8 am–4:30 pm Wednesday, March 6

Pain Management Best Practices: Integrative Solutions for Critical Challenges Preconference (PME)

Timely and practical information for pain management delivered through didactic lectures, case studies with audience response participation, and interactive small group discussions. Bring your toughest clinical dilemma and join expert faculty to examine the compelling challenges facing pain medicine practitioners today as well as in the coming decades. Together, faculty and attendees will explore the current evidence, best practices, and emerging therapies in order to develop practical and integrative solutions.

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8 am–3:15 pm Thursday, March 7

Ultrasound Anatomy and Guidance in Selected Acute and Chronic Pain Medicine Procedures Preconference (002)

This program provides an overview of the advantages and limitations of ultrasound guidance in the practice of pain medicine and provides hands-on applications for the ultrasound novice. The advantages and disadvantages of ultrasound and fluoroscopy also will be discussed. Attendees will practice realtime techniques for common ultrasound procedures and will review the available literature regarding feasibility, safety, and outcomes.

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8 am–3:15 pm Thursday, March 7

Opioid and Non-Opioid Medications Management: Filling in the Gaps, Prescribing for the Whole Patient Preconference (001)

The pharmacologic management of chronic pain is an important aspect of most if not all clinicians’ daily practices. However, strategies aimed at optimizing the use of non-opioid analgesics while mitigating the potential risks associated with opioid use can be difficult to implement. This course will provide timely, useful, practical information about the use of opioid and non-opioid analgesics to treat adults with chronic pain.

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