Principles of Pain Management and Palliative Care: Essential Tools for the Clinician is organized by Mayo Clinic and will be held during Mar 05 - 09, 2018 at The Fairmont Orchid, Big Island, Hawaii, United States of America.
The target audience for this medical event is non-pain & non-palliative specialists of all backgrounds, including general internal medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, family medicine, physiatrists, psychiatrists, hospitalists, advanced-practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other medical providers (both physician and non-physician). This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Conference Description :
This multidisciplinary course provides primary and subspecialty clinicians with a solid foundation to apply pain and symptom management skills across a continuum of disease states from relative health through serious illness and end-of-life.
This course targets the integration of pain and palliative services across disciplines and includes topics related to the management of complex chronic pain, cancer pain, mood co-morbidities, addiction and other end-of-life symptomatology.
A didactic format will include the use of an interactive keypad system, case-based presentations and question and answer panel discussions. Pre-course workshops are available for more intensive, interactive learning opportunities.
Learning Objectives are :
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• Identify appropriate patients for chronic opioid therapy versus patients who should be tapered to lower doses, or discontinued.
• Predict patient-related risk factors for opioid-related morbidity and mortality.
• Manage the symptoms of severe medical illness, while employing strategies to minimize side-effects and maximize quality of life measures for patients.