Advances in Pain Management 2019


Program Overview

Course Description:
This course is appropriately designed to provide primary care providers, specialists from different clinical areas including pain medicine, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists with a thorough, practical, and readily applied treatment update on various types of pain ranging from acute to chronic. Topics cover a broad range of conditions including chronic low back pain, migraine, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia and centralized pain syndromes, cancer-related pain, osteoarthritis and other current issues in pain management such as risk management related to opioids. The goal is to give participants the information they need to increase their knowledge base, further improve their skills and enhance pain patient care in the clinical setting.
Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess acute and chronic pain syndromes such as osteoarthritis, chronic low back pain, migraine, and neuropathic pain due to diabetic neuropathy or post herpetic neuralgia using the latest evidence from observational and epidemiological studies
  • Determine the role of novel analgesics including anti-CGRP antibody therapy, anti-NGF antibody therapy, buprenorphine products, cannabinoids, NMDA modulators, and intra-articular treatments

  • Recognize best practices for the use of neuromodulation technology to treat chronic neuropathic pain of the trunk and lower extremities

  • Identify and optimize patient selection criteria for treatments and patient safety protocols to mitigate the risks of analgesic therapy including opioids

  • Recognize clinical features of opioid use disorder and develop treatment plans for substance use disorder associated with analgesic treatment

  • Characterize the  abuse deterrent properties of different opioid analgesic formulations and choose among different therapeutic options in this class of medication

  • Facilitate the use of pain psychology interventions in the treatment of chronic pain

Conference Details

  • When

  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • Saunders Research Building
    265 Crittenden Blvd
    Rochester, New York 14642

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