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Conferences

The Loeser Pain conference provides cogent, evidence-based and useful information for primary care providers of all kinds. Chronic pain is a very common complaint, and many providers find treatment challenging with or without opioid prescribing. The lectures will cover many topics, including safer approaches to opioid prescribing, the use of buprenorphine in pain and addiction, the use of complementary medicine in pain, and special topics including abdominal pain, nerve pain, and using technology in pain treatment.

Presentations are given in a lecture format with slides and videos, with question and answer sessions after each block. The syllabus will be available online.

Shoreline Conference Center
Shoreline, WA

Driving and parking directions.




Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  1. Evaluate spinal pain in an efficient and clear manner.
  2. Educate patients about managing pain while staying on schedule.
  3. Develop a sound non-opioid pain treatment plan.
  4. Describe the pharmacology and use of buprenorphine for chronic pain.
  5. Help patients with pain-related disability negotiate the disability system.
  6. Understand the uses of antidepressants in pain treatment.
  7. Apply complementary medicine options to common pain issues.
  8. Evaluate and know when to refer for abdominal pain, pelvic pain, and headache.
  9. Appreciate the regulatory environment around pain care and opioid prescribing and describe best practices for this.

FEES AND REGISTRATION

MD/DO/PhD   $299
Allied Health   $249
Resident/Fellow*     $125

*Resident/Fellow rate requires written confirmation of current resident/fellow status

The fee for this course includes catering, all electronic instruction materials and transcript of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Allow up to fifteen working days to receive your email confirmation of enrollment. If you have not received confirmation prior to your departure for the course, please contact the Continuing Medical Education office at 206.543.1050. Continuing Medical Education will not be responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the course.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION
Per UWCME policy, you are not considered to be registered for the course until full payment has been received. Unpaid orders do not "reserve" spots for conferences or workshops.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by October 13, 2017. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following October 13, 2017. The Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to cancel this course twenty (20) days prior to the course date when a minimum enrollment is not met or for other reasons that prevent the University from holding the course. Each registrant will be notified by telephone followed by written notification and a full refund. The University of Washington is not responsible for any other costs incurred such as non-refundable airline tickets or hotel penalties. Contact CME with questions — call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.

Michelle Accardi-Ravid, PhD
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Jane Ballantyne, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Jared Klein, MD, MPH
Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Daniel L Krashin, MD
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
John D Loeser, MD
Professor Emeritus, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Micah Matthews
Deputy Executive Director, Medical Quality Assurance Commission - Washington State Department of Health - Olympia, WA
Joseph Merrill, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Natalia Murinova, MD, MHA
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Pamela L Pentin, MD, JD, FAAFP
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Suzanne Rapp, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Kristin Riley, MD, FACOG
Acting Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
James Robinson, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Brett Stacey, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
David Tauben, MD
Clinical Professor and Chief, Departments of Medicine and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Heather Tick, MD, MA
Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Jasmine Zia, MD
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology - University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Title Time Faculty Room
Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:15AM - 7:50AM  
Welcome and Introduction 7:50AM - 8:00AM  
Addressing Recurrent Spine Pain in the Primary Care Setting 8:00AM - 8:40AM John D Loeser, MD
 
Non-Opioid Chronic Pain Management 8:40AM - 9:20AM Brett Stacey, MD
 
Question & Answer Session 9:20AM - 9:40AM  
Break 9:40AM - 10:00AM  
Buprenorphine: An Addiction Medicine, A Pain Medicine, or Both? 10:00AM - 10:05AM  
The Pain Perspective 10:05AM - 10:30AM David Tauben, MD
 
Managing Buprenorphine in Primary Care 10:30AM - 10:55AM Pamela L Pentin, MD, JD, FAAFP
 
The Addiction Perspective And Its Relationship to Primary Care 10:55AM - 11:15AM Jared Klein, MD, MPH
 
Question and Answer Session 11:15AM - 11:45AM  
Lunch (provided) 11:45AM - 1:00PM  
Optional Lunch Session: Case Discussion - "Bring Your Cases" 12:00PM - 12:45PM  
Break 12:45PM - 1:00PM  
How to Talk With Primary Care Patients About Pain in 15 Minutes 1:00PM - 1:40PM Joseph Merrill, MD, MPH
 
Opioids in 2017 1:40PM - 2:10PM Jane Ballantyne, MD
 
Understanding the Regulatory System in Washington State 2:10PM - 2:35PM Micah Matthews
 
Break 2:35PM - 3:10PM  
To A Better Understanding of the Disability System 3:10PM - 3:50PM James Robinson, MD, PhD
 
Apps and Online Services for Pain Care 3:50PM - 4:20PM Daniel L Krashin, MD
 
Antidepressants: Solo and In Combinations 4:20PM - 4:50PM Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD
 
Question and Answer Session 4:50PM - 5:10PM  
Adjourn 5:10PM - 5:15PM  

Accreditation with Commendation: The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


TARGET AUDIENCE
For primary care providers (PCPs) working in clinic settings where they manage and work with acute or chronic non-cancer pain patients. Other interested parties may include providers in rehabilitation medicine, occupational medicine, psychiatry, physical therapy, and trainees in all of the above fields.

ONLINE CONFERENCE SYLLABUS
Syllabus materials will be available for download at uwcme.org (for conference registrants only). Materials will be available beginning October 23, 2017, for registrants to print and/or download.

ATTENDANCE POLICY
Course activities are reserved for course attendees. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and this requirement will be strictly enforced. In consideration of other participants and speakers, please do not bring infants/children into conference sessions.

SPECIAL SERVICES
UW CME takes into consideration diverse nutritional preferences and restrictions when planning our complimentary menu. However, those individuals who might find that our menu is not completely aligned to their specific nutritional needs are welcome to bring their own food items.

If you are currently breastfeeding and need a lactation space, please contact the CME office at least ten days in advance at 206-543-1050 or you may email your request to cme@uw.edu.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at:

Disability Services Office
206.543.6450/Voice • 206.543.6452/TTY • 206.685.7264/Fax • e-mail: dso@uw.edu

Continuing Medical Education at the University of Washington is a self-sustaining unit and does not depend on or receive public monies in support of its educational efforts. Fees for this course are estimated to cover the costs of conducting this course. These costs include salaries, registration and credit, handouts, record keeping, faculty planning and evaluation and may include food, beverages, taxes and gratuities to vendors. The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.