About

Pain is the primary reason Americans seek health care. An aging population and radical expansion in health insurance coverage will converge to keep pain in the forefront of patient presentations. And the rapidly evolving regulatory environment in medication risk management has new and complex implications for patients and practitioners alike.

The PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference Series brings certified medical education to healthcare professionals in all disciplines with an interest in pain management

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of frontline clinicians: physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists involved in the treatment of patients with pain.

Depending on the location (1 or 2-day meetings), 6 to 12 hours per day of CE/CME credit hours are presented for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Accreditation

Global Education Group

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.

This activity is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Registration Info

$129 for 6 hours of CE/CME credit for 1-day meetings.

$199 for 12 hours of CE/CME credit for 2-day meetings.

For more information on a PAINWeekEnd meeting in your area and to register, please click. "VIEW SCHEDULE" for the PAINWeekEnd that you are interested in. You will be able to register on the next page.

Non-Clinicians: Medical Office Support Staff, and Industry

Non-clinicians--including, but not limited to, office managers, billing specialists, receptionists, and administrative staff--may attend PAINWeekEnd on a space-available basis when accompanied by a clinician and will be put on a wait list. These non-clinicians must still pre-register.

Participation in industry sponsored meal programs, however, is strictly limited to practicing licensed healthcare providers. Please make necessary arrangements for meals for office support staff.

In order to maintain the professional nature of the conference, guests, spouses, friends, and/or family members who are not currently employed in the medical field may not attend PAINWeekEnd.

PAINWeekEnd conferences are presented as 1-day and 2-day regional meetings, comprised of certified and noncertified activities that address a range of clinical and practice management areas of interest. For noncertified topics, Product, Disease State, and Medical Information (PDM) sessions are available for commercial sponsorship. Conference attendees are frontline practitioners inclusive of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

WHO ATTENDS

The PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference Series brings certified medical education to healthcare professionals in all disciplines with an interest in pain management.

Reasons to attend:

  • The PAINWeekEnd agenda is purposely constructed for the busy clinician, delivering a full day of relevant, practical information, together with the opportunity for interaction and exchange with faculty and fellow attendees.
  • Whether you're in a hospital or office-based practice, chronic pain patients are everywhere--and YOU are absorbing the burden of their care.
  • Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner has been created to streamline the clutter of information on assessment, evolving guidelines, risk management, changing reimbursement scenarios, and administrative and criminal cases against healthcare professionals.
  • PAINWeekEnd conferences are scheduled in convenient locations across the country.
  • PAINWeekEnd conference attendees can earn 6.0 to 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
  • Special Offer: All PAINWeekEnd registrants will be able to credit their entire registration toward their attendance at the PAINWeek National Conference at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on the Vegas Strip.

SPONSORED PROGRAMS

Benefits to Attendees

To accompany and enrich your experience at the PAINWeekEnd conference, be sure to attend one or more of the sponsored programs, which are scheduled during breakfast, lunch, and afternoon "Brain Food" time slots in the schedule. There is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE to attend these program sessions!

Benefits to Industry

PAINWeekEnd events are promoted to frontline practitioners in each geographical area. Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

A CME/CE-certified Supplement to PAINWeek Journal

Managing Opioid Risks and Adverse Effects In a Politically Charged Environment

Click here to view the supplement.

PAINWeekEnd 2018 Conference Slides

View or download PAINWeekEnd 2018 conference slides.

2018 Conference Slides

Click here to view the PAINWeekEnd 2018 conference slides.

CE/CME and Accreditation

Certified credit for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and more!

CE/CME and Accreditation

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.
This activity is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of frontline clinicians: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists involved in managing acute and chronic pain.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Whether you're in a hospital or office-based practice, chronic pain patients are everywhere--and YOU are absorbing the burden of their care.

A just released report by the National Institutes of Health outlines positive steps that practitioners can take in response to the burgeoning problem of prescription medication abuse and to provide more effective pain management care to their patients. Key among these is access to pain education, and by participating in a PAINWeekEnd Conference, you'll improve your skills in medication risk evaluation and mitigation, in pain assessment and diagnosis, and in the delivery of individualized multimodal treatment.

The PAINWeekEnd agenda is purposely constructed for the busy clinician, delivering a full day of relevant, practical information, together with the opportunity for interaction and exchange with faculty and fellow attendees.

Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner has been created to streamline the clutter of information on assessment, evolving guidelines, risk management, and changing reimbursement scenarios. Join us for a day of clinical and practice management CE/CME designed expressly for frontline clinicians. Participants can receive 6.0-12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as they expand their capabilities in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of chronic pain conditions.

Physician Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

* This CE/CME activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0-12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

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 program has been approved for 6-12 contact hours of continuing education (which includes hours of pharmacology that are to be determined). Activity ID #2320L.

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

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

Nursing Credit Designation

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

This educational activity for 6.0-12.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 6-12 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Pharmacy Credit Designation

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

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 6.0-12.0 contact hours (0.6-1.2 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. This is a knowledge-based activity.

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Session

Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) session participants may earn up to 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1TM credits [compliant with the FDA ER/LA Opioid REMS education requirements]. Credits and certificates will be sent separately from the PAINWeekend meeting and will arrive within 1 month of the meeting.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must attend the courses. Web link to credit application and evaluation form will be emailed to participants the following week. Once completed, participants will be able to immediately download/print their certificates. Pharmacy learners will have their credits uploaded directly to NABP. Forms for the REMS course will be available onsite and should be returned to staff at the conclusion of the activity.

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.

Americans With Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Patrick Kelly prior to the live event at (973) 415-5109.

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

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 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
Andrea Funk—Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky—Nothing to disclose

PAINWeekEnd Sponsored Programs

To accompany and enrich your experience at the PAINWeekEnd conference, be sure to attend one or more of the sponsored programs, which are scheduled during breakfast, lunch, and afternoon "Brain Food" time slots in the schedule.

Benefits of Attending Sponsored Programs

You will get valuable information from key industry experts on topics of interest in pain management. And there is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE to attend these program sessions!

Sponsored programs are either certified for CE/CME or PDM* (Product theatre, Disease Awareness, Medical Information) programs.

*PDM programs are not certified for credit. You will not receive CE/CME credit for attending PDM programs.

Industry Benefits of Sponsoring a Program

PAINWeekEnd events are promoted to frontline practitioners in each geographical area.

In addition to our practitioner lists, we can utilize your target list and promote specifically to your highest value targets, helping to drive their attendance at your program being presented at PAINWeekEnd regional conferences. 

Click here to view Sponsorship Opportunities.

For PDM opportunities, please contact Redza Dempster
Email: rd@painweek.org
Phone: (973) 415-5110

FAQ - General

Frequently asked questions answered.

CME/CE - How will I request/receive my CME/CE credit?

To receive credit, you must complete the online course evaluation form that will be emailed to you 3 to 5 days after the conference. After you complete the evaluation, your CME certificate will be available for download. Please note, you'll want to ensure you've clicked the check box in front of each session you attended so that you receive the correct number of credits.

Why should primary care clinicians learn more about pain management?

Millions of Americans suffer from persistent chronic pain. But the escalating crisis of prescription medication abuse and diversion has affected every aspect of pain management practice. Many clinicians also admit that their training and education did not prepare them well for pain management. We believe that primary care clinicians are on the frontline of this major public health issue, and are the ones expected to reduce the burden of suffering and provide a better quality of life for chronic pain patients.

Who should attend PAINWeekEnd Regional Conferences?

If you are a primary care clinician, you are a frontline practitioner, and you will likely benefit from attend a PAINWeekEnd Conference. This includes primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, and those in other medical specialties.

How do I register for a PAINWeekEnd conference?

Determine which city you would like to attend, and click here to register.

Does the PAINWeekEnd Conference provide meals?

Meals are not included in your registration; however, you are invited to attend, at no charge, industry supported programs that typically offer breakfast, lunch, or refreshments.

Please note nonhealthcare providers are generally not allowed admittance to these meals.

Do you provide meals for those with dietary restrictions?

During the online registration process you will have the option of indicating a vegetarian meal option. Please note that if you are registering less than 72 hours prior to a conference, we may be unable to provide this option.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide other alternative meal options. If you have any allergies, please inform the banquet staff immediately.

FAQ - CME/CE

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

To receive credit, you must complete the online course evaluation form that will be emailed to you 3 to 5 days after the conference. After you complete the evaluation, your CME certificate will be available for download. Please note, you'll want to ensure you've clicked the check box in front of each session you attended so that you receive the correct number of credits.

Which type of professional continuing medical education credits do you offer?

PAINWeekEnd courses are certified for physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nursing, and pharmacy credits.

I am a pharmacist. How will I receive my credit?

Pharmacy learners will not receive a credit certificate. However, it is still critical that you complete your online evaluation within 30 days of receiving it. Credit will then be uploaded to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) CPE Monitor Service. During registration, please remember to provide your NABP eProfile ID number and date of birth.

I am an advance practice nurse / nurse practitioner about to recertify with my board. Does PAINWeekEnd offer pharmacology hours?

Many PAINWeekEnd courses do offer pharmacology credit hours. To view available credit on our website, select the city, scroll to the daily agenda, then click on the course name.

I attended a PAINWeekEnd Conference, but never received a certificate. How do I obtain my credit?

In order to receive credit, attendees must complete the online evaluation. A link was emailed to you following the conference, but depending on your email server it may have gone into junk, spam, or clutter folders. Gmail users, please check your promotions folder on a desktop computer. If you are still unable to locate this email, please contact us at info@painweek.org.

I am interested in attending, but unable to participate in the entire conference. Will I still receive credit?

While we encourage you to attend the entire PAINWeekEnd conference to get the most out of the program, we do understand there might be scheduling conflicts. Participants will receive credit for all courses that they fully attended. For example, if you were only able to attend 4 out of the 6 courses, you will receive 4 credit hours.

Please note, we are unable to offer partial credit for attending a course. For example, if you were only able to attend 30 minutes of a 1-hour course, you will not be able to claim 0.5 credit hours.

FAQ - PDMs

I notice on your schedule you have an activity called a Product, Disease Awareness, Medical Information program? Can you explain what that is?

These activities are typically provided by our industry partners to complement the PAINWeekEnd curriculum and give you cutting edge information on the newest therapies and medical devices. You may hear our staff abbreviate it as a PDM program or sometimes as a promotional program. PDM programs do not offer CME/CE credit.

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

No, you will not receive CME/CE credit for attending a 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 course is certified for credit, please refer to the program book or ask an onsite staff member.

Do I need to preregister for a PDM programs?

As a registered PAINWeekEnd conference attendee, you are automatically preregistered for all PDM programs. You will be asked to scan your badge as you enter the program. Please note that nonhealthcare providers are generally not allowed admittance to these promotional programs.

FAQ - Logistics

I will be attending a PAINWeekEnd Conference, but will need to stay overnight. Do you offer any special room rates?

Since most attendees do not need a hotel room, we do not have the leverage to negotiate for a discount rate. Please contact the hotels directly. (Since we have a small block of rooms for our speakers and staff, it is important you do not ask for rooms in the PAINWeek block; just make a normal reservation.) You will find the conference venue at the top of the agenda on our website.

What should I bring with me to a PAINWeekEnd?

Bring an open mind ready to learn! We also recommend bringing a sweater or light coat as there are temperature fluctuations in the meeting space during the day. You are welcome to bring laptops and tablets. Please note, however, that we are unable to provide WiFi internet. Electrical outlets are also not readily available so be sure to remember to charge up your devices or bring extra batteries. Pens and notepads will be provided.

May I bring a friend or family member?

Due to the professional nature of the conference, friends and family members who are not medical professionals will not be permitted to attend. If your friend or family member is a medical professional, please have them register prior to the conference.

Do you validate parking?

We do not validate parking. Most locations charge $10-$20 a day for parking. You will receive a confirmation email with more details about parking a few days prior to the conference.

Can you tell me how do I attend if I have a disability?

Please contact Patrick Kelly, (973) 415-5109, at least 24 hours prior to the live event. Event staff will be glad to assist you.

FAQ - Other Learning Activities

There isn't a PAINWeekEnd Conference close to me. Will there be additional offerings?

Yes, we are continually adding cities nationwide. If you would like to suggest a city for a PAINWeekEnd conference, please let us know at info@painweek.org. We welcome all of your suggestions and input.

The 6 (or 12) hours of CME/CE offered are great, but I'm looking for more education. What other educational opportunities do you offer?

The PAINWeek National Conference held each September in Las Vegas offers 100+ hours of cutting-edge pain management education. Following each PAINWeekEnd, all participants will be emailed a discount code for the national conference.

We also encourage you to visit our website for breaking news, articles, interviews with thought leaders, podcasts, and more. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and watch us on YouTube.

You may also wish to subscribe to our quarterly PAINWeek Journal. Receive your free issues by mail by signing up here.

Do you have any online CME/CE activities?

We offer an online content package of audio recordings synced to PowerPoint of nearly all the scientific courses from the PAINWeek National Conference. During your PAINWeekEnd registration you will be asked whether you want to add on full access to PAINWeek On Demand for only $299. Watch 130 hours of sessions from the PAINWeek 2018 September meeting anytime, anywhere. Features include:
 

  • Presentations certified for continuing CME/CE credit*
  • Online access to view 24/7 (available in September)
  • USB drive for convenient offline viewing
  • Advanced Search: find any word on any slide
  • Viewable on iPad® and most mobile devices
  • Downloadable PDFs of slides and MP3 audio files


*PAINWeek On Demand CME is currently only certified to provide CME credit to physicians; however, the content is available to all practitioner types. Content will be available in September, after the PAINWeek National Conference.

FAQ - Exhibiting

How do I apply to exhibit at a PAINWeekEnd?

PAINWeekEnd conferences are purposely designed to be smaller in scale compared to our national conference, and we are limited by the number of exhibit tables available. If you represent a medical practice, local health society, or professional organization and are interested in exhibiting, please contact us at exhibits@painweek.org.

FAQ - Sponsoring a PDM Program

What are the industry benefits of sponsoring a PDM program?

PAINWeekEnd events are promoted to frontline practitioners in each geographical area.

In addition to our practitioner lists, we can utilize your target list and promote specifically to your highest value targets, helping to drive their attendance at your program being presented at PAINWeekEnd regional conferences. 

Click here to view Sponsorship Opportunities.

For PDM opportunities, please contact Redza Dempster
Email: rd@painweek.org
Phone: (973) 415-5110

FAQ - Speaking

I am interested in speaking at a PAINWeekEnd. How do I get involved?

We are always looking for engaging new speakers. Typically, most PAINWeekEnd speakers are recruited from our PAINWeek National Conference. To be considered, please email info@painweek.org with your full name, degree(s), profession, current employer or current educational affiliation, suggested course title, a 200 word or less course description, and 3 to 5 learning objectives. Please also attach a curriculum vitae (CV) and include names of other conferences at which you've spoken.

Please note that most speaking opportunities for the current year have already been assigned so the next available slot might not be until the following year.

FAQ - Cancellation

Due to unforeseen circumstances I'm unable to attend PAINWeekEnd. What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations received online or in writing 14 or more days before the start of the meeting will be refunded, less a $50 service charge per attendee. No refund will be made less than 14 days prior to the start of the meeting. You may transfer your PAINWeekEnd registration to a colleague, a different PAINWeekEnd, or a future meeting until 7 days prior to the start of the meeting with the payment of a $50 service charge.

PAINWeekEnd understands that extreme weather conditions, employment issues, and family and personal issues arise that may prevent you from attending PAINWeekEnd. In these cases, please contact us prior to start of the conference for refund consideration. We regret we cannot accommodate any requests for refunds after the conference has started. We encourage you to procure travel insurance to cover any travel costs incurred in the event that you need to cancel attendance.