PAINWeekEnd in Nashville, Tennessee, Offers CE/CME Education to Aid the Opioid Abuse Public Health Crisis

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Two Days of Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner on June 1 and 2; mingle with faculty and attendees, learn and earn up to 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for $199.

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PAINWeekEnd Nashville will prepare achieve better outcomes for their patients with pain.

PAINWeekEnd on June 1 and 2 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown, 315 4th Avenue N, in Tennessee, will be an educational and exciting program providing busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners with 12.0 hours of relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain.

The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires 40 hours AMA PRA Category 1™ credits every 2 years. Of these 40, at least 2 credits must be in prescribing controlled substances. Specialized CME in pain management is required for providers of intractable pain management. Last year, Governor Bill Haslam signed new legislation in support of TN Together, a multifaceted initiative to address opioid abuse and misuse in the state. The legislative component limits initial opioid prescriptions to a 3-day supply and revises the schedule of controlled substances to better track, monitor, and penalize illegal drug distribution and use. The initiative also boosts funding for treatment services, law enforcement resources, and provides for additional first-responder ability to deliver emergency naloxone treatment.

PAINWeekEnd Houston will prepare attendees to comply with these and other stipulations, and to achieve better outcomes for their patients with pain. Course topics will explore the management of different pain syndromes, provide strategies for navigating the complex legal and regulatory landscape of pain practice, and convey the latest information on cutting edge topics in pain. In his course How Central is Central Poststroke Pain? senior faculty member Michael Bottros, MD, will discuss what we know about the mechanisms underlying this neuropathic pain disorder.

He will also present Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Graded Motor Imagery to Treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome about which he explained, “Graded motor imagery (GMI) is a comprehensive program aimed at sequentially activating motor cortical networks of the disordered limb to improve neural reorganization. In this course, we will discuss the leading mechanisms for the development of CRPS, along with a review of GMI and its outcomes as well as other treatment algorithms.”

Other courses to be offered at PAINWeekEnd Nashville include Thug Drugs; Embrace Changes and Prevent Overdose: A Basic Blueprint for Legal Risk Mitigation and Response; Manage Pain & Minimize Misuse/Abuse: Using Abuse-deterrent Opioids to Enhance Patient QOL; Get Your Specimens in Order: Timely Use of Test Results; Medication Assisted Therapy: New Opportunities in Treatment; 3's Company: COX-2 Inhibitors, Medicinal Marijuana, and Opioid Prescribing; Regional Pain Syndromes: Neck and Back; Through the Eyes of an Expert Witness: The Importance of Chart Documentation in the Chronic Pain Patient; The 411 on Nonprescription Analgesics: When to Hold ‘Em, When to Fold ‘Em; Regional Pain Syndromes: Hip and Knee.

Commercially supported activities—addressing a range of product, disease state, and medical information topics—will also be presented.

For more information about this or other regional conferences, and to register for $199, go to the PAINWeekEnd website. Bonus: PAINWeekEnd registrants may register for the 2019 PAINWeek National Conference, September 3-7, in Las Vegas, for $200 off the regular online published price.

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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