The American Pain Society Returns to the PAINWeek National Conference in Las Vegas

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For the 6th year in a row, the APS will enhance pain management education by examining how to help patients develop resilience during its “Bend Don’t Break” track on Friday, September 8th

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Given the current environment surrounding management of pain, it is more critical than ever that frontline practitioners equip themselves with evidence-based information and skills.

PAINWeek®—the largest US pain conference for frontline practitioners—is celebrating its 11th annual meeting. Joining the conference will be the American Pain Society (APS). Roger Fillingim, PhD, Past President of the APS, commented, “Given the current environment surrounding management of pain, it is more critical than ever that frontline practitioners equip themselves with evidence-based information and skills they can use to help their patients improve their quality of life.” Sessions on Friday, September 8, will include Resilience vs Vulnerability in Chronic Pain; The Biological Interface of Resilience; Ramping Up Resilience for Chronic Pain: Strategies for Reducing Pain and Improving Function; Resilience Interventions for Pain; and Building Brain Resilience through Mindfulness Meditation.

Dr. Fillingim added, “The APS is delighted once again to have the opportunity to interact with PAINWeek attendees and provide the latest information that can help them more confidently and effectively provide care for people suffering with chronic pain.” Roger B. Fillingim, PhD, is Past President of the APS, and a Professor in the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science.

Convening at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas September 5-9, PAINWeek 2017 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 2017 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, physical therapy, as well as special interest sessions such as Walking the Tightrope: Pain, Addiction, and Suicide; Are You Now… or Have You Ever Been?: Saving Pain Medicine from Zealotry; and As You Like It: The Business of Pain Medicine.

The PAINWeek curriculum now encompasses over 120 CE/CME course hours, enabling attendees to earn up to 35.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

A registration discount is available until the end of this month. For more information or to register, visit

PAINWeekEnd is provided by Global Education Group. About Global Education Group:
Global Education Group focuses on producing partnership-based CME for healthcare practitioners. The Global team works with a select group of medical education companies, associations, academic institutions and healthcare facilities to develop and accredit live healthcare conferences and workshops as well as online activities. With each partnership or joint providership, Global brings accreditation expertise, project management excellence and grant funding intelligence. Based in Littleton, Colo., Global has accreditation with commendation from the ACCME. Global also holds accreditations to offer continuing education for nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, dentists and psychologists. Global is a division of Ultimate Medical Academy.

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