MONTCLAIR, N.J., May 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PAINWeekEnd on June 22 and 23 at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley at 8757 Rio San Diego Drive in California, will be a timely 2-day program providing busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners with 12.0 hours of relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain.
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 this year 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, has 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 San Diego, Dr. Zacharoff will present his course 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." Dr. Zacharoff will also lead an examination of the role of illicit substances in the overdose epidemic in his course The Other Opioid Crisis: Heroin and Fentanyl.
Other courses to be offered at PAINWeekEnd San Diego include Pain Pathways Made Simple; Walking the Line: Opioid Dose De-escalation; Clinical Pearls: Unraveling the Secrets of Imaging Studies; Nonopioid Analgesics, Adjuvants, and Antidepressants; Pain Management at Ground Zero; A Comedy of Errors: Methadone and Buprenorphine; Embrace Changes and Prevent Overdose: A Basic Blueprint for Legal Risk Mitigation and Response; Thug Drugs; Cannabis vs Cannabinoids: The Politics of Medical Marijuana; and Get Your Specimens in Order: Timely Use of Test Results. [Please note: Practitioners are responsible for contacting their relevant state boards to see if PAINWeekEnd courses meet the necessary requirements for CME credits.]
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.