About

PAINWeek remains the US pain conference with the most expansive curriculum and is the favorite destination for frontline practitioners to enhance their competence in pain management.

CE/CME

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

PAINWeek 2021 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 20 Special Interest Sessions. Full-day programs will be presented by the American Headache Society, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the International Pelvic Pain Society.

WHY ATTEND

World Class Continuing Education

More than 100+ 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:
May 31, 2020 - $599
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. For those registering before workshops are added, we will email to notify you when these are available.

Industry Registration

Industry Price: $979

Industry

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.

Exhibit Hall

Prospective Exhibitors click here to download the exhibit application.

EXHIBIT

Wednesday 9.9

6:45p - 9:00p | Welcome Reception

Thursday 9.10

10:30a - 12:30p
2:30p – 5:00p

Friday 9.11

10:30a - 12:30p
2:30p - 4:30p | Closing Reception

100+ CE/CME Credit Hours Presented

The annual conference presents 100+ hours of continuing medical education, composed of multidisciplinary course concentrations, master classes, special interest sessions, and satellite events geared toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, physical therapists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in pain management.

While the 2020 program is being finalized, take a peek at the 2019 agenda and you will see why PAINWeek is the most expansive US pain conference for frontline practitioners!

2020 Faculty

The 2020 faculty list will be available in late Spring. In the meantime, review our 2019 faculty roster.

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

A

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

B

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

C

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

D

Amanda M. Daniels

F

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

G

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

H

Jennifer M. Hah
Christopher M. Herndon
Emily Hurstak

J

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

K

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

L

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

M

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

N

Srinivas Nalamachu

O

Elizabeth M. Oliva
Einar Ottestad

P

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

R

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

S

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

T

Robert Towle

U

Tanya J. Uritsky

W

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

Z

Kevin L. Zacharoff
Stephen J. Ziegler

2020 Special Workshops

Among the 100+ CE/CME hours of content being presented are timely and relevant half-day workshops conducted by our all-star faculty. 

Check back soon for the 2020 Special Workshops!

Satellite Events

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

2020 Satellite Events will be posted in August.

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.

Poster Abstracts

Scientific Posters to be presented at the 2020 National Conference and past meetings.

Click here to submit your abstract.

Call for 2020 Abstracts

Plan now to have your poster included at PAINWeek 2020! 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. Topics may be research oriented or evidence based that are relevant to frontline practitioners who treat patients in pain.

The abstract submission system will officially open in Spring. In the meantime, please review the guidelines below.

Submission

The abstract submission system is now open. The abstract submission system will close at 5:00p EST, July 15, 2020. Click here to submit your abstract.

Deadline

The deadline for electronic submission is 5:00pm EST, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. All authors will be notified via email on or by July 29, 2020.

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. 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. Student authors are permitted to submit.
  10. There is no limit to the number of abstracts one author may submit for consideration.
  11. Abstracts may be withdrawn from publication upon written request from a submitting author no later than July 31, 2020.
  12. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to communicate these policies to all involved parties.

 

Disclosure

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.

Publication

If your abstract is accepted, you will be notified on or by July 29,2020, 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. NEW for 2020! Maximum poster size is 47" high x 70" wide.
  3. Authors/presenters should bring their posters with them to the conference. Pushpins will be available in the poster room. 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 present 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 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 9 (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

All authors and/or presenters should be available at their posters for the Scientific Session reception, which will be held on Thursday, September 10, 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 July 29. 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 15), but for which a preplanned analysis of the primary endpoint is scheduled after that date but before August 14 (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.

Questions? Email abstracts@painweek.org

Important Dates

July 15
Abstract Submission Deadline: 5:00p

July 29
Authors/Presenters will be notified of acceptance of abstracts
Deadline for final, updated late-breaking abstracts

July 31
Deadline for requests for abstracts to be withdrawn from publication

August 27
Accepted abstracts will be posted online

September 9
Poster room open for setup starting at 9:00a
Posters must be set-up: 3:00p
Posters open for public viewing: 3:30p
Poster room closed for Keynote and Welcome Reception: 5:30p

September 10
Poster room open for viewing: 8:00a Scientific Poster Reception: 6:30p

September 11
Poster room open for viewing: 8:00a All posters must be removed or will be discarded: 6:00p

Accepted Abstract Archive

View photos from the PAINWeek Poster Session

App and Mobile Website

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

The 2020 App will be available in August.

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!

Accreditation for PAINWeek 2020 will be available soon.

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 100 hours of content will be presented!

Learning Objectives

After attending PAINWeek, 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.

PHARMACY LEARNERS

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.

ALL OTHER LEARNERS

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.

Disclaimer

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:
m.painweek.org

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 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 and 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

Submit Your Essay to WIN a Scholarship to PAINWeek!

PAINWeek remains the most expansive US pain conference and the favorite destination for frontline practitioners to enhance their competence in pain management. You can be one of 10 participants to attend PAINWeek for FREE! Just compose a compelling essay explaining why PAINWeek would be beneficial for your professional area of focus.

Convening at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on September 8-12, more than 2,000 physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and social workers are expected to attend. There will be 100+ hours of continuing medical education across multiple therapeutic areas, taught by over 70 pain management thought leaders.

We will award 10 scholarships that cover the cost of registration, and one grand prize winner will receive 5 nights of hotel accommodations at The Cosmopolitan and complimentary conference registration.

Submission Deadline
All essays must be received by midnight EST on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Scholarship winners will be notified via email and/or phone no later than June 19, 2020. Winners must respond by July 31, 2020.

Please click here to review the scholarship rules and to submit your essay.

PAINWeek 2019 Scholarship Winner

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

Event Policies

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
  • More than 60 days prior to the conference are refundable minus $100 administrative fee
  • 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.

Payment

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.

Raffles/Prizes

  • 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.

Acceptance

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.

FAQ - General

Frequently asked questions answered.

Who attends PAINWeek?

PAINWeek attendees come from all medical specialties—including, but not limited to, anesthesiology, neurology, primary care, psychiatry, and physical medicine & rehabilitation.

Our frontline clinicians are physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals. According to our post-conference surveys, one of the significant benefits of participation is the opportunity to interact with colleagues of varying backgrounds and perspectives.

Click here to view our most recent demographic information to better understand the numerous types of practitioners who attend this national conference.

Why should I attend PAINWeek

As the pain management landscape continues to evolve, treatment considerations have advanced beyond medication management to include interventional, integrative, and behavioral approaches to achieve optimal patient outcomes. To meet this growing need, PAINWeek presents a multidisciplinary agenda of more than 100 hours of special interest sessions, master classes, and course concentrations across the 5-day conference.

Remember—there are only 4,000 pain specialists in active practice nationwide! The burden of care for patients with pain falls to the frontline clinician, who must be prepared to assess, diagnose, and manage acute and chronic pain conditions.

Where is the conference?

All conference activities including sessions and exhibits take place at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

COVID-19

We are closely monitoring the continuing developments on COVID-19. Presently, the PAINWeek national conference will go forward as planned for September 8-12. Spring and Summer PAINWeekEnd regional conferences have been postponed until the fall with more information to follow. The first PAINWeekEnd Webinar will be held on May 16th with registration and details available here.

PAINWeek is tracking all travel restrictions issued by the U.S. Government, as well as information and guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will provide further updates as events warrant. Click here to learn more about our preparations.

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PAINWeek Administration

FAQ - Registration

What is the registration fee for PAINWeek?

Below are fees for practicing healthcare professionals, residents, or students. This information will be verified by PAINWeek staff prior to confirmation of your registration.

Optional workshops for PAINWeek will have additional costs and may be added during registration. Those who registered before workshops were added will be emailed and have early bird priority registration access.

Discount Expiration Dates and Practicing Clinical Professionals’ Price Points
May 31, 2020 — $599
June 30, 2020 — $729
July 31, 2020 — $829
August 1 onward: Full Price — $899

Non-Clinical Professionals
$979

What is included in the conference registration?

Conference registration includes access to the keynote presentation, general sessions, sponsored programs, Exhibit Hall, networking reception, and raffle drawings.

How do I register for PAINWeek?

Practicing Clinical Professionals

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

Industry

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.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please see our Policies page for details on how to cancel your registration.

What is your guest policy?

To maintain the educational and professional environment of the conference, guests and children are not permitted at the conference. Nevada law prohibits children in the casino area except for passing through. For childcare services please contact The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Please see our Policies for more information.

Do you offer registration that allows me to only visit the Exhibit Hall?

No. You must purchase a full registration to access the Exhibit Hall.

Do you offer a daily registration, ie, one-day pass?

No. If you would like to attend PAINWeek for specific day(s) you must still purchase a full registration.

Does PAINWeek have a mobile app?

Yes! You can download the mobile app from the iTunes store or Google Play. No smart phone? No problem. You can get the mobile experience from a desktop by typing in m.painweek.org into any browser.

FAQ - Hotel

I would like to book my stay at The Cosmopolitan. When does the PAINWeek block rate open?

The PAINWeek block rate at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas ($165/night) is available ONLY after registering for the PAINWeek conference. To receive this discounted rate, we recommend you book your room early but no later than August 3, 2020. Upon registering, you will receive a link to book your hotel room. There will also be a phone number and group code if you prefer to call the hotel to book your room. Registrations made before the room block opens will receive a separate email with instructions on how to book a room with the PAINWeek block rate.

Can I extend my stay at the hotel, either before or after the conference?

We can offer you the same conference rate of $165 per night starting 3 days before the conference and 3 days after.

What if I’m not comfortable with walking through a casino?

You can access the meeting spaces and dining options (even the gym and spa) directly from your room, without going through the casino. Please request a sleeping room in the Chelsea Tower when making reservations if you do not wish to walk through the casino.

Can I modify my room reservation after registering for PAINWeek?

Yes, you can reach out to the hotel at any time after booking to change your reservation. PAINWeek staff will not be able to change or cancel your room reservation.

What’s included in the hotel resort fee?

PAINWeek attendees, booking through our room block, may opt in to the resort fee with a nightly charge of $30 plus tax (normally $39 plus tax for non-PAINWeek guests). Another benefit of booking through the PAINWeek room block: all other hotel guests are automatically charged the resort fee.

Please inform the front desk upon checking in if you would like to opt in. The resort fee is a bundled service package that includes:

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

The Cosmopolitan is sold out on my requested dates. Does PAINWeek have room blocks at other hotels?

Because of the increasing popularity of the PAINWeek conference, attendees and exhibitors have the meeting details in their calendars years in advance and start reserving as soon as possible. PAINWeek strives to ensure that attendees have access to our discount room block, which is why we provide constant reminders to registrants to reserve early. PAINWeek has not contracted for discount room blocks other than at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Nearby properties include Aria, Planet Hollywood, Bellagio, and Jockey Club. Please contact these properties directly for availability and rates.

Why is there a charge of $187 from The Cosmopolitan on my credit card?

The Cosmopolitan charges a deposit amount equal to one night’s stay and tax to your credit card to secure the room reservation. The PAINWeek discount housing rate for standard rooms is $165, plus 13.38% Nevada lodging tax, totaling $187.08.

Why shouldn’t I reserve our hotel rooms directly with the hotel or a discount internet provider?

PAINWeek has contracted with The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to provide attendees with the lowest possible housing rates. Savings start at over $100 per night when booking with PAINWeek. Also, when attendees and exhibitors make reservations using third parties or even directly with The Cosmopolitan they may be exposing us to penalties for not fulfilling our room block commitments. This could translate to higher rates in the future and fewer rooms available to our attendees.

Also, when booking on third-party sites you may be responsible for paying hidden fees, booking fees, and the hotel’s resort fee. When booking directly with PAINWeek, the resort fee is discounted and optional.

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 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.

FAQ - Travel

I’d like to book my travel. When should I plan to arrive and depart?

PAINWeek CME sessions start at 7am on Tuesday and go through 3:30pm on Saturday. On Monday at 6pm we invite first time participants to PAINWeek 101, an informal gathering to answer all your PAINWeek questions. The conference registration desk opens on Monday at 3pm for those wanting to beat the Tuesday rush.

What is the best way to get from the airport to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas?

The most efficient way to get from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is via a 15-minute taxi/app-based ride that will cost approximately $20, not including gratuity. The Cosmopolitan is 3 miles from the airport.

Does PAINWeek provide shuttle service to The Cosmopolitan?

No. PAINWeek does not provide shuttle service to/from the airport or hotel. A variety of shuttle/limousine services are available along with app-based ride shares, such as Uber and Lyft.

How far will I have to walk from my hotel room to the conference?

PAINWeek specifically chose The Cosmopolitan because, unlike other mega-resorts or convention centers, it allows attendees to take elevators directly from their sleeping rooms to the conference floors without walking through the casino area. Please request Chelsea Tower when making reservations.

FAQ - CE/CME

How will I claim/receive my CE/CME credit?

To receive credit, you must complete the online conference evaluation form and the request for credit form. You will receive an email from PAINWeek shortly after the conference ends with instructions.

Courses must be attended in their entirety in order to receive credit for those 1.0 or 2.0 credit hour sessions.

Hint: Keep notes and key thoughts about each session and faculty speaker so you can refer to them later.

How will I—a pharmacy learner—claim/receive my CE/CME credit?

Special procedures apply to pharmacy learners to request and receive credit.

Courses must be attended in their entirety in order to receive credit for those 1.0 or 2.0 credit hour sessions.

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 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.

If you still need to create an NABP e-Profile and obtain an ID number, please visit nabp.net/.

Notification of successful completion of courses will be communicated by Global Education Group to the ACPE CPE Monitor system, where all pharmacy learners’ credits are stored. Learner errors providing NABP numbers and/or DOB will result in unsuccessful reporting of credits to the CPE Monitor system. These credits will not be recorded. Ensuring records are accurate and complete will be the responsibility of the individual learner.

For more information regarding CPE Monitor and issuance of ACPE credit, please click here.

Do I receive CE/CME credits for attending a PDM program?

No, you will not receive CE/CME credit for attending a noncertified 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, which you will receive at PAINWeek, or ask a staff member. There will be prominent signage on site indicating sessions not certified for credit.

Can nurse practitioners earn pharmacology contact hours at PAINWeek?

Yes, PAINWeek is approved for pharmacology credit. Please refer to the m.painweek.org. After each session name, you will see “AANP Rx Hours” and the number of contact hours it has been approved for, if any.

FAQ - Conference

What should I bring to the conference?

  • A sweater or light jacket (air-conditioned rooms may be chilly)
  • Notepad(s) and your favorite pen(s)
  • Business cards—to network!
  • A printout of your conference and hotel reservations (just in case)
  • A few printed copies of your CV or resume (who knows who you might meet)
  • A list of sessions you want to attend (or favorite them in the app)

Should I bring my laptop?

PAINWeek does not provide laptops or tablets, so please bring your laptop if desired. Sponsored complimentary WiFi will be provided in the event meeting space for your convenience. Complimentary WiFi is also available in all Cosmopolitan sleeping rooms. Remember to have your devices fully charged as there are limited electrical outlets available.

What is the attire at PAINWeek?

We recommend business casual for most PAINWeek activities. We also suggest bringing a light coat or sweater because conference rooms may be cold.

Will I receive printed copies of the slide presentations?

Our aim is to be as green as possible, so we do not provide attendees with printed copies of the slide presentations. Attendees may access PDF versions of slide presentations via the mobile app.

  1. Select the day
  2. Select the course
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the course listing under Documents
  4. Click on the PDF icon

How do I download the PAINWeek mobile app?

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

 

3 easy ways to access PAINWeek mobile:

 

Note: If you have downloaded the app from earlier years, please delete it and download the newest version.

Are the lectures/courses available for purchase?

PAINWeek OnDemand is an online library with over 120 hours of sessions for PAINWeek that you can watch anytime, anywhere. It’s great for people who can’t attend the meeting, or for attendees who can’t fit every desired session into their schedule.

The OnDemand experience offers you the convenience of learning on your own time from the comfort of your home, the office, or while traveling. Watch slides with synchronized audio or download the MP3 audio files and listen on the go. We make it easy for you to access content anytime, anywhere, from any device!

There will be a sale kiosk on Level 3. Please visit http://painweek.ondemand.org/ for more information.

Where do I check in for the conference?

After checking into the hotel at the front desk, please proceed to the Belmont Registration Desk on Level 4 to check into the meeting and obtain your name badge. Registration desk hours are:

Monday: 3:00p - 7:00p
Tuesday: 6:30a - 6:30p
Wednesday: 6:30a - 6:30p
Thursday: 6:30a - 6:30p
Friday: 7:00a - 5:00p
Saturday: 8:00a - 12:00p

Am I required to wear my badge?

Yes. We ask you to wear your badge at all times in order to move freely around the event space. Please understand that room monitors will not allow entry without your badge. Lost/misplaced badges are charged a fee of $100 and may be reprinted at the conference registration desk with valid photo ID.

How do I provide feedback?

Please use our mobile app, available on the app store for your device, or you can use the mobile site at m.painweek.org to complete evaluations on each course. Once in the mobile app, click Agenda, navigate to the course in question, and scroll to the bottom. There you'll have the opportunity to provide feedback specific to that course and its speaker(s). Your feedback is critical to planning future meetings, so we appreciate you completing an evaluation for each course you attend. Please be sure to click Submit for each individual question after indicating the number of stars.

How do I get overall information about the conference?

At registration, you will receive a red program book that contains accreditation information and a listing of all sponsored and nonsponsored events. In addition to the certified activities, the red program book includes noncertified activities like PDM programs (Product Theatre, Disease Awareness, and Medical Information), the keynote address, exhibit information, and other activities. For your convenience, there's also an Agenda-at-a-Glance.

What special events should I be aware of?

Keynote Address and Awards
Wednesday 5:45p - 6:45p
Level 4/Mont-Royal Ballroom
The Keynote address is CERTIFIED FOR CREDIT

Welcome Reception
Wednesday 6:45p - 9:00p
Level 4/Exhibit Hall, Belmont Ballroom

Scientific Poster Reception
Thursday 6:30p - 8:30p
Level 2/Condesa Commons

Closing Reception
Friday 2:30p - 4:30p
Level 4/Exhibit Hall

Can I pop in and out of CME sessions?

You can choose to attend any session/lecture; you do not have to stay in one session the entire time. As an example, if you are interested in attending a stem cell lecture at 1:00p, but want to leave 10 minutes later to listen to a nutrition lecture, you may do so. However, you may claim credit for only one session during any given time slot

How do I share my PAINWeek experience online?

Follow us on social media and use the hashtag #painweek to share your experience at the conference.

Twitter: @PAINWeek
Facebook: @PAINWeek
Instagram: @PAINWeek

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.

2021 Dates

2021

September 7-11, Las Vegas, NV

2022 Dates

2022

September 6-10, Las Vegas, NV

2023 Dates

2023

September 5-9, Las Vegas, NV

Program Guide Archive

View previous program guides.

2019 Program Guide

Click here to view the PAINWeek 2019 Program Guide.

2018 Program Guide

Click here to view the PAINWeek 2018 Program Guide.

2017 Program Guide

Click here to view the PAINWeek 2017 Program Guide.

2016 Program Guide

Click here to view the PAINWeek 2016 Program Guide.

Conference Archive

More information on past PAINWeek conferences

PAINWeek 2019

Click here to view information from PAINWeek 2019.