PAINWeekEnd in Detroit, Michigan, Offers CE/CME Education to Aid the Opioid Abuse Public Health Crisis

MONTCLAIR, N.J., Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PAINWeekEnd on Saturday, December 8 at the Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront, 2 Washington Boulevard in Michigan, will be an educational and exciting program providing busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners with 6.0 hours of relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain.

Earlier this year Michigan lawmakers enacted a range of legislation intended to combat opioid abuse and overdose fatalities in the state. Effective July 1, 2018, practitioners are limited to prescribing a 7-day supply of pain medication and must consult the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) before doing so. Clinicians must also provide patient education on substance use disorder, drug-drug interactions, pregnancy-related issues with medications, and best practices for medication disposal. They must obtain patient verification of this review via the Start Talking consent form, to be filed in the patient's medical record. As legislators and regulatory agencies respond to the crisis of opioid abuse, there is increasing interest in alternate modalities for pain management. At PAINWeekEnd Detroit, Jay Joshi, MD, will present Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Chronic Pain, an exploration of a medical field encompassing stem cells, growth factors, and other cell mediating proteins that has been variously labelled a revolution or a fad. "As with many emerging topics, there is curiosity and confusion," Dr. Joshi observed. "While the regenerative medicine field is relatively new to most people, there are a wide variety of treatments and technologies available. We will discuss the various stem cell and growth factors in regenerative medicine, and some conditions, such as degenerative changes, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and neurological conditions that have been treated with them." Dr. Joshi will also present Central Sensitization and Ketamine Infusions. Joshi is a leading expert on central sensitization, a key process underlying chronic pain, and has been involved in the creation of the latest protocols and philosophies on outpatient ketamine infusions.

Other courses to be offered at PAINWeekEnd Detroit include Big News in Small Fiber Neuropathies; Nonopioid Analgesics: Antidepressants, Adjuvant Therapies, and Muscle Relaxants; Lost in Translation: Making Sense of Clinical Treatment Guidelines; and Rational Polypharmacy.

Commercially supported activities--addressing a range of product, disease state, and medical information topics--will also be presented.

For more information about this or other regional conferences, and to register for $129, go to the PAINWeekEnd website. BONUS: PAINWeekEnd registrants may register for the 2019 PAINWeek National Conference, September 3-7, in Las Vegas, for $200 off the regular online published price.

PAINWeekEnd is provided by Global Education Group. About Global Education Group:

Global Education Group focuses on producing partnership-based CME for healthcare practitioners. The Global team works with a select group of medical education companies, associations, academic institutions and healthcare facilities to develop and accredit live healthcare conferences and workshops as well as online activities. With each partnership or joint providership, Global brings accreditation expertise, project management excellence and grant funding intelligence. Based in Littleton, Colo., Global has accreditation with commendation from the ACCME. Global also holds accreditations to offer continuing education for nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, dentists and psychologists. Global is a division of Ultimate Medical Academy.

SOURCE Tarsus Cardio, dba PAINWeek