The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Workers' Compensation Section present
Pain Management: What Attorneys Need to Know

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Telephonic Seminar: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. EST

Course No. 1280R

This educational hour aims to equip attorneys with the basic medical knowledge necessary to understand cases involving pain management. This will include the psychosocial aspects of pain, including differentiation between real pain versus malingering; how to deal with medication overprescribing and potential addiction; the role of discography in pain management; preparation for fusion surgery; and the use of Functional Medicine Evaluations versus Functional Capacity Evaluations.

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 noon (Eastern Standard Time)

Connection Time

12:00 noon – 12:05 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Dawn Traverso, Aventura

12:05 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Pain Management: What attorneys need to know Speakers
Jonathan Daitch, MD

I. Who is most qualified to treat pain from an interventional and non-interventional pain management standpoint

II. Psychosocial aspects of pain, determining real pain vs malingering

III. How to deal with medication overprescribing, potential addiction and abnormal urine tests.

IV. Role of discography in pain management, and preparation for fusion surgery

V. The use of FME (Functional Medical Examination) vs FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation)

1:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Question and Answers

1:25 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks


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