Chronic Pain Syndromes—New Courses Offering the Latest Information at PAINWeek 2018

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Five New Courses, Presented September 4, Examine Commonly Encountered Pain Presentations with Clinical Pearls for Diagnosis and Treatment

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Graded motor imagery is a comprehensive program aimed at sequentially activating motor cortical networks of the disordered limb to improve neural reorganization. It includes phases of progressive sensory-motor restructuring...

A course track returning to PAINWeek 2018 brings new presentations that will explore the most recent evidence on a range of chronic pain syndromes which commonly present to primary care. The evaluation and management of sacroiliac joint dysfunction is the focus of The Weight of the World, to be presented by Ramon Cuevas-Trisan, MD. The sensitivity and specificity of guided sacroiliac joint injections will be discussed as part of the diagnosis of this musculoskeletal entity. Various therapeutic approaches will be illustrated, including specific physical therapy protocols, physical modalities, manipulation techniques, and interventional therapeutic procedures. Longtime PAINWeek faculty member David Glick, DC, DAIPM, CPE, FASPE, will lead Neck and Upper Extremity Pain Syndromes, an exploration of the many potential underlying causes for chronic pain in this region. Attention will also be given to treatments that may prove helpful for both differentially diagnosing and treating various neck and upper extremity pain syndromes. Michael Bottros, MD, will discuss a neuropathic pain disorder for which the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood in his course How Central is Central Poststroke Pain? The course will review the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and symptoms of CPSP, and will present recent findings that may shed light on future targets for treatment. Dr. Bottros will also present Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, an examination of Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome. “GMI is a comprehensive program aimed at sequentially activating motor cortical networks of the disordered limb to improve neural reorganization,” Dr. Bottros remarked. “It includes phases of progressive sensory-motor restructuring beginning with laterality training, guided imagery, and ultimately leading to mirror therapy.” The course track, to be offered on Tuesday, September 4, will conclude with a consideration of the special challenges of multiple comorbidities in the evaluation and treatment of patients with chronic pain. Senior PAINWeek faculty member Charles Argoff, MD, CPE, will lead the discussion, in his course Pin From Head to Toe.

PAINWeek 2018 will feature a diverse curriculum in the following course concentrations: advanced practice practitioners, behavioral, integrative, and interventional pain management, acute pain syndromes, medical/legal issues, neurology, pain and chemical dependency, physical therapy, palliative care, and pharmacotherapy. There will also be full-day programs presented by the American Pain Society, the American Society of Pain Educators, the American Headache Society, and the International Pelvic Pain Society.

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About PAINWeek:
PAINWeek, the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management, will convene for its 12th annual meeting on September 4-8 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The conference presents 120+ hours of continuing medical education courses and master classes, special interest sessions, and satellite events. PAINWeek 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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