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SOURCE Aventine Co.
MONTCLAIR, N.J., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 116 million people in pain. There are 4,000 pain specialists. That's 29,000 patients per pain specialist. There are simply not enough pain specialists to go around.
What can frontline practitioners do to meet the challenges of this growing public health issue? Attend PAINWeekEnd Santa Clara!
The 2014 PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference convenes on Saturday, June 7, in the Bay Area at the Santa Clara Marriott hotel. Now in its 4th year, PAINWeekEnd Regional Conferences offer a concentrated day of continuing education in pain management designed expressly for frontline practitioners.
In January, California's Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) was substantially enhanced with additional funding and a mandate that both prescribers and pharmacists must register with, and help fund, the system. The state is clearly taking new steps to combat pain medication abuse and misuse, and PAINWeekEnd Santa Clara is an excellent opportunity for prescribing clinicians to augment their skills in pain medicine.
Currently, the state of California requires 12 hours of CME in pain management and palliative care as a component of the 50 hours of CME required of physicians during each biennial review cycle. PAINWeekEnd attendees can receive 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as they enhance their capabilities in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of chronic pain conditions. Course topics include rational polypharmacy; effective management of postsurgical pain; diabetes and gastrointestinal pain; diagnosis and management of centralized pain; and the role of topical and transdermal analgesics in pain therapy.
Commenting on the PAINWeekEnd series, Debra Weiner, Aventine Managing Partner and Director of Program Development, noted, "The dual public health crises of inadequate pain management and the challenges of balancing access to medication with responsible prescribing continue to be felt by primary care practices and their patients. The imbalance between the number of patients with pain and the number of available pain specialists is familiar to us all, and these PAINWeekEnd Conferences are a cost- and time-effective way for primary care clinicians to augment their skills in this critical arena."
PAINWeekEnd Santa Clara will be held on Saturday, June 7, at the Santa Clara Marriott on 2700 Mission College Blvd.
The PAINWeekEnd curriculum will be presented by a multidisciplinary faculty and is intended for frontline clinicians including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists. In addition, there will be commercially supported activities, both certified and noncertified, addressing a range of product, disease state, and medical information topics.
The online registration fee for PAINWeekEnd Conferences is $99.
PAINWeekEnd registrants are further offered the opportunity to register for the PAINWeek National Conference, September 2-6, in Las Vegas for $99 off the current online published price. Groups of 5 or more PAINWeekEnd registrants also receive one FREE registration to the PAINWeek National Conference.
To learn more about this or any other upcoming PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference (in Tarrytown and Chicago), review the complete Santa Clara agenda, and register online (at a savings of $25 over the onsite registration fee), visit http://www.painweekend.org.
PAINWeekEnd is sponsored by Global Education Group and produced by Aventine Co., developers of PAINWeek®-the largest US conference on pain management.
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