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.

Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills
21850 W Oxnard Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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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, September 28, 2019

  • REGISTRATION & EXHIBITS

    Coffee will be served.

  • The Role of the Advanced Practice Provider in the Acute Care Setting

    Millions of patients each year suffer from acute pain as a result of trauma, illness, or surgery. Pain is the most common reason for admission to the emergency department (ED), comprising more than 40% of the over 100 million ED visits annually. The prevalence of intense acute pain is similarly high among patients undergoing surgery: in the United States, over 73 million surgical procedures are performed annually, and most patients report experiencing a high degree of pain postoperatively. Studies indicate that treatment of acute pain remains suboptimal due to attitudes and educational barriers on the part of clinicians and patients, as well as the intrinsic limitations of available therapies. Inadequate management of acute pain negatively impacts numerous aspects of patient health and may increase the risk of developing chronic pain. This presentation will review the differences between acute and chronic or persistent pain, while providing attendees with a multimodal treatment approach for the acute care setting. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the advanced practice provider.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-19-233-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.10
  • PRODUCT, DISEASE AWARENESS, MEDICAL INFORMATION PROGRAM*

    Breakfast will be served.

    Sponsored by Legally Mine.

  • BREAK & EXHIBITS

  • Patient Centered Urine Drug Testing for Primary Care

    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
  • Embrace Changes and Prevent Overdose: A Basic Blueprint for Legal Risk Mitigation and Response

    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. Overdose—a small word that packs a major punch, and a big reason for recent legal-regulatory changes in controlled substance prescribing and medication assisted treatment (MAT). 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. 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. This educational program includes lessons learned by the speaker through more than a decade of chart audits and legal case work. Attendees will have access to one or two sample 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. This lecture will help the prescriber demonstrate thoughtful prescribing in the “usual course of professional practice” and improve the prescriber’s chances of minimizing legal liability associated with patient overdose.

    • 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 Teva Pharmaceuticals.

  • 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
  • BREAK & EXHIBITS

  • Episodic Versus Chronic Migraine: An Update on Novel and Emerging Therapeutic Options

    Why yet another lecture on migraine headaches, you ask? Migraine is the third most common disease in the world (behind dental caries and tension-type headache) with an estimated global prevalence of approximately 15% (that's around 1 in 7 people). Migraine is more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy, and asthma combined. There continues to be a lack of education on primary headache disorders in clinical training and an underappreciation for the importance of aggressive treatment. This lecture will focus on distinguishing between episodic and chronic migraine, providing the audience with updates on diagnostic guidelines and the latest in current and emerging therapies.

    • UAN: 0530-0000-19-232-L01-P
    • AANP Rx Hours: 0.10
  • Get Your Specimens in Order: Timely Use of Test Results

    >Drug testing is part of a complete patient evaluation and ongoing risk monitoring in most medical practice settings when treatment involves long-term use of controlled medication. Today’s licensing board guidelines and rules, and position papers published by professional societies, make clear that drug testing should be performed and test results should be used in a timely fashion to guide medical decision-making prior to initiating controlled substance therapy, especially in the nonterminal, subacute, and chronic settings, and in ongoing patient risk monitoring and corresponding treatment plan adjustments. If a provider has his/her own clinical laboratory, or certain types of business arrangements with an independent clinical laboratory, failure to appreciate a new federal law impacting clinical laboratory or payor policies setting forth documentation requirements for medically necessary testing may spell financial disaster for the provider. Providers should review their current drug testing practices and, where applicable, coverage and reimbursement policies, to improve their ability to demonstrate quality patient care and adherence to the ever-developing body of laws and regulations governing controlled substance prescribing. Providers in business relationships with independent clinical laboratories or laboratory set-up companies should be generally familiar with a new federal law that may render suspect or unlawful certain aspects of these business arrangements, which may potentially expose the provider to allegations of fraud and abuse or recoupment for overpayments. Providers who proactively address any deficiencies or weaknesses in their use of drug testing in the context of controlled substance prescribing will largely minimize the potential for bad patient outcomes and related legal liability associated with controlled substance prescribing and the financial aspects of clinical laboratory. Using a series of “do this, not that” cases, attendees will learn how to distinguish poor workflow and documentation in drug testing from efficient and effective assimilation of standards of care and payor policies on medical necessity into their personal styles of patient evaluation and ongoing care. Attendees will be given two basic tools to reinforce learning objectives: a workflow template and an adaptable form to help the provider make timely and reasonably prudent ongoing treatment decisions, all of which may help the provider minimize the potential for an overdose event.

    • 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!