PAINWeekEnd in Sacramento, CA, Offers CE/CME Education to Meet the Challenges of Opioid Prescribing Regulation

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A Full Day of Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner on December 7; mingle with faculty and attendees, learn and earn up to 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for $129.

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This course will present and detail the variety of current regulatory forces that need to be considered in clinical practice; how they can potentially impact clinical decisions regarding chronic pain; and how they can be negotiated...

PAINWeekEnd, on December 7 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way in California, will be a timely full-day program providing busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners with 6.0 hours of relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain.

In 2018, the California legislature passed new laws intended to address the crisis of opioid abuse in the state. Among the bills signed are new requirements for standardized and serialized prescription pads; enhancements to pain related CME requirements that mandate instruction in addiction risk; and direction that prescribers of opioid medications provide access to, and education in, the use of naloxone. Additional regulatory measures are scheduled to go into effect over the next 2 years.

Senior PAINWeek faculty member Kevin Zacharoff, MD, FACPE, FACIP, FAAP, will lead an examination of the role of illicit substances in the overdose epidemic in his course The Other Opioid Crisis: Heroin and Fentanyl. Dr. Zacharoff has also lectured widely on the impact of expanding regulatory oversight on the practice of pain management, particularly with respect to the interests of the most important stakeholder: the patient. At PAINWeekEnd, Dr. Zacharoff will present The Regulatory Agency Will See You Now about which he commented, “This course will present and detail the variety of current regulatory forces that need to be considered in clinical practice; how they can potentially impact clinical decisions regarding chronic pain; and how they can be negotiated.”

Other courses to be offered at PAINWeekEnd Sacramento include Hanging By a Thread: Facial & Orofacial Pain; Achieving Change from Within: Use of Motivational Interviewing; La Femme Migraineur: The Role of Estrogen in Headaches; and The Elephant in the Room: Helping Patients to Navigate the "O" Impasse.

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 $129, go to the PAINWeekEnd website. BONUS: PAINWeekEnd registrants may register for the 2020 PAINWeek National Conference, September 8-12, 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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