Addiction Medicine and Pain Management for Primary Care

Jun 10, 2022 – Jun 12, 2022

Chicago - Loews Chicago Hotel

Chicago is the most visited city in the Midwest. Famous for its architecture, top restaurants, and great shopping, summertime in Chicago buzzes with energy and excitement. Fireworks at Navy Pier, twilight concerts in Millennium Park, fun-filled baseball games at Wrigley Field, and towering skyscrapers overlooking sandy beaches make Chicago a fun destination with something for everyone. The luxurious Loews Chicago Downtown Hotel, situated steps from Navy Pier, offers guests spectacular city skyline and lake views while enjoying the comforts of home. Their top-rated luxury hotel in Downtown Chicago is ideally located near Magnificent Mile, and close to the city’s most popular attractions including Millennium Park and the John Hancock Center.

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Bring a Friend or Colleague and Save $50: If you are attending with another healthcare professional you are eligible for a $50 discount.

Overview & Agenda

Addiction Medicine and Pain Management for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Addiction Medicine and Pain Management, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Addiction Medicine and Pain Management, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Addiction Medicine and Pain Management.

Speakers
Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care clinicians. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier during a 20 minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Friday, June 10

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Non-Opioid Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Pain
Objectives: 1) Understand the neurobiology of chronic pain and how this relates to pharmacologic targets 2) Develop a data-driven and practical understanding of dosing, benefits, and side-effects of common non-opioid pharmacologic agents 3) Become versed in pharmacologic algorithms for treating common pain syndromes, such as acute back pain, fibromyalgia, and neuropathic pain

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Opioids for Chronic and Cancer Pain: Rationale Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Become comfortable with practical aspects of chronic opioid therapy, including opioid selection, rotation, and side-effect management 2) Appreciate the nuances for titration for different pain syndromes 3) Learn clinical pearls and strategies for managing chronic opioid therapy as safely as possible 4) Discuss the use of opioids for cancer pain and how the approach differs from chronic non-cancer pain

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
The Neurobiology of Addiction and Implications for Treatment: Part I
Objectives: 1) Discuss the basic elements of drive and cognition in the neurobiology of addiction 2) Distinguish between reward and anti-reward brain circuitry 3) Describe the concept of interoception

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
The Neurobiology of Addiction and Implications for Treatment: Part II
Objectives: 1) List three safe and effective psychosocial interventions for the treatment of substance use disorders 2) Describe the impulsivity-compulsivity spectrum of illness as it applies to the behavioral addictions

Saturday, June 11

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
The Opioid Epidemic in 2022
Objectives: 1) Identify the origins and current state of the opioid crisis in the US 2) Discuss the clinical use of buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorders

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
The Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol Use Disorders
Objectives: 1) Use the three steps of “brief intervention” in everyday clinical practice 2) List three FDA-approved pharmacological treatments for alcohol use disorders

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Managing Pain in Geriatric Patients
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the nuances in assessing pain in the elderly 2) Understand the pharmacologic challenges in managing elderly patients 3) Be able to find the balance between pain control and iatrogenesis in the elderly population

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Interventional Procedures for Spine Pain
Objectives: 1) Understand the rationale and technical considerations of common minimally invasive interventions for spine-related pain, such as epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency lesioning, facet injections, sacroiliac injections, and spinal cord stimulation 2) Appreciate the data behind the techniques by way of a data-driven literature review 3) Develop a systematic approach to identifying when patients may or may not benefit from interventional spine procedures

Sunday, June 12

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Managing Pain and Symptoms at the End-of-Life
Objectives: 1) Understand the optimal measures to control pain at the end-of-life through case-based teaching 2) Better manage common end-of-life clinical scenarios, such as dyspnea, delirium, and terminal secretions 3) Become more empowered in how to emotionally guide family members through the dying process

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM: BREAK

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Challenging Pain Scenarios: An Interactive Case-Based Discussion
Objectives: 1) Develop a frame to systematically break down and analyze complex pain scenarios 2) Utilize the audience’s collective mind to develop practical strategies to address the various clinical complexities of the cases 3) Become more comfortable and empowered to handle such cases upon return to the participant’s clinical practice

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM: BREAK

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
The Technological Addictions
Objectives: 1) List five forms of technological addictions as they appear in the scientific literature of 2022 2) Describe the psychology and culture surrounding non-pathological use of technology and distinguish between normal use and addiction 3) Discuss adverse consequences of technological addictions on mental health in vulnerable populations

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM: BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Putting It All Together: Treating Addiction in Everyday Clinical Practice
Objectives: 1) Solve a ten-case quiz on medications used in the treatment of substance use disorders 2) Treat patients who suffer from dual diagnosis, such as addiction and other psychiatric disorders

Please 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

June 10, 2022

Loews Conference Center

Conference - Day 1

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

Check-In Opens at 7:00 AM

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 11, 2022

Loews Conference Center

Conference - Day 2

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

June 12, 2022

Loews Conference Center

Conference - Day 3

Continental Breakfast for Registered Attendees

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME

MCE Conferences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MCE Conferences designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12 (part II) MOC pointsin the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

The AAFP has reviewed Addiction Medicine and Pain Management for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 06/10/2022 to 06/12/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency:AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

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

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.

Pharmacology Credits

This course has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

MCE may have rooms available, however we are past the group booking date, therefore, these rooms must be booked manually by our staff on your behalf. To book your lodging please email info@mceconferences.com or call  (888) 533-9031. 

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

Accommodations – City sophistication meets convenience and relaxation in each of Loews Chicago Hotel’s accommodations in the downtown district. Featuring 400 luxury rooms and deluxe suites, their stylish accommodations near Magnificent Mile make ours the most coveted luxury destination in downtown Chicago.

All guest rooms offer the following amenities: Luxurious Garnier-Thiebault linens, Julien Farel anti-aging hair, skin and body-care products, Flat-screen TV, One-cup coffeemaker with gourmet coffee pods, 100% combed and ring-spun cotton terry towels and bath sheets, Spacious work desk with ergonomic chair, Telephones with voicemail and wireless capabilities, On-Demand movies, Magnifying makeup mirror, Iron and ironing board, Julien Farel professional hairdryer, In-room safe, with enough space for a laptop, Dry-cleaning and laundry service, Wake-up calls, In-room dining service, Cribs available upon request, Nightly turndown upon request, ADA-compliant accessible rooms available, and Free Wi-Fi.

  • Superior King Rooms – $259 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees: One King Bed with luxurious Garnier-Thiebault linens, Located on floors 3-8; with limited city views, Free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms, Ample electrical outlets, and USB ports, Spacious work desk with ergonomic chair, Modern bathroom with oversized stand-up shower, Julien Farel bath amenities and hair care products, Complimentary fitness center access, Mini-fridge in room, In-room safe, with enough space for a laptop. A rollaway bed is recommended when adding a third guest for a charge of $25 per night. 377 sq. ft. / 35 sq. m.
  • Superior Double Double Rooms – $289 Per Room Per Night Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees: Two Double Beds with luxurious Garnier-Thiebault linens, Located on floors 3-4; with limited city views, Free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms, Ample electrical outlets, and USB ports, Spacious work desk with ergonomic chair, Modern bathroom with bathtub/shower, Julien Farel bath amenities and hair care products, In-room safe, with enough space for a laptop, Complimentary fitness center access, Mini-fridge in-room. A rollaway bed is recommended when adding a fifth guest for a charge of $25 per night. 405 sq. ft. / 38 sq. m.

Additional Lodging Information:
– Room rates above are subject to an Occupancy Tax rate of 17.4%.
– Check-in time is at 3:00 PM and Check-out time is at 12:00 PM.
– Additional Guests (Ages 18 and Up) Sharing the Room: $20 Per Adult, Per Night for more than 2 Adults sharing a room. Children (Ages 0-17): At this hotel, up to 2 children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding. All other guests are considered adults.

Parking – The Loews Chicago Hotel currently, the discounted rate for overnight parking is $46.00 per vehicle validation required. For valet $73.00 a night.

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 – Terms and conditions as per MCE’s room allotment agreement with conference lodging venue:

  • Cancellation made 31 days or more prior to arrival: A full refund will be issued.
  • Cancellation 30 days or less prior to arrival: No refunds will be issued.
  • No-shows and early departures are considered a cancellation: No refunds will be issued.

All lodging cancellations must be made directly with the lodging venue. Please refer to your lodging confirmation for contact information and policies.

Register & Book Your Lodging Early! The MCE reduced room rates will be available to registered attendees up until May 3, 2022 (based on availability). Our allotment for reduced room rates may sell out before this date. We urge you to secure your lodging reservation as early as possible. Reduced rates will also be offered for 3 nights pre and post-program dates (based on availability).

Room Reservation Guidelines – The lodging reservation link has been created for the MCE Conference continuing medical education program, and only guests that are registered for this CME conference are eligible to use this site in order to access discounted rooms and/or theme park tickets (if applicable).

  • Attendees must register within (7) seven days of booking MCE discounted lodging to avoid cancellations or increased nightly rates (depending on Hotel/Resort policy).
  • We allow a maximum of 2 room reservations per registered attendee, based on availability and rates at the time of booking.
  • Rooms and/or tickets (if applicable) cannot be purchased for the purpose of, or with the intention of being resold.
  • All reservations must be made under the registered attendee’s name, as all reservations and ticket orders (if applicable) will be audited against the CME program registration list. Should it be necessary, we reserve the right to contact you to request proof of registration. If it is discovered that the reservation and/or ticket order is not for an MCE Conferences participant, the reservations and/or ticket order may be canceled or modified based on the Hotel/Resort policy, and deposits may not be eligible for a refund.

Please note: In order to provide a quality and interactive CME program, MCE Conferences will limit the number of registrations per conference.

Additional Travel Information

Airport Information:

  • The O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is located 17 miles from Loews Chicago Hotel.
  • The Midway International Airport (MDW) is located 12.6 miles from Loews Chicago Hotel.

Airport Transportation – To make your airport transfer reservation, please click on the following links:
Taxi Service or Ride Share – MCE Conferences recommends taking a taxi or rideshare to get from the airport to your hotel. The fare from the airport to the Loews Chicago Hotel is approximately $40.00 USD (1-4 persons) and is a 30-minute drive each way.
Shuttle Service – For bookings with Go Airport Express, please Click Here.

Car Rental – To make your discounted car rental reservation, please click on the following links:
(please note: car rental company availability may differ based on airport/ destination)

  • AVIS – Click Here and enter G028287 in the “AWD Number” box to receive the Group Discount.
  • Budget – Click Here
  • Enterprise – Click Here and enter XZB6145 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.
  • National – Click Here and enter XZB6145 under Contract ID to receive Group Discount

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.

Please Note: MCE is not associated with the third-party services listed herein and shall not be liable for any services of such third-party providers.

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