(PRWEB) July 23, 2012
PAINWeek, the National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners, today announced that Daniel B. Carr, MD, will deliver the Keynote Address at PAINWeek 2012. Dr. Carr is founder and director of the interprofessional program in Pain Research, Education & Policy at Tufts University School of Medicine, and is widely published in pain research, evidence-based medicine, and the social and political aspects of pain relief. His address, entitled “A Public Health View of Pain Education: Have We Been Backwards, Upside Down, or Both?” will be delivered on the opening day of the PAINWeek 2012 Conference, Wednesday, September 5, at 6:30pm.
Beginning with the question “What would we do differently in pain education if we really believe that pain is a public health issue?” Dr. Carr’s presentation will argue that the “standard model” of education about pain is, in fact, both backward in its failure to be patient and family centric, and upside down in its failure to consider pain from the top down rather than bottom up.
Debra Weiner, Director of Program Development for PAINWeek, commented: “We are excited to welcome Dan Carr back to PAINWeek, this time as our Keynote Speaker. His insights into the real-world needs of the pain community, and on what the appropriate educational response should be, are of vital importance in our efforts to prepare more practitioners to deliver better pain care.
PAINWeek is the nation’s largest pain conference for frontline practitioners with an interest in pain management. Convening for its 6th consecutive year on September 5-8, 2012, in Las Vegas, PAINWeek expects to welcome over 1500 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals for a comprehensive program of course offerings, satellite events, and exhibits. Over 120 hours of continuing medical education activities will be presented. To learn more and register for PAINWeek 2012, visit http://www.painweek.org.