PAINWeekEnd in Santa Clara, CA, Offers CE/CME Education to Aid the Opioid Public Health Crisis

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A Full Day of Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner on Saturday April 13; mingle with faculty and attendees, learn and earn up to 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for $129.

...evidence-based behavioral treatment modalities are essential for fostering pain coping skills and providing support as part of optimal interdisciplinary pain management

PAINWeekEnd on April 13 at the Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd, 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 14 new laws intended to address the crisis of opioid abuse in the state. Among the bills signed by Governor Brown and taking effect in 2019 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. Commenting on the impact of increased regulatory oversight in California and elsewhere, Jennifer Hah, MD, MS, Assistant Professor at Stanford University’s Division of Pain Medicine, observed, “As a result of increased scrutiny, prescribers have shifted their focus to limiting opioid prescribing for patients with chronic noncancer pain. 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.” At PAINWeekEnd Santa Clara, Dr. Hah will present her course Policies and Practicalities: Focusing on the Patient, Not the Opioid offering guidance on evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions known to result in improvements in physical and emotional functioning while promoting opioid tapering. She will additionally examine treatment approaches for optimizing patient outcomes while minimizing medication load in her course Minimizing Pills and Maximizing Skills: Achieving Successful Opioid Cessation in Chronic Pain.

Other courses to be offered at PAINWeekEnd Santa Clara include The Psychology Toolbox: Evidence-Based Treatments for Pain Management; No Guts, No Glory: Mystery of the Microbiome; Burnout! Recognize Symptoms, Enhance Resilience, and Improve Quality of Life; and Medical & Recreational Cannabis: What’s a Clinician to Do? 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 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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