Information about PAINWeek 2013

News and updates about PAINWeek 2013.

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:

  • Describe protocols for acute and chronic pain assessment
  • Interpret basic diagnostic procedures used to identify pain disorders
  • Identify the specific pain pathways acted upon by certain pharmacotherapies
  • Cite current medical/legal issues impacting pain management practices
  • Assess strategies for treating pain and chemical dependency
  • Recognize a patient-centered approach to chronic pain management

Planning your meeting

Visit the main PAINWeek 2013 website to access the latest news and updates about the conference.

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