PAINWeek 2010 Extends Call-for-Abstracts

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PAINWeek, the national conference for frontline practitioners, has extended the deadline for its call-for-abstracts for the September 2010 conference.

PAINWeek has extended the call for abstracts deadline to 11:59 (PDT) July 31 for the 2010 conference. Authors may refer to http://www.painweek.org to upload their materials for consideration.

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 meeting, which takes place during Pain Awareness Month, provides knowledge and tools for frontline practitioners who treat patients in pain.

Over 130 hours of content will be presented at this year’s conference which is expected to draw over 1,000 attendees. The American Pain Foundation, the American Society of Pain Educators, the National Fibromyalgia Association, and The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) are among the 17 associations represented at the meeting. 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. This year, the National Fibromyalgia Association will present scientific assembly on fibromyalgia and sleep.

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.

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.

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@mededucators.com or to visit http://www.painweek.org.

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