Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and rapidly evolving public health organization guidance pertaining to its response, PAINWeek has made the decision to postpone the St. Louis PAINWeekEnd scheduled for April 18.
As you are undoubtedly aware, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that in-person events comprising 50 or more attendees not be held for the next 8 weeks. Concurrently, various state and local authorities have begun directing the closure of bar, restaurant, and public service establishments in their jurisdictions. In view of the critical importance of these and other social distancing measures to attenuate the spread of infection and its impact on the healthcare system, we believe this postponement of our upcoming conferences is unavoidably necessary. A revised schedule for this conference will be developed and provided as soon as possible. Your registration will automatically transfer to the new date; however, you may request an immediate refund of your registration fee if you prefer.
If you made airline reservations, we recommend that you contact the airline to cancel. Most major carriers have added flexible change and cancellation policies. If you had plans to stay overnight, please contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.
The St. Louis Union Station will honor cancellations of or changes to, any existing reservation at no charge up to 24 hours before scheduled arrival. More details are available here.
We greatly regret the impact of this postponement on our attendees’ professional schedules and their interest in pain management education. As primary care practitioners, many of you are truly on the front lines of patient care in your communities, now more than ever in this uncertain time.
We are looking into adding more virtual and distance learning options. In the meantime, if you haven’t already done so, we recommend visiting the online education section of our website that includes articles, videos, interviews with thoughts leaders, and our PAINWeek Journal. We have also recently posted a webcourse entitled "Understanding and Addressing the Global Spread of the COVID-19 Infection: A Clinician's Guide" that is certified for 1-hour of CME/CE credit.
Please contact us with any questions or issues pertaining to your registration. Please accept our thanks for your understanding and support.