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

PAINWeek 2020 offers a multidisciplinary faculty and diverse curriculum in the following course concentrations: acute, behavioral, and interventional pain management; chronic pain syndromes; medical/legal issues; neurology; palliative care; and pharmacotherapy, along with over 30 Special Interest Sessions. Full-day programs will be presented by the American Headache Society, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and the International Myopain Society.


120+ credit hours are available for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and social workers.

Conference Days

Tuesday to Saturday

Exhibit Days

Wednesday to Friday

PAINWeek 2020 Exhibit Hall Schedule

Wednesday 9.9

6:45p - 9:00p | Welcome Reception

Thursday 9.10

10:30a - 11:00a

3:40p – 4:30p

Friday 9.11

10:30a - 11:00a

2:30p - 4:30p | Closing Reception

PAINWeek 2020 Call for Presentations

The PAINWeek 2020 Call for Presentations is Now Open!

If you are a clinical, legal, or public policy expert who strives to make most moments teachable, then heed our Call for Presentations. Heading into its 14th year, PAINWeek is the largest US pain conference and has grown exponentially every year since its inception. The 2020 national conference will convene September 8-12 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Please click here to submit your course proposal today!


World Class Continuing Education

More than 120 hours of the most up-to-date evidence-based scientific instruction available

  • Cutting-edge educational sessions
  • Faculty who are leaders in their field
  • Face-to-face interactions with expert speakers during the conference
  • Networking with colleagues in pain management

The conference of choice for busy pain professionals

  • Multiple session offerings allowing you to choose the best fit for your educational needs
  • Universal access to scientific assemblies, symposia, and special presentations on a first-come, first-served basis
  • More than 100 exhibiting companies invite you to visit and browse new products, see demonstrations, and ask questions

Additional activities

  • PAINWeek 101
  • Keynote Presentation
  • Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception
  • Scientific Poster Session
  • Exhibit Hall Closing Reception

Las Vegas

While at PAINWeek, plan on spending a night exploring the City of Entertainment for world class dining options and memorable shows. The 2020 conference will be located right on the Las Vegas Strip with easy access to all Vegas has to offer.

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Practicing Healthcare Professionals

Register by:
March 31, 2020 - $599
May 31, 2020 - $679
June 30, 2020 - $729
July 31, 2020 - $829
Full Price: $899

Practicing Healthcare Professionals

Register here if you are a practicing healthcare professional, resident, or student. This information will be verified by PAINWeek staff prior to confirmation of your registration.

Optional workshops for PAINWeek 2020 will have additional costs and may be added during registration.

Industry Registration

Industry Price: $979


Register here if you are affiliated with a pharmaceutical company; device manufacturer; medical, healthcare education, or communications company; screening lab; or other PAINWeek sponsor or exhibitor.

DO NOT register as  a practicing healthcare professional, resident, or student. This information will be verified by PAINWeek staff prior to confirmation of your registration.

120+ CE/CME Credit Hours Presented

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.

Hotel Info

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas | View on Google maps

PAINWeek 2020 has a contracted a special room rate of $165 per night, plus tax, for registrants. You can book your room once the room block has opened. Instructions and a discount code will be emailed to all registrants and exhibitors when registering for the conference. Please check your junk/spam folders if you do not receive. You may also email us at info@painweek.org to have the information sent to you again. Click here to view more information about Hotel Info.

PAINWeek 2019 Faculty

View the list of faculty for PAINWeek 2019.

PAINWeek 2019 Faculty

(Faculty names are listed in alphabetical order by last name)


Charles E. Argoff
Sawsan As-Sanie
Timothy J. Atkinson


Miroslav Backonja
Meredith Barad
Michael C. Barnes
Rami Ben-Joseph
Jennifer Bolen
Robert A. Bonakdar
Frank Breve
Abigail T. Brooks
Garry J. Brydges


Keith A. Candiotti
Jorge F. Carrillo
Larry Charleston IV
Martin D. Cheatle
Paul J. Christo
Jamie Clapp
Michael R. Clark
Corinne E. Cooley
David Cosio
Becky L. Curtis


Amanda M. Daniels


Mechele Fillman
Colleen M. Fitzgerald
Maria C. Foy
James R. Fricton
Andrew S. Friedman
Jeffrey Fudin


Mark Garofoli
Jessica Geiger-Hayes
David M. Glick
Debra B. Gordon
Errol M. Gould
Douglas L. Gourlay
Jeffrey A. Gudin
Mayank Gupta


Jennifer M. Hah
Christopher M. Herndon
Emily Hurstak


Gary W. Jay
Jessica D. Johnson
Wayne Boice Jonas
Jay Joshi


Ming-Chih Kao
Brian F. Kaufman
Courtney M. Kominek
Michael J. Kurisu


Georgine M. Lamvu
Edward S. Lee
Sean Li
Ginevra Liptan
Amanda Locke
Joanne V. Loewy


Theresa Mallick-Searle
Alexandra McPherson
Mary Lynn McPherson
Laura Meyer-Junco
Judith A. Miller
John F. Mondanaro
Collin V. Montgomery
Deborah Morrow


Srinivas Nalamachu


Elizabeth M. Oliva
Einar Ottestad


Sarah Palyo
Sanjog S. Pangarkar
Steven D. Passik
Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Jr.
Mel Pohl
Heather Poupore-King
Scott Powers
Ravi Prasad


Robert B. Raffa
Bradlee Rea
Nina Riggins
Andrew R. Rossetti
Ethan B. Russo


Friedhelm Sandbrink
Scot H. Sarver
Michael E. Schatman
Kathryn A. Schopmeyer
Beatrice Setnik
Kristen M. Slater
Brett B. Snodgrass
Robert D. Sproul


Robert Towle


Tanya J. Uritsky


Lynn R. Webster
Leigh Ann Wilson
Charles E. Wollmuth
Steven L. Wright


Kevin L. Zacharoff
Stephen J. Ziegler

PAINWeek 2019 Special Workshops

Among the 120+ CE/CME hours of content being presented are 3 timely and relevant half-day workshops conducted by our all-star faculty. 

Check back soon for the PAINWeek 2020 Special Workshops!

Workshop: Innovations in Pain Medicine Ultrasonography: Image Guidance, Diagnosis, and Emerging Applications

Registration Fee: $350

Tuesday, 9/3


The field of pain medicine ultrasonography is continually evolving with utility in image guidance, diagnosis or point-of-care assessment, and treatment. Around the world, pain medicine specialists favor the use of ultrasound guidance for its accuracy, portability, direct visualization of vasculature, and decreased radiation exposure. In addition, emerging applications continue to evolve for pain medicine sonography with new developments in peripheral nerve stimulation and regenerative medicine. This hands-on session will cover the latest evidence-based rationale for ultrasound image guidance for interventions vs other modalities including fluoroscopy and CT-guidance. An introduction to diagnostic ultrasonography will be presented covering common pain conditions. Emerging applications for pain medicine ultrasonography particularly relating to peripheral nerve stimulation, regenerative medicine, cryotherapy, and radiofrequency will be discussed.

Workshop: Hitting the Bull’s Eye in Pain Management: Using All the Arrows in Your Quiver

Registration Fee: $165

Wednesday, 9/4


Rarely is one medication or pharmacologic class of drugs the answer to a medical conundrum, including in pain management. While opioids are indisputably valuable in treating acute pain and some forms of chronic pain, they are just one therapeutic option. Participants in this fast paced, case-based session will learn about the appropriate use of different medications in lieu of, or in combination with, opioid therapy. Along the way we will explore contemporary issues in pain management such as the positive and negative implications of gabapentinoid plus opioid therapy, specific evidence that supports the use of cannabinoids in the management of chronic pain (and does it reduce opioid burden?), and other controversial issues. Participants will learn how to deal with difficult pain syndromes including wound pain, complicated neuropathic pain, and functional pain syndromes. Lastly, we will wrestle with cases that illustrate the need to deploy interventional pain management strategies instead of, or in addition, to opioid therapy. Bring your seat belt: this is going to be a crazy ride!

Workshop: Rotate the Molecule! Rationalizing Excessive Opioid Prescribing With Buprenorphine

Registration Fee: $165

Wednesday, 9/4


Buprenorphine is a partial mu agonist that has been clinically available for many years. It was recently made available for the treatment of opioid dependency in the office-based setting. Even more recently, it is enjoying a renewed popularity as an opioid analgesic for the treatment of chronic pain. In this workshop, attendees will explore problematic and sometimes excessively high opioid prescription levels in the context of a treatable clinical condition; case-based examples will be provided. The basics of buprenorphine pharmacology, clinical utility, and the regulatory status of a variety of currently available preparations will be examined through the prism of current as well as past peer reviewed literature. Participants will gain a better understanding of initiation, stabilization, maintenance, and exit strategies.

PAINWeek 2019 Satellite Events

PAINWeek would like to thank our 2019 corporate partners for their participation in this year‘s satellite events.

PAINWeek values its partnerships with these organizations and is appreciative of the supportive role that members of this community continue to play in our efforts to provide frontline practitioners with quality educational programs. These satellite events are not part of the official 2019 PAINWeek National Conference and are planned solely by the sponsoring organizations/companies.

For industry professionals interested in sponsoring a satellite event, please click here.

About Satellite Events and Symposia

Satellite events complement the PAINWeek curriculum.

These events include both certified and noncertified programs. Course descriptions for certified activities, faculty disclosures, and protocol for obtaining CE/CME credit will be provided by individual event organizers. Please contact the organizers for further details.

Seating is strictly limited for all events. Preference may be given to preregistrants. If you are registered, please still plan on arriving at the door no later than 10 minutes prior to start time to ensure that your seat is held for you. A limited number of meals or refreshments will be served where indicated.

Nonmedical professionals or members of industry may only be allowed to participate at the discretion of the program organizers. Typically organizers do not accommodate family members, office staff, or guests of healthcare professionals.

There are no fees to attend any of these educational activities.

Information provided and opinions expressed have not involved any verification of the findings, conclusions, and opinions by PAINWeek. Opinions expressed by speakers do not necessarily reflect those of PAINWeek. No responsibility is assumed by PAINWeek for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instruction, or ideas contained in the material herein. Because of the rapid advances in the medical sciences, PAINWeek recommends that independent verification of diagnoses and medication dosages should be made by each healthcare professional.

PAINWeek 2019 Satellite Events

PAINWeek 2019 Poster Abstracts

Scientific Posters to be presented at the PAINWeek 2019 National Conference and past meetings

PAINWeek 2019 Accepted Abstracts

Call for 2019 Abstracts

Plan now to have your poster included at PAINWeek 2019! Please review the guidelines below.

The 2019 Call for Abstracts is now closed.

PAINWeek invites you to submit abstracts for posters to be presented at the PAINWeek 2019 National Conference. Plan now to have your poster included. 

Scientific Session Chair, Joseph V. Pergolizzi, MD, and Co-chair, Srinivas Nalamachu, MD, invite you to submit abstracts for posters to be presented at the 2019 PAINWeek National Conference. More than 2000 attendees from across the country are gathering to foster solutions to the problem of inadequate pain control. To enrich the attendee experience, we offer poster sessions to share the latest information from current research and clinical findings with our attendees. Abstracts may be research oriented or evidence based that are relevant to frontline practitioners who treat patients in pain.


The abstract submission system is now open! The abstract submission system will close at 5:00p EST, July 26, 2019.

Questions? Email abstracts@painweek.org.


The deadline for electronic submission is 5:00pm EST, Friday, July 26, 2019. All authors will be notified via email on or by August 16, 2019.

Abstract Guidelines

  1. Presenting author(s) or presenter(s) of accepted abstracts must register at the current registration rate to attend the PAINWeek National Conference. Submission of an abstract does not automatically register you for the conference.
  2. Abstracts may be of original research or encore (repeat) presentations of abstracts, ie, PAINWeek will accept abstracts that have already been presented at other medical conferences.
  3. Abstracts should be 1300 words or less, with maximums as defined below. (Titles, author names, and affiliations are not included in that word count)
    • Purpose: 350 words
    • Methods: 350 words
    • Results: 400 words
    • Conclusions: 200 words
  4. List affiliations for all authors, such as universities and other institutions.
  5. 5. List names of all authors, in the order in which you wish them to appear in printed text. One listed author must attend PAINWeek to present.
  6. List disclosures (financial and/or in-kind support). If none, state “Nothing to disclose by any author(s)”.
  7. Please indicate whether you are interested in being considered to present orally.
  8. Do not use tables, charts, or graphs in your abstract submission (they can be included in the actual poster).
  9. There is no limit to the number of abstracts one author may submit for consideration.
  10. The first author is responsible for communicating all these policies to all involved parties.
  11. Student authors are permitted to submit.



PAINWeek requires faculty and poster authors/presenters who have an interest in selling a technology, program, product, and/or service to healthcare professionals to disclose this information in order to be considered for and/or present at any PAINWeek educational session.


If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified on or by August 16, and the abstract will be posted online by August 27. Only accepted abstracts will be posted online. Posters will not be published online.

Poster and Presentation Guidelines

  1. After acceptance, format your abstract into a poster which may include graphs, tables, and charts.
  2. Maximum poster size is 42" high x 90" wide.
  3. Authors/presenters should bring their posters with them to the conference. Please do not send posters to the PAINWeek offices or in care of PAINWeek.
  4. Detailed instructions will accompany acceptance notices.
  5. While first authors typically attend the conference in person, PAINWeek allows other listed authors to attend in his/her place.
  6. Recording by any means (photographing, audiotaping, videotaping) of any presentation/session is prohibited, except by a PAINWeek authorized agent or by first author(s) who wish to photograph their own poster presentation. Violators risk confiscation of their equipment and/or dismissal from PAINWeek.
  7. QR codes with a maximum size of 1" by 1" are permitted in the lower corner of posters. Scanning of a QR code only by participants using smart phones or other mobile devices is permissible.
  8. Interactive content/features on printed posters that can be viewed using smartphones or iPads is allowed (for example, additional graphs, animations, videos related to the printed poster content).
  9. Presenters may use an iPad or tablet to facilitate their presentation, but it cannot be using in lieu of a printed poster. Tablets may also be available for viewers to see the interactive content during the poster presentation time.
  10. Supplementary information on how to download relevant QR codes and access interactive content may be included on the poster, ie, within the text of the poster or printed on the bottom.


Poster Set-up

Authors should arrive on site to have their posters up by 3:00p on Wednesday, September 4 (Day 2 of the conference). PAINWeek will provide a poster board, pushpins, and poster number. If you would like to provide reprints of your posters (ie, handouts) you may leave them under your assigned poster board. Posters will be available for public viewing after 3:30p. The poster session room will be closed at 5:30p for the Keynote and Welcome Reception and will reopen on Thursday at 8a.

Scientific Session and Reception

Due to the enormity of requests for posters to have longer onsite accessibility, we ask that all posters be set-up by 3:00p on Wednesday, September 4. All authors and/or presenters should be available at their posters for the Scientific Session reception, which will be held on Thursday, September 5, 6:30p-8:30p. PAINWeek name badges will be required for entry. Refreshments will be served.

Oral Presentations

The review committee will choose 6 abstracts (posters) for oral presentations at the PAINWeek National Conference. Presenters will be notified by August 24. Date, time, and location of oral presentations will be announced. While first authors typically present in person, PAINWeek allows other listed authors to present in his/her place.

Late-breaking Abstracts

The PAINWeek late-breaking abstracts policy allows for the submission of late-breaking abstracts only for randomized phase III trials for which no preliminary data are available at the time of the abstract submission deadline (July 26), but for which a preplanned analysis of the primary endpoint is scheduled after that date but before August 16 (deadline for the final, updated late-breaking abstract). During abstract submission, you will be required to provide the date of planned analysis. The policy is not a mechanism to allow for updated data to be submitted later when preliminary data are available by the abstract submission deadline.

Important Dates

July 26

Abstract Submission Deadline: 5:00p

August 16

Authors/Presenters will be notified of acceptance of abstracts
Deadline for final, updated late-breaking abstracts

August 27

Accepted abstracts will be posted online

September 4

Posters must be set-up: 3:00p

Posters open for public viewing: 3:30p

Posters room closed for Keynote and Welcome Reception: 5:30p

September 5

Poster room open for viewing: 8:00a

Scientific Poster Reception: 6:30p

September 6

Poster room open for viewing: 8:00a

All posters must be removed or will be discarded: 6:00p

View photos from the 2019 PAINWeek Poster Session

Accepted Abstract Archive

PAINWeek 2019 App and Mobile Website

Everything you need to know about PAINWeek is on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Download the PAINWeek 2019 App and View the Mobile Website

3 easy ways to access PAINWeek mobile: 

Download from the App Store

Download from Google Play

Visit m.painweek.org (no download required)
Note: If you have downloaded the app from 2018 or earlier, please delete it and download the new one.

Everything you need to know about PAINWeek is on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop:

  • Get maps of the conference venue
  • Stay up-to-date on PAINWeek announcements
  • Access the conference schedule
  • Link to session slides
  • View course credit procedures
  • View and plan a visit to the Exhibit Hall
  • Complete session evaluations

CE/CME and Accreditation

Certified credit for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and more!

CE/CME and Accreditation

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.

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 certified pain clinicians in the United States. That's a fact. More or less 7,000 vs 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 120 hours of content will be presented!

Learning Objectives

After attending PAINWeek 2019, learners should be better able to:

  • Explain pain terminology
  • Describe the protocols for acute and chronic pain assessment
  • Interpret basic diagnostic procedures for 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

For full learning objectives, please visit m.painweek.org.

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 39.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacy Continuing Education
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation
Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 39.0 contact hours (3.90 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Please see m.painweek.org for full ACPE information and UAN numbers.

Please note: Pharmacy learners will not be eligible to receive partial credit. Individual courses must be attended in their entirety in order to be eligible to receive credit for those 1.0 or 2.0 credit hour sessions.


Instructions for Credit—In order to receive credit, pharmacist participants must attend an entire course and complete the online credit application and evaluation form. An NABP number and date of birth (DOB) will be required to complete these forms and earn credit. Please bring this information with you to the conference for use while completing your evaluations.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

This educational activity for 39.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologist Continuing Education

Global Education Group (Global) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Global maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity has been approved for a maximum of 39.0 ;CE credits for psychologists. The instructional level of this activity is introductory. Psychologists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please note: Attendance of psychology learners will be monitored. As with all conference participants, psychology learners will be required to scan in using their coded badge. Psychology learners must then formally sign out for each session in which they are applying for continuing education credit.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 39.0 contact hour(s) which includes 20.90 hour(s) of pharmacology.
Activity ID #2610L.

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Physician Assistants

The AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Social Workers

Due to updates in policies and procedures for the NASW accreditation process, we will not be submitting to them for PAINWeek 2019.

American Academy of Family Physicians Continuing Education

PAINWeek 2019 is pending approval from AAFP.


Instructions for Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must attend the course and complete the online credit application and evaluation form. These forms will be sent by evl@conexsys.com after the meeting concludes. Participants can only claim the hours they were actually in attendance for CME credit. Statements of credit are available to print upon completion of online forms.

Please note that registration fees apply to this conference.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com

Supported in part by an educational grant from St. Jude.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Planner or Manager and Reported Financial Relationship

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN—Nothing to disclose
Kristen Delisi, NP—Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky—Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk—Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight—Nothing to disclose
Kelvin Burton, MD—Nothing to disclose

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (physical, dietary, etc).

Hotel Info

Secure a special room rate at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.



Special room rate available for PAINWeek attendees

PAINWeek has secured a discounted rate of $165/night + tax at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Check-in as early as September 3, 2020, or stay up to September 14, 2020, for the same discounted per-night room rate. To receive this discounted rate, we recommend you book your room early but no later than August 3, 2020. Rates are subject to change after this date.

To reserve your hotel room, please register for the conference first. You will then be emailed booking instructions.

Optional Resort Fee

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers an optional $30 + tax/night resort fee (in addition to the rates listed), which includes the following amenities:

  • Unlimited local, toll-free, and domestic long-distance phone calls
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Fitness center access
  • Tennis court access


Please notify the front desk representative when you check-in if you would like to opt in.

Note: When not booking via PAINWeek, the hotel’s resort fee is mandatory and at a rate of $39 + tax per night.

Unauthorized Housing and Travel Agencies

PAINWeek has contracted directly with The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to provide attendees with the lowest possible housing rates. Please be vigilant if approached by any other company or service that implies or claims to be an official housing provider of PAINWeek. We have been made aware of other housing companies and travel agencies that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. Reservations made through an agency other than The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be at your own risk. All official emails will originate from info@painweek.org.

Cosmopolitan Parking Information

Click here for parking information at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Attendee Support

This section is designed to provide assistance in explaining the value of PAINWeek to your employer, to secure consent for your participation.

The PAINWeek Advantage

When thinking about continuing education for pain management, do the math:

  • 116 million people in pain
  • 4,000 pain specialists
  • 29,000 patients per pain specialist
  • There are simply not enough pain specialists to go around

At PAINWeek, you can custom design a learning experience of up to 36.0 CE/CME credit hours from the most comprehensive pain education curriculum offered anywhere: in 2019, we presented over 120 hours of continuing education and informational programs. PAINWeek now enjoys the collaborative support of 22 professional and patient advocacy groups, including the American Pain Society, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the Veterans Health Administration. This curriculum is further augmented by a full complement of satellite symposia, product theatres, interactive activities, and the PAINWeek exhibit hall.

The PAINWeek Scholarship

Information for the PAINWeek 2020 Scholarship will be available soon.

PAINWeek would like to congratulate the 2019 Scholarship recipient, Niccole Rowe! To read the winning essay, click here.

Event Policies


Welcome to PAINWeek! To ensure a safe, professional, and educational experience for all, please respect the following rules:

Tickets, badges, and bracelets are nontransferable, nonexchangeable, nonrefundable, and revocable and void if altered. The badge must be used by the same person on all days during its period of validity. Replacement badges are $100 and can be obtained at the onsite conference registration desk; photo ID will be required.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing. For verification, if you are calling to cancel, we will still require you to send an email to info@painweek.org with your intent to cancel. You will receive confirmation of your cancellation via email. Cancellations received:

  • Within 24 hours of registration are fully refundable
  • Less than or equal to 30 days after registration are refundable minus $100 administrative fee
  • 31 or more days after registration are nonrefundable
  • 60 days or fewer before the PAINWeek National Conference are nonrefundable

Persons who register and fail to attend will not receive a refund. PAINWeek, at its sole discretion, may transfer your registration to an upcoming conference or to a healthcare provider colleague. Cancellation of your conference registration does not automatically cancel your hotel room reservation. Please contact the hotel to cancel your room; penalties may apply.


Checks should be made payable to PAINWeek, 1801 North Military Trail, Suite 200, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Please include the name of all registrant(s) on the check. Checks must be received within 30 days of registration to qualify for conference rate at time of registration. PAINWeek reserves the right to cancel a registration or increase registration fee (per the published fee structure) if payment is not received within 30 days.

Guest Policy

Guests, friends, family members, children, and spouses/partners of registered attendees are not permitted to attend any PAINWeek events or courses including, but not limited to, the Welcome and Closing Receptions or have access to the Exhibit Hall.

If your guest, friend, family member, child, spouse/partner is a healthcare provider/clinician, s/he must still register at the prevailing registration rate.

Prohibited Activities

  • Sales of goods or services, or the display of goods or services, unless by a confirmed PAINWeek exhibitor
  • Distribution of printed or recorded materials of any kind unless prior approval has been obtained
  • Engaging in any unsafe act that may impede the operations of PAINWeek or any part thereof
  • Unauthorized access or entry into any back of house areas, service areas, or areas designated as conference or venue staff only
  • Unauthorized events, speeches, or use of any flag, banner, sign, or other materials for commercial purposes, or as part of a demonstration
  • Photography, videotaping, or recording of any kind, or otherwise engaging in any activity for unapproved commercial or journalistic purposes without prior approval
  • Unauthorized solicitations of any kind, whether commercial, religious, educational, or otherwise, or conducting any unauthorized commercial activities, including solicitations of money or other contributions or donations
  • Obstructing entrances, doors, vestibules, stairways, corridors, halls, etc.

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms, ammunition, knives, and weapons of any kind
  • Self-defense or restraining devices (eg, pepper spray, mace, tasers)
  • Marijuana or any other illegal substances
  • Objects or toys that appear to be firearms or weapons
  • Fireworks or other similarly explosive and/or flammable objects and smoke machines
  • Folding chairs or stools
  • Horns, whistles, megaphones, or artificial noise makers
  • Recreational devices such as drones, remote-controlled toys, skateboards, scooters, inline skates, or shoes with built-in wheels
  • Selfie sticks, hand-held extension poles for cameras or mobile devices, flags, and banners
  • Tripods or monopod stands

We reserve the right to prohibit the use or storage of any other item not listed above that we determine may be harmful or disruptive, in our sole and absolute discretion.

Attendee Courtesy and Attire Policies

  • Proper attire, including shoes and shirts, must be worn at all times. We reserve the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that we consider inappropriate or attire that could distract from the experience of other attendees.
  • Please show common courtesy to fellow attendees, conference staff, and venue staff by not using profanity or engaging in unsafe, illegal, disruptive, or offensive behavior, jumping lines, or saving places in lines for others.

Exhibit Hall

  • Registered attendees are encouraged to visit the Exhibit Hall during posted general attendee open hours. If you are a registered attendee, and your company is exhibiting, and you also have an exhibit-only designation on your badge, you are allowed in the Exhibit Hall during closed hours.
  • The PAINWeek Exhibit Hall is not open to the general public. PAINWeek does not offer an Exhibit Hall-only badge. If you would like to enter the Exhibit Hall you must purchase a full access registration.


  • All winners must be physically present to win.
  • For raffle prizes, the winning number will be announced 3 times. You must physically claim your prize by the third announcement. No prize will be provided to you once the new number is called out.
  • One prize per person for the duration of the conference.

ADA Compliancy

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, PAINWeek supports the equity and inclusion of individuals with disabilities for whom reasonable accommodations will be provided.

“Reasonable accommodations” may include: assistive listening devices, alternative formats, sign language interpreters, or seats closer to the front of a course room. Disability accommodations at a given event require a minimum of three weeks’ prior notice by emailing info@painweek.org.

Animal Policies

  • “Service animal” means a dog or miniature horse that is trained to do work or perform tasks for, and to assist, an individual with a disability. All other animals, including emotional support, comfort, or companion animals, are not considered service animals.
  • Service animals should remain on a leash or in a harness and under the control of the owner at all times.
  • While the venue is pet friendly, please refrain from bringing your pet into the conference meeting spaces.

Photo and Video Policy

Audio recording, video recording, or photography is allowed for personal use, but not during the CME/CE scientific sessions or sponsored programs. No webcasting or live streaming is permitted.

Audio recording, video recording, photography, webcasting, or live streaming for commercial or journalistic use is strictly prohibited at all conference activities. Commercial entities including exhibitors intending on doing any of the above must request written permission in advance of a conference from both PAINWeek and the venue.

PAINWeek staff and/or authorized contractors will be taking photographs and video material at PAINWeek events and will reproduce them in educational, news, or promotional material, whether in print, electronic, or other media, including websites. By participating at PAINWeek events, you automatically grant PAINWeek the right to use your name, photograph, and biography for such purposes. All postings become the property of PAINWeek. Postings may be displayed, distributed, or used by PAINWeek for any purpose.

Furthermore, you acknowledge the right of PAINWeek to crop, splice, treat, and edit any photographs taken of you at the sole discretion of PAINWeek. You waive your right to inspect or approve the finished product, now and in the future, whether that use is known or unknown to you.

You agree to release, defend, and hold harmless PAINWeek and its agents or employees, including any firm publishing and/or distributing the finished product in whole or in part, from and against any claims, damages, or liability arising from or related to the use of the photographs, including but not limited to any misuse, distortion, blurring, alteration, optical illusion, or in the taking, processing, reduction, or production of the finished product, its publication, or distribution.

Company Rights

  • We reserve the right to deny admission, prevent entry, or require a person already admitted to leave PAINWeek without refund, liability, or compensation, for failure to comply with any of these rules, for unsafe, illegal, or offensive behavior, to ensure safety, security, or order, if we consider that the circumstances otherwise so require, in our sole and absolute discretion.
  • We may from time to time, in our sole and absolute discretion, without prior notice and without refund, liability, or compensation, change the course hours, cancel a course, restrict the number of persons having access to a room, and/or suspend or cancel any program if we consider that the circumstances so require.
  • We are not responsible for loss or damage of belongings or property, consistent with applicable law.


By registering for and attending PAINWeek, you hereby agree that you accept the terms stated above and indemnify and hold harmless PAINWeek, its affiliates, and their respective directors, employees, and agents (including, without limitation, any agent acting on its behalf) from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, or debt, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) resulting from attendance at a PAINWeek event.

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Frequently asked questions answered.

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Future PAINWeek Dates

We know many of you need to plan far in advance to attend conferences. Here are the dates for future PAINWeek national conferences.

PAINWeek 2021 Dates


September 7-11, Las Vegas, NV

PAINWeek 2022 Dates


September 6-10, Las Vegas, NV

PAINWeek 2023 Dates


September 5-9, Las Vegas, NV

PAINWeek Program Guide Archive

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PAINWeek 2019 Program Guide

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PAINWeek 2018 Program Guide

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PAINWeek 2017 Program Guide

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PAINWeek 2016 Program Guide

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