Utah, like many states, is having an epidemic of opioid abuse, yet we have patients in great need of appropriate care. Clinicians need to educate, manage, and treat their patients as safely as possible and minimize the risks of opioids.
Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) April 21, 2016
PAINWeekEnd Regional Conferences are now in their 6th year! PWE returns to Salt Lake City on April 30 and will once again provide busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners with relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain. Just a few years ago, Utah had the fourth highest opioid overdose death rate. “As a pain specialist who has practiced in Utah and the Intermountain West for over 20 years, I have seen increasing difficulty in the management of pain,” says Tim Houden, MD, one of the founders of Utah Spine Care. “Utah, like many states, is having an epidemic of opioid abuse, yet we have patients in great need of appropriate care. Clinicians need to educate, manage, and treat their patients as safely as possible and minimize the risks of opioids. It is critical that we educate not only the pain specialists but also the primary care providers and those in all specialties. We all need to function in a cohesive manner while caring for those in pain." Dr. Houden will be the moderator of the PAINWeekEnd CE/CME conference at the Salt Lake City Marriott City Center, 220 South State Street.
The release of the new CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain continues to engender debate among practitioners. Pain is a complex and fragmented area of clinical medicine, and the courses presented at PAINWeekEnd will touch upon these and other timely issues.
Utah requires 40 hours of CME every 2 years for relicensing. By attending PAINWeekEnd Salt Lake City, participants can receive 6.0 CE/CME credit hours as they enhance their skills in medication risk evaluation and mitigation, pain assessment and diagnosis, and delivery of individualized multimodal treatment. Course topics include the complex pain patient; cost containment; patient centered urine drug testing; and courses entitled “Fire the Molecule, Not the Patient! Addressing Irresponsible Prescribing Through Universal Precautions,” “Get Your Specimens In Order: The Impact of Changes to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) and Payor Policies on Medical Record Documentation,” and “Embrace 2016 Practice Changes and Patient Education: Overview of Critical Pain Management Practice Issues.” In addition, there will be commercially supported activities addressing a range of product, disease state, and medical information topics.
To see the complete agenda and more information about this or other PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference, go to painweekend.org.
The online registration fee for this PAINWeekEnd Conference is $129. PAINWeekEnd registrants are further offered the opportunity to register for the 2016 PAINWeek National Conference, September 6-10, in Las Vegas, for $129 off the current online published price.
PAINWeekEnd is provided by Global Education Group.