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Pain Week 11th Annual Meeting

.9) September 5, 2017 to September 9, 2017 - 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Event Information

Cost: Varies
Location: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada,


PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management.

The annual conference presents 120+ hours of continuing medical education courses and master classes, special interest sessions, and satellite events geared toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in pain management.

PAINWeek 2017 offers a multidisciplinary faculty and diverse curriculum in the following course concentrations: behavioral, functional, integrative, and interventional pain management, health coaching, medical/legal issues, neurology, pain and chemical dependency, physical therapy, palliative care, pharmacotherapy, and wound care. There will also be full-day programs presented by the American Pain Society, the American Society of Pain Educators, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators.

CME/CEU Information

Target Audience
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, and social workers involved in the treatment of patients with pain.

Purpose Statement
PAINWeek® provides practical knowledge and tools for busy pain management practitioners to utilize in their daily practice.

Educational Need
“Chronic pain is on the doorstep of every healthcare provider on Main Street. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Kentucky or Iowa or Ohio or California or New York, it is everywhere. To me someone who says to a patient ‘I don’t treat chronic pain because I’m not a pain management physician’ is really saying there are 7,000 board certitude pain clinicians in the United States. That’s a fact. More or less 7,000 versus the number of people in the United States who suffer with chronic pain which, according to the Institute of Medicine, is somewhere around a 100 million people. If you do the math there’s not enough healthcare providers in that 7,000 to see patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.” Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP

Over 140 hours of content will be presented!

Learning Objectives
After attending PAINWeek® 2016, learners should be better able to:

  • Explain pain terminology
  • Describe the protocols for acute and chronic pain assessment
  • Interpret basic diagnostic procedures used to identify pain disorders
  • Describe mechanisms by which regular physical activity and exercise decrease pain
  • Identify the specific pain pathways acted upon by certain pharmacotherapies
  • Calculate opioid conversions
  • Cite current medical/legal issues impacting clinical pain management
  • Assess strategies for treating pain and chemical dependency
  • Identify the top prescription drugs of abuse
  • Recognize a patient centered approach to chronic pain management
  • Apply adult learning theories to patient, provider, and caregiver communications

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Physician Accreditation Statement
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 36.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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