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We’re on Each Other’s Team: Strategies for Patient-Centered, Interprofessional Chronic Pain Management

Live Webinar
March 11, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

This session is intended for pharmacists working as part of the healthcare team to develop treatment plans for patients experiencing chronic pain.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Design patient-centered care plans for patients with chronic pain that include recommendations for interprofessional collaboration
  • Apply appropriate monitoring and follow up strategies for patients with chronic pain that account for risks associated with pain pharmacotherapy


Michele Matthews, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP is Vice Chair and Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Boston Campus, and serves as co-chair of the University’s Opioid Task Force. She is an advanced practice pharmacist specializing in pain management and addiction medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Matthews has published several articles and book chapters related to pain management and substance use disorders. She has also been involved with numerous research projects that have focused on interprofessional education and training for pain management, and the pharmacist’s role in improving medication management in patients on high-risk medications. She is actively involved with several professional organizations, serving as a current member of the Opioid Task Force and former chair of the Section Advisory Group on Pain and Palliative Care for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

There is no fee to attend this activity. Registration is required to earn ACPE credit. This webinar will be hosted on Zoom.


Contact Hour: 1.0
Universal Activity Number: 0026-0000-22-100-L08-P | application-based
Topic Designator: Pain Management


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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MCPHS designates this educational activity for a total of 1.0 contact hours (.10 CEUs).

Requirements for Credit

Partial credit will not be awarded. To claim credit participants must log into their profile on MCPHS CE portal and insert the specific activity code for this webinar in order to access and complete the evaluation. CE credit will be automatically uploaded to CPE Monitor upon completion of the evaluation and posted to the participant’s NABP account within 72 hours.

Attendance will be verified. Credit will not be issued to participants who join the meeting more than 15 minutes after the start of the meeting or to those who depart early. Credit cannot be awarded to individuals who complete the activity evaluation more than 60 days post activity.


All participants will have the opportunity to review the educational session and speakers, and to identify future educational needs.

Statement of Disclosure

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences adheres to the ACPE Standards for Integrity and Independence in Continuing Education. It is the policy of MCPHS that the speakers and planning committee members disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the last 24 months, and that relevant conflicts of interest are mitigated. Speakers will disclose any off-label/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

Michele Matthews has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Continuing Education staff members hold no financial relationships with ineligible companies, related to the content of this presentation.

No funding from industry provided for this event. No exhibitors will be present.