PAINWeekEnd Regional Conferences Return After Hugely Successful National Conference

PAINWeekEnd in Los Angeles/Woodland Hills offers CE/CME education to meet the challenges of opioid prescribing regulation.

PAINWeekEnd, on September 28 at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills, 21850 W Oxnard Street in California, will be a timely full-day program providing busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners with 6.0 hours of relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain.

In 2018, the California legislature passed new laws intended to address the crisis of opioid abuse in the state. Among the bills signed are new requirements for standardized and serialized prescription pads; enhancements to pain related CME requirements that mandate instruction in addiction risk; and direction that prescribers of opioid medications provide access to, and education in, the use of naloxone. Additional regulatory measures are scheduled to go into effect. Senior faculty member Jennifer Bolen, JD, is the founder of The Legal Side of Pain in Knoxville, Tennessee. She observed, “As payer policies for treatment continue to evolve, it is important that providers take steps to stay current on the legal and regulatory environment that may affect their practice and their patients. To that end, I look forward to helping PAINWeekEnd attendees understand medical necessity for substance abuse treatment, drug testing, and prescribing controlled medications.” Attorney Bolen will present two courses at PAINWeekEnd: Get Your Specimens in Order: Timely Use of Test Results, and Embrace Changes and Prevent Overdose: A Basic Blueprint for Legal Risk Mitigation and Response.

Other courses to be offered at PAINWeekEnd Woodland Hills include The Role of the Advanced Practice Provider in the Acute Care Setting; Involuntary Tapers: Legal, Ethical, and Clinical Concerns; Cannabis vs Cannabinoids: The Politics of Medical Marijuana; and Episodic Versus Chronic Migraine: An Update on Novel and Emerging Therapeutic Options.

Commercially supported activities—addressing a range of product, disease state, and medical information topics—will also be presented.

For more information about this or other regional conferences, and to register for $129, go to the PAINWeekEnd website. BONUS: PAINWeekEnd registrants may register for the 2020 PAINWeek National Conference, September 8-12, in Las Vegas, for $200 off the regular online published price.

PAINWeekEnd is provided by Global Education Group. About Global Education Group: 
Global Education Group focuses on producing partnership-based CME for healthcare practitioners. The Global team works with a select group of medical education companies, associations, academic institutions and healthcare facilities to develop and accredit live healthcare conferences and workshops as well as online activities. With each partnership or joint providership, Global brings accreditation expertise, project management excellence and grant funding intelligence. Based in Littleton, Colo., Global has accreditation with commendation from the ACCME. Global also holds accreditations to offer continuing education for nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, dentists and psychologists. Global is a division of Ultimate Medical Academy.

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…helping PAINWeekEnd attendees understand medical necessity for substance abuse treatment, drug testing, and prescribing controlled medications.