The American Society for Pain Management Nursing to Present at PAINWeek

The American Society for Pain Management Nursing joins 18 other professional and patient advocacy organizations that collaborate at the annual PAINWeek National Conference.

Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) May 23, 2012

PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, today announced the addition of a new course track directed specifically to the educational needs of nursing care providers. Presented by the ASPMN (American Society for Pain Management Nursing), the track will cover topics including pain assessment in acute care, options for analgesia, acute pre-and post-operative pain management, and an examination of pain and addiction.

Commenting on the announcement, Jo Eland, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, and President of the ASPMN, noted: “ASPMN is pleased to be a part of (the) collaboration that will be presenting at the PAINWeek National Conference. Our presentations regarding nursing care at the national conference are a perfect fit for our mission which is ‘To advance and promote optimal nursing care for people affected by pain by promoting best nursing practices.’”

Debra Weiner, Director of Program Development for PAINWeek, added: “We are pleased to welcome the ASPMN to the multitude of professional and patient advocacy organizations that collaborate with PAINWeek every year. In the past, we have worked with the Western Pain Society, the American Headache Society, and the American Society of Pain Educators and others to present their respective tracks at the national conference. The overarching goal has been to work cooperatively in a way that provides valuable information to our attendees, and increases the mutual visibility of PAINWeek and the organizations.”

Preparing more frontline practitioners to provide more effective pain management is the mission of PAINWeek, now entering its 6th consecutive year, and the largest national conference on pain. In 2011, PAINWeek welcomed over 1500 healthcare practitioners from a variety of medical specialties—compelling evidence of the significant interest in pain management by frontline clinicians. For 2012, PAINWeek is preparing significant enhancements to its course agenda, including a new therapeutic track on the management of pain conditions often associated with diabetes. This track will augment the annual offering of approximately 14 different tracks in the PAINWeek curriculum, the most comprehensive program of certified pain management education available.

Special discounted registration packages are available until June 1, 2012. Conference participants can save hundreds of dollars by registering before the deadline at

About PAINWeek
PAINWeek is the nation’s largest pain conference for frontline practitioners with an interest in pain management. Convening for its 6th year on September 5–8, 2012, in Las Vegas, PAINWeek will again welcome over 1500 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals for a comprehensive program of course offerings, satellite events, and exhibits. Over 100 hours of continuing medical education activities will be presented. To learn more and register for PAINWeek 2012, visit


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