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SAM-PM 2012: Self-Assessment Module - Pain Medicine

Purchase Course & Materials

Course Fee
Member price: $330.00
Non-member price: $429.00

Course Description

THIS IS AN ONLINE ACTIVITY. Hard copies are not available.

Member price: $330.00, Non-member price: $429.00

ASRA members who are not ASA members, should contact Member Services representative Deb Vena at 847-268-9133 to receive the ASA Member discount price.

SAM-PM is a self-study CME program that covers established knowledge in the subspecialty field of pain medicine. With the SAM-PM program you can assess areas of strength and weakness in pain medicine knowledge and target ongoing education in these areas.

Content includes 100 questions with answers, detailed discussions explaining the rationale for each answer and references for further study. Subscribers complete the program at their own pace and submit the answers online to receive CME credit.

This self-assessment activity helps fulfill the self-assessment CME requirement for Part 2 of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®) of The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA®). Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA requirements.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®

Learning Objectives:

After successfully completing this activity, the learner will be able to assess the current state of his or her knowledge of anesthesia topics specific to pain medicine and identify knowledge gaps, and develop a strategy and measure progress in filling identified gaps using resources provided as references within the program.

Faculty & Credentials:

Disclosures: Asokumar Buvanendran, M.D. received funded research from Pfizer, NIH, and Cumberland. Deborah Kuhlman, Anne Marie McKenzie-Brown, M.D., Steven Cohen,M.D., Tracy Jackson, M.D., Kevin Vorenkamp, M.D., James Watson, M.D.have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material. Salim Hayek, M.D. received funded research, consulting fees, and honoraria from Boston Scientific and consulting fees and honoraria from Janssen. Robert Hurley, M.D. received other material support from Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical. Philip Peng, M.B.B.S. received other material support from Sonosite. David Provenzano, M.D. received consulting fees from Medtronic and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and honoraria from Cadence. Samer Narouze, MD, MSc received royalties from Springer and consulting fees from Philips. Joshua Wellington, M.D. received honoraria from Medtronic, St Jude Medical, Boston Scientific, Teva, Covidien, PriCara, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Editor-in-Chief: Asokumar Buvanendran, M.D.

Managing Editor: Deborah Kuhlman

Faculty: Anne Marie McKenzie‐Brown, M.D., Steven Cohen, M.D., Salim Hayek, M.D., Michael Hooten, M.D., Robert Hurley, M.D., Tracy Jackson, M.D., Samer Narouze, MD, MSc. Philip Peng, M.D., David Provenzano, M.D., Kevin Vorenkamp, M.D., James Watson, M.D., Joshua Wellington, M.D.

ASRA Staff: Angie Stengel, MS, CAE

ASA Staff: Mary Carol Badat, MAdEd

ASA Staff involved in planning have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Resolutions of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Society of Anesthesiologists will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.


The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Core Competencies:

Medical knowledge

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for practitioners of pain medicine.

CME Credit:

30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

30.00 Non-physician Credit

Non-physicians may receive a Certificate of Completion stating that this activity was designated for 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Read a question, answer the question, and read the discussion online. Users have unlimited attempts to take the test. A score of 100% is required to claim CME. Good luck! *Printing is not enabled for questions.

Required Hardware / Software:

Internet connection, web browser version must have been released within the last three years.

Activity Release Date:

09/01/2012 (All day)

Activity Expiration Date:

08/31/2015 (All day)

Estimated Time to Complete:

30 hours