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Evaluating and Treating Pain

Updates and Practice Recommendations to Optimize the Assessment and Treatment of Pain

Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic, Myofascial, Cancer, Abdominal, Pelvic, Musculoskeletal, Spinal Pain

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.

In the past year alone, there have been significant changes in how we address pain related to these conditions. This program, Evaluating and Treating Pain, 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. 

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 2019 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

You can find more information here.

Location: Boston, United States

Updates and Practice Recommendations to Optimize the Assessment and Treatment of Pain
Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic, Myofascial, Cancer, Abdominal, Pelvic, Musculoskeletal, Spinal Pain
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.
In the past year alone, there have been significant changes in how we address pain related to these conditions. This program, Evaluating and Treating Pain, 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. 
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 2019 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

You can find more information here.

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