Additional Certification Offered at PAINWeekEnd Houston

MONTCLAIR, N.J., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PAINWeek administration today announced an affiliation with Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center to provide additional continuing education credits at the upcoming PAINWeekEnd Conference in Houston next month.

PAINWeekEnd Houston convenes on Saturday, May 10 at the Marriott Houston Westchase. The conference venue is located at 2900 Briarpark Drive. Now entering their 4th year, PAINWeekEnd Regional Conferences offer a concentrated day of continuing education in pain management designed expressly for frontline practitioners. Up to 6.0 0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM are available to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who attend each PAINWeekEnd Conference.  In addition, at PAINWeekEnd Houston, continuing education credits will be available for Social Work (#CS3260), LMFT (#412), LPC, (#639) and TCBAP (#0859-92).

The Prescription Access in Texas (PAT) program, administered by the Texas Department of Public Safety, was opened online to prescribers, pharmacists, and law enforcement in mid-2012. Commenting on this enhancement to prescription drug monitoring in the state, Larry Driver, MD, President-elect of the Texas Pain Society noted, "PAINWeekEnd Houston provides frontline clinicians an excellent opportunity to upgrade their pain management skills, and to learn how to make full use of the PAT program for the benefit and safety of their patients."

Currently, the state of Texas mandates up to 10 credits in pain management as a component of the annual requirement for licensure reregistration. PAINWeekEnd attendees can achieve a substantial portion of their requirement as they enhance their capabilities in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of chronic pain conditions. Course topics include the fundamentals of pain and addiction; opioid conversions; opioid induced hyperalgesia; and special considerations for methadone therapy. Attendees will also learn critically important skills in documentation and lab testing that are essential to navigating today's legal-regulatory environment for prescribers.

The PAINWeekEnd curriculum is presented by a multidisciplinary faculty, and is intended for frontline clinicians including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists. In addition, there will be commercially supported activities, both certified and noncertified, addressing a range of product, disease state, and medical information topics.

The online registration fee for PAINWeekEnd Conferences is $99. Registrants can credit this fee toward a registration for the PAINWeek National Conference, convening September 3-6, in Las Vegas. Groups of 5 or more PAINWeekEnd registrants also receive one FREE registration to the PAINWeek National Conference.

To learn more about this or any other PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference (in Columbus, Santa Clara, Tarrytown, and Chicago), review the complete Houston agenda, and register online (at a savings of $25 over the onsite registration fee), visit

PAINWeekEnd is sponsored by Global Education Group and produced by Aventine Co., developers of PAINWeek®—the nation's largest annual conference on pain management.

SOURCE Aventine Co.


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