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

Conference Registration Fee

Practicing Healthcare Professionals: $129

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Non-Clinicians / Medical Office Support Staff / Industry Participants

In order to maintain the clinical nature of the conference, nonclinicians—including, but not limited to, office managers, billing specialists, receptionists, and administrative staff; guests, spouses, friends, and/or family members—may not attend PAINWeekEnd.

Venue

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

Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield
Hotel

375 S Moorland Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53005

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AGENDA

Faculty and courses are subject to change. Please refer to the online agenda below for the most recent course descriptions.

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*not certified for credit

Saturday, November 16, 2019

  • REGISTRATION & EXHIBITS

    Coffee will be served.

  • Opioid Moderatism: Seeking Middle Ground

    Few would question the severity of the prescription opioid crisis of the early years of this millennium, the causes of which were myriad. Undoubtedly, society needed to address the crisis in an aggressive manner. Unfortunately, the manner in which the problem was addressed has been a classic example of “overkill,” resulting in a war on opioid analgesia, the patients who require opioid treatment, and the providers who have continued to prescribe. Although many have cast blame on the 2016 CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline, it was not necessarily the Guideline itself that caused so much suffering, but rather its weaponization. Irrespective, patients have been the “collateral damage” in this war on opioids. This presentation will address the imperative of physicians exercising more thorough and consistent opioid risk mitigation in order to avoid opioid analgesia from becoming further “legislated away,” as well as the imperative of those who are “pro-opioid” and “anti-opioid” to agree on a rational middle ground that is more “pro-patient.”

    • UAN: 0530-0000-19-047-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.00
  • PRODUCT, DISEASE AWARENESS, MEDICAL INFORMATION PROGRAM*

    Breakfast will be served.

    Sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals

  • BREAK & EXHIBITS

  • Nonopioid Analgesics: Antidepressants, Adjuvant Therapies, and Muscle Relaxants

    Nonopioid analgesics are considered first-line therapy for most chronic pain syndromes. A strong recall of these agents’ safety and efficacy profiles is paramount for today’s pain practitioner. This course will provide an in-depth look at each of the agents within these drug classes, their potential role in pain management, and available data supporting their use. Additionally, clinically relevant monitoring will be discussed.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-19-046-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 1.00
  • Embrace Changes and Prevent Overdose: A Basic Blueprint for Legal Risk Mitigation and Response

    Professional licensing board and criminal cases involving overdose events do not usually end well for the unprepared prescriber. Yet, there is much the prescriber can do proactively to signal his/her intent to prescribe for a legitimate medical purpose while acting in the usual course of professional practice and taking “reasonable steps” to mitigate abuse and diversion of controlled medication. Too often, prescribers are caught unprepared to respond to licensing board and legal inquiries surrounding overdose events. Many prescribers haven’t examined their own risk mitigation and documentation processes following changes to prescribing guidelines and rules, or even after learning about a patient’s emergency room visit or demise. Many prescribers also lack a structured approach to patient education to mitigate the risks associated with the use of controlled substances, errantly relying solely on a piece of paper to capture what should be a process of informed consent. This educational program includes lessons learned by the speaker through more than a decade of chart audits and legal case work. Through the lens of medical expert testimony and case examples, attendees will learn core areas of risk mitigation with a focus on making electronic medical records and paper charting work for the practitioner to demonstrate prescribing in the usual course of professional practice. Attendees will have access to templates that can be used to improve daily charting and to demonstrate adherence to risk evaluation, monitoring, and common documentation requirements. While prescribers cannot control what their patients do once they leave the medical office, they are responsible for establishing a safe framework for opioid prescribing, including a proper response when something goes wrong.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-19-008-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.00
  • FACULTY Q&A

  • BREAK & EXHIBITS

  • PRODUCT, DISEASE AWARENESS, MEDICAL INFORMATION PROGRAM*

    Lunch will be served.

    Sponsored by Legally Mine.

  • Reefer Madness Revisited

    Medical, and recreational, marijuana serve as sources of great confusion to patients and clinicians alike. A culture of “neuromysticism” around medical marijuana has arisen, leaving patients and clinicians alike confused regarding what constitutes “medical” marijuana. A part of this confusion is related to the poor quality of the available research on safety and efficacy, which are due, in part, to the restrictive scheduling of the drug. This lecture will focus on what we know, and what we don’t know, about the efficacy and safety of medical cannabinoids. Specific recommendations regarding the safest and most effective use of medical marijuana as part of a pain management armamentarium will be provided.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-19-049-L04-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.00
  • BREAK & EXHIBITS

  • Rational Polypharmacy

    Rational polypharmacy or the use of multiple medications to manage the same disease state or condition has been a part of treatment approaches for chronic pain for many years. This course will review the concept of rational polypharmacy as it applies to the treatment of migraine, neuropathic pain, and musculoskeletal pain conditions.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-19-032-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.00
  • Get Your Specimens in Order: Timely Use of Test Results

    2018 was not a good year to be on the wrong side of medical necessity when it came to drug testing and ongoing prescribing of controlled medication or substance abuse treatment programs. 2019 is likely to be an expensive year for those who do not proactively take steps to understand medical necessity for drug testing, prescribing controlled medication, and ongoing substance abuse treatment, as payers continue to carefully scrutinize these areas. Using a series of case hypotheticals, attendees will learn how to identify the elements of medical necessity, efficiently and effectively document medical necessity for drug testing and use of drug test results in the ongoing care of the patient, and locate and use payer medical policies and coverage determinations. Attendees will be given 3 tools to reinforce learning objectives: a checklist for medical necessity documentation, sample summaries of payer medical policies, and templates for documenting use of drug test results and tailoring ongoing treatment decisions to the individual patient.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-19-009-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.00

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. There is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE to attend these program sessions!