The  27th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Integrated Pain Management—aka, the American Academy of Pain Management—will be held September 21 – 25 in San Antonio.

Among the pain treatment modalities that will be discussed during the meeting, held at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, will be physical therapy as part of a multidisciplinary treatment perspective.

Optional preconference workshops will discuss hands-on skill development (Osteopathic Approach for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain; and How to Treat and Diagnose Myofascial Pain) and practice improvement (Evidence-Based Nutrition, Supplements, and Lifestyle Choices for Pain Patients; and Best Practices in Opioid Prescribing).

In addition, the meeting will include a 2-day Curriculum Review Course summarizing the content included in the test for therapists to receive the Advanced Credentialed Pain Practitioner designation, according to a media release from the Academy of Integrated Pain Management.

“Given the national furor over opioid prescribing, this meeting provides a timely opportunity for practitioners to learn how to deliver effective, safe, and sane pain care as outlined by the NIH National Pain Strategy,” says Academy executive director and national pain management leader Robert K Twillman, PhD, in the release.

Up to 56 hours of Continuing Education credits will be available—up to 21 hours on-site from attending the meeting, and 35 credits available at no additional cost from the Academy’s online, on-demand Pain Care Learning Center for 1 year following the meeting.

[Source(s): Academy of Integrated Pain Management, PR Newswire]