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PAINWeek, the largest US pain conference for frontline practitioners, convenes its 13th annual meeting on September 3-7 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The 5-day conference presents a diverse curriculum of 120+ hours across multiple course concentrations: acute, behavioral, and interventional pain management; chronic pain syndromes; medical/legal issues; neurology; palliative care; and pharmacotherapy, along with over 30 Special Interest Sessions. Full-day programs will be presented by the American Headache Society, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and the International Myopain Society. The expansive curriculum is geared toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in pain management. PAINWeek is provided by Global Education Group.

PAINWeek, the largest US pain conference for frontline practitioners, convenes its 13th annual meeting on September 3-7 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The 5-day conference presents a diverse curriculum of 120+ hours across multiple course concentrations: acute, behavioral, and interventional pain management; chronic pain syndromes; medical/legal issues; neurology; palliative care; and pharmacotherapy, along with over 30 Special Interest Sessions. Full-day programs will be presented by the American Headache Society, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and the International Myopain Society. The expansive curriculum is geared toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in pain management. PAINWeek is provided by Global Education Group.
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PAINWeek, the largest US pain conference for frontline practitioners, convenes its 13th annual meeting on September 3-7 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The 5-day conference presents a diverse curriculum of 120+ hours across multiple course concentrations: acute, behavioral, and interventional pain management; chronic pain syndromes; medical/legal issues; neurology; palliative care; and pharmacotherapy, along with over 30 Special Interest Sessions. Full-day programs will be presented by the American Headache Society, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and the International Myopain Society. The expansive curriculum is geared toward physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in pain management. PAINWeek is provided by Global Education Group.

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Episodes

How to Live in Your Discomfort Zone Without Opioids

8/27/2019
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Pain Management Strategies for the Geriatric Population This session will examine pain relief options for the elderly population, focusing mainly on the use of spinal orthoses as a way to reduce or eliminate the use of opioids in the elderly. Statistics have shown, in no uncertain terms, the aging of the American population. With this increase in the elderly population comes a substantial rise in the number of patients living in pain due to various spinal afflictions, from fractures to...

Duration:00:42:54

The Treatment of Neuropathies and Neuropathic Pain

8/27/2019
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Clinical Applications of Electronic Signal Treatment and the Combined Electrochemical Treatment: A New Method Combined electrochemical treatment (CET) uses local anesthetics and with electronic signal treatment (EST) to mitigate/eliminate pain, allodynia, numbness, and other symptoms of neuropathic and chronic pain. Its physiological actions are understood using the principles of physics, not pharmacology. CET treats all causes of peripheral neuropathy and patients experience reduction of...

Duration:00:51:09

Assessing and Managing Comorbidities in Chronic Pain Patients

8/27/2019
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Bridges to Babylon Individuals who suffer from chronic pain often present with significant medical and psychiatric comorbidities that can exacerbate the pain experience and contribute to a further erosion of quality of life and disability. In this current climate of reducing the reliance on opioids or opioid sparing it is essential that clinicians effectively and efficiently identify and manage these comorbidities. This presentation will provide an overview of the prevalence of common...

Duration:00:47:37

The Problem of Prolonged Withdrawal Syndrome (PWS)

8/27/2019
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Benzodiazepines and "Z" Drugs for Pain Patients Benzodiazepines and ‘Z’ drugs are frequently coprescribed to pain patients. They were developed for legitimate medical needs, but unbridled success and application has led to serious problems, some of which are known. The potential extreme duration of the withdrawal syndrome, however, is virtually unknown by providers and regulators. Patients suffer, not knowing the symptoms have a cause and not having medical professionals to turn to for help....

Duration:01:02:47

IV Naloxone Infusion: A Hidden Gem

8/27/2019
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Despite the current opioid crisis, opioids remain the mainstay of analgesic therapy. They are associated with a multitude of side effects, including respiratory depression, pruritus, nausea, vomiting, urinary retention, ileus, and constipation. Beyond certain doses and duration of intake that vary from patient to patient, opioids can also induce a state of paradoxical hyperalgesia. Among these side effects, opioid induced ileus, urinary retention, and opioid induced hyperalgesia contribute...

Duration:00:46:03

The Right Drug, the Right Patient, the Right Time

8/27/2019
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The content of this presentation will encourage audience participation. The “rights” section—drug, patient, time—will enable participants to reflect on medical malpractice cases where these rights were initiated in less than adequate outcomes and fell below the standard of care. Additionally, attendees will come to understand the pharmacokinetic challenges often reflected in the treatment of the geriatric patient, and there will be discussion of the various opioid metabolism routes of...

Duration:01:16:43

Focusing on the Patient, Not the Opioid

8/27/2019
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Policies and Practicalities The current opioid epidemic has resulted in numerous professional and society guidelines focused on safe opioid prescribing. In addition, policymakers have focused on state legislation to limit the duration of opioid prescribing for acute pain. As a result of the increased scrutiny, prescribers have shifted their focus to limiting opioid prescribing for patients with chronic noncancer pain. Now, more than ever, evidence based behavioral treatment modalities are...

Duration:00:52:01

Solutions to Counterfeit Medicines

8/27/2019
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Counterfeit medicine and counterfeit medical services pose a clear and present danger to our society. While we have all heard of the opioid epidemic, many of us are not aware that a great deal of the morbidity and mortality within the opioid epidemic is caused by legal and illegal counterfeit medicine and counterfeit pain providers. According to the World Health Organization, global sales of counterfeit products in the pharmaceutical industry alone accounted for $431 billion in 2012....

Duration:01:02:54

Pain Clinical Trials

8/27/2019
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There are studies that must be performed in order to determine their clinical relevance. The process extends from bench top to bedside and incudes various special populations like pediatrics and geriatrics. This course addresses various elements related to the study of analgesics. Novel improved preclinical animal models in analgesic studies will be examined. The unique issues of unusually high placebo and nocebo effects in analgesic, which can lead to confusing results, will be discussed...

Duration:01:41:52

Facilitating Treatment Adherence in Pain Medicine

8/27/2019
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Do As I Say! Surveys of healthcare providers indicate that one of the most distressing features of clinical practice is that of patient nonadherence. Its incidence in pain medicine is concerning: over 50% of patients with chronic noncancer pain are nonadherent with their prescribed exercise treatment and up to 62% of patients with chronic noncancer pain are nonadherent to psychopharmacological treatment. Nonadherence is a critical issue, not only because it undermines treatment...

Duration:00:51:16

Pain, Drugs, and Ethics

8/27/2019
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Pain remains one of the most common reasons that people seek medical attention in the United States. When pain was designated as the fifth vital sign, people were given the right to have their pain assessed and effectively treated by their healthcare professionals. A number of ethical dilemmas have surfaced since, including the increased prescribing of opioid medications for patients with chronic pain, in the face of also increasing rates of abuse, misuse, and addiction related to these...

Duration:00:51:01

The Impact of the CDC Guidelines on Practitioners and Patients

8/27/2019
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Year of the Locusts The CDC guidelines have caused controversy and spurred heated discussion. Produced with a paucity of evidence based medicine, they were never evaluated and iterated in the manner of more appropriate guidelines. In this course, we will examine the guidelines and their effect on practitioners—primary care physicians, pain specialists, etc—and chronic pain noncancer patients as well as some chronic cancer patients. Many functioning patients have had their opioid dosages...

Duration:01:07:07

From Here to Infirmity

8/27/2019
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The reality of chronic pain can be sobering and depressing. The term “empathy” in the context of medical care may sometimes be confusing and misunderstood. This often results in the conveyance of sympathy—the “I’m sorry approach”—to patients suffering from chronic pain, which does not achieve the same goals as providing a compassionate, meaningful, and empathic relationship. Empathy is often defined as the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from their frame of...

Duration:00:48:19

Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

8/27/2019
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Pain represents a foremost feature of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS). Symptoms include ipsilateral upper extremity pain, sensory loss, shoulder and neck discomfort, arm paresis or edema, headache, and even sympathetic nervous system impairment. This presentation will cover an evidence based review of the classification, etiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic measures, and surgical treatment of NTOS with a focus on nonoperative therapies such as physical modalities,...

Duration:00:43:21

Tapping Into Temperament and Pain With Music Psychotherapy

8/27/2019
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Hello Darkness My Old Friend A myriad of medical conditions are accompanied by depression. Somatic pain is frequent in major depression and is found in 50% to 90% of depressed patients. Assessing pain accurately and, most particularly, knowing the trauma history and acknowledging its impact on functionality, may provide key information on how to most effectively treat pain associated with depression. The criteria for major depression is inclusive of symptoms that can be directly impacted by...

Duration:00:27:38

Unstable Core or Unstable Theories?

8/27/2019
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Steadying Our Understanding with the Evidence Low back pain is one of the most prevalent, costly, and complex issues we face in rehab and medicine as a whole. It has been proposed that a large portion of back pain cases are due to core weakness or, as it’s commonly referred to, instability. This idea originated from the work of Paul Hodges and Peter O’Sullivan in the early 1990s. The idea caught like wild fire, infiltrating university level classes, continuing professional education courses,...

Duration:00:41:34

Acute Pain Management for Patients on Buprenorphine

8/27/2019
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To Dream the Impossible Dream With our current climate of opioid overuse and increasing opioid related deaths, alternatives to pure mu opioids are necessary. Buprenorphine, an important weapon in the arsenal for management of substance use disorder, is now rising in popularity as an opioid option for chronic pain. Evidence has demonstrated efficacy for various chronic pain conditions with less risk of adverse effects, such as the development of tolerance and respiratory depression. With...

Duration:00:41:49

The Trifecta: Support for Chronic Pain Management

8/27/2019
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Central Sensitization, Opioid Tapering, and Educational Support Chronic pain involves a complex process, with an underlying pathophysiology that is now understood to involve a sensitized state. Understanding the etiology is essential to selecting appropriate treatment modalities. It is also essential to educate patients in a way that can be understood and incorporated into their lives and treatment plans. In this session, cases will be used to highlight clinical decision making and pain...

Duration:00:48:20

Are Bootleg Fentanyls the New Pill Mills?

8/27/2019
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The number of deaths from prescription opioids from 2014 to 2016 were essentially unchanged, but deaths from illicit fentanyl derivatives over the same time period increased by almost 650%. Between 2010 and 2015, we know that by county, prescribed morphine daily dose equivalents (MEDD) per capita decreased by about 50% and remained stable in about 30%. We also know that during the same time span, overall opioid prescribing rates by county decreased about 50% and remained stable at 34%....

Duration:00:59:07

Spasms vs Spasticity: Causes and Treatments

8/27/2019
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In professional practice, numerous medications are disguised as “muscle relaxants”; however, just how many actually are true relaxants of peripheral muscle? In this discussion on the overall classes of muscle relaxants, we will endeavor to evaluate these medications based on respective mechanisms of action and truly decipher just what type of medications the stereotypical “muscle relaxants” actually are. We will also aim to improve patient care by providing a strategic thought process into...

Duration:00:46:06