2017 Best Practices in Pain Management - Primary Care and Specialty Collaboration

Date & Location
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 7:00 AM - Sunday, September 17, 2017, 12:00 PM, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

Target Audience
Multiple Specialties


Registration is closed.  Conference is full.

Join us for a dynamic weekend in picturesque Colonial Williamsburg filled with the most up-to-date best practices in pain management. This two day event has been created for primary care physicians, pain specialists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, surgeons, orthopedists, internists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals who are engaged in treating chronic pain. 

  1. Summarize the intersection of depression, anxiety and opioid use in the process of pain chronification.
  2. Describe the difference between opioid tolerance, dependence, and addiction.
  3. Outline therapeutic strategies to treat opioid withdrawal, appropriately taper opioids in a responsible fashion and choose adjuvant analgesic agents.
  4. List new neuromodulation therapies, describe novel waveforms/technologies and identify potential patient diagnoses to take advantage of these newer therapies.
  5. Outline first, second and third line non-opioid analgesic medications and potential interactions in chronic disease states.
  6. Appreciate the role of non-pharmacological pain therapies such as acupuncture, mindfulness and Tai Chi and know the underlying mechanisms of effect and appropriate timing of these modalities.
  7. Describe better physical diagnostic skills and discuss the role of imaging in care of the chronic pain patient.
  8. Develop an understanding of a risk-averse practice and the ramifications of appropriate prescribing practices.


Industry Professionals $400
Physician $375
Non-Physician, NP, RN, PA $275
VCU NP, RN, PA $200
Residents/Fellows $150
Residents/Fellows VCUHS & McGuire VA Medical Center $50




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

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Catergory 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the actiivty.

This Live activity, Best Practices in Pain Management:  Primary Care and Specialty Collaboration, with a beginning date of 9/16/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 9.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with extent of their participation in the activity.


ANCC and the Virginia Board of Nursing accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM from organizations accredited by the ACCME for your CNE contact hour requirements.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.