EAST
August 3 - 5, 2017
Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Orlando, Florida

 

WEST
November 17 - 19, 2017
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, California

Accreditation

Why You Should Attend
As a primary care professional, you treat patients in pain every day. The information presented at this meeting will provide you with an opportunity to enhance your clinical care and acquire additional skills in treating patients who present with pain and pain-related symptoms. This meeting is intended to meet the clinical and educational needs of clinicians in the primary care setting and selected specialties, such as non-pain specialists who recognize the importance and challenges associated with treating patients in pain.

There are no prerequisites for the meeting.

Who Should Attend
The Pain Care for Primary Care meeting is intended for physicians in family practice, internal medicine, neurology, and rheumatology, as well as advanced practice nurses and physician assistants working in pain or primary care.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this meeting, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the competencies and skill sets required to provide quality pain care.
  • Develop strategies for handling common and complex pain care situations.
  • Integrate best practices grounded on evidence-based guidelines and recommendations.
  • Assess changes in the care and outcomes of your patients with pain-related conditions.

Continuing Education
The Pain Care for Primary Care course will offer continuing education (CME/CNE) credit for physicians and nurses. Credit will be awarded for those sessions attended and evaluated. Successful completion requires that participants register for the meeting, attend and participate, and complete an online evaluation. Participants will receive their certificates immediately after they submit their evaluations online.

Family Physicians
This Live activity, Pain Care for Primary Care Course, with a beginning dates of 8/3/2017 and 11/17/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16.5 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Family physicians may receive a maximum of 16.5 contact hours for completing this program.

Physician
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Pain Society and the Global Academy for Medical Education. The American Pain Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Pain Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 16.5 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurses
This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses for approval to award contact hours. The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses may receive a maximum of 16.5 contact hours for completing this program.

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