Conference 2018 | The Challenge of Pain

Shoreline, WA US
January 18, 2018

9th Annual Conference

Thursday | January 18, 2018

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Target Audience

Nurses, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, respiratory therapists, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists and other interested healthcare professionals in all settings



Pain causes extensive suffering, disability and expenditure of scarce healthcare resources. This conference focuses on the challenge of pain management for healthcare professionals across the healthcare continuum. Regional and national pain specialists present evidence-based strategies for assessing and managing pain in acute, ambulatory and palliative care settings. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion, case studies, and inter-professional dialogue.


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Discuss topical issues in the science of pain.
  2. Describe why chronic pain can be so overwhelming for many of our patients.
  3. Recognize clinical manifestations of myofascial pain, and clinical tests to identify myofascial trigger points.
  4. Recognize Opioid use disorder in the primary care setting, and develop a plan to address it.
  5. Learn to understand pain from a patient’s perspective.
  6. Recognize why self-management is inescapable in chronic illness.
  7. Use and teach the powerful language of positive communication.
  8. Describe the Pain Tracker Self-Manager study.



  • A Patient's Story  Judy Burrows
  • Caring for the Overwhelming Patient  David Tauben
  • Empowering Patients with Self-Management Skills  Barbara Dailey
  • Myofascial Pain  James Robinson
  • Recognizing Opioid Use Disorder in Patients with Chronic Pain and What to do About It.  Pamela Pentin   (Rx=1.00) 
  • State of the Science in Pain Management  Debra Gordon   (Rx=1.00) 
  • What is Pain Self-Management and How Do You Support It?  Mark Sullivan

Rx = Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level.


Professional Credit - Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals

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CME Credit - Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Washington School of Medicine and UWCNE.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM will be available at the conference for an additional fee of $40 payable to University of Washington CME. Pre-pay at JP1801 CME Credit Certificate Payment.

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Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 7.23 Contact hours
  • 2.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
01/18/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
01/18/2018 - 4:50pm
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
United States

Available Credit

  • 7.23 Contact hours
  • 2.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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