DescriptionThis conference will address the complex landscape of acute and chronic pain treatment across the continuum of primary care, specialty care and allied health care, including education on pharmacological, non-pharmacological, interventional and rehabilitation based options. This conference will address evidence-based treatments for chronic pain, discuss debates and controversies in pain treatments, and discuss new methodologies for treating pain. Nationally recognized experts representing private and federal healthcare organizations, specialty and primary care, and small business practices, will be sharing perspectives on treatment of pain diagnoses that are straightforward to complex. In addition, the program will address delivery of pain care in rural and metropolitan settings, and address availability of services as a treatment obstacle to be overcome.
The conference will begin with a half day Opioid Education Program hosted by a detailed discussion of the Opioid Epidemic, prescribing controlled substances and medication assisted treatment. Within this specialty program discussion will occur on common pain disorders (i.e., low back pain, failed back surgery syndrome, degenerative disk disease and osteoarthritis) and how the treatment of these conditions has traditionally emphasized opioids as opposed to non-opioid or other conservative or interventional treatments.
The curriculum is intended for participants with fundamental as well as advanced knowledge of chronic pain. The focus of the meeting is on clinical topics such as responsible and ethical prescribing for pain patients, interventional pain treatment options and advances, identification of risk factors in the treatment of pain patients, psychopharmacology, use of pain psychology in pain care, and understanding the role of rehabilitation in pain treatment.
By registering for this event, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with Southern Pain Society, which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity, and conference vendors.
Poster PresentationsEach year, we host a poster session where professionals and learners can showcase their research and projects. Posters can be clinically or research oriented. For details on submission, see the ABSTRACT GUIDELINES on the SPS Website.
SPS MembershipThe Southern Pain Society (SPS) was established in 1986 as a regional section of the American Pain Society and endorses and supports the mission and goals of the American Pain Society. The Southern Pain Society’s missions are to serve people with pain by advancing research and treatment and to increase the knowledge and skill of the regional professional community.
Visit www.southernpainsociety.org to join and take advantage of the discounted registration fee.
Special RatesRegistering 2 or more participants with one payment? Please use the PDF Brochure/Registration Form, and send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.
BOGO OfferA discounted rate is available for attendees from the same clinic/practice. Pay for 1 attendee, get the second one for 1/2 price.
*For full list of registration fees, please scroll to the bottom of this page or see the pdf brochure
SPS Cancellation PolicyWritten cancellations received by August 23, 2019 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between two weeks and 72 hours prior to the program date will receive a 70% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within 72 hours of the meeting, although substitutions will be permitted.
Providers, APP's, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologist and other interested health care providers
- Identify the current recommendations for the prescribing of controlled substances
- Discuss how the psychology of pain management, opioid risk assessments and psychiatric diagnoses impact care
- Practice the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) model, combining the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies as an effective treatment for opioid use disorders.
- Describe integrated approaches to neuropathic pain using hormonal and functional restoration modalities
- Explain current interventional modalities including a review of spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and peripheral nerve stimulation
- Daniel M. Doleys, PhD
- Blake Fagan, MD
- Mordi N. Potash, MD
SPS 33rd Annual Meeting: Integrated Pain Care: New Perspectives
9/13 1:00 PM–9/15 12:00 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.5 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
14.500 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 14.500 Contact Hours.
14.500 CNE Contact Hours
14.50 CNE Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-XXXX Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
14.500 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) through the joint providership of the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and Southern Pain Society. MAHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.