Pain is the #1 reason for an office visit to a primary care clinician. Over 116 million Americans suffer from persistent chronic pain. Many clinicians also admit that their training and education did not prepare them well for pain management. PAINWeekEnd believes that primary care clinicians are on the frontline of this major public health issue and are the ones expected to reduce the burden of suffering and provide a better quality of life for chronic pain patients.
If you are a primary care clinician, you are a frontline practitioner, and you should attend a PAINWeekEnd Conference. This includes primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.
To determine which city you would like to attend click here to register.
Yes, we are already planning next year’s series of conferences. As soon as the location and dates are finalized they will be posted here. If you would like to suggest a city for a PAINWeekEnd conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your suggestions and input.
To receive credit, you must complete the course evaluation forms and the request for credit form. Many attendees choose to complete the forms at breaks or at the end of the day. We allow you to complete evaluations and requests for credits up to 30 days after the conference, so you can do it at home if you prefer.
A PDM program can be a product theatre, disease awareness program, or medical information program. They are sometimes referred to as promotional programs. These are typically provided by our industry partners to complement the PAINWeekEnd curriculum and provide you cutting edge information on the newest therapies and medical devices. PDM programs do not offer CE/CME credit.
No, you will not receive CE/CME credit for attending a PDM program. You may still be requested to complete an evaluation form, but you will not receive a credit certificate. If you are unsure whether a course is certified for credit, please refer to the program book or ask a staff member. There will be prominent signage on site indicating courses not certified for credit.
As a registered PAINWeekEnd conference attendee, you are automatically preregistered for all PDM programs. You may be asked to complete an evaluation form. Keep in mind, PDM programs do not offer CE/CME credit.
Breakfast and lunch will be served during promotional programs at each meeting.
The PAINWeek National Conference offers 100+ hours of cutting-edge pain management education. For a limited time, your registration to a PAINWeekEnd conference can be applied to the registration fees for the PAINWeek National Conference.
To learn more visit painweek.org.
Cancellations received online or in writing 14 or more days before the start of the meeting will be refunded, less a $50 service charge per attendee. No refund will be made less than 14 days prior to the start of the meeting.
You may transfer your PAINWeekEnd registration to a colleague or future year's meeting until 7 days prior to the start of the meeting with the payment of a $50 service charge.
PAINWeekEnd understands that extreme weather conditions, employment issues, and family and personal issues arise that may prevent you from attending PAINWeekEnd. In these cases, please contact us prior to start of the conference for refund consideration. We regret we cannot accommodate any requests for refunds after the conference has started. We encourage you to procure travel insurance to cover any travel costs incurred in the event that you need to cancel attendance.