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Harvard Evaluating and Treating Pain 2018

  • Venue: Fairmont Copley Plaza
  • Location: Boston View Map
  • Start Date: June 25, 2018
  • End Date: June 29, 2018
  • CME Accredited: Yes
  • Places Available: 400
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Updates and Practice Recommendations to

Optimize the Assessment and Treatment of Pain

Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic, Myofascial, Cancer, Abdominal, Pelvic, Musculoskeletal, Spinal Pain

Relieving pain is one of the most challenging, yet important responsibilities in the practice of medicine. Whether we are addressing spinal, fibromyalgia, headache, abdominal, neuropathic, musculoskeletal or cancer pain, achieving optimal outcomes requires up-to-date treatment approaches.

In the past year alone, there have been significant changes in how we address pain related to these conditions. This program, Evaluating and Treating Pain, expediently and effectively ensures you are current with these changes and can incorporate them into practice to better assess pain complaints and develop an optimal course of action to relieve patient suffering. 

The evidence-based recommendations provided in this program cover:

  • Medications
  • Injection Therapies
  • Implantables
  • Acupuncture
  • Meditation
  • Surgery
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Interventional Techniques
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

NEW STRATEGIES, GUIDELINES, AND UPDATES

Highlights of the 2018 program include:

  • Updates on the evaluation and treatment of pain: spinal, neuropathic, cancer, musculoskeletal, visceral, headache, fibromyalgia
  • State-of-the-art approaches to opioids:
    • How to recognize addiction
    • Alternatives to opioids
    • Weaning patients off of opioids
    • Patient selection
    • Dosing
    • Legal guidance for prescribing
  • Medical marijuana in clinical practice
  • Risk stratification, screening, and addiction psychopharmacology
  • Advances in pharmacologic treatments, injection therapies, and implanted devices
  • When and how to utilize acupuncture, mind/body interventions, and other complementary and alternative medicine techniques
  • Guidance for combining treatment options to assure adequate pain control
  • Techniques to improve examination and evaluation of the patient in pain: neurologic, musculoskeletal, psychosocial
  • Advances in complementary and alternative approaches to pain medicine
  • Interventional techniques for cancer patients
  • Measuring outcomes
  • Treating back pain: pathophysiology, imaging, interventional techniques, surgical management

TECHNIQUES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR MANAGING THE DIFFICULT PATIENT

  • Disabled or deceiving? Best practices for disability evaluations
  • Resolving difficult encounters with patients
  • The best methods to deal with patients when discontinuing opioids

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