The 16th annual conference, convening September 6-9, offers an expansive multidisciplinary agenda
MONTCLAIR, N.J., Aug. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Psychedelic medicine has been stigmatized and isolated from us for too long. Now is the time to revolutionize care for addiction, pain, and mental health using whatever tools we have, and psychedelic medicine is the most promising potential weapon in this battle," states Dr. Eugene Vortsman, who will be presenting at the PAINWeek National Conference, September 6-9, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, during the Psychedelics Track on Friday, September 9.
His presentation is Purple Haze: Mysticism & Science of Psychedelics, about which Dr. Vortsman said, "to best understand the true potential of these powerful medicines it is important to understand the cultural and scientific history of hallucinogenics leading to the current landscape for future growth. Come on this psychedelic journey through time, space, and science. Together, we will explore the trippy world of hallucinogens." Eugene Vortsman, DO, FACEP, is Clinical Director of Addiction Medicine and Disease Management at Northwell Health, Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, NY.
"The psychological mechanism and insight gained during nonordinary states of consciousness is as important as the biological mechanism of the medication," says Dr. Michelle Weiner. Her presentation is K Especial: The Biopsychosocial Model of Personalizing Ketamine for Pain Management. She continued, "practicing medicine during an opioid epidemic and mental health crisis has challenged physicians to evaluate if we are treating chronic physical and emotional pain effectively. Ketamine's dose, route of administration, and setting can be personalized and integrated into the treatment plan." Michelle Weiner DO, MPH, is an Integrative Pain Management Physician at the Spine and Wellness Centers of America in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Sanjey Gupta's presentation, The Glass Bead Game: Harm Reduction and Its Potential Impact on the Opioid Crisis, will discuss the combination of programs, policies, and practices that aim to reduce the negative social, health, and legal implication associated with drug use. He commented, "we are pleased that PAINWeek is a leading source of education in harm reduction, as these initiatives are grounded in social justice and human rights." Sanjey Gupta, MD, MBA, is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health, Rockville Centre, NY.
PAINWeek will present 90+ CME/CE credit hours in tracks such as Behavioral Pain Management, Chronic Pain Syndromes, Health Coaching, Interventional and Integrative Pain Management, Medical/Legal, Neurology, Physical Therapy, and Pharmacotherapy. Master Classes, Special Interest Sessions, and sponsored courses complement the agenda, along with tracks presented by The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the International Pelvic Pain Society.
PAINWeek accreditation provided by 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 and accredited with distinction from the ANCC. Global also holds accreditations to offer continuing education for nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, dentists, and psychologists. Global is a division of Ultimate Medical Academy.
Holly Caster, PAINWeek, 9734155104, [email protected]