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PAINWeek Annual Conference 2013

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas * | Nevada, USA
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Title: PAINWeek Annual Conference 2013
Specialty: , Clinical Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, Legal and forensic medicine, Neurology, Odontology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Other Specialties
Dates: From Sep, 4, 2013 to Sep, 7, 2013
Location: Nevada, USA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 399 to 875 USD
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Physician Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement

ACPEGlobal Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 32.0 contact hours (3.2 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Please see for full ACPE information and UAN numbers.

***Please note, pharmacy learners will not be eligible to receive partial credit. Individual courses must be attended in their entirety in order to be eligible to receive credit for those 1.0 or 2.0 credit hour sessions.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

This educational activity for 32.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Psychological Association

Global Education Group (Global) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Global maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 32.0 CE credits for psychologists. The instructional level of this activity is introductory and intermediate. (Please review the agenda for appropriate courses in both categories.) Psychologists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dentistry Accreditation Statement

PACEGlobal Education Group is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 6/1/2012 to 5/31/2015. Provider ID# 3295569. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 32.0 CE credits for dentistry professionals. Dentists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

AANPGlobal Education Group is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 11021. This program has been approved for 32.0 contact hours of continuing education. Nurse Practitioners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

The AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Family Physicians Continuing Education

Application for certification of family physician AAFP hours has been applied for and is pending decision.

Social Work Continuing Education

National Association of Social Workers

This program has been submitted and is pending approval by the National Association of Social Workers for continuing education contact hours.

***PHARMACY LEARNERS***: Instructions for Credit—In order to receive credit, pharmacist participants must attend an entire course and complete the online credit application and evaluation form. These forms are available to complete at An NABP number and date of birth will be required to complete these forms and earn credit. Please bring this information with you to the conference for use while completing your evaluations.

If you still need to create an NABP e-Profile & obtain an ID number, please visit:


Physical certificates of credit will not be issued or generated. Notification of successful completion of courses will be communicated by Global Education Group to the ACPE CPE Monitor system, where all pharmacy learners’ credits are stored. Learner errors providing NABP numbers and/or DOB will result in unsuccessful reporting of credits to the CPE Monitor system. These credits will not be recorded. Ensuring records are accurate and complete will be the responsibility of the individual learner.

For more information regarding CPE Monitor and issuance of ACPE credit, please visit:

ALL OTHER LEARNERS: Instructions for Credit- In order to receive credit, participants must attend the course and complete the online credit application and evaluation form. These forms are available to complete at Participants can only claim the hours they were actually in attendance for CME credit. Statements of credit are available to print upon completion of online forms.

Please note that registration fees apply to this conference.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782

Event Overview
Welcome message:

PAINWeek is the nation’s largest pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management. Over 1800 physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, hospitalists, dentists, psychologists, and social workers are attending this year.

Thematology / Presented Topics:

PAINWeek offers a multidisciplinary faculty and diverse curriculum in the following course concentrations: behavioral pain management, diabetes and pain, health coaching, interventional pain management, medical/legal, musculoskeletal pain syndromes, neurology, pain and chemical dependency, pharmacotherapy, and physical therapy. There will also be full-day programs presented by the American Pain Society, the American Society of Pain Educators, the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, and the Veterans Health Administration. There will be 100+ hours of continuing medical education courses and master classes, special interest sessions, and satellite symposia.


Sondra M. Adkinson, PharmD, DAAPM, CPE
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist—Pain
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Department of Pharmacy
Bay Pines, FL

Charles E. Argoff, MD, CPE
Professor of Neurology
Albany Medical College
Department of Neurology
Director, Comprehensive Pain Center
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY

Michael C. Barnes, JD, MIEP
Attorney, Managing Partner
DCBA Law & Policy LLP
Washington, DC

Hal Blatman, MD, DAAPM, ABIHM
Medical Director
Blatman Pain Clinic
Cincinnati, OH

Jennifer Bolen, JD
Legal Side of Pain
Knoxville, TN

Robert A. Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Family and Preventative Medicine
University of California School of Medicine, San Diego
San Diego, CA
Director of Pain Management
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
La Jolla, CA

Michael M. Bottros, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine 
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine Director of Acute Pain Services
Barnes-Jewish Hospital 
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine 
St. Louis, MO

Lucile Burgo-Black, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Yale University School of Medicine 
General Internal Medicine 
New Haven, CT
Associate Primary Care Service Line Manager
National Co-Director Post-Deployment Integrated Care Initiative 
VA Connecticut Healthcare System 
Primary Care 
West Haven, CT

Jennifer Carpenter
Branch Manager
Kentucy Office of the Attorney General 
Frankfort, KY

Gregory T. Carter, MD, MS
Clinical Professor
University of California, Davis 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Sacramento, CA
Medical Director
Providence Regional Neuromuscular Center, Providence Hospice and Palliative Care Program 
Olympia, WA

Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine 
Baltimore, MD
Host, “Aches and Gains” Radio Program

Charles F. Cichon
Executive Director
National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) 
Lutherville, MD

Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA
Associate Professor 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and 
Behavioral Sciences
Chronic Pain Treatment Programs

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Baltimore, MD

Daniel F. Cleary
Pain Relief Educator, Hypnotist
International Medical and 
Dental Hypnotherapy Association
Palm Beach, FL

Rebecca Curtis, ACC
Health Coach
Take Courage Coaching
Bozeman, MT

Carol P. Curtiss, MSN, RN-BC
Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Master of Science in Pain Research, Education and Policy Program
Boston, MA
Clinical Nurse Specialist Consultant
Curtiss Consulting
Greenfield, MA

Beth Darnall, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Stanford Universiity 
Division of Pain Management 
Palo Alto, CA
Pain Society of Oregon 
Eugene, OR

David W. Dodick, MD, FRCP-C, FACP
Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine 
Scottsdale, AZ
Medical Director
Mayo Clinic Neurology Residency Program and Headache Medicine Fellowship Program 
Phoenix, AZ

Debra J. Drew, MS, ACNS-BC, RN-BC
Affiliate Faculty
University of Minnesota, School of Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Department of Nursing Practice, Research, and Innovation 
Minneapolis, MN

Michael B. Ellner, CHt, MSH
Medical Hypnotist/Hypnosis Educator
Diplomat, International Medical and 
Dental Hypnotherapy Association
New York, NY

Roger B. Fillingim, PhD
University of Florida College of Dentistry
Gainesville, FL

Colleen M. Fitzgerald, MD
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Director
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Women's Health Rehabilitation
Chicago, IL

Peter A. Foreman, DDS, DAAPM
Pain Management Consultant and Head
Pain Assessment Team
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Rotorua, New Zealand

Robert D. Gerwin, MD, FAAN
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 
Department of Neurology 
Baltimore, MD
Medical Director
Department of Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine 
Bethesda, MD

Philip Getson, DO
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Drexel University College of Medicine
Department of Neurology
Philadelphia, PA

Carri-Ann Gibson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
USF Morsani College of Medicine 
Department of Psychiatry
Chief, Special Programs Section
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service
Tampa, FL

Aaron M. Gilson, MS, MSSW, PhD
Research Program Manager/Senior Scientist
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center 
Pain and Policy Studies Group 
Madison, WI

David M. Glick, DC, DAAPM, CPE, FASPE
Managing Director
PainRx Co. 
Richmond, VA

Thomas B. Gregory, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, CPE
Clinical Lead Pharmacist—Surgery
Corporate Pain Committee Co-Chair
Truman Medical Centers
Kansas City, MO

R. Norman Harden, MD
Associate Professor
Northwestern University
Pain Management and Rehabilitation
Director, Center for Pain Studies
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Pain Management and Rehabilitation
Chicago, IL

Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite, PhD
Center for Mind-Body Research 
Johns Hopkins University 
Baltimore, MD

Christopher M. Herndon, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Assistant Professor
Southern Illinois University 
Edwardsville, IL

Stephen C. Hunt, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Washington 
Department of Medicine, Occupational & Environmental Medicine Program
National Director, Post-Deployment Integrated Care Initiative
VA Puget Sound Health Care System 
General Medicine Service 
Seattle, WA

Consultant/Senior Strategist and Senior Medical Director
CNS for INC Research, LLC 
Business Development 
Raleigh-Durham, NC

Ted W. Jones, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Behavioral Medicine Institute
Knoxville, TN

Barbara L. Kornblau, JD, OTR/L, CPE, DASPE
Professor, Occupational Therapy
Florida A&M University 
Tallahassee, FL
Coalition for Disability Health Equity 
Arlington, VA

Kevin M. Lancer, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
Malcolm Randall VA Center 
Behavioral Health 
Gainesville, FL

Edward S. Lee, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 
Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Director, Substance Abuse Assessment Team and Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System 
Department of Primary Care 
Pittsburgh, PA

Joanne V. Loewy, DA, LCAT, MT-B
Assistant Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
School of Medicine
Beth Israel Medical Center 
The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine 
New York, NY

Benson Mathew, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
WellSpan Health York Hospital 
York, PA

Lisa McElhaney
Vice President
National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) 
Lutherville, MD

Lora McGuire, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
Joliet Junior College 
Department of Nursing 
Joliet, IL

Jeremiah C. McKelvey, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Orlando VA Medical Center 
Orlando, FL

Susan McNulty, OTD, OTR/L
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy
University of Southern California 
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy 
Los Angeles, CA

Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Professor, Vice Chair of Pharmacy 
Practice and Science

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Baltimore, MD
The American Society of Pain Educators
Montclair, NJ

John F. Mondanaro, MA, MT-BC, LCAT, CCLS
Clinical Director
Louis and Lucille Armstrong Music Therapy Program 
Beth Israel Medical Center 
New York, NY

Stephen A. Mudra, MD
Chief, Primary Care Pain Management
VA Hospital 
Department of Ambulatory Care 
Gainesville, FL

Alisha M. Mutch, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
York Hospital 
Department of Pharmacy 
York, PA

Srinivas Nalamachu, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Kansas University Medical Center 
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine 
Kansas City, KS
President and Medical Director
International Clinical Research Institute 
Leawood, KS

Kimberly S. New, BSN, JD
Compliance Specialist
University of Tennessee Medical Center 
Department of Compliance 
Knoxville, TN

Tu A. Ngo, PhD, MPH
Clinical Director
Primary Care Behavioral Health 
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
Department of Mental Health 
Bedford, MA

Bruce Nicholson, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Penn State School of Medicine
Director of Pain Specialists
Pain Specialists of Greater Lehigh Valley
Allentown, PA

Larry D. Owens, PharmD, BCPS, CAC
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator

York Hospital 
Department of Pharmacy 
York, PA

Steven D. Passik, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Psychosomatic Medicine
Nashville, TN

John F. Peppin, DO, FACP
Associate Medical Director
Hospice of the Bluegrass
Director, Clinical Research Division
The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass
Lexington, KY

Mel Pohl, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Nevada School of Medicine 
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Medical Director 
Las Vegas Recovery Center 
Las Vegas, NV

Ronald J. Rapoport, MD, FACR
Truesdale Clinic
Fall River, MA

Ilene R. Robeck, MD
Co-Chair National VA Primary Care Pain Task Force
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System 
Primary Care Mental Health 
Bay Pines, FL

Scott M. Robertson, BS, MHCI
PhD Candidate, Vice Chair of Development, ASAN
Penn State University 
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network 
University Park, PA

Andrew R. Rossetti, MMT
Music Therapist
Radiation Oncology 
Beth Israel Medical Center 
Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine 
New York, NY

Michael E. Schatman, PhD, CPE
Executive Director
Foundation for Ethics in Pain Care
Bellevue, WA

Yoram Shir, MD
Professor of Anesthesia and Edwards Chair in Clinical Pain
McGill University 
Department of Medicine, Anaesthesia
Director, the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit
McGill University Health Centre
Department of Anaesthesia
Montreal, QC

Robert D. Sproul, PharmD
Program Director, Pain Management
Orlando VA Medical Center
Pain Program
Orlando, FL

Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH
Veract Intractable Pain Clinic
West Covina, CA

Allen J. Togut, MD
Thoracic Surgeon
Practice Limited to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Mark J. Tramo, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music 
Department of Neurology/Ethnomusicology
Attending Neurologist 
Reagan UCLA Medical Center 
Department of Neurology 
Los Angeles, CA

Helen N. Turner, DNP, RN-BC, PCNS-BC, FAAN
Assistant Professor
Oregon Health and Science University 
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Pain Management
Doernbecher Childrens' Hospital/OHSU 
Department of Pain Management 
Portland, OR

Luz S. Vasquez, MD
Acting Director, Women's Health Care
West Haven VA Hospital 
West Haven, CT

Rachel M. Volk, CHHC
Certified Holistic Health Coach
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition 
New York, NY

Kathryn A. Walker, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy 
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science 
Baltimore, MD

Mark S. Wallace, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of California, San Diego 
Department of Anesthesiology
Chair/Director/Program Director
Clinical Pain Research 
UCSD Health System 
Department of Anesthesiology 
La Jolla, CA

Deborah A. Ward, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 
Department of Pharmaceutical Services 
Memphis, TN

Nancy Wiedemer, RN, MSN, CRNP
Pain Management Coordinator
Philadelphia VA Center 
Chronic Pain Consult Service 
Philadelphia, PA

Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, FACPE, FACIP, FAAP
Vice President of Medical Affairs
Inflexxion Inc. 
Newton, MA

Stephen J. Ziegler, PhD, JD
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Indiana University?Purdue University 
Department of Public Policy 
Fort Wayne, IN

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Scientific Program:
Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:
  1. Presenting author(s) or presenter(s) of accepted abstracts must be registered to attend the PAINWeek national conference
  2. Abstracts may be of original research or encore (repeat) presentations of abstracts
  3. Abstracts should be 900 words or less, with maximums as defined below. (Titles, author names, and affiliations are not included in that word count)
    • Purpose: 250 words
    • Methods: 250 words
    • Results: 300 words
    • Conclusions: 100 words
  4. List affiliations for all authors, such as universities and other institutions
  5. List names of all authors, in the order in which you wish them appear in printed text. One author listed must attend PAINWeek to present
  6. List disclosures (financial and/or in-kind support). If none, state “Nothing to disclose by any author(s)”
  7. Please indicate whether you are interested in being considered to present orally
  8. Do not use tables, charts, or graphs in your abstract submission (they can be included in the actual poster)
  9. There is no limit to the number of abstracts one author may submit for consideration
  10. The first author is responsible for communicating all of these policies to all involved parties
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Exhibit Hall Hours

The exhibit hall is open to registered attendees wearing name badges during the following times:*
September 4
September 5
September 6
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM 
Welcome Reception
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
Closing Reception
 *hours are subject to change    
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