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Developing Pathways for Low Back Pain

Dr. Gwendolyn Sowa presents Developing Pathways for Low Back Pain.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review pathway development and implementation in low back pain
  • Define low back pain for the purposes of initiating a pathway
  • Describe appropriate models of care

Reading Resources:

  1. Deyo et al. J Am Board Fam Med. 2009.
  2. Thorson D, et al. Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). Adult low back pain. Bloomington (MN): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI); 2010 Nov.
  3. Goertz M, et al. ICSI Health Care Guideline: Adult acute and subacute low back pain. 15th ed. Jan 2012.


Dr. Gwendolyn Sowa has no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

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

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 3/25/2014 | Last Modified On: 7/15/2016 | Expires: 7/17/2017



Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD

Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD Dr. Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Outcomes and Quality Care in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Co-Director of the Ferguson Laboratory for Orthopaedic and Spine Research at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also holds ...
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