Registration Info

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.

Marriott Plaza San Antonio
555 South Alamo St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

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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, December 7, 2019

  • REGISTRATION & EXHIBITS

    Coffee will be served.

  • 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: 0530-0000-19-041-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.00
  • PRODUCT, DISEASE AWARENESS, MEDICAL INFORMATION PROGRAM*

    Breakfast will be served.

    Sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals

  • BREAK & EXHIBITS

  • Urine Drug Testing: A Patient Centered Approach

    Urine drug testing (UDT) is playing an increasing role in the management of risk in clinical care. Unfortunately, drug testing in general suffers from several shortcomings, especially when called upon to identify problematic use of controlled substances, including drug diversion. UDT is the preferred tool in patient centered care. It can offer clinicians valuable insight into the identification, treatment, and monitoring of their patients while providing objective data in risk evaluation and minimization strategies necessary for responsible clinical care. Using a model of case based discussion, these issues will be examined.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-19-234-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.00
  • Walking the Line: Opioid Dose De-escalation

    The shift away from opioid use in medication management for chronic pain has changed the dynamic of opioid prescribing in many ways. Now, more than ever, prescribers are under the microscope regarding selection of opioid and dose as well as clinical documentation and appropriate action based on findings during the patient visit. Risks of opioids outweighing the benefits due to lack of effect, adverse effects, or aberrant behavior are just some of the possible justifications to consider opioid tapering. There are other instances when there is outright dangerous or illegal behavior that justifies discontinuation of opioids. This lecture will review different patient situations and discuss when to taper or discontinue opioids and how to implement the change in opioid therapy.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-19-043-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.

  • 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 on a practitioner’s time and the patient’s expectations of technological advances. The end result may arguably lead to an overreliance on technology for basic clinical diagnosis. This session is meant to provide a review or, 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: 0530-0000-19-039-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.00
  • BREAK & EXHIBITS

  • PRODUCT, DISEASE AWARENESS, MEDICAL INFORMATION PROGRAM*

    Refreshments will be served.

    Sponsored by Emergent BioSolutions.

  • 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
  • Cannabis vs Cannabinoids: The Politics of Medical Marijuana

    The subject of the medical use of cannabinoids has become an extremely hot topic. Unfortunately, there has been a tendency to equate medical cannabinoids with another very contentious topic: Medical Marijuana. In this presentation, the distinction between medical cannabinoids and medical cannabis will be explored. Specifically, the challenges facing prescribers who are being asked to prescribe medical marijuana will be examined.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-19-007-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!