EPA Annual Meeting 

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Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of the Westchester Academy of Medicine and the Eastern Pain Association. The Westchester Academy of Medicine is accredited by MSSNY to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.


The Westchester Academy of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • At the end of this activity, physicians will be better able to: prescribe new drug formulations and discuss evolving pharmacology coming down the pike.

  • utilize new and improving technologies to expand communication and treatment options.

  • incorporate alternative and integrative approaches into their practices.

  • examine medicine’s and their own thoughts/beliefs/bias about patients with or at risk for opioid use disorder, and integrate nondiscriminatory language into their lexicon.

  • employ an evidence-based approach to delivering early intervention and treatment services for patients with or at risk for opioid use disorder, SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment)



In 1964 Dr. B. Berthold Wolff and Dr. Thomas G. Kantor started an informal New York Pain Group, which met monthly at the NYU Medical Center. About 30 pain clinicians and researchers from the Greater New York Metropolitan area began to meet to discuss various pain-related research projects and clinical topics. Following the formation of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) in 1973, Dr. John J. Bonica recommended to Dr. Wolff that the group be enlarged to include the New England States, with the additional participation of the Middle Atlantic and the Southern States. Dr. Wolff formed the Eastern Pain Association in 1974, which included all states east of the Rockies. In 1975, the Eastern Pain Association (EPA) as a pain organization became one of the first chapters of the IASP


 December 4, 2021
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, SUNY Global Center, NYC –
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