PAINWeek Presents Tufts University School of Medicine Track at 2011 Conference

PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, managed by Aventine Co., is expanding the scope and diversity of the accredited curriculum that will be offered to attendees at the 2011 conference, to be held September 7-10 in Las Vegas. With over 100 hours of continuing medical education activities available, PAINWeek is the largest and best attended pain management conference in the country.

Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) March 30, 2011

For its fifth year, PAINWeek will feature new course concentrations in emergency medicine, oncology, and sex and gender differences in pain management. Of special interest is Pain Management in the Real World, to be presented by Tufts University School of Medicine’s Program in Pain Research, Education and Policy. This track will explore the unique aspects of pain education, and offer proposals for pain curricula designed to enhance the real-world impact of the learning experience. This program will join the PAINWeek agenda of new and signature tracks in behavioral pain management, complementary and alternative medicine, hypnosis, medical/legal, neurology, pain and chemical dependency, pain and palliative care, pharmacology, rheumatology, and sex and gender issues in pain management.

Commenting on the curriculum enhancements, Debra Weiner, Director of PAINWeek Program Development, noted, “These additions fortify an already robust curriculum, and are an appropriate response to the growing recognition of the magnitude of chronic pain as a national health issue. As recently described in TIME magazine, we are in a renaissance in the field of pain management, and PAINWeek is at the forefront of the movement.”

Over 1,500 healthcare professionals from diverse medical specialties are expected to attend PAINWeek 2011, to be held at the new Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on the Vegas strip. In addition to the course curriculum and its multidisciplinary faculty, attendees will experience a comprehensive roster of commercially supported programs and special interest sessions, satellite symposia, scientific assemblies, and exhibitors. More information and the PAINWeek 2011 Schedule-at-a-Glance can be found at

Recently, the educational Web site announced that it will award 10 scholarships to health care professionals to cover the cost of attendee registration at PAINWeek 2011. One grand prize winner will also have their travel and accommodations reimbursed. For details on how to apply, and more information on scholarship rules, please visit, or e-mail scholarship(at)painedu(dot)org.

About PAINWeek
In 2007, Aventine Co. launched the PAINWeek National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, the first of its kind targeting frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management. This year, the PAINWeek National Conference is expected to welcome over 1,500 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals seeking to improve their assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic pain. This has made PAINWeek the largest professional pain conference in the US. Building on this expertise in pain management education, Aventine is presenting the PAINWeekEnd™ Regional Conference Series in five US metropolitan areas in 2011. In addition to developing and producing the PAINWeek conference series, Aventine is also the management company for the American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE), a 501(c)(3) organization.


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