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Conferences

The John D. 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 this year will address many aspects of pain care, including the complexities of chronic opioid use and weaning from opioids, followed by a panel discussion on this topic. There will also be didactics on related topics including neuropathic pain, joint pain, headaches, and back surgery which are commonly encountered by primary care providers in all settings.

Those who may benefit from this educational offering are 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. All presentations will be provided in a didactic format using Powerpoint slides to provide evidence-based, actionable information that can be used by the primary care provider without additional consultation of staffing. There will be question and answer sessions after each block of lectures. The syllabus will be available online (for conference registrants only).

The Mountaineers
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA

Click here for driving directions.


Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to:

  1. Determine who/what patient might be a candidate for chronic opioid treatment
  2. Be prepared to discuss back surgery with your patient
  3. Formulate a plan for weaning long term opioids and post-procedural opioids
  4. Have options for treating non-rheumatological joint pain
  5. Understand the role of a primary care provider in the patient with an addiction diagnosis
  6. Manage flares in the chronic pain patient
  7. Consider marijuana as a treatment option in chronic pain management
  8. Review state regulations in the treatment of chronic pain
  9. State when to invoke use of opioids in acute pain conditions
  10. Describe the background of the opioid epidemic
  11. Outline updates in evolving national and state opioid guidelines and legislative rules
  12. Discuss expectation and goal alignment strategies that coincide with best practices for acute pain management

FEES AND REGISTRATION

MD/DO/PhD$299.00
Allied Health$249.00
*Resident/Fellow$125.00

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

Onsite/Walk-in registrations incur a $25 administrative fee

The course fee includes catering, instruction materials and transcript of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To enroll, click the Register button above. Allow up to 15 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 CME office at 206.543.1050. Continuing Medical Education will not be responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed if space is not available at the course.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by October 19, 2018. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following October 19, 2018. 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 the CME Office with questions: call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.

Jane Ballantyne, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Gregory Carter, MD, MS
Physiatrist, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
Spokane, WA
James Darnton, MD
Acting Instructor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA
Timothy Dawson, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Gregory Gardner, MD, FACP
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Debra Gordon, DNP, RN
Teaching Associate, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Katie Levy, MSW
Social Worker
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA
John D Loeser, MD
Professor Emeritus, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Natalia Murinova, MD, MHA
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Neurology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Pamela L Pentin, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Katherin Peperzak, MD
Acting Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA
James Robinson, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Steven Stanos, DO
Physiatrist
Swedish Pain Services
Seattle, WA
Kari Stephens, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Drew (John) Sturgeon, PhD
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Mark Sullivan, MD
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
Leo Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Title Time Faculty Room
Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:00AM - 7:30AM  
Welcome and Introduction 7:30AM - 7:40AM  
Back Surgery: Elements Of/For Patient Discussion 7:40AM - 8:10AM John D Loeser, MD
 
Motivational Interviewing As a Tool in Discussing Opioids 8:10AM - 8:55AM Kari Stephens, PhD
 
How to Appraoch the Patient With an Addiction Diagnosis in the Primary Care Setting 8:55AM - 9:45AM James Darnton, MD
 
Question & Answer Session 9:45AM - 10:05AM John D Loeser, MD
Kari Stephens, PhD
James Darnton, MD
 
Break 10:05AM - 10:20AM  
Marijuana in Chronic Pain Management 10:20AM - 11:00AM Gregory Carter, MD, MS
 
Headaches: Primary Care Approach Before and After Specialty Consultation 11:00AM - 11:35AM Natalia Murinova, MD, MHA
 
Question & Answer Session 11:35AM - 11:50AM Gregory Carter, MD, MS
Natalia Murinova, MD, MHA
 
Lunch (provided) 11:50AM - 1:00PM  
Case Presentation (optional) 12:10PM - 1:00PM  
Break 1:00PM - 1:10PM  
Weaning Short-Term Procedural Opioids 1:10PM - 1:45PM Katherin Peperzak, MD
 
Weaning Long-Term Opioids 1:45PM - 2:20PM David Tauben, MD
 
Resource Aids in Chronic Pain Management 2:20PM - 2:55PM Katie Levy, MSW
 
Treatment Strategies for Non-Rheumatological Joint Pain 2:55PM - 3:35PM Gregory Gardner, MD, FACP
 
Question & Answer Session 3:35PM - 4:00PM Katherin Peperzak, MD
David Tauben, MD
Katie Levy, MSW
Gregory Gardner, MD, FACP
 
Adjourn 4:00PM - 4:05PM  
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.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The following hotels are located near the conference site. To make reservations, please call the hotels directly. No room block has been reserved.

Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle University District
5036 25th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.526.5200 or 800.205.6940
Rates depend on availability
Ask for UW CME conference rate

Residence Inn by Marriott
4501 12th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206.322.8887 or 888.236.2427
Online reservations only - under Special Rates, select Corporate/Promo, and enter code UWD

Click here for driving directions to the venue.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Those who may benefit from this educational offering are primary care providers (PCPs) working in clinic setting 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
Handout materials for the conference will be provided online at uwcme.org (for conference registrants only) starting on October 29, 2018. Registrants may print and/or download the materials. A handout with the conference agenda and pages for note-taking will be provided at the conference; printed handouts of presentations will not be provided.

ATTENDANCE POLICY
Course activities are exclusively reserved for course attendees. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

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.

CHILD CARE POLICY
In consideration of other participants and speakers, please do not bring infants/children into conference sessions.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation by October 19, 2018. A $75.00 processing fee will be deducted from refund requests received by this date. No refunds will be issued following October 19, 2018. 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 the CME Office with questions: call 206.543.1050, fax 206.221.4525 or email cme@uw.edu.

SPECIAL SERVICES
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, alcohol, 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.

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 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days. 

Please inform the CME Office ten days in advance of the conference start date if you will need to utilize lactation services.



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