The American Pain Society Presents Full-Day Program at PAINWeek 2012

The American Pain Society (APS) joins the growing list of participating professonal and patient advocacy organizations at the 2012 PAINWeek National Conference.

Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) June 04, 2012

PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, today announced its newest participating organization, the American Pain Society (APS). APS will be adding a full-day program to the PAINWeek curriculum, entitled “Translating Science into Practice.” The track will address practical application of the science behind treatment approaches for migraine, cognitive and behavioral treatments, and the use of opioid analgesics.

“The American Pain Society is pleased to collaborate with PAINWeek and introduce the Society to their frontline practitioners,” said Roger Fillingim, PhD, APS President. “Our goal is to provide a timely and relevant program that will speak to the mission and direction of the APS within the pain management landscape. PAINWeek has taken the lead regarding collaboration among pain societies and patient advocacy groups. We support the sharing of professional resources as well. Thus, we would like primary care clinicians to learn more about APS and accessing our resources to help provide better patient care.”

Debra Weiner, Director of Program Development for PAINWeek added: “We are excited to welcome the American Pain Society to PAINWeek. PAINWeek has been a byword for inclusiveness from the beginning, and it is very gratifying to have such an esteemed organization contribute to the national conference.”

Preparing frontline practitioners to provide more effective pain management is the overarching mission of PAINWeek, now entering its 6th consecutive year, and it is the largest national conference on pain. In 2011, PAINWeek welcomed over 1500 healthcare practitioners from a variety of medical specialties, providing compelling evidence of the significant interest in pain management by frontline clinicians. For 2012, PAINWeek has made significant enhancements to its course agenda, including a new therapeutic track on the management of pain conditions often associated with diabetes. This will bring the total number of tracks offered this year to approximately 15, making PAINWeek the most comprehensive program of certified pain management education available.

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, at The Cosmopolitan of 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

About the American Pain Society
Based in Glenview, Ill., the American Pain Society (APS) is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering. APS was founded in 1978 with 510 charter members. From the outset, the group was conceived as a multidisciplinary organization. The Board of Directors includes physicians, nurses, psychologists, basic scientists, pharmacists, policy analysts and more. For more information, visit


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