PAINWeekEnd San Diego, scheduled to take place October 13 and 14 at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley Hotel, will feature 12.0 hours of practical instruction on the management of chronic pain.

A focus of the presentations will be education on how to manage chronic pain in light of the opioid abuse public health crisis.

“Now, more than ever, evidence-based behavioral treatment modalities are essential for fostering pain coping skills and providing support as part of optimal interdisciplinary pain management,” says Jennifer Hah, MD, MS, in a media release from Global Education Group, organizer of PAINWeekEnd.

Hah will review the opioid epidemic in her course, “Policies and Practicalities: Focusing on the Patient, Not the Opioid.”

“We’ll discuss current opioid prescribing guidelines with a particular emphasis on indications for opioid tapering,” she says.

“Participants will learn strategies for the medical management of opioid tapering and will be introduced to evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions known to result in improvements in physical and emotional functioning while promoting opioid tapering.”

Hah will also present the course, “Interdisciplinary Management of Pelvic Pain: Bridging the Gap Between Primary Care and Specialty Referral.”

Other courses presented during the weekend will include:

  • “Crisis=Opportunity: Reducing Medication Burden While Managing Chronic Pain”
  • “Update: How the CDC Guidelines Are Impacting Patient Care”
  • “The Psychology Toolbox: Evidence Based Treatments for Pain Management”
  • “Measure for Measure: Prescribing Guidelines, Rules, and Regulations”
  • “The Role of All Practice Providers Involved in Pain Management in the Acute Care Setting”
  • “Falling Down the Rabbit Hole: A Primer for Chronic Pain Management and Substance Abuse Disorders”
  • “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Graded Motor Imagery to Treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome”
  • “Medical Efficacy of Cannabis Therapeutics: Focus on Pain Management”
  • “The Gentle Art of Saying No: How to Establish Appropriate Boundaries With Chronic Pain Patients”
  • “How Central is Central Poststroke Pain?”

For more information and to register, visit PAINWeekEnd. CE/CME Credits will be available for those who qualify.

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