Pain is the number one reason for an office visit to a primary care clinician. Over 70 million Americans suffer from persistent chronic pain. Many clinicians also admit that their training and education did not prepare them well for pain management. PAINWeek believes that primary care clinicians are on the frontline of this major public health issue and are the ones expected to reduce the burden of suffering and provide a better quality of life for chronic pain patients.
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If you are a primary care clinician, you are a frontline practitioner, and you should attend PAINWeek. This includes primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, and those in other medical specialties.
Love it or hate it, Las Vegas offers something for everyone—from exquisite dining to world-class entertainment. Many airlines serve Las Vegas, offering many nonstop flights at reasonable cost. PAINWeek has also negotiated unbeatable rates for luxurious hotel rooms at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a unique resort located directly on the Las Vegas Strip. PAINWeek has specifically chosen this venue both for its creature comforts and for the conduciveness to learning offered by its conference facilities.
All PAINWeek attendees are also referred to as PAINWeek delegates. PAINWeek believes attendees act as delegates on behalf of their practice or organization to bring back what they learn to their colleagues and subsequently improve patient care.
PAINWeek offers many different types of programming and sessions, over 100+ hours of CME/CE credit. You cannot physically attend every session. PAINWeek envisions that you will plan your personal curriculum to best suit your individual practice and educational needs. If there are sessions being presented concurrently that you would like to attend, don’t fret. PAINWeek will be recording most CME/CE sessions and these will be available after the conference for you to view. Please note that it is highly unlikely PDM sessions and symposia will be recorded.
PAINWeek is also offering a “first-timers orientation session” (not for CME/CE credit) on Tuesday evening, September 3th. You’ll get an overview and a better understanding of everything PAINWeek has to offer so that you’ll be able to make the best use of your time. You will receive details regarding this session after you have registered.
To receive credit, you must complete the online session evaluation forms and the request for credit form. You can do this from the Cyber Café, from your own laptop, from a smart phone with the PAINWeek app, or at home. Many attendees choose to complete the forms at breaks or after each day. We allow you to complete evaluations and requests for credits up to 30 days after the conference, so you can do it at home if you prefer.
Hint: keep some notes and key thoughts about each session and faculty speaker so you can refer back later.
Satellite events refer to a variety of events that are ancillary to the PAINWeek core curriculum. These may include PDM programs or satellite symposia.
PDM programs do not offer CME/CE credit.
Satellite symposia, or symposia for short, will offer CME/CE credits.
Admission and registration for satellite events is separate from PAINWeek and is at the discretion of the organizer.
A PDM program can be a product theatre, disease awareness program, or medical information program. They are sometimes referred to as promotional programs. These are typically provided by our industry partners to complement the PAINWeek curriculum and give you cutting edge information on the newest therapies and medical devices. PDM programs do not offer CME/CE credit.
No, you will not receive CME/CE credit for attending a PDM program. You may still be requested to complete an evaluation form, but you will not receive a credit certificate. If you are unsure whether a session is certified for credit, please refer to the program book or ask a staff member. There will be prominent signage on site indicating sessions not certified for credit.
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Yes, your registration may be transferred to any other individual at any time for an administrative fee of $25. Please call us at (877) 724–6933.
Cancellations received in writing 90 or more days before the start of PAINWeek will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refund will be made less than 90 days prior to the start of PAINWeek; however, the registration fee less a $100 administrative fee can be applied to another PAINWeek or Aventine event. In the event of PAINWeek cancellation, Aventine’s liability is limited to refund of the registration fee only. Aventine reserves the right to alter this program without advance notice.