This conference will address the complex landscape chronic pain treatment across the continuum of primary care, specialty care and allied health care, including education on pharmacological, non-pharmacological, interventional and complementary based options. 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, sleep and chronic pain and case studies.
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 Southern Pain Society to join and take advantage of the discounted registration fee.
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.
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Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists and other interested health care providers.
- Discuss new pharmacologic options for managing chronic pain including neuropathic pain, and osteoarthritis
- Review the relationship between sleep and chronic pain
- Discuss the best practices for interventional spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery systems.
- Present and discuss case histories using various therapeutic approaches and techniques
- Discuss the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the management of chronic pain
- Recognize the basis of burnout, identify the signs of burnout and review mitigation strategies for minimizing the adverse effects of burnout
- Miroslav Backonja, MD
- Esther Bernhofer, PhD, RN-BC, CPE
- Jonathan D. Cole, Ph.D., ABPP
- Perry G. Fine, MD
- Scott M. Fishman, MD
- Mac M. Gallagher, MD, MPH
- Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP
- Eric Royster, MD
- George Singletary, MD
- Todd Sitzman, MD MPH
- Arnaud Versluys, PhD, MD, LAc
Southern Pain Society's 34th Annual Meeting (March 2021 Webinar)
3/12 1:00 PM–3/13 5:00 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.80 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
7.500 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 7.50 Contact Hours.
7.500 Contact Hours
Nurse Practitioners: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 7.50 contact hours.
7.500 Nursing Contact Hours
Participants must attend 80% of the activity to receive credit.
7.50 Nursing Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1792 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
7.500 CME for Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 7.50 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
7.500 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.