Conference 2015 | The Challenge of Pain

Lynnwood, WA US
January 21, 2015 to January 22, 2015


6th Annual Pain Conference for Healthcare Professionals
January 21-22, 2015

Welcome to the Conference Portal!

This is your one-stop shop for our annual Challenge of Pain conference. This is the place you will:

  • Register for each day or a combo of days
  • Download your handouts

Who Should Attend This Conference? 
Nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals in all settings.

About This Conference:
Pain causes extensive suffering, disability and expenditure of scarce healthcare resources. This conference focuses on the challenge of pain for healthcare professionals across the healthcare continuum. Evidence-based strategies for assessing and managing pain in acute, ambulatory care, specialty care and palliative care settings are presented by regional and national pain specialists. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion, case studies and interprofessional dialogue.

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Brochure (PDF)


Conference Details

WiFi and Power  - WiFi is limited to public areas of the conference center. Power outlets are not available in the conference rooms.

Handouts - Speaker handouts are accessible here for registrants, starting January 14, 2015. Handouts for this conference will be accessible to registrants for one year after their enrollment date.

Evaluation - Completing an evaluation online is a requirement for earning contact hours and being able to print your certificate. The evaluation is in the same area as the handouts. (See instructions above.)

Certificate and Record of Your CE Activities - Once you have submitted your evaluation form, you can print your certificate in the same area as the handouts (See instructions above.) or at any time in the future by logging in, going to My Account and clicking on My Activities. All your UWCNE activities will be listed in this area. You can also use this area to self-report contact hours earned with other CE providers, so you can keep your CE records in one spot!

Want to Learn More about the Registration/CE Process?

Click here for the Seven Easy Steps for Registering and Earning CE Contact Hours.

Registering a Group or an Employee?

Fill out our Offline Registration Form. We'll enroll you or your colleagues and let you know by email when you can access your conference materials.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be better able to:

Day 1

  1. Describe current perspectives on pain.
  2. Explain the importance of listening to a patient’s story in determining how best to treat the individual.
  3. Compare and contrast practical pharmacological approaches to treat pain.
  4. Discuss reasons to screen for PTSD when treating patients with chronic pain.
  5. Define mindfulness and discuss its role in chronic pain treatment.
  6. Describe non-pharmacologic interventions for patients with insomnia.
  7. Discuss the significance of exercise baselines.
  8. Compare and contrast properties of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

Day 2

  1. Describe effective strategies for common challenges in acute pain management.
  2. Outline the limitations and pitfalls of regional blocks in post-operative patients.
  3. Describe successful strategies for tapering and transitioning post-operative pain patients.
  4. Discuss the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy and how it can be used when treating chronic pain in primary care patients.
  5. Describe how to develop a treatment alliance for patients who have depression or anxiety and chronic pain.
  6. Discuss the principles of time-based activity pacing and identify the steps for systematically increasing activity over time.
  7. Describe a comprehensive assessment plan to guide the treatment of adolescents and young adults with chronic pain.
  8. Discuss a variety of strategies for managing pain at the end of life.
  9. Express appropriate pain management strategies for case studies submitted by conference participants.



Day 1

  • Perspectives in pain
  • Interviewing the patient with chronic pain
  • Pearls of pharmacological management (Rx)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Mindfulness training for the treatment of chronic pain
  • Non-pharmacologic approaches to treating insomnia in persons with chronic pain
  • Physical therapy and pain
  • Cannibis: A review of the evidence (Rx)

Day 2

  • Case-based challenges in acute pain (Rx)
  • Regional anesthesia for acute post-operative pain management (Rx)
  • Challenges in post-operative pain management
  • Motivational and cognitive behavioral apporaches to pain management 
  • Medications for anxiety and depression (Rx)
  • Activitiy pacing for pain management
  • Chronic pain in adolescents and young adults
  • Managing pain at the end of life (Rx)
  • Q & A panel: Clinical cases and discussion (Rx)

Rx = This session qualifies for pharmacology contact hours at the advanced practice level.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 14.00 Contact hours
  • 6.80 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
01/21/2015 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
01/22/2015 - 4:45pm
Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
United States

Available Credit

  • 14.00 Contact hours
  • 6.80 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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