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Meeting Highlights from PAINWeek 2019

Meeting Information

September 3-7, 2019
Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV

PAINWeek 2019 offered a multidisciplinary faculty and diverse curriculum in the following course concentrations: behavioral, functional, integrative, and interventional pain management, health coaching, medical/legal issues, neurology, pain and chemical dependency, physical therapy, palliative care, pharmacotherapy, and wound care. Conference website

There were also full-day programs and tracks presented by the American Pain Society, the American Society of Pain Educators, and the International Pelvic Pain Society.

Thanks to those who joined PPM at Booth #704 to get a copy of the latest issue and meet the team - 10 of our Editorial Board Advisors were on site and presenting.


From this Meeting:

Historically, hemp (0.3% THC or less) has been lumped in with marijuana and, until December 2018, was illegal at the federal level. Here is where the Cannabis sativa plant stands.
Fibromyalgia is no longer a specifically defined disorder - it presents on a continuum. This, and more updates clinicians need to be aware of when assessing and treating patients, including advice from Dr. Gary W. Jay on prescribing.
HCPs can provide patients in chronic pain with simple self-management tips and behavioral changes they can apply at home. Tips from Laura Meyer-Junco, PharmD
When it comes to chronic pain and function, patients and physicians agree on most but not all measures of osteoarthritis, according to a recent Eli Lilly and Pfizer study.
Dr. Gourlay and Ms. Bolen address a series of questions at the top of clinicians’ minds regarding patients' use of cannabis for pain and pain-related symptoms.
Dr. Georgine Lamvu of the VA shares the range of symptoms - and staggering prevalence and lifespan - that menopause can have on women, from painful atrophy to sexual dysfunction. Plus, how to properly manage genitourinary syndrome of menopause and related disorders.
From nutrition management to opioid-sparing techniques, advanced practice providers such as PAs, NPs, and CRNAs are quickly leading the way in pain management strategy.
Ravi Prasad, PhD, on why motivational interviewing is finding a place in pain management and how it can be worked into primary care visits.
Most providers have a handle on what to keep on file when it comes to patient charts. Here are a few more points to consider to ensure your record-keeping is up to par. A Q&A with Michael C. Barnes, JD
A Q&A after PAINWeek 2019, with PPM Board Member Srinivas Nalamachu, MD, of the Mid America PolyClinic, Kansas
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