PAINWeek 2015 Welcomes the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Headache Society to the National Conference in Las Vegas

PAINWeek®—the largest US conference on pain management—will host the AAPM and AHS at the National Conference in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, September 9, the AAPM will present Essential Tools for Treating the Patient in Pain. Courses include The Anatomy of Ouch, The Science Behind Medical Marijuana as an Analgesic, Strategies for Success for Chronic Opioid Therapy, and Understanding and Treating Neuropathic Pain.

“AAPM’s participation at PAINWeek is an opportunity to further showcase cutting-edge expertise by and for clinicians in the pain space,” said Phil Saigh, Executive Director of AAPM. “Relevant, innovative education for clinicians in a provocative setting continues to accelerate our mission to optimize the health of patients in pain and eliminate the major public health problem of pain by advancing the practice and the specialty of pain medicine.”

On Friday, September 11, PAINWeek will present the AHS track, Comprehensive Migraine Education Program (CMEP). Topics will include Diagnosis of Chronic Migraine and Episodic Migraine; Transitions, Risk Factors, and Barriers to Care; Cases Studies and Q&A; Pathophysiology of Chronic Migraine and Episodic Migraine; Acute Treatment Strategies; and Preventive Treatment Strategies. Richard B. Lipton, MD, Chair of the CMEP, states, “CMEP, an educational initiative of AHS, conveys the incredible progress in the field of headache medicine. The program discusses advances in diagnosis as well as insights into the risk factors and mechanisms that lead to migraine progression. It reviews biological theories that emerge from animal models as well as human studies of epidemiology, genetics, and neuroimaging. The program also provides a practical approach to therapeutics, highlighting the role of behavioral and pharmacologic treatment, the emerging evidence for targeted monoclonal antibodies and the exciting progress in the use of devices in migraine treatment.”

About PAINWeek

PAINWeek, the leading pain education resource frontline practitioners with an interest in pain management, will present over 120 CE/CME hours of pain management education, enabling practitioners to earn over 40 hours of credit.

Convening at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for its 9th year on September 8-12, PAINWeek 2015 expects to welcome over 2000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals for a comprehensive program of course offerings, satellite events, and exhibits.

Review the Schedule at a Glance, at, for a comprehensive overview of tracks and courses. This year’s agenda features significant enhancements that reflect the increasing sophistication of multidisciplinary pain management. As at prior PAINWeek conferences, the 2015 curriculum features a wealth of course concentrations, including behavioral pain management, complementary/alternative pain management, health coaching, interventional pain management, master classes, medical/legal, musculoskeletal pain conditions, neurology, palliative care, pharmacotherapy, podiatric pain syndromes, regional pain syndromes, as well as special interest sessions such as When My Guitar Gently Weeps: Music as Therapy for Chronic Pain; A Tyranny of “Shoulds,” and Stem Cell Therapy: The Way to the Future of Pain Management.

Additionally, over 100 exhibitors will be participating at the Exhibit Hall, commencing with the traditional Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening.

Groups of 5 or more PAINWeek registrants also receive one free registration.

Significant registration discounts are available to individuals and groups during “early-bird” registration until July 31, 2015. Visit http://www.painweek.orgto register.

PAINWeek®—the largest US conference on pain management, is provided by Global Education Group.


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