The Pain Educators Forum at the PAINWeek 2019 National Conference in Las Vegas

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Pain management education—fundamental building blocks that form the basis for treating patients experiencing pain—for frontline practitioners attending PAINWeek; Wednesday and Thursday, September 4 and 5

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Enhanced engagement by our patients occurs when a practitioner has the confidence to explain the roles/strengths of different healthcare professionals. And we can help each other support the patients we have in common so they can learn to live well with chronic pain.

PAINWeek, the largest US pain conference for frontline practitioners, convenes September 3-7 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Part of the yearly conference is the Pain Educators Forum (PEF), dedicated to the tenet that “Education is the best analgesic.” Senior PAINWeek faculty member David M. Glick, DC, DAIPM, CPE, FASPE, commented that his course, “Clinical Pearls: Unraveling the Secrets of Imaging Studies starts with the concept of reading the patient, not the imaging study. While the information gleaned from imaging studies can be lifesaving, they might lead to unnecessary pain and suffering, not to mention the monetary cost of mistaken diagnosis. Patients often assume technology holds the key to solving their clinical problems. Practitioners are often pressed for time, which can also lead to a reliance upon the technology. However, the presence of pathology alone on a picture may not be clinically relevant. So how can any clinician be sure that when a disc pathology is present that it’s clinically relevant and significant?”

Kathryn A. Schopmeyer, PT, DPT, CPE, will present The Unbearable Lightness of…Multimodal Treatment Plans. She commented, “This session offers clinicians an overview of multimodal treatment team elements and simple communication tools to use with patients who may need coaxing to engage in a well-rounded treatment plan. Learn ‘the elevator pitch’ for multidisciplinary care!” Research strongly supports multimodal care plans for people with chronic pain, but coordinated, integrated, multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs are still sorely lacking in the United States. Schopmeyer continued, “Enhanced engagement by our patients occurs when a practitioner has the confidence to explain the roles/strengths of different healthcare professionals. And we can help each other support the patients we have in common so they can learn to live well with chronic pain.”

Returning PEF favorites: Pain Terminology: Knowing the Difference Makes a Difference!; Chronic Pain Assessment; and Pain Therapeutics. New PEF courses and presenters include: Laura Meyer-Junco, PharmD, BCPS, and Life Hacks to Teach Chronic Pain Patients, and Navigating the OTC Analgesic Aisle: What a Pain in the Aspirin! Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, will present The Curbside Consult in Management. And Spilled Beans and Hard Stops: How Legislation, Guidelines, and Reimbursement Policies Impact Patient Care will be presented by Jessica Geiger-Hayes.

PAINWeek convenes its 13th annual meeting on September 3-7 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The 5-day conference presents a diverse curriculum into the 5-day agenda that will encompass over 120 hours of content across multiple course concentrations: acute, behavioral, integrative, and interventional pain management; chronic pain syndromes; medical/legal issues; neurology; palliative care; and pharmacotherapy, along with master classes, satellite events, and over 30 Special Interest Sessions. Full-day programs will be presented by the American Headache Society, the Myopain Society, and the International Pelvic Pain Society. The expansive curriculum is geared toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in pain management.

For presentation dates and time, or to register for the conference, click here or visit https://www.painweek.org/painweek.html.

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