The16th annual conference, convening September 6-9, offers an expansive multidisipliary agenda that includes the Advanced Practice Provider Track, where a diverse faculty share their expertise in pain management.
MONTCLAIR, N.J., Aug. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Advanced Practice Providers are making a difference in pain management. Recent articles have asked, "can advanced practice providers be the answer to the nursing crisis?"  and noted that NPs and PAs are/will be 67.3% of the practitioners added to the workforce between 2016 and 2030, outpacing physicians. 
Presenter Theresa (Tracey) Mallick-Searle, MS, PMGT-BC, ANP-BC, of the Stanford Outpatient Medical Center, Division Pain Medicine, in Redwood City, California, commented, "as APP attendance at PAINWeek continues to grow, so does the quality of its APP track offerings. PAINWeek is committed to providing advanced pain education to APPs at all stages of their careers, and 2022 promises to be the best conference yet. My session, Green Acres: Pregnancy & Pain in Rural Communities, will highlight the importance of adequate pain management during pregnancy."
Jeremy Adler, DMSc, PA-C, will discuss his trials, tribulations, and successes in the PA Perspective on Owning Your Own Practice. He commented, "managing the complexity of patients with chronic pain generally requires a skilled and dedicated team. We have found that our team has thrived through joint ownership of the practice between PAs and physicians. This session will introduce some of the ways PAs can be either as owners, shareholders, or entrepreneurial in meeting the needs of patients." Dr. Adler is Senior Pain Management PA and Chief Operating Officer at Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants in California.
Lo and Behold: The Clinical Nurse Anesthetist Experience in Pain Management will be presented by Jackie Rowles, DNP, CRNA, ANP-BC, NSPM-C. Ms. Rowles stated, "PAINWeek is the largest gathering of pain clinicians from across the nation and provides an avenue for all disciplines to come together to network and learn from one another. My lecture details the pathway, subspecialty education, and typical clinical practice day of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Pain Practitioner." Ms. Rowles is an associate professor of professional practice and director of the advanced pain management fellowship at Texas Christian University.
Other courses in the APP Track include:
- Neuromodulation for Advanced Practice Providers
- Bridging the Gap: The Transitional Pain Service and Role of the NP
PAINWeek will present over 75 CME/CE credit hours in tracks such as Behavioral Pain Management, Chronic Pain Syndromes, Health Coaching, Interventional and Integrative Pain Management, Medical/Legal, Neurology, Physical Therapy, Pharmacotherapy, and Psychedelics. Master Classes, Special Interest Sessions, and sponsored courses complement the agenda, along with tracks presented by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the International Pelvic Pain Society.
PAINWeek accreditation provided by 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 and accredited with distinction from the ANCC. Global also holds accreditations to offer continuing education for nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, dentists, and psychologists. Global is a division of Ultimate Medical Academy.
Holly Caster, PAINWeek, 9734155104, [email protected]