Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner

PAINWeekEnd San Diego, “Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner” convenes on Saturday, March 7, at the Sheraton Mission Valley hotel, delivering 7.0 CE/CME credits for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) February 18, 2015

There’s a challenge that confronts almost every healthcare provider in hospital and office-based practice settings nationwide: how to meet the growing demand for chronic pain care in an increasingly stringent regulatory environment for prescribers. Summing up the challenge, PAINWeekEnd faculty member Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP, remarked “Chronic pain patients are on the doorstep of every healthcare provider on Main Street USA.”

Convening on Saturday, March 7, at the Sheraton Mission Valley hotel, PAINWeekEnd San Diego is constructed to meet the needs of busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners, delivering a full day of relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain, together with the opportunity for stimulating interaction and exchange with faculty and fellow attendees.

A just-released report by the National Institutes of Health* outlines positive steps that frontline practitioners can take in response to the burgeoning problem of prescription medication abuse and to provide more effective pain management to their patients. Key among these is participation in pain education, and PAINWeekEnd San Diego offers an excellent opportunity to do so!

Currently, the state of California requires 12 hours of CME in pain management and palliative care as a component of the 50 hours of CME required of physicians during each biennial review cycle. PAINWeekEnd attendees can receive 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as they enhance their skills in medication risk evaluation and mitigation, pain assessment and diagnosis, the delivery of individualized multimodal treatment.

Now in their 5th year, PAINWeekEnd Regional Conferences are produced by PAINWeek®— the leading pain education resource for frontline practitioners. Chronic pain is a major public health issue, and a concern that primary care clinicians face every day as they absorb the burden of care for an aging population.

Course topics at PAINWeekEnd San Diego will include the prescription opioid epidemic; critical practice management issues; the difficult pain patient; centralized pain; patient-centered urine drug testing; and the impact of changes to the clinical laboratory fee schedule and payor policies on medical records documentation.

The PAINWeekEnd curriculum will be presented by a multidisciplinary faculty and is intended for frontline clinicians including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists. In addition, there will be commercially supported activities addressing a range of product, disease state, and medical information topics.

The online registration fee is $99.

PAINWeekEnd registrants are further offered the opportunity to register for the 2015 PAINWeek National Conference, September 8-12, in Las Vegas for $99 off the current online published price. Groups of 5 or more PAINWeekEnd registrants also receive one FREE registration to the PAINWeek National Conference.

To review the complete San Diego agenda, or to learn more about this or other upcoming PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference (in Santa Clara, Atlanta, and other locations nationwide), and register online at a savings of 25% over the onsite registration fee, visit

PAINWeekEnd is provided by Global Education Group and produced by Aventine Co., developers of PAINWeek®—the largest US conference on pain management.

*“The Effectiveness and Risks of Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review for a National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop” January 13, 2015, Annals of Internal Medicine

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