MONTCLAIR, N.J., Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PAINWeekEnd on Saturday, December 8 at the Westin Southfield Detroit, 1500 Town Center in Southfield, Michigan, will be an educational and exciting program providing busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners with 6.0 hours of relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain.
Earlier this year, several regulatory and legislative actions were implemented in Michigan to address the opioid crisis. Now in effect: a prescriber/patient requirement that there must be a bona fide relationship prior to prescription of a controlled substance. At PAINWeekEnd Detroit, Southfield the curriculum is designed to enhance the readiness of primary care providers to devise and implement multimodal approaches to pain management. Practitioners can combat opiate addiction at the source—the prescription pad. In light of these new requirements, clinician skills in patient relationships and prescribing in general are increasingly important. Courtney Kominek, PharmD, BCPS, CPE, will present What's All the "GABA" About? Pregabalin and Gabapentin Abuse. "Now, more than ever, prescribers are under the microscope regarding selection of medications and dose as well as clinical documentation and appropriate action based on findings during the patient visit," Dr. Kominek observed.
Other courses to be offered at PAINWeekEnd include Falling Down the Rabbit Hole: A Primer for Chronic Pain Management and Substance Abuse Disorders; Opioid Moderatism: Seeking Middle Ground; Precise Prescribing: Applying the Science of Pain to Treatment Decisions; The Gentle Art of Saying No: How to Establish Appropriate Boundaries With Chronic Pain Patients; and Reefer Madness Revisited: Taking the Insanity Out of Medical Cannabinoids. 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.
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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.