PAINWeekEnd in Nashville, Tennessee, Offers CE/CME Education to Aid the Opioid Abuse Public Health Crisis

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Two Days of Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner on October 13-14; mingle with faculty and attendees, learn and earn up to 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for $199.

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...we’ll be imparting practical insights on when and how to use [buprenorphine and methadone], including appropriate uses in therapy, dosage formulations, and titration, routes of delivery, drug interactions, and more.

The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires 40 hours AMA PRA Category 1™ credits every 2 years. Of these 40, at least 2 credits must be in prescribing controlled substances. Specialized CME in pain management is required for providers of intractable pain management. On June 29, 2018, Governor Bill Haslam signed new legislation in support of TN Together, a multifaceted initiative to address opioid abuse and misuse in the state. The legislative component limits initial opioid prescriptions to a 3-day supply and revises the schedule of controlled substances to better track, monitor, and penalize illegal drug distribution and use. The initiative also boosts funding for treatment services, law enforcement resources, and provides for additional first-responder ability to deliver emergency naloxone treatment.

Senior PAINWeek faculty member Douglas Gourlay, MD, MSc, FRCPC, DFASAM, has been at the forefront of the effort for better education in the intelligent engagement of pharmacotherapy in pain management. At PAINWeekEnd Nashville, Dr. Gourlay will be contributing his insights into the special challenges of the “inherited” pain patient for whom existing regulations and guidelines often provide inadequate direction. In addition to this course, Trainwreck: Addressing Complex Pharmacotherapy With the Inherited Pain Patient, he will lead A Comedy of Errors: Methadone and Buprenorphine. “Practitioners today may have a reasonable understanding of traditional opioids such as morphine, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and fentanyl,” Dr. Gourlay observed. “But there is less familiarity with buprenorphine and less comfort with methadone. In this session, we’ll be imparting practical insights on when and how to use these agents, including appropriate uses in therapy, dosage formulations, and titration, routes of delivery, drug interactions, and more.”

Other courses to be offered at PAINWeekEnd Nashville include Not for Human Consumption: New Drugs of Abuse and Their Detection; Get Your Specimens in Order: How to Avoid Bad Company and Tame the Paper Beast Associated With Testing Drugs of Abuse; What's All the "GABA" About? Pregabalin and Gabapentin Abuse; Embrace Changes and Prevent Overdose: A Basic Blueprint for Legal Risk Mitigation and Response; Rational Polypharmacy: An Update for Specific Conditions; Evidence Based Approaches to Chronic Pain Management: Time to Reconsider the Benefit of Technophilism?; Recent Advances in Opioid Deterrent Formulations; Lost in Translation: Making Sense of Clinical Treatment Guidelines; Reefer Madness: Taking the Insanity Out of Medical Cannabinoids; and Regional Pain Syndromes: Neck and Back.

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.

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