PAINWeek 2015 Welcomes the American Pain Society and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to the National Conference in Las Vegas

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APS and ASAM will present day-long programs on pain & addiction and pain management in the elderly at the PAINWeek National Conference

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PAINWeek attendees are avid consumers of pain education.

PAINWeek—the largest US pain conference for frontline practitioners with an interest in pain management—announced that on Friday, September 11, the American Pain Society will present its track highlighting the older pain patient. Topics will include Why Does It Hurt to Get Older and What Can We Do About It?, Assessment of Pain in Older Adults, Pain and Depression in Older Adults, and Management of Pain and Maintaining Function in Older Adults. Roger Fillingim, PhD, Past President of APS, stated, “The American Pain Society is delighted to continue our partnership with PAINWeek, presenting the APS track for the 4th year in a row. PAINWeek provides APS with an opportunity to present the latest evidence-based information to the largest group of frontline pain practitioners. PAINWeek attendees are avid consumers of pain education, and we always feel welcomed and appreciated.” Dr. Fillingim is a Professor at University of Florida, Gainesville.

On Saturday, September 12, the American Society of Addiction Medicine will present a four-session track addressing the complex management of the two conditions of pain and addiction at this year’s PAINWeek. “ASAM holds a day-long conference on pain and addiction every year at ASAM’s annual conference in April. We are very excited also to be able to present some of our innovative education during PAINWeek,” said Dr. Ilene Robeck. Dr. Robeck is on the planning committee of ASAM’s pain and addiction course and is the Editor and Chief of ASAM’s forthcoming Pain and Addiction Handbook. The ASAM track will include Medical Aspects of Marijuana Use, Nonpharmacological Management of Pain, Buprenorphine in Patients With Chronic Pain and Opioid SUD, and Alcohol Use Disorder and Chronic Pain.

Convening at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for its 9th year on September 8-12, PAINWeek 2015 expects to welcome over 2,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals for a comprehensive program of course offerings, satellite events, and exhibits. Additionally, over 100 exhibitors will be participating at the Exhibit Hall, commencing with the traditional Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening.

Peruse the Schedule at a Glance, at, for a comprehensive overview of tracks and courses. This year’s agenda features significant enhancements that reflect the increasing sophistication of multidisciplinary pain management. As at prior PAINWeek conferences, the 2015 curriculum features a wealth of course concentrations—behavioral pain management, complementary/alternative pain management, health coaching, interventional pain management, master classes, medical/legal, musculoskeletal pain conditions, neurology, palliative care, pharmacotherapy, podiatric pain syndromes, regional pain syndromes—as well as special interest sessions such as Virtual Reality: Does It Have a Role in Pain Management?, The Groundhog Day Phenomenon, and Who’s on First? Figuring Out the Specialist Line-Up.

Groups of 5 or more PAINWeek registrants also receive one free registration.

Significant registration discounts are available to individuals and groups during “early-bird” registration until July 31, 2015. Visit to register.

PAINWeek—the largest US conference on pain management, is provided by Global Education Group.


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