Conference 2019 | The Challenge of Pain

Thursday | January 17, 2019

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Target Audience

For 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 all care settings. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion, case studies and inter-professional dialogue.

  • Meets Washington State’s one-time requirement of four continuing education hours on best practices relating to opioid prescribing for all who prescribe these medications.
  • All hours of this conference are Rx designated.


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify interacting bio-medical, psychological, and social mechanisms contributing to the transition of acute to chronic pain.
  2. Accurately diagnose chronic migraine and medication-overuse headache.
  3. Describe when an ARNP must complete a Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) inquiry.
  4. Recognize how a patient’s life history can influence their development, coping and healing of chronic pain.
  5. (More objectives coming soon...)


Provided By

UW School of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education



CHI Franciscan Health
John D. Loeser NIH Consortium Center of Excellence in Pain Education 
UW School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education 
UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center


Professional Credit
ANCC logo. Accreditation Information 


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 $35 payable to University of Washington CME. 


Registering a Group or Employee?

Fill out our Group/Employee Registration Form. The registration manager will process your request and notify by email.


Software Requirements


  • Contact hours: 7.30
  • Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level: 7.30
  • Event starts: Thu, Jan 17, 2019 - 8:00 am
  • Event ends: Thu, Jan 17, 2019 - 4:50 pm
  • Available: Thu, Sep 06, 2018
  • Unavailable: Fri, Jan 17, 2020
  • Price: $309.00


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3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98105