The practice of Pain Medicine is undergoing tremendous changes as a result of therapeutic advances and healthcare reform. This Symposium will promote a better understanding of the pathophysiology of acute and chronic pain, examine the current opioid crisis, enhance knowledge regarding various chronic neuropathic pain conditions, explore the impact of healthcare reform on pain medicine practice and critically review novel state-of-the-art interventional and non-interventional techniques in diagnosis and management of chronic pain, cancer pain, back pain, pharmacology and pain in the elderly. An internationally renowned faculty will provide insightful assessment and clinical practice evaluation of the topics. Each year the symposium`s attendees look forward to the Saturday evening reception, which promises to be a fantastic social gathering for attendees and faculty.
In addition to the didactic program, attendees have opportunities to participate in a variety of educational activities. Each day begins with informal discussions with faculty during the continental breakfasts and a new program that will provide experience with Reiki and meditation using guided imagery. On Sunday through Tuesday, there are early evening problem-based learning discussions. A special group of educational sessions specifically developed for ARNPs and PAs working in pain practices will take place for the second time during this year’s meeting.
Exclusive for practicing physicians and pain medicine fellows in training are unique workshops, offered multiple times throughout the week. They include optional afternoon cadaver workshops on various novel interventional pain management techniques. On Saturday and Sunday the organisers offer live ultrasound-guided workshops covering upper and lower extremity blocks, truncal procedures and relevant pain procedures.
23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ – maximum