News and updates about PAINWeek 2013.
September 4-7, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
PAINWeek 2013 will be held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, located in Las Vegas, NV.
According to the organizers, some of the goals for "the nation's largest pain conference for front-line clinicians with an interest in pain management” are to:
Planning your meeting
The complete schedule for PAINWeek 2013 is available online, along with a printable PAINWeek 2013 schedule-at-a-glance. First-time attendees can review the PAINWeek Scrapbook for a sampling of experiences from past conferences.
This year’s meeting will offer more than 100 hours of continuing medical education across 21 session tracks, including behavioral pain management, complementary and alternative medicine, diabetes and pain, musculoskeletal pain syndromes, neurology, office-based procedures, pharmacotherapy, physical therapy, emergency medicine, interventional pain management, medical/legal, pain and chemical dependency, pain and palliative care, regional pain syndromes, and sex and gender differences in pain management.
Key sessions along those tracks include:
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Rumor-Based Medicine
Wednesday, September 4, 9:20 AM - 10:20 AM
Speakers: John J. Burke; Joseph P. Furman, JD; Stephen J. Ziegler, PhD, JD
When Does Acute Pain Become Chronic Pain?
Wednesday, September 4, 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Speaker: Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA
Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioids: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care
Thursday, September 5, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speakers: Charles E. Argoff, MD, CPE; Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO; Sandra Meria Keavey, DFAAPA-C (AAPA); Barbara St. Marie, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPN (NPHF)
Bullying in Medicine: Are You the Victim or the Perpetrator?
Thursday, September 5, 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Speaker: Lisa M. McElhaney, BS
"Just Saying No" to Opioids: Not Necessarily Good Medicine
Friday, September 6, 3:50 PM - 4:50 PM
Speaker: Michal E. Schatman, PhD, CPE, DASPE