The Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management is pleased to offer The 14th Annual Pain Management Symposium. We invite you to join us in the beautiful setting of the M Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the week of January 21 - 25, 2012. This dynamic 5-day Symposium will focus on in-depth reviews and analyses of recent advances in pain medicine and regional anesthesia/analgesia.
Tremendous changes have affected the practice of pain management, particularly therapeutic advances. This 5-day Symposium will promote a better understanding of the pathophysiology of acute and chronic pain, enhance knowledge regarding various chronic neuropathic pain conditions, and critically review novel state-of-the-art interventional and noninterventional techniques in diagnosis and management of chronic pain, cancer pain, and headache. A nationally renowned faculty will provide insightful assessment and clinical practice evaluation of the topics.
In addition to the didactic program, attendees have opportunities to participate in a variety of educational activities. Each day begins with informal discussions with the faculty during the continental breakfasts.
- On Saturday through Tuesday, there are optional afternoon cadaver workshops on various novel interventional pain management techniques.
- On Saturday and Monday, we offer a live ultrasound-guided workshop covering neck and lumbar spine procedures.
- On Sunday through Tuesday, there are optional late afternoon problem-based learning discussions.
We also invite you to a reception on Saturday evening, which promises to be a fantastic social gathering opportunity for attendees, their families, friends, and faculty.
Practitioners and health care professionals who seek the latest developments in pain medicine, including anesthesia providers, interventional pain specialists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, orthopaedic and spine surgeons, neurologists, headache specialists, palliative care specialist, primary care physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants, and nurses who are interested in the practice of pain management will benefit from this program.
After completing this activity, participants will be able to do the following:
- Discuss current evidence-based management strategies for treating acute and chronic pain;
- Identify new techniques and technologies in interventional pain management;
- Present an update on the management of headache;
- Describe the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and treatment of chronic low back pain;
- Summarize advances in neurostimulation for treating pain;
- Demonstrate current techniques for treating vertebral compression fractures and spinal stenosis;
- Provide an update on image-guided procedures and radiofrequency techniques;
- Describe new information on pain management strategies in patients with cancer;
- Identify the most common complications and describe novel techniques of risk management in pain medicine.