Five Things I’ve Learned About Pain

Presented by:
Gary Reisfield, MD
Associate Professor
Divisions of Addiction Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry
Pain Evaluation and Management
Florida Recovery Center
Department of Psychiatry
University of Florida College of Medicine

Faculty Disclosure:

Dr. Reisfield  has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationship to disclose. No one else in a position to control content has any  financial relationship to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

 Release Date: August 24, 2021
Expiration Date:  August 23, 2024

Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Clinical Neurologists

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Define pain (according to International Association for the Study of Pain)
  2. Distinguish the adaptive value of acute vs. chronic pain
  3. Describe the pain neuromatrix
  4. List five components of a multidisciplinary pain program

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test. 

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

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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