Registration Info

This is a 1-day meeting and will provide 6 CE/CME credits.

Conference Registration Fee

Practicing Healthcare Professionals: $129

This event has reached capacity and registration is closed.

Non-Clinicians / Medical Office Support Staff / Industry Participants

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.



Unfortunately, we do not have discounts available on hotel rooms. Please contact the hotel directly should you require accommodations.

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
300 Light St.
Baltimore, MD

Schedule (subject to change)

Click on a course name below to see the course description, UAN number, and AANP pharmacology credits.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

  • Registration and Exhibits

    Coffee will be served.

  • Chronic Pain Assessment

    Effective clinical interviewing and pain assessment are critical to the appropriate diagnosis and management of pain. In this presentation, the clinician learns how to apply principles of effective communication and also ascertain how to evaluate available assessment tools.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-18-035-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.0
  • Product, Disease Awareness, Medical Information Program*

    Breakfast will be served.

    Sponsored by AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo Inc.

  • Break & Exhibits

  • Pain Pathways Made Simple

    In order to successfully clinically manage pain, it is essential to begin with an understanding of the underlying mechanisms responsible for its generation. A skillful approach based upon better knowledge concerning the anatomical structures, pathways, and events that result in pain is more likely to lead to effective clinical management of pain. The discussion will include an overview of medication classes typically considered for pain and the pathways they affect.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-18-047-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.0
  • 3's Company: COX-2 Inhibitors, Medicinal Marijuana, and Opioid Prescribing

    There is much controversy around many aspects of pain treatment, and compelling arguments have focused on both sides of the fence regarding appropriate opioid use and prescribing, legalization of marijuana, and the safety of cox-2 inhibitors. In all 3 cases, there are issues associated with strong positions, although the evidence, when put into practice, is less black and white. For each topic, we will evaluate current literature and debate the clinical, legal, and ethical controversies surrounding recent developments in pain management. Attendees will get a better understanding as presenters debate evidence based application of the cdc guidelines in various clinical settings, evaluate clinical and ethical concerns regarding marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, and take a critical look at the literature and its application when using cox-2 inhibitors for treating pain.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-18-031-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.0
  • Faculty Q&A

  • Break & Exhibits

  • Product, Disease Awareness, Medical Information Program*

    Lunch will be served.

    Sponsored by kaleo, Anthony Mimms, MD

  • When Acute Pain Becomes Chronic

    Many factors have been proposed to increase the likelihood of acute pain becoming chronic including, but not limited to undertreatment. The number of contributing factors along with the lack of consistent algorithms can often make the prediction and prevention of this transition to chronic pain challenging. This session will describe this phenomenon and some theories behind its development, along with case based situations that outline strategies that can help to decrease the likelihood that patients with acute pain will develop chronic pain and experience its associated consequences.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-18-059-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.0
  • Break & Exhibits

  • Product, Disease Awareness, Medical Information Program*

    Refreshments will be served.

    Sponsored by SCILEX

  • Clinical Pearls: Unraveling the Secrets of Imaging Studies

    Diagnostic testing is an integral component for the differential diagnosis. In routine clinical practice there has been a tendency for clinical examinations to become more cursory, largely influenced by increasing demands of time and patient expectations of technological advances. The end result may arguably lead to an overreliance on technology for basic clinical diagnosis. The purpose of this session is 2-fold. It is meant to provide a review and, for some, an introduction to basic structural and functional studies used for the diagnosis of pain related problems. Attention will also be given to the limitations of such studies and the importance of establishing clinical relevance to their findings. Factors that adversely affect clinical management potentially resulting in failed treatment will be discussed as well as best practices when utilizing such studies to help enhance clinical outcomes for treatment.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-18-046-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.0
  • The 411 on Nonprescription Analgesics: When to Hold 'Em, When to Fold 'Em

    Pain is the number one reason why patients seek advice from their pharmacist or primary care provider. Patients very often seek to use a nonprescription analgesic to self-treat a painful complaint, yet often do not understand the exclusions to selftreatment or how to select the best analgesic. Participants in this presentation will learn what nonprescription analgesics are available, indications for use, appropriate dosing and duration of therapy, appropriateness of candidates, and how to monitor and educate patients about their nonprescription analgesic. At this presentation, participants will learn the mechanism of action, indications, adverse effects, and precautions of oral and topical nonprescription analgesics, along with patient counseling points when recommending a nonprescription analgesic.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-18-052-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.7


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!