The Kaua’i Pain Conference supports the goals of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) by providing continuing education needed for healthcare professionals to address gaps in knowledge and competencies related to pain assessment and management, cultural attitudes about pain, negative and ill-informed attitudes about people with pain, and stereotyping and biases that contribute to disparities in pain care.
The 5th Annual Kaua’i Pain Conference boasts a structured curriculum that builds upon itself over the course of two days. The conference begins with an overview of challenges, advancements, and opportunities in pain management. After this foundation, we address Federal initiatives to address the current opioid crisis, and how clinicians can follow best practices to provide patient-centric, personalized care. After lunch on Friday until lunch on Saturday we will review current and emerging therapies for the treatment of chronic pain.
On Saturday afternoon, we transition to panel-based discussions exploring modern challenges for pain providers from a variety of viewpoints. Presentations are designed to be educational, evidence-based, and non-promotional.
As a result of participation in this activity, learners will be able/better able to: