More can be done in Hawaii...to prevent overprescribing while ensuring patients' access to safe, effective pain treatment. It starts with EDUCATION.
Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) November 18, 2015
“This was better than any academic meeting I’ve ever attended!" said Irving Blatt, MD, FACS, MHA, who attended the recent PAINWeekEnd New Orleans.
Convening Saturday, December 5, PAINWeekEnd Honolulu is constructed to meet the needs of busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners, delivering a full day of relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain, together with the opportunity for stimulating interaction and exchange with faculty and fellow attendees. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa on 2424 Kalakaua Avenue.
James McKoy, MD, CPE, rheumatologist at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center in Hawaii and a pain management specialist, stated, “Over the past decade, overdose deaths in Hawaii have climbed 68%, and prescription drug overdoses now top auto accidents as the leading cause of death in the state. Yet Hawaii was once one of the states lowest in opioid prescribing by CDC. In 2014 over 1.3 million prescriptions were filled for opioids. PAINWeekEnd Honolulu will deliver an exceptional day immersed in trending topics and challenging presentations by leading experts in the field of pain medicine. Attendees will be able to immediately apply this much needed information to existing practices. More can be done in Hawaii at every level to prevent overprescribing while ensuring patients' access to safe, effective pain treatment. It starts with EDUCATION.”
Hawaii requires all physicians to obtain 40 hours of CME every 2 years. By attending PAINWeekEnd Honolulu, participants can receive 7.0 CE/CME credit hoursas they enhance their skills in medication risk evaluation and mitigation, pain assessment and diagnosis, and delivery of individualized multimodal treatment.
Now in their 5th year, PAINWeekEnd Regional Conferences are produced by PAINWeek®— the leading pain education resource for frontline practitioners. Chronic pain is a major public health issue and a concern that primary care clinicians face every day as they absorb the burden of care for an aging population. Summing up the challenge, senior PAINWeek faculty member Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP, remarked, “Chronic pain patients are on the doorstep of every healthcare provider on Main Street USA!”
Course titles include: Fire the Molecule, Not the Patient! Addressing Irresponsible Prescribing through Universal Precautions; Embrace 2015 Practice Changes and Patient Education: Overview of Critical Pain Management Practice Issues; Risk Assessment: How to Do It, How to Use It; Patient Centered Urine Drug Testing; Creating a Treatment Plan for Higher Risk Patients: A Case Based Approach, and Get Your Specimens In Order: The Impact of Changes to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) and Payor Policies on Medical Record Documentation. In addition, there will be commercially supported activities addressing a range of product, disease state, and medical information topics.
The PAINWeekEnd curriculum will be presented by a multidisciplinary faculty and is intended for frontline clinicians including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.
The online registration fee for PAINWeekEnd Conferences is $99.
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PAINWeekEnd registrants are further offered the opportunity to register for the 2016 PAINWeek National Conference, September 6-10, in Las Vegas for $99 off the current online published price.
Groups of 5 or more PAINWeekEnd registrants also receive one free registration to the PAINWeek National Conference.
To review the complete Honolulu agenda, please visit http://www.painweekend.org.
PAINWeekEnd is provided by Global Education Group.