Virtual Journal Club

In line with its educational mission, the Texas Pain Society and Texas Pain Foundation have inaugurated the Virtual Journal Club to offer an objective, non-commercial platform for discussing timely studies of pain management techniques and clinical practice. CME credit is available to members who participate in the live event. Each club session will be recorded and made available on the CME Library for later viewing. 

The event is free for TPS Members.


Please log in to your TPS account to register.

Non-TPS Members -- $50 Registration


Brian Bruel, MD
Mitchell Engle, MD, PhD

Journal Article

Each Journal Club will feature a specific article and review its contents. For the first, taking place on Monday, May 8, 2023, we'll focus on how to analyze a research study, presented by Mitchell Engle, MD, PhD. 


The Texas Pain Society is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Pain Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with their participation in this activity.

This course has been designated by the Texas Pain Society for 1.0 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

This activity contributes to the CME component of The American Board of Anesthesiology® Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.


• Learn how to interpret clinical research studies on pain treatments.
• Learn about critical analysis of literature and evidence-based medicine.
• Learn about effects of analysis on the clinical applicability of study results.

Target Audience

Texas pain physicians

Disclosures to the learner:

1. Notice of requirements for successful completion of continuing education activity:

  • Register for the course
  • Attend the live presentation in its entirety. Must be logged on with name visible no later than 15 minutes after the start of the program and must remain in the course to its entirety. 
  • Complete the evaluation

2. The Texas Pain Society's live course has received no commercial support. 

3. Disclosure of financial relationships:

Mitchell Engle MD, PhD, Faculty, Board, Planner, Moderator-  Research funding for clinical trials from Nalu Medical, SPR Therapeutics, Nevro, Saol Therapeutics, and Boston Scientific.

Brian Bruel MD Board, Planner, Moderator- Received Research Funding from TerSera; Consulting for Boston Scientific, TerSera, Biotronik, Abbott, Flowonix; Honorarium from Boston Scientific, TerSera, Spinal Simplicity; Speakers Bureau from Boston Scientific, TerSera, Spinal Simplicity.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
All other planners, faculty, committee, board, and moderators for this educational activity have NO relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

4. Non-endorsement Statement:

Accredited status does not imply endorsement of any commercial products or services by the Texas Pain Society or the Texas Medical Association.

5. Off-Label Use:

There is no discussion of off-label use in this presentation.