Participants will learn strategies for the medical management of opioid tapering and will be introduced to evidence based psychotherapeutic interventions known to result in improvements in physical and emotional functioning while promoting opioid tapering.
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (PRWEB) September 18, 2018
PAINWeekEnd on October 13 and 14 at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley Hotel, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, California, 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.
As of late August 2018, some 20 pieces of legislation aimed at various aspects of the crisis of opioid abuse were under consideration by state lawmakers, reflecting a diversity of opinion on how best to respond. In addition to limiting opioid prescribing, different senate and assembly bills are focused on treatment access, rehabilitation facility licensing, naloxone availability, strengthening CURES, the state’s prescription drug monitoring database, and education on drug storage and disposal. In view of multiplying legislative, professional, and society guidelines and regulations on opioid prescribing, Jennifer Hah, MD, MS, observed, “Now, more than ever, evidence based behavioral treatment modalities are essential for fostering pain coping skills and providing support as part of optimal interdisciplinary pain management.” In her course, Policies and Practicalities: Focusing on the Patient, Not the Opioid, Dr. Hah will begin with a review of the opioid epidemic. “We’ll discuss current opioid prescribing guidelines with a particular emphasis on indications for opioid tapering.” Dr. Hah continued, “Participants will learn strategies for the medical management of opioid tapering and will be introduced to evidence based psychotherapeutic interventions known to result in improvements in physical and emotional functioning while promoting opioid tapering.” At PAINWeekEnd San Diego, Dr. Hah will also present Interdisciplinary Management of Pelvic Pain: Bridging the Gap Between Primary Care and Specialty Referral.
Other courses to be offered at PAINWeekEnd San Diego include Crisis=Opportunity: Reducing Medication Burden While Managing Chronic Pain; Update: How the CDC Guidelines Are Impacting Patient Care; The Psychology Toolbox: Evidence Based Treatments for Pain Management; Measure for Measure: Prescribing Guidelines, Rules, and Regulations; The Role of All Practice Providers Involved in Pain Management in the Acute Care Setting; Falling Down the Rabbit Hole: A Primer for Chronic Pain Management and Substance Abuse Disorders; Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Graded Motor Imagery to Treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; Medical Efficacy of Cannabis Therapeutics: Focus on Pain Management; The Gentle Art of Saying No: How to Establish Appropriate Boundaries With Chronic Pain Patients; and How Central is Central Poststroke Pain?
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.