PAINWeekEnd Baltimore Offers CE/CME Education to Help Combat Maryland’s Opioid Crisis and State of Emergency

There’s a fundamental lack of education in the medical community and community at large regarding opioids and treatment options.

Dr. Ira Kornbluth, CEO of the Maryland Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, comments, “Earlier this year, Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in response to the Maryland opioid addiction crisis. There’s a fundamental lack of education in the medical community and community at large regarding opioids and treatment options. There are practitioners in this state who are not providing the best care because they are unaware of the CDC guidelines for managing acute and chronic pain.”

PAINWeekEnd (PWE) on October 14/15 at the Sheraton Baltimore Inner Harbor, 300 S. Charles Street, will be an educational and up-to-the-minute 2-day program providing busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners with 12.0 hours of relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain.

“Let’s take back pain management,” says Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA, who will be presenting Chronic Pain Assessment at PWE Baltimore. “Education is the first step. If we truly want the best for our patients in pain, we must start by educating ourselves about the best options for them,” continued Dr. Clark, who is Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Director of the Pain Treatment Programs at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in Baltimore.

Dr. Clark will also be presenting How Does Acute Pain Become Chronic. Other courses include (and are subject to change) Reefer Madness: Taking the Insanity Out of Medical Cannabinoids; What’s All the “GABA” About? Pregabalin and Gabapentin Abuse; Evidence-Based…

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