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Meeting Highlights from PAINWeek 2015

Meeting Information

September 8-12, 2015
Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas, NV

PAINWeek 2015 was held September 8-12 in Las Vegas. The main theme of the meeting was pain assessment and diagnosis, with an emphasis on medication risk evaluation and mitigation. Collaboration and providing individualized treatment for patients was cited as key to achieving improved pain management. To follow are some of the highlights from the meeting.

From this Meeting:

The prospect of using objective biomarkers to assess chronic pain may not be so far off, but many questions still remain. Learn more about how exercise helps improved these pain indicators.
New lidocaine patch is lighter, thinner, and may provide an effective therapy for postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).
The latest results of the ongoing OPERA study show promising data for the use of topical analgesics for chronic pain care.
A St. Louis-based chronic pain program has found success in relieving patients’ pain interference.
Screening and treating PTSD patients for underlying fibromyalgia can help boost psychiatric treatments and improve outcomes.
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