Pain Management Virtual KSA

December 20, 2023

This live virtual activity will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 5:30-9:30pm PT

The Pain Management Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) is focused on evaluating and enhancing your knowledge base in chronic pain management. Learners will connect virtually with Dr. Carol Havens to discuss and complete the 60-question assessment. After completion, learners will earn 10 certification points from ABFM and 8 Prescribed credits from AAFP. For more information about ABFM Maintenance of Certification, please visit

Learning Objective:

At the end of this session, learners should be able to:

  • Define and differentiate between various chronic pain syndromes
  • Identify pharmacologic appropriate therapy for specific conditions
  • Describe the role of exercise and physical therapy in managing chronic pain
  • Recommend appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options for the treatment of functional chronic pain conditions
  • Explain the indications and risks associated with long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain management.

Target Audience:

This activity is designed for family medicine physicians, and other primary care team members.

Participation and Credit:

Learners must register to participate in and receive credit for this live online educational activity. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures. Live attendance and active participation between 5:30 and 9:30pm on Wednesday, December 20th, 2023 is required, with web camera turned on throughout and a functional microphone. Each code word revealed during the activity must be correctly marked in the Code Words Quiz, and the Evaluation must be completed. Your certificate will be available to you as a downloadable link. You may print the certificate, but you cannot alter it. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board. 

Provides DEA required MATE Act training. Individuals who need to self-report time spent training to fulfill the requirement should note that approximately two-thirds of the ABFM Pain Medicine KSA's 60 total questions address the topics of appropriate opioid prescribing, substance use disorders in those with concurrent pain, effective pain treatment planning, and substance misuse.


$249 CAFP/AAFP Member; $299 Non-Member

Unlabeled Use Disclosure:

This activity will not include discussions of products or devices that are not currently approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the curriculum clearly indicates this fact.

Cultural/Linguistic Competency:

CAFP policy and California state law requires that each learning activity have elements of cultural and linguistic proficiency included in the content. The definition of cultural and linguistic competency is the ability and readiness of health care providers and health organizations to humbly and respectfully demonstrate, effectively communicate, and tailor delivery of care to patients with diverse values, beliefs, identities, and behaviors, in order to meet patients’ social, cultural, and linguistic needs as it relates to patient health. This activity meets these requirements.

Implicit Bias:

CAFP policy and California state law requires that all CME activities comprising a patient care element include either (1) examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of physicians and surgeons, leading to disparities in health outcomes and/or (2) strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics. This activity meets these requirements.

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The CAFP has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing education program. Information regarding drugs (e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, and precautions) and drug delivery systems is subject to change, however, and the learner is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug or using the drug delivery systems.

Approval of credit for this continuing education program does not imply endorsement by CAFP of any product or manufacturer identified.

Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this CME activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication.


© 2023 California Academy of Family Physicians. No part of this activity may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embedded in articles or reviews.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AAFP Prescribed
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/20/2023 - 5:30pm PST
Event ends: 
12/20/2023 - 9:30pm PST

Carol Havens, MD, FAAFP, FASAM

Family Medicine Physician and Addiction Medicine Specialist

Carol Havens, MD, FAAFP, FASAM, recently retired as the Director of Physician Education and Development at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region, and was a staff physician of Chemical Dependency and Recovery Program at Kaiser Permanente.  She is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Havens received her undergraduate degree in Medical Technology from Michigan State University and her medical degree from the University of Arizona. She completed her residency training at the University of California, Davis-Sacramento Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Havens is also Co-chair of CAFP's Committee on Continuing Professional Development.


Carol Havens has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Statements:

The CAFP Committee on Continuing Professional Development is responsible for management and resolution of conflict for any individual who may have influence on content, who have served as faculty, or who may produce or help produce CME/CPD content for the CAFP. Management/Resolution may include learner notification, peer review of content before presentation, changing topics, or even dismissing a potential faculty member. 

It is the policy of the CAFP to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all continuing education activities. All individuals with potential to influence the content of this program have submitted Conflict of Interest declarations that have been reviewed according to policy. Learner notification of declarations is below. All individuals with potential conflicts have been contacted by CAFP staff or CCPD members, and issues of conflict have been discussed, managed, and resolved.

CME Planners:

The following planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Jerri L. Davis, CHCP and Laurie Isenberg, MA, MILS

The AAFP has reviewed  Pain Management Virtual KSA and deemed it acceptable for up to 8.00 Knowledge Self-Assessment, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 12/20/2023 to 12/20/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AAFP Prescribed


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