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Pain Management: Opioids and Chronic Pain

May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017

San Francisco, California - Park Central Hotel (Starwood)

Experience all the exciting things to do in San Francisco during your stay at the high-style and high tech Park Central Hotel (Westin). The hotel is surrounded by incredible attractions San Francisco is famous for, including Union Square, Westfield Mall, The Presidio, AT&T Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Take a ride on a historic cable car with stations just steps away from the Park Central Hotel and meander through all the highlights of this iconic city. Whether you desire to do some shopping, sightseeing, dinning, theater or sports, you’ll discover all the amazing attractions the city has to offer just minutes from the Park Central Hotel in downtown San Francisco.


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Pain Management: Opioids and Chronic Pain CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
Accreditation
AMA/AAFP Equivalency – American Academy of Family Physicians This live activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to the AMA PRA category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Medical Association – AMA AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.
The College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro-M1 The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME) in the United States of America.

CFPC members who complete any live CME/CPD program accredited by the AAFP for Prescribed credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro-M1 credits.

Canadian Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

American Osteopathic Association – AOA CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.
American Academy of Physician Assistants – AAPA AAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners – AANP AAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANP.
American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCC According to the ANCC, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria.


Tuition Fee
Type Price

Physician

725

Military MD/Residents/Other Healthcare Professionals

625

Tuition Notes

Tuition Discount

Receive a $50 discount if you are a past MCE Conferences attendee, or for two or more healthcare professionals attending together. Receive a $100 discount if you are a past conference attendee AND if you are registering for the conference with another healthcare professional.

Tuition Cancellation Policy without Protection:

• Cancellation made within 7 days of registration: The full tuition fee will be refunded minus a 10% processing fee for all credit card transactions. This cancellation policy is not applicable to registrations made 21 days before the conference date.

• Cancellation made up and until 15 days before the conference date: Full tuition fee minus a 10% processing charge will be applied towards a future MCE Conference.

• Cancellations made within 14 days before the conference date: No refunds or credits will be issued. The full tuition fee will be forfeited.


Tuition Cancellation Protection - $50 per tuition registration:

• Tuition cancellation protection: Allows attendees to cancel up to 15 days before the conference date and receive a full refund.

• Cancellations made within 14 days of the conference date: The full tuition amount will be applied towards a future MCE conference.

Please Note: Travel Insurance, does not cover tuition fee cancellation.

Program Information

Pain Management: Opioids and Chronic Pain

Overview
This course will help physicians and other healthcare professionals: Assess and measure pain and its effects on patients; Choose appropriate therapies for chronic pain; better manage common pain syndromes; and safeguard your practice from drug abuse and diversion.

Target Audience
This course was designed to cover the spectrum of Pain Management essential to family physicians and all other healthcare professionals interested in learning how to Improve Pain Management for their patients.

Topics and Objectives

Update on Pathophysiology and Review of Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Management of Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Identify clinical domains and potential comorbidities that can help guide the assessment and treatment of fibromyalgia 2) Describe recent genetic, biochemical, and imaging evidence supporting the etiology of fibromyalgia 3) Be familiar with the American College of Rheumatology criteria for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia, including the updated 2010 version

Physical Exam for Low Back Pain: A Hands-On Approach
Objectives: 1) Discuss how a number of structures in the lumbar spine may serve as pain generators, including: disc, facet joint, myofascial, and ligamentous structures 2) Review basic physical exam techniques used for assessing spine-related pain conditions 3) Differentiate lumbar radiculopathy signs and symptoms from other causes of low back pain including facet mediated, soft tissue, and sacroiliac joint pain

Osteoarthritis Overview: Hip, Knee, and Shoulder
Objectives: 1) Be familiar with the evolving understanding of the pathophysiology of OA and role of central nervous system 2) Review pharmacologic agents used in treating osteoarthritis including NSAIDs, topical analgesics, and opioids 3) Learn physical exam tests to improve a clinician's ability to diagnose common shoulder, hip, and knee conditions

Opioids Part I: Overview of Opioid Pharmacology and CDC Guidelines for Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Highlight pharmacologic differences between various opioid products used for chronic pain management 2) Describe risk factors that may help to predict problematic opioid use, including addiction and misuse 3) Review validated screening tools used to help identify possible aberrant behaviors related to long-term opioid use 4) Understand and utilize Patient Provider Agreements (PPAs) and Prescription Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) as a means of improved monitoring of patient use of opioid products

Rational Polypharmacy for Chronic Pain Management
Objectives: 1) Apply new pathophysiologic understanding to treating pain 2) Understand mechanisms of action of the various muscle relaxers and anticonvulsants commonly used to treat various chronic pain states 3) Use case examples to better understand titration and adjustment of adjuvant analgesics

Behavioral Health and Physical Therapy Interventions for Managing Pain
Objectives: 1) Highlight general principles and goals of treatment related to cognitive behavioral therapy2) Understand physical therapy approaches to low back pain including stabilization exercises, massage, and McKenzie approaches 3) Be familiar with common biofeedback assisted relaxation techniques used to help patients manage chronic pain

What is Chronic Pain? Pathophysiology to the Patient Experience
Objectives: 1) Understand ways in which chronic pain differs from acute pain 2) Review strategies for evaluating chronic pain 3) Review goal setting with your patients

Interventional Therapies for Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Understand risk factors for poor outcome from procedures 2) Review treatment options for axial spinal pain 3) Review recent advances in stimulation for chronic pain

Opioids Part II: Putting Patients On, Taking Patients Off
Objectives: 1) Understand the steps to take before starting opioids for chronic pain 2) Review the criteria for continuing opioids for chronic pain 3) Discuss 4 different strategies for tapering and stopping opioid therapy

Neuropathic Pain: Making the Diagnosis and Treatment
Objectives: 1) Gain understanding of what neuropathic pain is and how it differs from nociceptive pain 2) Review the components of making the diagnosis 3) Review current evidence based treatment guidelines

Overview of Head and Neck Pain
Objectives: 1) Review the most common headache problems 2) Review both medication and nonmedication treatment options 3) Review neck pain, including the relationship with headache

Addiction Assessment and Medical Management
Objectives: 1) Overview of strategies for recognizing opioid use disorder in your practice 2) Review reasonable first steps in discussing the issue with your patient and starting down a treatment path

Case Base Approach to Common Pain Conditions. Putting it All Together
Objectives: 1) Be familiar with pathophysiology underlying postherpetic neuralgia and a mechanistic approach to devising a pharmacologic regimen targeting central and peripheral mechanisms 2) Highlight interventional and nonintervention therapies that may benefit patients with lumbar radicular pain and understand focus and goals of active physical therapy approaches for patients with chronic back and leg pain 3) Gain understanding how to assess psychosocial factors may be impacting patients with chronic neck, shoulder, and headache pain and devise a treatment program including medications, interventional therapy, and behavioral health interventions

Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule
Date Location Description Time Image
May 26, 2017 Park Central Hotel Conference Center
Conference
Snacks and Beverages for Registered Attendees
Registration is at 1:30 PM
2:00 PM - 6:20 PM Pain Management: Opioids and Chronic Pain CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
May 27, 2017 Park Central Hotel Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Pain Management: Opioids and Chronic Pain CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences
May 28, 2017 Park Central Hotel Conference Center
Conference
Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees
8:00 AM - 12:20 PM Pain Management: Opioids and Chronic Pain CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

Additional Information
       
Park Central Hotel San Francisco -

Lodging Reservations - To make your lodging reservation, please Click Here. If you need assistance, please contact our office at 888-533-9031 or 858-964-4595.

Please note: Room categories are based on availability at the time of request.

Accommodations - Rooms at the Park Central Hotel include city views, express/video check-out available, personalized wake-up service, iron/ironing board, smoke detectors in room, ergonomic desk chair, full-length mirror, individual climate control, in-room safe, 100% smoke free guest rooms, rich fabrics, connecting rooms available, work desk, hairdryer, magnifying mirror in bathroom, duvet, coffee maker with Starbucks® Coffee, refrigerator available, 37-inch flat screen television, in-room movies, cable channels, outlet adaptors, radio/alarm clock, and voicemail.

Grand Deluxe Room - The Grand Deluxe rooms are some of the most richly appointed accommodations of any of the downtown San Francisco hotels. Located on floors 15 through 25, they offer views unsurpassed among hotels near Moscone Center. With a selection of room configurations, from one King sized bed up to two Queen sized beds, these rooms provide travelers with flexibility, comfort and amenities that bring a feeling of home to their stay. From corner rooms with stunning vistas, to rooms with two Queen beds, ideal for friends or family traveling together, our Grand Deluxe Rooms provide guests with a breadth of selection.

Bedding: 1 King or 2 Queen Beds
Pain Management: Opioids and Chronic Pain CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$179 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Premier Room - Premier Rooms are situated on floors 26 - 36, and have floor-to-ceiling windows, invites guests to experience views that far surpass those from Union Square San Francisco hotels. Park Central blends select amenities with personalized service, making this property one of the city's finest luxury hotels. With a choice of one King sized bed or two Queen sized beds, Premier Rooms provide flexibility in accommodation. San Francisco, with its wealth of activities, awaits.

Bedding: 1 King or 2 Queen Beds
Pain Management: Opioids and Chronic Pain CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$179 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Other Room Categories Based on Availability and Rates - You can reserve other room categories not contracted based on availability and rates as follows:

Traditional Room
Appointed with contemporary furniture, Traditional Rooms offer comforts all-too-rarely found in San Francisco downtown hotels. With 325 square feet of space, rooms offer spacious accommodations. This category has two options available, 1 King-sized bed or 2 Queen-sized beds or ADA accessible with a large bathroom. Both business and leisure travelers seeking Moscone Center hotels will appreciate the accommodations of one the most popular room types. When considering hotels, San Francisco has a myriad of options, but few that compare to the quality, comfort and service of Park Central Hotel.

$179 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Bedding: 1 King or 2 Queen Beds


Deluxe Room
Surround yourselves in comfort and convenience in a Deluxe Room. The floor-to-ceiling windows of the San Francisco accommodation provide some of the most captivating, panoramic views available. With the flexibility in selection between 1 King-sized or 2 Queen-sized beds, Deluxe Rooms are ideal for guests traveling with families or two people requiring separate beds. Rest comfortably in these fully appointed rooms, and know that access to the best of the city is just steps from our door.

$179 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees
Bedding: 1 King or 2 Queen Beds


Suites Room
The expansive San Francisco Suites are located on floors 26 - 36, and offer floor-to-ceiling windows. The richly appointed Suites have a King-sized bed and separate living area, for an elevated level of comfort and spaciousness. With exceptional service, sought-after location and welcoming accommodation, Park Central is one of the best hotels in San Francisco for discerning travelers.

$329 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Additional Lodging Information - All room rates are based on single and double occupancy. Additional guests sharing a room will be charged $20 per adult per night. Rollaway beds are available upon request for $25 per day, based on availability.

Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests Per Room Per Night

Facilities Fee: The mandatory facilities fee priced at $30 per room, per night which provides guests with the following services, amenities and added value offering, will be waived: Unlimited High Speed Internet Access throughout the hotel’s guestrooms and public space for up to 5 devices, unlimited local and 1-800 phone calls, unlimited use of 24/7 Fitness Center and bicycle’s, special shopping and attraction discounts, weekly guided morning run, luggage storage, in-room Starbucks coffee and bottled water in guest rooms.

Lodging Deposit - A Credit Card is used at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Balance due to the hotel upon arrival.

Lodging Cancellations - Per our lodging agreement, these are the cancellation terms and conditions:

Cancellation 60 days or more before arrival - you will receive full deposit
Cancellation 59-31 days before arrival - a one night deposit is forfeited
Cancellation 30 days or less before arrival - no lodging refunds can be made
No-shows and early departures are considered a cancellation

All cancellations must be made via e-mail to info@mceconferences.com by the dates stated above.

Airport Information - There are two airports that service San Francisco and the surrounding areas. San Francisco Int'l Airport (SFO) is located 15 Miles from the Park Central Hotel and Oakland Airport (OAK) is located 20 miles from the Park Central Hotel.

Airport Transfers -

From San Francisco Int'l Airport (SFO):
BART
• Fee: $8.10
• Travel Time: 40 minutes
• After deplaning, locate the free monorail to the BART station. Purchase a ticket to the Montgomery Street Station, and board any BART train heading into San Francisco. Exit the BART station at Montgomery Street. Walk one block south and cross Market Street to Third Street. The hotel is half-a-block down.

Taxi
• Fee: $45

SuperShuttle
• Fee: $17
• Travel Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
• After deplaning, walk out to the ground transportation island. Tell a coordinator you would like a SuperShuttle to take you to the hotel on Third and Market streets.

From Oakland Airport (OAK)
BART
• Fee: $3.80
• Travel Time: 40 minutes
• After deplaning, head outside and locate the AIR BART bus. Purchase a ticket. When you arrive at the Oakland Airport BART station purchase a ticket to the Montgomery Station. Board a BART train heading to either SFO, Daly City, or Millbrae. Exit the BART Station at Montgomery Street. Walk one block south and cross Market Street to Third Street. The hotel is half-a-block down.

Taxi
• Fee: $60

SuperShuttle
• Fee: $27; Price for one person, $15 for each additional person.
• After deplaning, head outside to the ground transportation island. Tell a coordinator you would like a SuperShuttle to take you to the hotel on Third and Market streets in San Francisco.

Parking - On-Site 24-hour Valet Parking is available for $58 - $85 per day with in/out privileges in a covered lot. No self-parking is available. Vehicle height is restricted to 6 feet, 8 inches. Regular-sized vehicles: $58 per day ($68 with tax). Large SUVs and oversized vehicles: $73 per day ($85 with tax).

Car Rental - To make your discounted car rental reservation, please click on the following links:

AVIS - Click Here and enter G028287 in the "AWD Number" box to receive the Group Discount.

Budget - Click Here

Enterprise - Click Here and enter NA32N54 and the pin name MCE in the box titled "Optional" to receive the MCE Conferences Group Discount.

Hertz - Click Here and check the "Enter a Discount or Promo Code" and "I am a Corporate Customer" boxes. Enter 2086989 in the "Discount/CDP/Club Code" box to receive the Group Discount.

Travel Protection - Plan benefits, limits and provisions may vary by state jurisdiction. To review full plan details online, go to: Click Here for Travel Guard Trip Insurance or call Travel Guard direct at 1-800-826-4919. Please consider this plan for protecting your travel arrangements, your belongings and most importantly, you!

Please Note: Trip cancellation insurance does not cover the tuition fee.

Disclaimer - A portion of your room rate will be applied to offset the cost of the food and beverage served during the meeting to participants only. This includes daily breakfast and AM coffee breaks during meeting hours for registered attendees. Conference registrations must be accompanied by payment. We cannot confirm your course registration until payment is received.

Special Assistance - MCE's policy is to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If special arrangements are necessary for an individual with a disability to attend a conference, please contact our office at 1-888-533-9031.

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