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Live Education for the Main Street Practitioner

Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner

Pain is the primary reason Americans seek healthcare. An aging population and radical expansion in health insurance coverage will converge to keep pain at the forefront of patient presentations. And the rapidly evolving regulatory environment in medication risk management has new and complex implications for patients and practitioners alike.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of frontline clinicians: physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists involved in the treatment of patients with pain.

Who Should Attend

The PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference Series brings certified medical education to healthcare professionals in all disciplines with an interest in pain management.

Reasons to Attend

  • The PAINWeekEnd agenda is purposely constructed for the busy clinician, delivering a full day of relevant, practical information, together with the opportunity for interaction and exchange with faculty and fellow attendees.
  • Whether you're in a hospital or office-based practice, chronic pain patients are everywhere—and YOU are absorbing the burden of their care.
  • PAINWeekEnd has been created to streamline the clutter of information on assessment, evolving guidelines, risk management, changing reimbursement scenarios, and administrative and criminal cases against healthcare professionals.
  • PAINWeekEnd conferences are scheduled in convenient locations across the country.
  • PAINWeekEnd conference attendees can earn 6.0 to 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

SPONSORED PROGRAMS

To accompany and enrich your experience at the PAINWeekEnd conference, be sure to attend one or more of the sponsored programs, which are scheduled during breakfast, lunch, and afternoon time slots.

 


COVID-19 INFORMATION

Our main priority for live events is the safety and well-being of our staff and conference attendees. We will abide by the following CDC recommendations: “Although many states are lifting mask mandates, the CDC has continued to stress the importance of wearing face coverings in public. New research from the organization links state-issued mask mandates to reduced transmission. In addition, another recent study showed that well-fitted masks can decrease exposure rates by about 95 percent." All PAINWeekEnd staff and attendees must wear masks during this event. The only exception will be during meal programs.

Please check on each event page for specific Covid protocols.


Nonclinicians, Medical Office Support Staff, and Industry

In order to maintain the clinical nature of the conference, nonclinicians—including, but not limited to, office managers, billing specialists, receptionists, and administrative staff; guests, spouses, friends, and/or family members—may not attend PAINWeekEnd.

Registration Fees

$129 for 6 hours of CE/CME credit for 1-day meetings.
$199 for 12 hours of CE/CME credit for 2-day meetings.


FAQ

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of frontline clinicians: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists involved in managing acute and chronic pain.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Whether you're in a hospital or office-based practice, chronic pain patients are everywhere—and YOU are absorbing the burden of their care.

A report by the National Institutes of Health outlines positive steps that practitioners can take in response to the burgeoning problem of prescription medication abuse and to provide more effective pain management care to their patients. Key among these is access to pain education, and by participating in a PAINWeekEnd Conference, you'll improve your skills in medication risk evaluation and mitigation, in pain assessment and diagnosis, and in the delivery of individualized multimodal treatment.

The PAINWeekEnd agenda is purposely constructed for the busy clinician, delivering a full day of relevant, practical information, together with the opportunity for interaction and exchange with faculty and fellow attendees.

Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner has been created to streamline the clutter of information on assessment, evolving guidelines, risk management, and changing reimbursement scenarios. Join us for a day of clinical and practice management CE/CME designed expressly for frontline clinicians. Participants can receive 6.0-12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as they expand their capabilities in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of chronic pain conditions.

Physician Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

* This CE/CME activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0-12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 6-12 contact hour(s) (which includes TBD hour(s) of pharmacology).

Nursing Credit Designation

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA.

This educational activity for 6.0-12.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6-12 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Pharmacy Credit Designation

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 6.0-12.0 contact hours (0.6-1.2 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. This is a knowledge-based activity.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must attend the courses. Web link to credit application and evaluation form will be emailed to participants the following week. Once completed, participants will be able to immediately download/print their certificates. Pharmacy learners will have their credits uploaded directly to NABP. Forms for the REMS course will be available onsite and should be returned to staff at the conclusion of the activity.

Americans With Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Patrick Kelly prior to the live event at (973) 415-5109.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at (303) 395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global.  All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. 

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN—Nothing to disclose
Kristin Delisi, NP—Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk—Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky—Nothing to disclose

Benefits of Attending Sponsored Programs

You will get valuable information from key industry experts on topics of interest in pain management. Sponsored programs are either certified for CE/CME or PDM* (Product theatre, Disease Awareness, Medical Information) programs.

*PDM programs are not certified for credit. You will not receive CE/CME credit for attending PDM programs.

Disclaimer

Information provided in a PDM program has not involved any verification of the findings, conclusions, and opinions by PAINWeekEnd. Opinions expressed by speakers do not necessarily reflect those of PAINWeekEnd. No responsibility is assumed by PAINWeekEnd for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence, or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instruction, or ideas contained in the material herein. Because of the rapid advances in the medical sciences, PAINWeekEnd recommends that independent verification of diagnoses and medication dosages should be made by each healthcare professional.

Millions of Americans suffer from persistent chronic pain. But the escalating crisis of prescription medication abuse and diversion has affected every aspect of pain management practice. Many clinicians also admit that their training and education did not prepare them well for pain management. We believe that primary care clinicians are on the frontline of this major public health issue, and are the ones expected to reduce the burden of suffering and provide a better quality of life for chronic pain patients.

To receive credit, you must complete the online course evaluation form that will be emailed to you 3 to 5 days after the conference. After you complete the evaluation, your CME certificate will be available for download. Please note, you'll want to ensure you've clicked the check box in front of each session you attended so that you receive the correct number of credits.

Click here to view your state's CME/CE requirements

CE Disclaimer:

While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and completeness, no guarantee is given nor responsibility taken for errors or omissions. Laws and requirements change so we encourage all clinicians to verify information with appropriate state licensing boards. PAINWeekEnd makes no claim that sessions meet any specific requirements. Clinicians should verify all information regarding licensure requirements with their state licensing board(s) to ensure that PAINWeekEnd or any other CME activity is approved for state required CME credit fulfillment.

PAINWeekEnd courses are certified for physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nursing, and pharmacy credits.

Pharmacy learners will not receive a credit certificate. However, it is still critical that you complete your online evaluation within 30 days of receiving it. Credit will then be uploaded to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) CPE Monitor Service. During registration, please remember to provide your NABP eProfile ID number and date of birth.

Many PAINWeekEnd courses do offer pharmacology credit hours. To view available credit on our website, select the city, scroll to the daily agenda, then click on the course name.

During the online registration process you will have the option of indicating a vegetarian meal option. Please note that if you are registering less than 72 hours prior to a conference, we may be unable to provide this option.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide other alternative meal options. If you have any allergies, please inform the banquet staff immediately.

You will get valuable information from key industry experts on topics of interest in pain management. Sponsored programs are either certified for CE/CME or PDM* (Product theatre, Disease Awareness, Medical Information) programs.

*PDM programs are not certified for credit. You will not receive CE/CME credit for attending PDM programs.

Disclaimer

Information provided in a PDM program has not involved any verification of the findings, conclusions, and opinions by PAINWeekEnd. Opinions expressed by speakers do not necessarily reflect those of PAINWeekEnd. No responsibility is assumed by PAINWeekEnd for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence, or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instruction, or ideas contained in the material herein. Because of the rapid advances in the medical sciences, PAINWeekEnd recommends that independent verification of diagnoses and medication dosages should be made by each healthcare professional.

No, you will not receive CME/CE credit for attending a PDM program. You may still be requested to complete an evaluation form, but you will not receive a credit certificate. If you are unsure whether a course is certified for credit, please refer to the program book or ask an onsite staff member.

As a registered PAINWeekEnd conference attendee, you are automatically preregistered for all PDM programs. You will be asked to scan your badge as you enter the program. Please note that nonhealthcare providers are generally not allowed admittance to these promotional programs.

Many PAINWeekEnd courses do offer pharmacology credit hours. To view available credit on our website, select the city, scroll to the daily agenda, then click on the course name.

In order to receive credit, attendees must complete the online evaluation. A link was emailed to you following the conference, but depending on your email server it may have gone into junk, spam, or clutter folders. Gmail users, please check your promotions folder on a desktop computer. If you are still unable to locate this email, please contact us at info@painweek.org.

While we encourage you to attend the entire PAINWeekEnd conference to get the most out of the program, we do understand there might be scheduling conflicts. Participants will receive credit for all courses that they fully attended. For example, if you were only able to attend 4 out of the 6 courses, you will receive 4 credit hours.

Please note, we are unable to offer partial credit for attending a course. For example, if you were only able to attend 30 minutes of a 1-hour course, you will not be able to claim 0.5 credit hours.

Since most attendees do not need a hotel room, we do not have the leverage to negotiate for a discount rate. Please contact the hotels directly. (Since we have a small block of rooms for our speakers and staff, it is important you do not ask for rooms in the PAINWeek block; just make a normal reservation.) You will find the conference venue at the top of the agenda on our website.

Bring an open mind ready to learn! We also recommend bringing a sweater or light coat as there are temperature fluctuations in the meeting space during the day. You are welcome to bring laptops and tablets. Please note, however, that we are unable to provide WiFi internet. Electrical outlets are also not readily available so be sure to remember to charge up your devices or bring extra batteries. Pens and notepads will be provided.

Due to the professional nature of the conference, friends and family members who are not medical professionals will not be permitted to attend. If your friend or family member is a medical professional, please have them register prior to the conference.

Yes, we are continually adding cities nationwide. If you would like to suggest a city for a PAINWeekEnd conference, please let us know at info@painweek.org. We welcome all of your suggestions and input.

The PAINWeek National Conference held each September in Las Vegas offers 100+ hours of cutting-edge pain management education. Following each PAINWeekEnd, all participants will be emailed a discount code for the national conference.

We also encourage you to visit our website for breaking newsarticlesinterviews with thought leaderspodcasts, and more. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and watch us on YouTube.

You may also wish to subscribe to our quarterly PAINWeek Journal. Receive your free issues by mail by signing up here.

We do offer CME/CE online activities! The PAINWeek Premiere webinars offer 2 credit hours. Click here for webinar dates. 

We do not validate parking. Most locations charge $10-$20 a day for parking. You will receive a confirmation email with more details about parking a few days prior to the conference.

Please contact Patrick Kelly, (973) 415-5109, at least 24 hours prior to the live event. Event staff will be glad to assist you.

PAINWeekEnd conferences are purposely designed to be smaller in scale compared to our national conference, and we are limited by the number of exhibit tables available. If you represent a medical practice, local health society, or professional organization and are interested in exhibiting, please contact us at exhibits@painweek.org.

PAINWeekEnd events are promoted to frontline practitioners in each geographical area.

In addition to our practitioner lists, we can utilize your target list and promote specifically to your highest value targets, helping to drive their attendance at your program being presented at PAINWeekEnd regional conferences. 

Click here to view Sponsorship Opportunities.

For PDM opportunities, please contact Redza Dempster
Email: rd@painweek.org
Phone: (973) 415-5110

We are always looking for engaging new speakers. Typically, most PAINWeekEnd speakers are recruited from our PAINWeek National Conference. To be considered, please email info@painweek.org with your full name, degree(s), profession, current employer or current educational affiliation, suggested course title, a 200 word or less course description, and 3 to 5 learning objectives. Please also attach a curriculum vitae (CV) and include names of other conferences at which you've spoken.

Please note that most speaking opportunities for the current year have already been assigned so the next available slot might not be until the following year.

Cancellations received online or in writing 14 or more days before the start of the meeting will be refunded, less a $50 service charge per attendee. No refund will be made less than 14 days prior to the start of the meeting. You may transfer your PAINWeekEnd registration to a colleague, a different PAINWeekEnd, or a future meeting until 7 days prior to the start of the meeting with the payment of a $50 service charge.

PAINWeekEnd understands that extreme weather conditions, employment issues, and family and personal issues arise that may prevent you from attending PAINWeekEnd. In these cases, please contact us prior to start of the conference for refund consideration. We regret we cannot accommodate any requests for refunds after the conference has started. We encourage you to procure travel insurance to cover any travel costs incurred in the event that you need to cancel attendance.

Accreditation

Global Education Group

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.