PAINWeek 2010 to Feature National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators and Narcoterrorism Programs

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PAINWeek is annually convened at the Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa in Las Vegas Nevada during September (Pain Awareness Month). The 2010 conference takes place September 8-11 and will offer over 100 hours of continuing medical education activities sponsored by Global Education Group. PAINWeek is intended for frontline clinicians treating pain. For more information refer to http://www.painweek.org.

With over 1,100 healthcare professionals at its 2009 conference, PAINWeek 2010 promises to be one of the most well-attended annual pain conferences in the country, offering more than 100 hours of CE/CME activities.

PAINWeek 2010 will be held September 8-11, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa. Interested healthcare professionals may visit http://www.painweek.org to register. The national conference will feature commercially supported events such as satellite symposia, special-interest sessions, and scientific assemblies tailored specifically to the wide variety of frontline clinicians who treat pain. The meeting, which takes place during Pain Awareness Month, provides knowledge and tools for frontline practitioners who treat patients in pain.

The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) will present a full-day program on prescription drug diversion, “doctor shopping,” targeting illegal prescribers, and other topics. The narcoterrorism agenda will address the war on pain and drugs, economic considerations of narcoterrorism, targets of opportunity, and clinician roles and responsibilities.

A Medical-Legal Assembly will be conducted by former US Attorney Jennifer Bolen, JD, founder and president of the Legal Side of Pain. These sessions will include a mock medical board hearing and a series of compliance workshops designed to help clinicians practice appropriate pain management.

The American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE) is adding an additional day to its Pain Educators Forum (PEF) held during PAINWeek. The PEF will span 3 days that will include new Pain Relief Champion presentations in addition to its pain management “basics” track and adult learning offerings to help prepare clinicians pursuing the Certified Pain Educator (CPE) credential. The ASPE will offer the CPE examination onsite at PAINWeek. Please visit http://www.paineducators.org for more information.

PAINWeek offers a diverse curriculum and multidisciplinary faculty who will present courses in the following areas: addiction, complementary & alternative medicine, geriatrics, health coaching, hypnosis, medical/legal, narcoterrorism, neurology, pain & chemical dependency, palliative care, pediatrics, pharmacology, physical medicine & rehabilitation, primary care, regional pain syndromes, and rheumatology.

The mix of plenary and breakout sessions at PAINWeek provides clinical and practice management strategies for practitioners in the primary care setting, and all clinicians and professionals who treat pain may benefit, including physicians, nursing professionals, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists, podiatrists, hypnotists, acupuncturists, and others.

A call for abstracts has been announced with a deadline of June 28 for online submissions.

PAINWeek is proud to maintain affiliations with a number of societies and associations, which include the American Headache Society, the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, the American Society of Pain Educators, the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, the Interstitial Cystitis Association, the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, the National Fibromyalgia Association, the National Stroke Association, the Nevada Psychiatric Association, the National Vulvodynia Association, the Pain Society of Oregon, the Rheumatology Nurses Society, the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, and the Western Pain Society.

Organizations and corporations interested in partnership or sponsorship opportunities for PAINWeek 2010 and media interested in more detailed information are asked to contact Redza Ibrahim at ri(at)mededucators(dot)com or to visit http://www.painweek.org.

Clinicians may register now for only $279 online at http://www.painweek.org, or by calling (877) PAINWeek (877-724-6933) using code PWPR331; this offer expires on March 31, 2010. The PAINWeek full program conference fee will increase to $499 after June 1. Conference hotel room rates are $135 per night plus tax. All PAINWeek room rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Rates are not guaranteed on nights that are outside of meeting check-in, September 7, and check-out, September 12. Day pass registration is also available.

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