American Society of Pain Educators Announces Pain Educator of the Year Awards

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The American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE) announces a call for nominations for the Pain Educator of the Year (PEOTY) awards. The awards will be presented at the 2011 PAINWeek national conference where the ASPE will convene their sixth Pain Educators Forum.

The American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE) has announced a call for nominations for the Pain Educator of the Year (PEOTY) awards.

Since 2009 the ASPE has recognized a Pain Educator of the Year in three areas – Academic, Clinical, and Industry. The Academic award recognizes an exceptional educator in an academic environment. The Clinical award recognizes an outstanding educator who serves as a community opinion leader, and the Industry award recognizes an educator of excellence in the pharmaceutical industry.

In 2010, the ASPE recognized Pam Squire, MD, CCFP, CPE as Academic Pain Educator of the Year; Thomas B. Gregory, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, CPE as Clinical Pain Educator of the Year; and Lisa C. Miller, PharmD, MBA of Purdue Pharma L.P. as Industry Pain Educator of the Year.

The PEOTY Awards will be presented following the keynote address at PAINWeek on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Please visit the new ASPE Web site at http://www.paineducators.org for PEOTY submission information.

The ASPE will convene its sixth annual Pain Educators Forum (PEF) at the PAINWeek 2011 national conference, September 7-10 in Las Vegas. With over 100 hours of continuing medical education activities available, PAINWeek is the largest and best attended pain management conference in the country. The conference Schedule-at-a-Glance and additional information is available at http://www.painweek.org.

As always, the ASPE will permit qualified candidates to sit for the Certified Pain Educator credential exam during the four day conference. For more CPE exam information visit http://www.paineducators.org.

About American Society of Pain Educators
The American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization dedicated to improving pain management through the education and training of healthcare professionals to become Certified Pain Educators (CPEs).

As the only organization focusing on pain educator training, the Society teaches healthcare professionals to serve as resources to educate their clinical peers, as well as patients, families, and caregivers, on ways to relieve pain by the safest means possible.

ASPE members are the frontline practitioners when it comes to treating pain. They are ‘go to’ resources in their practices and organizations, imparting evidence-based guidelines, translating care plans, and monitoring for safety, efficacy, and adherence. They are charged with delivering better health outcomes.

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