The Foundation For Medical Excellence presents the
CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT conference
In cooperation with:
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
March 1-2, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Vancouver, British Columbia
Pain Management Conference– March 1-2, 2019
$450 US Funds for US residents
Advanced Skill Building Workshops – March 2, 2019 (1:30-5:00 pm)
$225 US Funds for US residents
The Oregon Pain Guidance website provides pain management guidance and tools for healthcare professionals as well as patients and families.
Note: The National Transportation Safety Board reminds health care providers to discuss with patients the effects that their medical conditions and medications may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Addiction – Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are now included among the healthcare professionals who may provide MAT for opioid addiction. More information is available on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website. All MAT providers must complete training and be granted a waiver by the DEA. The required 24-hour continuing education training is free and available through the Providers' Clinical Support System.
SAMHSA began certifying PAs and NPs on February 21, 2017. As of August 28, 2018, there were 687 certified PAs nationwide and 2,471 certified NPs. SAMHSA says, "More buprenorphine prescribers are needed to combat the opioid crisis and treat substance use disorders, particularly in rural areas."