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PAINWeek remains the US pain conference with the most expansive curriculum and is the favorite destination for healthcare professionals to enhance their competence in pain management.

World Class Continuing Education

75+ hours of the most up-to-date evidence-based instruction available

  • Cutting-edge educational sessions
  • Faculty who are leaders in their field
  • Face-to-face interactions with expert speakers during the conference
  • Networking with colleagues in pain management

The conference of choice for busy pain professionals

  • Multiple session offerings allowing you to choose the best fit for your educational needs
  • Universal access to scientific assemblies, symposia, and special presentations on a first-come, first-served basis
  • More than 100 exhibiting companies invite you to visit and browse new products, see demonstrations, and ask questions

Additional activities

  • PAINWeek 101
  • Keynote Presentation
  • Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception
  • Scientific Poster Session
  • Exhibit Hall Closing Reception

Keynote Speaker

Charles Clark

Charles Clark

Charles Clark is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, and an incredible athlete with an extraordinary personal patient story of how he transformed a career-ending, painful injury into a thriving life. Before becoming an international speaker, Charles was one of the fastest men in the world. He is a 3x NCAA National Championship and USA Track and Field Championships silver medalist. Now, as a mindset expert, Charles Clark teaches people how to use adversity to build greater strength, success, and fulfillment impacting over 600,000 people to date...
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Faculty

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Schedule

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
6:30am - 7:20am
Morning Coffee
6:45am - 7:15am
PAINWeek 101
In: Mount Royal Ballroom
7:30am - 8:20am
(CPM) Missed Cause of Misery: Nerve Sensitization (Nociplastic Plain)
Shana Johnson, MD
(MGR) Women and Migraine: Throughout the Lifespan
Annika Ehrlich, DNP, FNP-C, CNRN
(PCD) Potent Poisoning: When Sleeping Beauty Gets a Bad Apple
Michelle Krichbaum, PharmD, BCPP
Meil Miransky, DO
(BHV) Breaking the Cycle: Ultra Brief Psychological Interventions to Prevent Opioid Abuse
Alyna Ohanian, PhD
8:30am - 9:30am
Averitas Breakfast
9:40am - 10:30am
(AIT) Mobile Health: Compliance, Value Add, Revenue & Real-World Evidence of Clinical Outcomes
Jody Green, PhD, FACCT
Jeffrey Bettinger, PharmD
Ronald Chapman II, Esq., LLM
(INTG) Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia, Oh My! Integrative Medical Approaches for These Co-Morbid Pain Drivers
David Leopold, MD
(PHM) Jack-of-All-Trades: Pharmacology Review of Buprenorphine and Methadone in the Palliative Care Setting
Cindy Nguyen, PharmD, MPH, MS
Maximillian Stevenson, PharmD, MA
(SIS) House of Pain: Get Out Your Seat and…Manage Sickle Cell Pain
Christina Killian Benigno, BA, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC
10:30am - 11:00am
Break
11:00am - 11:50am
(INTG) Poking Around: An Introduction and Integration of Acupuncture Into Your Practice (certified for 1.0 NCCAOM credit)
Carrie Hyde, MD
(INT) Neuromodulation for the Front-Line Providers
Scott Chamberlain, DO
(PHM) Initiation Without Precipitation: The Nitty Gritty of Starting Buprenorphine
Jillian DiClemente, PharmD
Nathan Menke, MD, PhD
Hannah Cawoski, PharmD
(MGR) Complexities and Dimensions of Migraine Care: The Burden of Migraine in the Older Adult Population and How to Optimize Treatment Selection
Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD
12:00pm - 1:00pm
PDM/CME (Lunch)
1:10pm - 2:00pm
(CPM) Creating a Special Pain Education Curriculum for Advanced Practice Providers
Jackie Rowles, DNP, MBA, MA, CRNA
(BHV) Working with Culturally Diverse Patients: A Pain Management Psychologist Perspective
Susan Fitts, PsyD
Emilia Moreno, PsyD
(GML) Opioid Odyssey: Navigating the Stewardship Seas
Michelle Krichbaum, PharmD, BCPP
Neil Miransky, DO
(SIS) Sink or Swim: Pain Management Approaches for the Clinical Conundrums
Jillian DiClemente, PharmD
Hannah Cawoski, PharmD
Nathan Menke, MD
2:10pm - 3:00pm
(INT) The “Other” Back Pain: Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Sean Li, MD
(SIS) Three Patients, Three Stories, One Challenging Disease: Examining Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Through the Patient's Perspective
Johnathan Goree, MD
(PPWH) Red Alert: When Period Pain Becomes a Problem
Jorge Carrillo, MD
(CPM) A Classic With a New Twist: The Utilization of Buprenorphine in the Chronic Pain Patient
Abhishek Gowda, MD
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Break
3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sponsored Lectures
4:30pm - 5:20pm
(SIS) Optimizing Quality of Life for Cancer Patients through Pain Management
Scott Chamberlain, DO, DC
(PHM) Riddle Me This? Unraveling Unexpected Urine Drug Tests and Strategies to Interpreting Perplexing Puzzling Results
Timothy Atkinson, PharmD
Thien Pham, PharmD
(INTG) Keep the Fire Going: Chronic Stress and Burn Out - Helping Us to be Better for Our Patients
Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD
(PPWH) Partnering in Pain: Navigating Shared Experiences in Endometriosis Pain Management
Erin Carey, MD, MSCR
Caitlin Poole, Patient
5:30pm - 8:30pm
CCO
REMS CME Satellite Dinner Symposium
6:30am - 7:20am
Morning Coffee
7:30am - 8:20am
(BHV) The Role of a Pain Management Psychologist in a Multidisciplinary Team
Susan Fitts, PsyD
Emilia Moreno, PsyD
(PSD) Foundations of Psychedelic Medicine: A Clinical Perspective
Eugene Vortsman, DO
(PPWH) Communication Matters! How Improving Communication Skills Can Augment Pain Management in Patients With Chronic Pelvic Pain
Georgine Lamvu, MD, MPH
(INT) Appropriate Patient Selection for Neuromodulation: Identification and Management of Post-Op Complications
Zohra Hussaini APRN
8:30am - 9:30am
Collegium Breakfast
9:40am - 10:30am
(CPM) The Devil is in the Details: Post-Covid Pain Syndromes
Tracey Mallick Searle, MS, PMGT-BC, ANP-BC
Anuj Aggarwal, MD
(PSD) Real World Evidence on Psychedelics for Pain - Patient Perspectives
Court Wing
Joe McKay
(INTG) A DO, A PA, and A Clinical Pharmacist Walk Into a Room: An Interprofessional Collaboration
Robert Agnello, DO
Elizabeth Raphael, MPAS, PA
Michael Williams, PharmD
(PHM) Mitigating Opioid Misuse Through Tamper-Resistent Formulations: What's the Evidence?
William Amarquaye, PharmD
Jimmy Pruitt, PharmD
10:30am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall Break
11:00am - 11:50am
(INT) Injections, Nerve Blocks, Pumps, and Neuromodulation
Paul Christo, MD, MBA
(CPM) A Novel Approach: Preventing & Treating Chronic Pain Due to Obesity in the Healthcare Setting
Matthew Hermenau, PharmD
(MGR) A Show of Hands: The Art and Science of Physical Examination Part I - Headaches, Neck, and Upper Extremity Pain
David Glick, DC
Paul Mathew, MD
Ramon Cuevas-Trisan, MD
(GML) Substance Struggles: Confronting Controlled Substance Mishandling and Addiction in Healthcare
Michelle Brown, PharmD, BCPS
Andrew Lodolo, PharmD
Maria Robles, MD
12:00pm - 1:00pm
PDM/CME (Lunch)
1:10pm - 2:00pm
(AIT) Round I - Why Telehealth Evaluations are BETTER than In-Person Evaluations
Carrie Hyde, MD
(PPWH) FIRE AND ICE: Acupuncture for the Treatment of Women Veterans With Co-Morbid Pain and Menopause (certified for 1.0 NCCAOM credit)
Felice Indindoli, D.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl AC, NCCAOM
(PHM) Analgesics of the Future
Jeff Gudin, MD
(SIS) Beyond the Bedside: From Clinical Expert to Influential Leader
Zohra Hussaini
2:10pm - 3:00pm
(INT) The Underutilized Role of Diagnostic Blocks in Interventional Pain
Jeffrey Katz, MD
(SIS) Malevolent MEDDs: The Lost Art of Morphine Equivalency Utilization
Jessica Geiger, PharmD
Timothy Atkinson, PharmD
Jeffrey Bettinger, PharmD
(PHM) Micro Induction of Buprenorphine in Sickle Cell Pain
William Amarquaye, PharmD
Matthew Hermenau, PharmD
(AIT) AI in Pain Management? Promising or Problematic
Robert Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, FACN
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall Break
3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sponsored Lectures
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Keynote
Through The Eyes of a Patient: Transforming Pain Into A Thriving Life
Charles Clark
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception
6:30am - 7:20am
Morning Coffee
7:30am - 8:20am
(CPM) Awkard Conversations: Managing Patients with Chronic Pain
Paul Mathew, MD, DNBPAS, FAAN, FAHS
(PCD) Have No Fear if OUD is Here! Simplifying Pain Management and Concomitant Opioid Use Disorder
Theresa Baxter, MSN, FNP, CARN-AP
(PHM) I'll Have My Pain Medication Shaken, Not Stirred: Drug Interactions to Consider in Pain Management
Abigail Brooks, PharmD
Courtney Kominek, PharmD
(SIS) Painful Puzzles: Decoding Pain Needs in Patients With Dementia
Celeste Nadal, MD
8:30am - 9:30am
Salix Breakfast
9:40am - 10:30am
(CPM) Combat at the Front Line: Incorporating Drug Monitoring Programs Into Practice
Jeremy Adler, DMSc, PA-C
(PSD) Ibogaine: A Rapidly Legalizing Psychedelic Globally
Adriana Kertzer, JD
(INT) Chronic Headache: Non-Invasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation
Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD
(SIS) Implicit Biases in Opioid Prescribing Decisions
Jay Joshi, MD, MBA
10:30am - 11:00am
Exhibit Hall Break
11:00am - 11:50am
(SIS) A Show of Hands: The Art of Physical Examination Part II: Back and Lower Extremity Pain
David Glick, DC
Ramon Cuevas Trisan, MD
Paul Mathew, MD
(AIT) Round II - Why In-Person Evaluations are BETTER Than Telehealth Evaluations
Johnathan Goree, MD
(MGR) Customized is Always Better: Individualized Diets and Supplementation in Migraine
Robert Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, FACN
(SIS) Never Again! Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stone Pain Management)
Mark Garofoli, PharmD
12:00pm - 1:00pm
PDM/CME (Lunch)
(CSS) Frontline Opioid Prescribing: Rebalancing Benefit-Risk to Improve Outcomes
Jeffrey Gudin, MD
Christopher G. Gharibo, MD
1:10pm - 2:00pm
(PPWH) Case-Based Pearls in Pelvic Pain - A Tutorial Anchored in Clinical Scenarios to Bring to Your Practice
Charles Argoff, MD
Elise De, MD
Beth Shelly, PT, DPT
(PSD) Implementation of Psychedelic Care Models: Risk Assessments & Addressing Adverse Outcomes
Erica Siegal, LCSW
(INT) Evidence-Based Care of Back Pain
Chris Kottenstette, PA-C
(GML)(2-hour course) Going Down to the River to Pray: What APPs Need to Know About the Legal Side of Pain Management
Tracey Mallick Searle, MS, PMGT-BC, ANP-BC
Jeremy Adler, DMSc, PA-C
Amanda Zimmerman, PA-C
Ronald Chapman II, Esq., LLM
Jeffrey Gudin, MD
2:10pm - 3:00pm
(INTG) Nourishing Nerves: Navigating Nutrition-Driven Pain Management
Celeste Nadal, MD
Hannah Thorfinnson, PharmD
Olivia Schmidt, RD, LDN
(PCD) Kratom: What Pain Healthcare Providers Should Know
Jack Hennigfield, PhD
Adrian Bartoli, MS, MD, CYT, dAyur
Frank Breve, PharmD
(GML) Going Down to the River to Pray: What APPs Need to Know About the Legal Side of Pain Management
Tracey Mallick Searle
Jeremy Adler
Amanda Zimmerman
(SIS) Debate: The Highs and Lows of Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain
Paul Christo, MD, MBA
Shravani Durbhakula, MD, MPH, MBA
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Exhibit Hall Break
Sponsored by Averitas
3:30pm - 4:20pm
Sponsored Lectures
4:30pm - 5:20pm
(INTG) Lend an Ear: Auricular Therapy Protocols for Pain Management (certified for 1.0 NCCAOM credit)
Karen Williams, DNP, FNP-BC, AQH, FAANP
(PPWH) When is Surgery a Good Option for Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain?
Mario Castellanos, MD
(GML) What's the Deal? When the WHO LBP Guidelines Meet the Ones From the VA/DoD
Ramon Cuevas Trisan, MD
Jeffrey Bettinger, PharmD
(AIT) Can Artificial Intelligence Personalize Pain Treatments?
Neel Mehta, MD
Prof. Mattias Ohlsson
Antje Barreveld, MD
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Networking/Poster Reception
6:30am - 7:20am
Morning Coffee
7:30am - 8:20am
(INTG) Are the Psychosocial Components of the Biopsychosocial Approach Really Important? The Risks of Not Integrating Behavioral Health
Ravi Prasad, PhD
(GML) The Fraud Factory: Inside a $450 Million Healthcare Fraud Acquittal and How You Can Avoid Being a Target
Ronald Chapman II, Esq., LLM
(SIS) Geriatric Pain Management Challenges and Opportunities
Michael Salas, MD
Auricular Therapy Workshop (certified for 4.0 NCCAOM credits)
Pay-to-attend
8:30am - 9:30am
PDM/CME (Breakfast)
9:40am - 10:30am
(AIT) Round III - The Ultimate Debate: In-Patient vs Telehealth. Which is Better for Pain Assessments? YOU Decide!
Johnathan Goree, MD
Carrie Hyde, MD
(CPM) Why'd You Have to Go Make Things So Complicated? Managing Patients With Multiple Chronic Pain Conditions
Jeffrey Bettinger, PharmD
Charles Argoff, MD
(PHM) Tearin' Up My Heart: Avoiding Cardiovascular Complications with Pain Pharmacotherapy
Abigail Brooks, PharmD
Courtney Kominek, PharmD
Auricular Therapy Workshop
Pay-to-attend
10:30am-11:00am
Exhibit Hall Break
11:00am-11:50am
(CPM) Joining the Fight: Transitional Pain Services for Postsurgical Pain
Kimberlee Bayless, DNP
(PSD) Q&A on the Future of Psychedelic Medicine
Eugene Vortsman, DO
Adriana Kertzer, JD
Erica Siegal, LCSW
Court Wing
Joe McKay
(SIS) Hitting A Nerve: Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain
Laura Meyer-Junco, PharmD
Auricular Therapy Workshop Cont.
Pay-to-attend
12:00pm-1:00pm
PDM/CME (Lunch)
1:10pm-2:00pm
(INT) Levarging Non-Invasive Transcutaneous Neuromodulation Devices for Treatment of Pain
David Glick, DC
(SIS) Walking on Spikes or Clouds? DPNP
Ramon Cuevas Trisan, MD
(CPM) Living on the Edge: Pain, Substance Use Disorders, and Suicide:
Martin Cheatle, PhD
2:15pm-2:45pm
Closing Exhibit Hall Reception and Raffle Drawing

AIT | AI and Technology
BHV | Behavioral Pain Management
CPM | Chronic Pain Management
CSS | CME Satellite Symposium

GML | Govt/Medical/Legal
MGR | Headache/Migraine
INTG | Integrative Pain Management
INT | Interventional Pain Management

KEY | Keynote
PCD | Pain and Chemical Dependency
PWK | PAINWeek 101
PPWH | Pelvic Pain/Women's Health

PHM | Pharmacotherapy
PDM | Product Theater
PSD | Psychedelics
SIS | Special Interest Session

For more detailed course information CLICK HERE
75+ hours of CME content will be presented at the conference.
*Attendees can earn up to 21 credits of continuing medical education across multiple therapeutic areas, taught by PAINWeek faculty. Note: this count does not include any CME Satellite Symposia in which one may be able to earn additional credits onsite. Information on these specific courses will be available on the conference website with total credit hours included.*
Pharmacotherapy - up to 19 total credits/hours (Nurses and NPs need 25 Pharma credits to fulfill their recertification requirements)
MATE Act - up to 18 total credits/hours (clinicians need 8 hours to fulfill the DEA requirement. At this time, it is a one-time completion. The DEA has not released an update about an annual renewal as of date.)
Activity Overview
PAINWeek is the premier national conference for dedicated healthcare professionals committed to improving pain relief and patient outcomes. Drawing on 17 years of expertise in medical continuing education, we curate an extensive agenda showcasing the latest research and practical clinical strategies in pain management. Our transformative four-day event offers tailored learning experiences vital for pain management professionals, providing unparalleled access to indispensable information across 75+ multidisciplinary courses. Participation at PAINWeek ensures you gain essential insights and skills crucial for effective pain management in today's healthcare landscape.
Target Audience
This activity is designed for an audience of physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in pain management.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify sources of pain via physical and neurological examinations, laboratory tests, imaging, electrodiagnostic procedures, and appropriate psychological assessments.
  • Select the appropriate methodology to evaluate chronic pain, including physical exam, clinical history, and work-up.
  • Describe and apply comprehensive pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management and treatment options for various conditions that are characterized by acute, episodic, and chronic pain symptoms.
  • Employ safe, effective, and equitable pain management and treatment strategies in clinical practice.
  • Employ safe and appropriate evidence-based pain management strategies in patients with multiple chronic pain conditions to minimize the risk of drug-to-drug interactions (DDIs), polypharmacy effects, and substance use disorders (SUDs).
  • Employ safe and appropriate evidence-based pain management strategies in patients with multiple comorbidities.
  • Recognize implicit biases in clinical practice that may impede the optimal management of pain and patient outcomes.
  • Implement interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance chronic pain care and improve outcomes.
  • Cite current medical/legal issues impacting pain management, including updated CDC guidelines, and the ethics of consensual/nonconsensual opioid tapering.
Criteria for Success
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant's attendance. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claim credit form. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc at [email protected].
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CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and PAINWeek. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 21 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Nurses
Credit being awarded: 21 ANCC contact hours.
Pharmacists
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this continuing education activity for 21 contact hours.
Physician Assistant
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 21 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Nurse Practitioners
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and PAINWeek. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803. This activity is approved for 21 contact hour(s) (which includes 19 hour(s) of pharmacology).
Psychologists
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.
Commercial Support
PAINWeek is supported in part by an education grant from Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

Informa Connect Medical - PAINWeek is a certified National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) PDA Provider. The following courses in the PAINWeek 2024 program that will have NCCAOM certification are as follows:

  • Poking Around: An Introduction and Integration of Acupuncture Into Your Practice (certified for 1.0 NCCAOM credit)
  • FIRE AND ICE: Acupuncture for the Treatment of Women Veterans With Co-Morbid Pain and Menopause (certified for 1.0 NCCAOM credit)
  • Lend an Ear: Auricular Therapy Protocols for Pain Management (certified for 1.0 NCCAOM credit)
  • Auricular Therapy Workshop (certified for 4.0 NCCAOM credits)
Participants can claim partial NCCAOM credit for only those courses they attend. Attendance will be tracked and certificates will be distributed after the conference. Note: NCCAOM certificates will be separate from any CME/CE certificates.

For additional NCCAOM credits, attendees can obtain a CME/CE certificate from the PAINWeek 2024 conference for the courses they attended and present to the NCCAOM National Board for possible recognition of credit. Certificates presented to state boards for recognition will vary state-by-state.

Registration

PAINWeek Registration
August 31
Onsite
Physician
$799
$1299
Allied
$699
$1199
Industry
$1299
$1499
Student
Call to Inquire: 
561-997-0112
PAINWeek Physician Registration
August 31
$799
Onsite
$1299
PAINWeek Allied Registration
August 31
$699
Onsite
$1199
PAINWeek Industry Registration
August 31
$1299
Onsite
$1499
Student Registration
Call to Inquire: 
561-997-0112

Conference Venue

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109, US
Room Rate: $195/night + tax Resort Fee $10.00/day + tax
Expires: August 12, 2024
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