Chronic pain is the most prevalent, costly, and disabling health condition in the United States; however, clinicians consistently report low confidence in their ability to evaluate and manage it.
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (PRWEB) March 19, 2019
PAINWeekEnd on April 13 at the Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway in Florida, 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.
Florida’s Controlled Substances Bill, containing a range of provisions to address the opioid public health crisis in the state, became effective mid-2018. Concern over balancing regulation of opioid prescribing with addressing the interests of patients with pain led the Florida Department of Health to launch an information campaign subsequent to the bill’s enactment. A press release announcing the “Take Control” campaign said in part, “The department encourages patients to discuss all options with their treating physician, so they may work together to pursue a course of treatment which manages their pain, anxiety, and provides quality of life.” The PAINWeekEnd curriculum is designed to enhance the readiness of primary care providers to devise and implement multimodal approaches to pain management. Faculty presenter Georgine Lamvu, MD, MPH, FACOG, commented, “Chronic pain is the most prevalent, costly, and disabling health condition in the United States; however, clinicians consistently report low confidence in their ability to evaluate and manage it.” At PAINWeekEnd Orlando, Dr. Lamvu will present her course Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions: Evaluation and Management, about which she said, “Many chronic pain patients report pain in multiple areas of their body simultaneously, termed chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPCs), as well as nonpain comorbidities, such as sleep and mood disorders. This session will offer guidance in conducting a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment for COPCs, and in the formulation and employment of individualized multimodal treatment regimens.” Dr. Lamvu will also lead an examination of women’s pain concerns in her course When Pain Is Not Sexy: Evaluation and Management of Sexual Pain in Females.
Other courses to be offered at PAINWeekEnd Orlando include Pain Pathways Made Simple; 3's Company: COX-2 Inhibitors, Medicinal Marijuana, and Opioid Prescribing; Clinical Pearls: Unraveling the Secrets of Imaging Studies; and The 411 on Nonprescription Analgesics: When to Hold ‘Em, When to Fold ‘Em. 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.