The PAINWeek 2016 National Conference Welcomes Back the Veterans Health Administration, Presenting on Saturday, September 10

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The VA will enhance pain management education when it returns to PAINWeek

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This conference gives many the opportunity to learn broadly from pain experts from almost all of the health and healing professions

PAINWeek®—the largest US pain conference for frontline practitioners—is celebrating its 10th annual meeting. Again joining the conference will be the Veterans Health Administration, which will present: Transformation of Chronic Pain Care Within the Patient Centered Medical Home (PHM): A Sustainable Stepwise Approach for Improved Outcomes, and Functional Restoration for Whole-Health and Well-Being Within the Patient Centered Medical Home. The patient centered medical home model utilized at all VHA primary care sites serves as a model for an interdisciplinary and biopsychosocial approach to the provision of chronic noncancer pain treatment. Innovations in pain care, especially as they relate to pain management in primary care, will be reviewed during the presentations.

Michael Saenger, MD, states, "I'm delighted to present again for the VHA Pain Track at PAINWeek 2016. This conference gives many the opportunity to learn broadly from pain experts from almost all of the health and healing professions." Dr. Saenger is proud to be a member of VHA Health Care at Atlanta VA Health Care System.

Convening at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas September 6-10, PAINWeek 2016 expects to welcome over 2300 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, available at, for a comprehensive overview of tracks and courses. As at prior PAINWeek conferences, the 2016 curriculum will feature a wealth of course concentrations, including behavioral pain management, health coaching, interventional pain management, master classes, medical/legal, neurology, palliative care, pharmacotherapy, as well as special interest sessions such as The Medical Stasi: Is Risk Management for Controlled Substances Destroying the Provider-Patient Relationship?; The MEDD Myth: Practice and Research Implications; and If 6 Were 9: The CDC’s Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and the Veil of Secrecy.

The PAINWeek curriculum now encompasses over 120 CE/CME course hours, enabling attendees to earn up to 36.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. For more information or to register, visit

PAINWeek® is provided by Global Education Group.


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