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ASRA 2012 | Pain Medicine & Regional Anesthesia Meeting

Primary Care Track 

Primary care physicians play a central role in helping those afflicted with acute and chronic pain. Statistics show that PCP’s treat approximately half of all patients suffering from chronic pain.

Despite the high prevalence, truly providing safe and effective pain management is often expressed as one of the biggest concerns and difficulties within the broad scope and busy schedule of the primary care practice.  

Although many primary care physicians will find the entirety of the 11th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting of interest, Saturday sessions have been specifically designed to respond to the particular educational needs of the primary care physician.  

Educational offerings include:

  • Special Primary Care Track in the morning, covering topics such as pain patient triage and opioid management

  • Plenary Sessions exploring crossroads and controversy in pain medicine, new technologies, and the future of pain medicine

  • Lunchtime Problem Based Learning Discussions exploring areas such as opioid therapy, pain management in end of life care, ethical challenges, etc.

  • Opportunities for Discussion and Networking with a focus on supporting cooperation between pain specialists and primary care clinicians