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Pain Management Program: Treatment and Management of Patients With Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders


Total Credits: 8 including 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, 8 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)



Description

This program will expire and must be completed by 05/08/27.


***  Meets DEA Requirements  ***

This 8-credit program meets the DEA education requirements that practitioners complete 8 hours of training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. This program will include presentations on the proper prescribing of controlled substances, alternatives to opioids for treating chronic pain, best practices when treating acute pain to avoid abuse, tapering off opioids, opioid pharmacology, and more. 
 

Accreditation Statements:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. 
MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of eight (8) AOA Category 1-A CME credit(s) and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this enduring activity for a maximum of eight (8) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)ä. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Disclosure:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Education Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Grievance Policy:
 All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance.  Initially, all grievances should be directed to the MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee.  All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, then they can submit a complaint in writing to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty

Jason Beaman, DO, MS, MPH, FAPA's Profile

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Dr. Beaman completed medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He then completed two simultaneous residencies in Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. After residency, Dr. Beaman completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After his fellowship, he obtained a Master of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and a Master's in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Beaman has board certification in Addiction Medicine from the American Board of Preventative Medicine, in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and in Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry.

Dr. Beaman served as the Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Oklahoma State University for eight years before moving up to chair the School of Forensic Sciences. He is also the forensic psychiatry fellowship director. While he was chair of psychiatry, Dr. Beaman created the Project Blue Streets Task Force, which established a city-wide protocol for the care of mental health patients and testified against Johnson & Johnson in the State opioid litigation. He is active in research in the areas of motives of criminal behavior, the intersection of methamphetamine and violence, and the epidemiology of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Dr. Beamon discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Marcus Iszard, PhD, P.I.'s Profile

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Dr. Marcus Iszard is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at Kansas City University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri. He is also a Consultant and a Licensed Private Drug Investigator. He provides consulting and investigation services for law enforcement agencies and private/corporate law firms for criminal or civil legal matters. Dr. Iszard received his Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacology/Toxicology) from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. He completed his fellowship at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics in Kansas City, Kansas.

Dr. Iszard is primarily trained as a pharmacologist and toxicologist. Dr. Iszard has professional experience in drugs, poisons, and medication investigations and forensic consultation. He has over 25 years of comprehensive teaching experience as a veteran professor in pharmacology, toxicology, and therapeutics for clinical, research, and investigation courses for pharmacy, medical, dental, and nursing students. He has over 20 years of investigative and forensic pharmacology/toxicology experience and teaching. He has testimony and legal deposition experience as a certified toxicology expert with state and federal court systems.

Dr. Iszard was awarded the Lawrence Ferring Faculty Award as Teacher of the Year in 2004 at Xavier University of Louisiana, College of Pharmacy, New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also a member of the Rho Chi Pharmacy National Honor Society.

Dr. Iszard is married and has two children. He enjoys ham radio in his spare time.

Dr. Iszard discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.

 


Jared James, MD, FAAFP's Profile

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Dr. Jared James is a 2017 graduate of Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine. He then completed residency training in Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Upon graduation in 2020, Dr. James returned to Missouri and joined Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a primary care physician and clinical educator. He joined the faculty of the University of Missouri Capital Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in 2021, and he currently serves as the Associate Program Director. Dr. James is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and is also a member of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. James has long held an interest in the treatment of substance use disorders in primary care. This interest began with participation in research through the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as perinatal substance abuse treatment services. He furthered his training while in residency at the L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. In his current position, he oversees the residency addiction medicine curriculum. He has established an outpatient resident substance use disorder treatment program in the primary care program at the Community Health Center in Jefferson City. Dr. James combines his passion for clinical education and addiction medicine to work for further education and incorporation of substance use disorder treatment in the primary care setting.

Dr. James has received the Association of Family Medicine Directors Award for Scholarship, Mayo Clinic Resident Teacher Award, Mayo Clinic Nursing Synergy Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Faculty of Tomorrow Scholarship, Washington University in St. Louis Distinguished Student Scholarship, Dr. Lee B. and Virginia G. Harrison Scholarship in Primary Care, and the Musisca Award for Exemplary Dedication to Education in Wilderness Medicine.

Dr. James and his wife are the proud parents of 3 children. He enjoys roller skating, kayaking, biking, hiking, and playing soccer with his kids. He enjoys woodworking, mountain biking, and the occasional evening board game with friends or family in his spare time.

Dr. James discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of her presentation.

 


Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP, ABMT's Profile

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Dr. Frank LoVecchio is a Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He teaches pharmacology and toxicology to medical students, residents, and fellows of various specialties. Dr. LoVecchio serves as the Vice Chair and Director of Research for the Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) Department of Emergency Medicine, and he has been an emergency medicine physician for over two decades. Dr. LoVecchio is board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Forensics by the American Board of Forensic Entomology. Dr. LoVecchio graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. He also earned a Masters in Public Health from Harvard Medical School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. LoVecchio was also the Medical Director or Co-Medical Director of the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center for about three decades. In this role, he interpreted hundreds of alcohol and drug screens in the intensive care unit, emergency department, my clinical practice, and as a medical review officer (MRO). Dr. LoVecchio is an MRO, and they're responsible for receiving and reviewing laboratory results generated by an employer's drug testing program and evaluating medical explanations for certain drug test results. In the context of all information, he has been trained to assess legitimate medical explanations for positive drug test results.

Dr. LoVecchio has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He also served as principal investigator on multiple projects. Dr. LoVecchio is a clinical reviewer for multiple medical journals. He uses his training to assess accuracy and sound methodology, identify strengths, and provide constructive comments to help the author resolve weaknesses in their work. In addition, he's also taught these skills during the last three decades in medical schools, residencies, and a toxicology fellowship. 

Dr. LoVecchio discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Miranda Reed-Cleaver, DO's Profile

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Dr. Miranda Reed Cleaver is a Georgia native. She grew up in Chatsworth, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia in Athens, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2006. After college, she continued her education and attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus in Suwanee, Georgia. She graduated with her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010. Dr. Reed Cleaver then completed her four years of residency training in Anesthesiology and two years of fellowship training in Pain Management at McLaren Oakland Hospital, which is part of the Michigan State University Statewide Campus System in Pontiac, Michigan. She performed numerous interventional procedures in all areas of pain management once her training was complete.

Dr. Reed Cleaver practiced for two years in Missouri before moving to Georgia to establish a pain management practice in Cumming, Georgia, known as the Cleaver Medical Group – Center for Interventional Pain Management. She also works for the Concordia Anesthesia Group. Dr. Reed Cleaver is board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Reed Cleaver is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiology, and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management.

Dr. Reed Cleaver discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Benjamin Skoch, DO, MBA's Profile

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Dr. Ben Skoch is an Assistant Professor of Palliative Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He has served in this role since completing his fellowship in 2018. Dr. Skoch received his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine in 2014 from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, now known as Kansas City University – College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) in Kansas City. He also received his Masters in Business Administration in Health Care Leadership from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2017. He then completed his Hospice and Palliative Care fellowship with the University of Kansas Health System. Dr. Skoch is board certified in Family Medicine with an added qualification in Palliative Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Skoch spends his clinical time in both the inpatient setting, working with patients with a variety of serious illnesses, and the outpatient setting, where he sees patients with cancer diagnoses from a palliative care perspective. He is passionate about improving the quality of life to help patients live better with serious illness.

Dr. Skoch's professional interests include the education of medical students, residents, and fellows through bedside instruction and didactic learning. Dr. Skoch also enjoys lecturing to various professional societies locally and regionally. When he isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Angela, and their four young children.

Dr. Skoch discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Cassandra White, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP's Profile

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Dr. Cassandra White is a 2012 graduate of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, New York. After earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree with a concentration in economics, she completed a post-graduate year-1 pharmacy practice residency at the VA Maine Healthcare System in Chelsea, Maine. Dr. White began her career in academia at Husson University, Bangor, Maine, in 2013 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice in 2019.

Dr. White started her career in 2005 as a pharmacy technician. Over time, she gained experience working at various pharmacies. She is board certified as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and a Geriatric Pharmacist by the American Pharmacists Association. Dr. White is also a member of the Maine Pharmacy Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and American Pharmacists Association. She was on the Board of Directors for the Maine Pharmacy Association for five years and served as President from 2016 through 2019.

Dr. White is the proud recipient of multiple awards and honors.  These include the HUSOP Teaching Excellence Award for Pharmacy Practice (2020), P2 Teacher of the Year (2020), P4 Teacher of the Year (2016, 2020), National Community Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Leadership Award for Maine (2018), Distinguished Young Pharmacist for Maine (2016), HUSOP Faculty Preceptor of the Year (2016), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year (2016), and Who's Who of American Universities (2012). She represents Husson University College of Health and Pharmacy as a clinical pharmacist for Maine Dartmouth Geriatric Medicine in Augusta, Maine. Dr. White is extremely passionate about her work and believes that teaching pharmacy students and serving patients in the community is her calling in life.

Dr. White is a former soccer and basketball player at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and competed on three division championship teams during her collegiate career. She is an avid runner and completed a full marathon in 2015. Dr. White has finished 21 triathlons with her sister. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. 

Dr. White discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of her presentation.


Erik Zarandy, DO's Profile

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Dr. Erik Zarandy is a 2012 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – North Georgia Campus (PCOM Georgia) in Suwanee, Georgia. He then completed a residency in Family Medicine and a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship through AnMed Health in Anderson, South Carolina. During his time in Anderson, Dr. Zarandy provided sideline coverage for several local area high schools, Anderson University and Clemson University. He also provided medical coverage for multiple triathlons, including the collegiate triathlon national championship.

Dr. Zarandy returned to the Atlanta area in 2016 to practice family medicine for Piedmont Healthcare in Johns Creek, Covington, and Marietta, Georgia. He is one of the team physicians for the Atlanta United Football Club in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also provided sideline coverage for multiple FIFA International Friendlies and English Premier League matches. In addition, he has provided medical coverage for the PGA Tour Championship. Dr. Zarandy recently became an Assistant Professor in the PCOM North Georgia Campus Family Medicine Department. Dr. Zarandy is board certified in Family Medicine and has a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine both through the American Board of Family Medicine.  

Dr. Zarandy has a passion for teaching and looks forward to educating and working alongside our future generation of doctors.

Dr. Zarandy discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.


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