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UPMC's Debra Weiner discusses treatment targets for older adults with chronic pain with an emphasis on a rational approach to the four different types of pain.

Educational Objectives:

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

  • Define physical, psychological and social treatment targets for the older adult with chronic pain and impaired function.
  • List appropriate vital signs and treatment outcomes for the older adult with chronic pain.
  • Describe a treatment approach for the older adult with nocicpetive pain, neuropathic pain, myofascial pain and fibromyalgia.


Dr. Weiner has no relevant relationships with any entities producing healthcare goods or services.

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 educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 6/14/2011 | Last Modified On: 6/14/2012 | Expires: 6/13/2013

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