Pain Management in Women Over the Lifecycle 2007

Venue: Catamaran Resort Hotel on Mission Bay

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 26, 2007 End Date/Time: Apr 28, 2007
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The Diana Padelford Binkley Foundation and the University of California, San Diego, Departments of Continuing Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry, and the Center for Pain and Palliative Care would like to invite you to attend this inaugural conference to be held April 27-29, 2006 in San Diego, California.

This conference will focus on the biology, psychology and treatment of pain in women and will feature expert speakers in these areas. The target audience for this program includes primary care physicians, neurologists, pain management professionals, pharmacists, alternative medicine practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare providers.

This conference meets the California AB487 legislation requiring physicians complete 12.0 hours of Pain Management and Palliative Care continuing medical education by December 31, 2006.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should have increased knowledge in the following:

• improve physician awareness of prevalence and severity of pain in women

• provide specific information regarding the most common pain syndromes in women, including prevalence, anatomy, physiology, etiology, patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment and patient education

• evaluate treatment option for women, including pharmacology, non-pharmacology, intervention and complementary medicine.

• discuss patient monitoring, treatment side effects and unusual patient requests • address when to treat and when to refer for appropriate consultation

• nurture sensitivity and empathy for female patients suffering from pain and encourage physicians to devote the time and energy necessary to reduce patient suffering

• increase awareness of how suffering differs in terminally and acutely ill women and how that alters both evaluation and diagnosis


3999 Mission Boulevard
San Diego
United States

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