PAINWEEK 2017

SePT 59

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Conference Schedule

Click here to download the PAINWeek 2016 agenda.

Please note: Due to a scheduling conflict, the American Headache Society will not be presenting at PAINWeek.

Course Codes

AAPM American Academy of Pain Medicine
ACU Acute Pain Management
APP Advanced Practice Provider
APS American Pain Society
BHV Behavioral Pain Management
CPS Chronic Pain Syndromes
EMD Pain Management in the ED
HCH Health Coaching
INT Interventional Pain Management
KEY Keynote
MAS Master Class
MDL Medical/Legal
NAD National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators
NRO Neurology
PAL Palliative Care
PCD Pain and Chemical Dependency
PEF Pain Educators Forum
PHM Pharmacy
POP PW Pop-Up Course (30 mins)
POS Scientific Poster Session and Podium/
Oral Presentations
PREPEF Neuropathica Galactica
(Pain Educators Forum Workshop)
SIS Special Interest Session
VHA Veterans Health Administration
WMH Women's Health

Registration Desk Hours

Monday, September 5 4:00p - 7:00p
Tuesday, September 6 6:30a - 6:00p
Wednesday, September 7 6:30a - 7:00p
Thursday, September 8 7:00a - 5:00p
Friday, September 9 7:00a - 5:00p
Saturday, September 10 8:00a - 12:00p

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

Special Workshops!

Winning the Game of Groans

Strategies and Tactics for Preserving the Pain Practitioner's Decision to Prescribe Controlled Medication

Tuesday, September 6, 9:00a - 12:00p

This hands-on workshop will instruct pain practitioners on key self-audit strategies and tactics to demonstrate and document patient evaluation and monitoring when prescribing controlled medication to treat pain.

Using a combination of teaching methods, faculty will present not only the "what" of quality patient evaluation and monitoring, but also the “how to” of compliance and documentation strategies. Faculty and attendees will work through extensive case examples and various treatment puzzles to accomplish course objectives. This workshop is conducted by a unique combination of a physician, a nurse practitioner, a clinical psychologist, and an experienced attorney/medical practice consultant.

In today’s environment of ever-increasing regulatory scrutiny over controlled medication, pain practitioners need to accurately and completely capture patient history, physical examination, risk evaluation, treatment plan, informed consent, treatment agreement, condition and medication monitoring, and other steps to demonstrate “prescribing for a legitimate medical purpose while acting in the usual course of professional practice.”

Note: This is an application-based activity; registration is limited to 40 learners, and there is a separate registration fee of $175. Precourse materials will be made available prior to the program.

Neuropathica Galactica

A Highly Interactive Journey in Pain Management and Education

Tuesday, September 6, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Neuropathica Galactica is a cerebro-cosmic, interplanetary voyage through the pathogenesis and symptom analysis of pain. Using case-based learning in a patient-tracer format, participants will assess a pain complaint, educate a simulated patient on their likely pain syndrome, and develop comprehensive treatment and monitoring plans. Pain etiologies such as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, chronic postsurgical pain, chronic low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, postherpetic neuralgia, and diabetic neuropathy will be discussed. This is an invaluable learning experience for those considering the Certified Pain Educator (CPE) credential.

Note: This is an application-based activity; registration is limited to 60 learners, and there is a separate registration fee of $150. Precourse materials will be made available prior to the program.