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.


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.


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 2021 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 before:

3/1/21 - $499
6/1/21 - $599

PAINWeek Full Registration - $699

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 2021 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: $699


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.


Wednesday 9.8

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

Thursday 9.9

10:30a - 12:30p
2:30p – 5:00p

Friday 9.10

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 2021 program is being finalized, take a peek at the 2020 Schedule-at-a-Glance and 2019 agenda and you will see why PAINWeek is the most expansive US pain conference for frontline practitioners!


2020 Faculty

The 2021 faculty list will be available in late Spring. In the meantime, review our 2020 and 2019 faculty roster.

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


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


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


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


Amanda M. Daniels


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


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


Jennifer M. Hah
Christopher M. Herndon
Emily Hurstak


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


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


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


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


Srinivas Nalamachu


Elizabeth M. Oliva
Einar Ottestad


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


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


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


Robert Towle


Tanya J. Uritsky


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


Kevin L. Zacharoff
Stephen J. Ziegler

2021 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 2021 Special Workshops!

Satellite Events

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

2021 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 2021 National Conference and past meetings.

App and Mobile Website

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

The 2021 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 2021 will be available soon.


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 2, 2021, or stay up to September 13, 2021, 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, 2021. 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

Scholarship information will be available soon.

Event Policies


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

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

Cancellation Policy

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

  • Within 24 hours of registration are fully refundable
  • 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.


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

Guest Policy

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

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

Prohibited Activities

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

Prohibited Items

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

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

Attendee Courtesy and Attire Policies

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

Exhibit Hall

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


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

ADA Compliancy

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

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

Animal Policies

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

Photo and Video Policy

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

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

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

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

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

Company Rights

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


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

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.


We are closely monitoring the continuing developments on COVID-19. Presently, the PAINWeek national conference will go forward as planned for September 7-11. 

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.

Updated 12/17/20 11:30am ET
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
PAINWeek Full Registration - $699
PAINWeek Subscription - $1299

Non-Clinical Professionals

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?

Registration will open soon.

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, 2021. 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.


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.

2022 Dates


September 6-10, Las Vegas, NV

2023 Dates


September 5-9, Las Vegas, NV

2024 Dates


September 10-14, 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.

PAINWeek Live Virtual 2020

Click here to view information from PAINWeek Live Virtual 2020.