About

PAINWeek is the favorite destination for frontline practitioners to enhance their competence in pain management.

Who Should Attend

Accreditation will be provided for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, physical therapists, and psychologists.

PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference

The PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference will provide an expansive, multidisciplinary curriculum of 75 CE/CME hours presented by current and emerging thought leaders. An additional 45 hours of certified content will be provided as an enduring, on demand activity for a total of 120 hours. This year, we are launching a new subscription option, which will allow you to select the learning model that best fits you. While some practitioners may opt to only attend the 3-day live virtual conference, others may prefer to attend AND have access to the entire catalog of educational offerings over the year.

WHY ATTEND

World Class Continuing Education

Over 100 hours of the most up-to-date evidence-based scientific instruction available

  • Practical, clinically-focused educational sessions
  • Faculty who are leaders in their field
  • Virtual 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
  • Exhibiting companies inviting you to visit and browse new products, see demonstrations, and ask questions

Virtual = Easy! The PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference will be:

  • Easy-to-use interface
  • No app or software to download (requires internet browser)
  • Mobile friendly
  • Free live tech and US-based phone support (during conference hours)
  • Mac and PC compatible

Register Now

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.

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Practicing Healthcare Professionals

Featured Sessions

• Triple Threat or Epiphany? The Need for a Biopsychosocial Approach to Pain Management

• Evidenced-Based Rationale for Interventional Procedures as an Alternative to Medication Management

• The Perseverance Loop: Inside the Psychology of Pain Perception

• The Courtroom Crusades: A 20/20 Examination of Controlled Substance Prescribing Standards

• The Evil Quintuplets: Endometriosis and Other Chronic Pelvic Pain Etiologies

• Fundamentals of Neuromodulation

• What’s Going On? Race, Class, and Gender Issues in Pain Management

• Telemedicine: The Future is Now

And MUCH MORE!

Schedule at a Glance

Exhibit Hall

Click here to download the PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference Exhibit Application.

Please contact Mike Shaffer, ms@painweek.com, for more information.

Check out the video below for Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to download the PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference Exhibit Application.

Exhibits & Sponsorship Prospectus

Click here to view the prospectus.

PAINWeek Premiere Sponsorship/Support Opportunities

Click here to see sponsorship and support opportunities.

 

Satellite Events

For industry professionals interested in sponsoring a satellite event, contact Mike Shaffer, ms@painweek.com, for more information.

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.

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.

2020 Satellite Events will be posted in August.

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

Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, PAINWeek 2020 will not be taking place in Las Vegas this September. However, it will be presented as a virtual live event, September 11-13, offering 75 hours of CE/CME courses.

Scientific session co-chairs Joseph V. Pergolizzi, MD, and Srinivas Nalamachu, MD, invite you to submit abstracts for consideration of inclusion in the scientific session.

A diverse group of practitioners will attend the PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference to foster solutions to the complexities of pain management. This year’s poster session will present the latest clinical research, along with selected encore posters to enrich the attendee experience. Abstracts may be research oriented or clinically relevant to frontline practitioners who treat patients in pain.

Submission/Deadline

The abstract submission system is now open and will close at 5:00p EST, July 24, 2020. Click here to submit your abstract. All authors will be notified via email on or by July 29, 2020.

Guidelines

  1. Submission of an abstract does not automatically register you for the PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference. The presenting author(s) or presenter(s) of accepted abstracts must register for the conference. Click here to register.
  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 the 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 be registered for the PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference in order to present.
  6. List disclosures (financial and/or in-kind support). If none, state “Nothing to disclose by any author(s).”
  7. Please indicate if you are interested in audio recording a brief overview of your poster.
  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.
  13. Final poster artwork must be uploaded to the virtual platform by August 21, and will be live when the conference starts on September 11.

 

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, 2020. Only accepted abstracts will be posted online. A PDF of your printed poster (not abstract) will be featured in the virtual scientific poster session.

Poster and Presentation Guidelines

Detailed instructions will accompany acceptance notices, including poster file size, type and dimensions. After acceptance, format your abstract into a poster; it may include graphs, tables, and charts.

Poster Requirements

  • PDF files at highest resolution possible
  • Aspect ratio (ratio of width to height) should ideally be set to 16:9
  • Complete poster is limited to one side only. That means your poster fits onto a single page PDF file.
  • Fonts should be sans-serif (eg, Arial, Calibri, etc)
  • Minimum font size should not be smaller than 6p

 

Oral Presentations

The review committee will choose 6 abstracts (posters) for oral presentations at the PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference. Presenters will be notified by July 29. Date, time, and location of oral presentations will be announced.

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 24), 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 24
Abstract Submission Deadline: 5:00p

July 29
Authors/presenters will be notified of acceptance of abstracts

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

August 14
Deadline for final, updated late-breaking abstracts

August 21
Final poster artwork must be uploaded to the virtual platform

August 27
Accepted abstracts will be posted online

September 11
Posters go live online

Accepted Abstract Archive

CE/CME and Accreditation

Accreditation will be provided for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, physical therapists, and psychologists.

Live Virtual Conference Accreditation Information

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.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

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

75 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

 

Faculty

The PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference faculty list is available here.

Program Agenda

The PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference agenda is available here.

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 virtual conference for a maximum of 25.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 25.0 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 25.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement
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 25.0 contact hour(s) (2.5 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - TBD)
This is a knowledge-based activity.

Psychology Accreditation Statement

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 25.0 CE credits for psychologists. The instructional level of this activity is introductory.

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 120.0 contact hour(s) (which includes TBD hour(s) of pharmacology).

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 25.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

American Academy of Family Physicians Continuing Education

This Live activity, PAINWeek 2020, with a beginning date of 09/11/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other professions may attend PAINWeek but credit may not be offered; please contact your respective professional bodies for AMA reciprocity. PAINWeek will also provide you with a certificate of participation.

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 PAINWeek 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.

System Requirements

PC
Please ensure you have the latest versions of Microsoft Windows, an internet browser with Flash player plugin, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mac
Please ensure you have the latest versions of MacOS, an internet browser with Flash player plugin, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

*Required to view printable (PDF) version of the lesson.

Fee & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is a $399 fee for this educational activity. Click here to review the cancellation policy.

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:

Conflict of interest disclosrues will be available soon.

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:

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
Ashley Cann—Nothing to disclose
Kelvin Burton, MD—Nothing to disclose

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.

Evaluation and Application for Credit Form

Evaluations and application for credit will be emailed to you after the program concludes.

Global Contact Information

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

On Demand Accreditation Information

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.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

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

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

 

Faculty

The PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference faculty list is available here.

Program Agenda

The PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference agenda is available here.

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 enduring activity for a maximum of 120.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 120.0 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 120.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement
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 120.0 contact hour(s) (12.0 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - TBD)
This is a knowledge-based activity.

Psychology Accreditation Statement

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 120.0 CE credits for psychologists. The instructional level of this activity is introductory.

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 120.0 contact hour(s) (which includes TBD hour(s) of pharmacology).

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 120.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other professions may attend PAINWeek but credit may not be offered; please contact your respective professional bodies for AMA reciprocity. PAINWeek will also provide you with a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must complete the course and complete the online credit application, post test, and evaluation form. Participants must receive a passing score of at least 70% on the post test in order to receive credit. Statements of credit are available to print upon completion of online forms.

System Requirements

PC
Please ensure you have the latest versions of Microsoft Windows, an internet browser with Flash player plugin, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mac
Please ensure you have the latest versions of MacOS, an internet browser with Flash player plugin, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

*Required to view printable (PDF) version of the lesson.

Fee & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is a $899 fee for this educational activity. Click here to review the cancellation policy.

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:

Conflict of interest disclosrues will be available soon.

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:

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

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.

Evaluation and Application for Credit Form

Evaluations and application for credit will be emailed to you after the program concludes.

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

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 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.

We will award 10 scholarships that provide access to 75 hours of CE/CME that we will offer across the 3-day live virtual conference.

Submission Deadline
All essays must be received by midnight EST on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Scholarship winners will be notified via email and/or phone no later than August 7, 2020. Winners must respond by August 21, 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.

FAQs — About

PAINWeek Live Virtual Frequently Asked Questions

What is the PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference (LVC)?

The PAINWeek LVC will provide an expansive, multidisciplinary curriculum of 75 CE/CME hours presented by current and emerging thought leaders. A maximum of 8 credits may be claimed per day, for a total of 24.

Who is the LVC geared towards?

The conference is designed for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, physical therapists, and psychologists. Social workers may attend, but NASW credit is not offered. Other HCPs are invited to attend but may not receive credit directly. Please contact your professional board to see about reciprocity with AMA Category 1 credits. Upon request, we can provide you with a certificate of participation and a transcript of sessions attended.

When will the LVC take place?

Friday to Sunday, September 11-13, 2020. Sessions will begin at 9am and end at approximately 7p Eastern Daylight Savings time.

Why is PAINWeek being replaced by a live virtual meeting this year?

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges. While parts of the country are beginning to return to some form of normalcy, the PAINWeek team feels that the best way to provide the education for which it is recognized, and to secure the safety of our attendees, is by pivoting to a live virtual event for this year.

When will PAINWeek return to Las Vegas?

PAINWeek 2021 is scheduled for September 7-11, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

What happens to my hotel reservation with The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas?

If you booked a hotel room through the PAINWeek room block on Passkey, your existing reservation will be automatically cancelled and your deposit will be fully refunded.

If you booked your hotel room via a third-party online booking site (Orbitz, Travelocity, etc), please contact them directly and immediately to cancel.

If you opt to have us transfer your registration to PAINWeek 2021, you will need to make a new hotel reservation. Details and a reservation link will be sent in early 2021.

I prepaid for On Demand access for PAINWeek 2020. Will those charges be refunded?

If you opt to transfer your registration to PAINWeek 2021, your paid On Demand fees will transfer to On Demand access for PAINWeek 2021. If you choose not to attend PAINWeek 2021, your On Demand fees will be refunded in full.

I already booked my flight to Las Vegas.

All major airlines are offering flexible cancellation/rescheduling options. Click here for more information.

FAQs — Sponsors

My company planned to exhibit at PAINWeek 2020. What will happen now?

Your exhibit space, including any priority status, booth size, location, and other preferences will be transferred to the PAINWeek 2020 Live Virtual Conference to be held September 11-13. Any sponsorship items, amenities, and advertising will also be transferred to the live virtual conference.

For questions or additional information, please contact Mike Shaffer at ms@painweek.com or (973) 233-5572.

My company is a virtual sponsor/exhibitor. Will I have access to the LVC CME sessions?

As an exhibitor, you will have access to the exhibit hall including any live video chats or networking rooms you are sponsoring. To view the CME sessions, you will need to purchase access for $399. No discount is provided for exhibitors for the CME presentations.

Some companies (at the Gold level or higher; ExhibitorPlus) may have been provided complimentary access passes to the scientific sessions; please check your contract.

FAQ — Webinar Information

How many of the 75 sessions are live?

All 75 sessions will be live.

Where can I get additional details such as an agenda, session descriptions, and who will be presenting?

More details will be available soon. In the meantime, you can subscribe to receive notifications via email.

How do I register for the live virtual conference?

Click here to register or call us at 877-PAINWEEK.

I’m not sure a virtual format is right for me. Will it be a lot of work to setup?

The PAINWeek LVC format is designed to be simple to use. If you have a computer/device and high-speed internet (click here to test your internet speed), you’ll be able to start learning in seconds. Virtual features include:

  • Easy-to-use interface
  • No app or software to download (you will need an internet browser)
  • Mobile friendly
  • US-based live tech support during conference hours
  • Mac, PC, Linux, and Chromebook compatible

What is the cost to attend the PAINWeek LVC?

The cost to attend the live virtual conference is $399. For an additional $300, you gain access to the entire content library on demand for one year and can earn CME at your convenience.

I already registered for the PAINWeek 2020 conference in Las Vegas. Do I need to cancel that and re-register for the LVC?

No, we have already transferred your registration to the LVC and you should have received a new confirmation email. Click here for the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

How many CME hours are offered over the course of the 3-day PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference?

Over the course of 3 days, 75 hours will be offered. For each time slot there will be 3 sessions to choose from. Participants may earn and claim up to 24 CME hours for the entire conference (a maximum of 8 CME hours each day x 3 days).

Do I need to attend all 24 hours across 3 days to earn CME credit?

No. During the LVC, you may participate in as many/few sessions as you wish. For example, over the course of 3 days, if you participate 5 hours a day, you will be able to claim 15 CME hours of credit.

If 3 sessions are being presented at the same time and I’m interested in all of them, what do I do?

We recommend you choose the session you most want to experience live during that hour and claim credit for that session. As a reminder, you will be able to ask speakers questions via live chat during the LVC dates. You may wish to choose which course to attend live based on questions you’d like to ask presenters. All sessions will be recorded. After the LVC they will still be certified for credit. If you did not pre-purchase access to the PAINWeek enduring, please call us at 877-PAINWeek to upgrade your package.

Can I purchase access to a single session?

No, you must purchase access to the whole live virtual conference.

Do I need to be online to watch a session?

Yes, you need to be connected to the internet to view sessions.

Can I use a Mac or PC?

You may use either.

What program will I need on my computer to view the virtual conference?

You do not need to download any application or program; however, you will need to have the latest version of an internet browser such as Safari, Firefox, Edge, or Chrome.

What internet browser do you recommend?

For the best learning experience, we recommend using Google Chrome, which can be downloaded here.

What internet speed will I need?

You need at least 10MBps of download speed. Click here to test your internet speed.

Will I be able to view presentations on my mobile phone using cellular service?

Yes. We recommend, however, not using cellular service and instead connecting to the internet via Wi-Fi/ethernet for a better experience. Please keep in mind that if you do not have an unlimited data plan on your mobile phone, you may be charged overage fees by your wireless carrier.

Can I get the recordings of the presentations sent to me on a USB stick or thumb drive?

No, you must access the content online while connected to the internet.

Can I download a recording of a session?

No, none of the sessions can be downloaded.

Can I download a copy of the presentation slides?

Yes, a PDF of the presentation slides will be made available for you to download.

If I cannot finish a session, can I come back to it at a later time?

Yes, but only after the live presentation is completed and made available as an enduring, on demand presentation.

Will I be able to ask the speakers questions?

Yes, there will be a text chat function where you will be able to submit questions in real time to speakers during a presentation.

One of the best things about conferences is being able to interact with other attendees, but how will I do this virtually?

You will be able to video and text chat with other attendees during the conference.

Will you offer a virtual exhibit hall?

Yes, there will be a virtual exhibit during the LVC! You’ll be able to ask company representatives questions, request samples, schedule appointments, order literature, and more.

Will I be able to visit the virtual exhibit hall after the live conference?

Yes, the virtual exhibit hall will be accessible for a year, even for those who only purchased the live video conference. Some functionality, like video and live chat, may be limited after the LVC concludes, but you will still be able to download information and request to be contacted by exhibit reps.

How will I receive CME credit?

To claim credit for a session, watch the presentation in its entirety. You will then be prompted to take the post-test and evaluation survey, and then generate a certificate.

What is the cancellation policy?

7-days full refund from time of registration. 8 days or more no refunds. No refunds will be made on or after September 4. Registrations made on September 4 or later are non-refundable.

Yes, we will be offering a virtual scientific poster session where you will be able to view and zoom in on the posters and listen to a short recording from the author (if available). Some other great features of the poster session: being able to bookmark favorite posters, draw right on the poster, take notes about a poster, and rate/review them.

FAQs — Abstracts

Will you offer the scientific poster session virtually?

I’d like to submit an abstract to be considered. When is the deadline?

The deadline is July 24, 2020. Please click here to submit an abstract.

How will I be able to view charts/graphs on the scientific posters?

The platform will allow you to view and zoom in on posters to get extraordinary detail.

At in-person conferences I typically ask poster authors questions. Will I be able to do this during the live virtual conference?

Many posters will have an audio recording from the author. In addition, you will be able to video and text chat with authors during the poster reception.

FAQs — Scholarship

I am a PAINWeek scholarship recipient from the 2019 conference. What will happen to my registration?

Scholarships awarded for the PAINWeek 2020 conference in Las Vegas will be honored for the virtual conference. We will contact recipients with additional details and deadlines.

Do you offer a scholarship to the LVC?

Yes, by writing an essay stating how attending the conference will help you and your patients or practice! Please click here to review the scholarship rules and to submit your essay. All essays must be received by midnight EST on Friday, July 31, 2020. Scholarship winners will be notified via email and/or phone no later than August 7, 2020. Winners must respond by August 21, 2020.

PAINWeek Live Virtual Conference Terms of Use

Terms of Use

PAINWeek is committed to fostering a professional, safe, and welcoming environment for all participants at its virtual event, regardless of age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability or other personal characteristics, ethnicity, national origin, or other class protected by law.

Your registration entitles you to access to the virtual event for which you have registered. By registering, you agree to these terms of use.

  1. Use of Likeness. By participating in the virtual event, you acknowledge and agree to grant PAINWeek the right to record, film, live stream, photograph, or capture your likeness in any media now available or hereafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise globally to disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from you or any payment to you. This grant to PAINWeek includes, but is not limited to, the right to edit such media, the right to use the media alone or together with other information, and the right to allow others to use or disseminate the media.
  2. Virtual Event Content. You acknowledge and agree that PAINWeek in its sole discretion reserves the right to change any and all aspects of the virtual event, including, but not limited to, the virtual event name, themes, content, program, speakers, performers, hosts, moderators, venue, and times. Virtual event content shall be recorded by PAINWeek and will be accessible to paid participants, depending on level of registration purchased.
  3. Limitations on Use. By registering for a PAINWeek virtual event access pass you agree not to sell, trade, transfer, or share your access privileges and access link and/or code, unless such transfer is granted by PAINWeek. If PAINWeek determines that you have violated this policy, PAINWeek may cancel your access, retain any payments made by you, report you to law enforcement authorities, and ban you from future PAINWeek events.
  4. Recording, Live Streaming, and Videotaping. Participants may not record or broadcast audio or video of sessions at PAINWeek virtual events.
  5. Unethical/Noncompliant Business Practices. PAINWeek reserves the right to deny participation to anyone who engages in or is reputed to engage in unethical or noncompliant business practices.
  6. Unacceptable Behavior. We expect all virtual conference participants and presenters to help ensure an educational and positive experience for everyone. Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated during any portion of a meeting or event and may result in restrictions on access and/or complete cancellation of your registration access privileges without refund.

 

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech or actions
  • Disruptive conduct
  • Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability or other personal characteristics, ethnicity, national origin, or other class protected by law
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images
  • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm
  • Inappropriate disruption of meetings or events
  • Photographing, video or audio recording of slides or oral/poster presentations without presenter/author’s permission
  • Violating the rules and regulations of the online platform, CadmiumCD

 

Report harassment and disruptive behaviors to PAINWeek staff at info@painweek.org, or call us at (973) 415-5100.

Consequences of misconduct may include immediate removal from meeting or event without warning or refund and restrictions from future PAINWeek meetings and events.