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CPD

Optimizing Pain Control in the Patient with Cancer: A Case Study 

  • Authors: Mario Di Palma, MD
  • CPD Released: 2/17/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 2/17/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.25 CPD

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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US healthcare professionals, specifically oncologists, pain management specialists, palliative care specialists, and any other healthcare specialists involved in the care of patients with cancer pain.

The goal of this activity is to demonstrate the optimal implementation of opioid analgesia in the management of a patient with cancer pain.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have greater competence related to
    • Developing and implementing a pain management plan for an individual patient 
    • Communicating with patients regarding their pain management across the care continuum
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Apply opioids optimally and responsibly in practice


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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Faculty

  • Mario Di Palma, MD

    Medical Oncologist
    Gustavy Roussy Hospital
    Villejuif, France

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Mario Di Palma, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: AstraZeneca; Ipsen; Novartis; Sandoz
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Amgen; Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp.; Novartis; Pfizer Inc.
    Grants for clinical research from: Bayer; Fresenius; Pierre Fabre
    Other: Travel accommodation for ASCO or ESMO: Novartis; Pfizer

Editor

  • Keisha Peters, MSc

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC 

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Keisha Peters, MSc, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

Compliance Reviewer

  • Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.25 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

Optimizing Pain Control in the Patient with Cancer: A Case Study 

Authors: Mario Di Palma, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CPD Released: 2/17/2022

Valid for credit through: 2/17/2023

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Introduction

Rose is a 37-year-old woman. She has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer metastatic to the bones, which was discovered through a visit to her GP regarding back pain. Today Rose is meeting with her oncologist to discuss her therapy for the cancer.