Over the past decade, there are very few topics in the delivery of health care that have attracted more attention than the continuing dilemma of chronic pain management which spans all continents, socioeconomic standings and ethnicity.REGISTER ONLINE
Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million adults in America and this population is greater than those affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined. It permeates into each facet and vocation of healthcare delivery with the greatest burden placed on the shoulders of primary care providers. A new emphasis on patient-centered, holistic and team-based care requires preparation and skill development among providers and especially among learners in the health care system.
Hosted by PCOM Georgia located in Suwanee, Georgia, the “Interprofessional Approach to Chronic Pain Management” conference will explore the complex pathology of pain and the theories from interdisciplinary team practice. This program will demonstrate how to utilize current evidence-based pain assessment protocols, emphasize the importance of patient-centered care and demonstrate how to incorporate interprofessional collaboration strategies in the assessment, treatment and management of chronic pain.
Implementation of these strategies by interprofessional teams in a live clinical simulation
scenario will culminate with a panel summary discussion about the management of these
complex patients, emphasizing the critical importance of interpersonal communication
skills, systems based practice and dedication to life-long learning using accepted
evidenced-based standards of treatment.
Registration/breakfast begins at 7 a.m. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A detailed scheduled will be posted at a later date.
Register by Sept. 7, 2019 for the early bird discounted fee of $250.
After Sept. 7, fees are as follows:
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of chronic pain.
PCOM Georgia is an AOA-CME Category 1-A sponsor accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) to present programs that qualify for AOA- Category 1-A credit. This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the AOA and osteopathic physicians can receive up to 8 AOA Category 1-A CME credit hours for their program participation.
Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to: