubleshooting weblink.