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3rd Annual Conference on Pain Jointly Sponsored By Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and MediCom Worldwide, Inc.
Date:6/24/2008

MORRISVILLE, Pa., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and MediCom Worldwide, Inc. are jointly sponsoring the 3rd Annual Conference on Pain July 18th and 19th. The meeting will be held in Thorne Hall on the campus of Northwestern University in Chicago.

This year, the conference focus is "Examining Critical Issues in Opioid Management." The scientific agenda will focus on the latest information, issues, and evidence in effectively managing chronic pain. The conference is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals. Conference organizers concentrated on day-to-day clinical challenges in constructing this highly interactive educational activity.

The conference chair is Dr. Steven Stanos, Medical Director of the Chronic Pain Care Center of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Co-chairs are Judith Paice, Ph.D., RN, president of the American Pain Society and research professor of medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and James Zacny, Ph.D., professor of anesthesia and critical care at the University of Chicago.

The conference content this year will address:

-- Classifications of Chronic Pain

-- Neurobiology

-- Pharmacologic Mechanisms of Opioids

-- Communications and Effective Pain Management

-- Safety, Efficacy and Treatment Options

-- Advances in Opioid Analgesics

-- Patient Screening and Assessment

-- Clinical Issues and the Regulatory Environment

-- Managing Risk

Those interested can register online at http://www.ric.org, click on "Quick Links" Continuing Education Courses.

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) has earned a reputation as a leader in patient care, advocacy, research, and educating health professionals in physical medicine and rehabilitation. RIC has been recognized as the "#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America" since 1991 by US News and World Report. RIC treats people of all ages from around the world with a range of conditions.

MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is an independent educational organization, accredited by ACCME, ACPE, and the California Board of Registered Nursing to develop activities that meet the needs of individual practitioners. The effectiveness of its educational interventions is linked to its extensive experience in the pain therapeutic category, combined with state-of-the-art adult instructional design methods, and leading-edge multimedia content delivery systems.


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