The PAINWeek 2020 pain management conference will be presented as a live virtual event, September 11-13, due to the need for social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The online event will feature a virtual exhibit hall and scientific poster session. It will also include a curriculum of 75 CE/CME hours presented by current and emerging thought leaders. An additional 45 hours of certified content will be provided as an enduring, on demand activity for a total of 120 hours.

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“While the last several months have been challenging, they have also provided an opportunity to expand the availability of continuing medical education in pain management,” says Debra Weiner, Executive Vice President, Program Development, in a media release from PAINWeek.

“The need for pain education is not on hiatus. Patients need us now more than ever to help them negotiate pain and suffering. This year, the virtual PAINWeek will help attendees familiarize themselves with what the largest multidisciplinary pain conference in the country has to offer—in September and for the rest of the year.”

— senior faculty member Kevin Zacharoff, MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP

Zacharoff is Clinical Instructor and Course Director, Pain and Addiction, at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. He will present two courses: “Who Will Love this Child? Advocating for Chronic Pain Patients”; and “Triple Threat or Epiphany? The Need for a Biopsychosocial Approach to Pain Management.”

The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) will also be presenting at PAINWeek 2020, the release continues.

“This is the 5th consecutive year of PAINWeek and IPPS collaborating in educating healthcare providers about the complexities surrounding chronic pelvic pain (CPP) conditions in women. For the IPPS, it is a privilege to be able to support a program discussing up-to-date topics, bringing awareness and providing helpful clinical tools to assess and treat CPP patients. This year we will discuss trauma informed care approaches and common chronic overlapping pain conditions associated with CPP such as endometriosis, myofascial pain disorders, and bladder pain syndrome.”

— Jorge F. Carrillo, MD, a Director on the Board of the IPPS, who will present “The Evil Quintuplets: Endometriosis and Other Chronic Pelvic Pain Etiologies” during PAINWeek

Other IPPS courses include “The First Encounter: A Trauma Informed Care Application”; “Where East Meets West: Using an Integrative Approach to Treating Overlapping Pelvic Pain Disorders”; and “Twisted Sister: Musculoskeletal Causes of Chronic Pelvic Pain.”

For more information and to register, visit PAINWeek.

[Source(s): PAINWeek, PRWeb]