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Medical Conferences  >  Board Review Courses  >  Evaluating and Treating Pain Course 2020
CME : 52 | Credits : 52

Evaluating and Treating Pain Course 2020

Jun 15 12:00 AM - Jun 19 12:00 AM, 2020   |   Boston, Massachusetts  United States of America
Organized by : Harvard Medical School (HMS)
Specialties : Emergency Medicine   |   Neurology   |   Oncology   |   Orthopedics   |   Psychiatry   |   Family Medicine   |   Anesthesiology   |   Pain Medicine   |   Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation   |   Dentistry   |   Pharmacy and Medicine   |   Pain Management   |   Internal Medicine   |   Psychotherapy
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Evaluating and Treating Pain Course is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS) and will be held from Jun 15 - 19, 2020 at Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Who Should Attend:
Year after year, this renowned CME course is attended by clinicians from across the U.S. and the international community, including:
• Pain Specialists
• Anesthesiologists
• Physiatrists
• Psychiatrists
• Internists
• Family Physicians
• Neurologists
• Palliative Care Physicians
• Oncologists
• Orthopedists
• Emergency Medicine Specialists
• Nurse Practitioners 
• Nurse Anesthetists
• Physician Assistants 
• Dentists
• Psychologists
• Pharmacists
...and other healthcare professionals interested in the practice of alleviating pain.

Accreditation:
Earn up to
• 52.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
• 52.00 credits of Risk Management Study, which includes:
○ 3.00 credits of End-of-Life Care Studies
○ 52.00 credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training

Description:
Updates and Practice Recommendations to Optimize the Assessment and Treatment of Pain -- Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic, Myofascial, Cancer, Abdominal, Pelvic, Musculoskeletal, and Spinal Pain --
In the past year, there have been significant changes in how we address pain related to the above conditions. This Harvard Medical School CME program expediently and effectively ensures you are current with these changes and can incorporate them into practice to better assess pain complaints and develop an optimal course of action to relieve patient suffering. 

Relieving pain is one of the most challenging, yet important responsibilities in the practice of medicine. Whether we are addressing spinal, fibromyalgia, headache, abdominal, neuropathic, musculoskeletal or cancer pain, achieving optimal outcomes requires up-to-date treatment approaches.

A significant amount of research has indicated that many, if not all, types of pain are undertreated. Some data indicate that only 25% of patients treated for pain receive adequate relief. In addition, several studies have shown that various pain-relieving techniques may be used inappropriately, which can result in patient harm.

“Evaluating and Treating Pain” is a live course held each spring in Boston. It provides a comprehensive review and update of the basic science and advances in the field of pain medicine. The faculty consists of specialists in many aspects of pain medicine, including anesthesiology, neurology, psychiatry and psychology, internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation,orthopedic surgery, interventional radiology, and neurosurgery. Participants learn how to diagnose common pain problems and explore various options for treatment of chronic pain, acute pain, and cancer-related pain. Pharmacologic, behavioral, and interventional treatments of pain are discussed.

The evidence-based recommendations provided in this program cover:
• Medications 
• Injection Therapies
• Implantables
• Acupuncture
• Meditation
• Surgery
• Cognitive Therapy
• Interventional Techniques
• Complementary and Alternative Medicine

New Strategies, Guidelines, and Updates
Highlights of the 2020 program include:

• Updates on the evaluation and treatment of pain: spinal, neuropathic, cancer, musculoskeletal, visceral, headache, fibromyalgia
• State-of-the-art approaches to opioids:
○ How to recognize addiction
○ Alternatives to opioids
○ Weaning patients off of opioids
○ Patient selection
○ Dosing
○ Legal guidance for prescribing
• Medical marijuana in clinical practice
• Risk stratification, screening, and addiction psychopharmacology
• Advances in pharmacologic treatments, injection therapies, and implanted devices
• When and how to utilize acupuncture, mind/body interventions, and other complementary and alternative medicine techniques
• Guidance for combining treatment options to assure adequate pain control
• Techniques to improve examination and evaluation of the patient in pain: neurologic, musculoskeletal, psychosocial
• Advances in complementary and alternative approaches to pain medicine
• Interventional techniques for cancer patients
• Measuring outcomes
• Treating back pain: pathophysiology, imaging, interventional techniques, surgical management

Techniques and Best Practices for Managing the Difficult Patient
• Disabled or deceiving? Best practices for disability evaluations
• Resolving difficult encounters with patients
• The best methods to deal with patients when discontinuing opioids

Reasons to Attend:
• Updates on the evaluation and treatment of pain: spinal, neuropathic, cancer, musculoskeletal, visceral, headache, fibromyalgia
• Patient selection, dosing, and legal guidance for prescribing opioids and medical marijuana
• Risk stratification, screening, and addiction psychopharmacology
• Alternatives to opioids
• Advances in pharmacologic treatments, injection therapies, and implanted devices
• Management of difficult patients
• When and how to utilize acupuncture, mind/body interventions, and other complementary and alternative medicine techniques
• Offering 4 interactive skills advancement workshops in meditation for chronic pain, conducting difficult conversations, medicolegal risks of opioid prescription, and botulinum toxin injections

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Determine which patients are optimal to receive pharmacological treatment of pain with opioids and other medications and titrate the doses appropriately
• Determine which patients should receive interventional pain treatments such as injection therapies and implanted devices
• Use a variety of pain-relieving techniques to assure adequate pain control in clinical practice
• Recognize when to use mind/body techniques in practice to help your patients with chronic or debilitating pain
• Apply current guidelines for the management of pediatric pain
• Assess effective ways in which to manage end-of-life pain

Optional: Skills Advancement Workshops:
Monday - Thursday Evenings, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
(Light Refreshments Provided)
• Introducing and Assessing Meditation as an Intervention for Relief of Chronic Pain: Monday evening, June 15
• Botulinum Toxin Injections for the Treatment of Headache and Other Pain: Tuesday evening, June 16
• 2020 Medicolegal Risks of Opioid Prescription: How to Safeguard Yourself and Your Practice: Wednesday evening, June 17
• Conducting Difficult Conversations with Pain Patients: Thursday evening, June 18

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Dr. John Adesioye
Dr. John Adesioye

Pain Management

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Title Start Time End Time Workshop Fee
Introducing and Assessing Meditation as an Intervention for Relief of Chronic Pain Fee 15 Jun 2020 06:00 PM 15 Jun 2020 09:00 PM USD 285.00
Botulinum Toxin Injections for the Treatment of Headache and Other Pain Fee 16 Jun 2020 06:00 PM 16 Jun 2020 09:00 PM USD 345.00
Medicolegal Risks of Opioid Prescription: How to Safeguard Yourself and Your Practice Fee 17 Jun 2020 06:00 PM 17 Jun 2020 09:00 PM USD 245.00
Conducting Difficult Conversations with Pain Patients Fee 18 Jun 2020 06:00 PM 18 Jun 2020 09:00 PM USD 245.00

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