PAINWeek 2019, a national conference on pain for frontline practitioners,  convenes its 13th annual meeting on September 3-7 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The 5-day conference will feature more than 120 hours of educational content across multiple course concentrations: acute, behavioral, integrative, and interventional pain management; chronic pain syndromes; medical/legal issues; neurology; palliative care; and pharmacotherapy, along with master classes, satellite events, and more than 30 Special Interest Sessions.

In addition, the American Headache Society, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and the International Myopain Society will present full-day programs.

PAINWeek is reportedly the largest US conference for frontline pain management practitioners. Its curriculum is geared toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in pain management, a media release from Global Education Group notes.

The full-day Interventional Pain Management Track on September 3 will examine a multidisciplinary pain management approach to help healthcare professionals work together to provide a full range of services and treatments for patients suffering with chronic or acute pain. These minimally invasive techniques are designed to help patients return to their lives with less need for medication.

“PAINWeek is a unique pain conference with diverse curriculum focusing on multimodal pain management,” says Mayank Gupta, MD, CEO-president of the Kansas Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, in the release.

“Courses are designed to provide a perfect blend of many aspects of pain management. Attending PAINWeek is an opportunity to learn and incorporate evidence-based multidisciplinary pain management into your practice,” adds Gupta, who will present the course, “Neuromodulation for Advanced Practice Providers,” during the meeting.

“There are a host of interventional procedures that can help relieve chronic pain. They range from epidural steroid injections, facet joint blocks and radiofrequency denervation, to sacroiliac joint injections, innovative procedures for knee pain, and expanding techniques applied to the spinal cord and spinal nerves such as spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal therapies,” states Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA, associate professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the release continues.

“With the advent of the CDC Guideline, more primary care practitioners and patients are turning to nonopioid therapies for pain,” Christo continues. He will present the course, “Injections, Nerve Blocks, Pumps, and Spinal Cord Stimulation,” during the meeting.

Additional courses and presenters in the Interventional Pain Management track include: “Spinal Stenosis: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment,” presented by Sean Li, MD; “Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Nonresolving Inflammation,” presented by Jay Joshi, MD; and “Interventional Pain Management: Opioid Sparing Technologies,” also presented by Dr Li.

[Source(s): Global Education Group, PRWeb]