Principles of Pain Management and Palliative Care: Essential Tools for the Clinician 2019

Palm Desert, CA US
March 18, 2019 to March 22, 2019

Mayo Clinic Course Directors: Jason S. Eldrige, M.D., Molly A. Feely, M.D., Thomas P. Pittelkow, D.O., M.P.H., Jacob J. Strand, M.D. 

This multidisciplinary CME course provides primary and subspecialty clinicians with a solid foundation to apply pain and symptom management skills across a continuum of disease states from relative health through serious illness and end-of-life.

This medical CME course targets the integration of pain and palliative services across disciplines and includes topics related to the management of complex chronic pain, cancer pain, mood co-morbidities, addiction and other end-of-life symptomatology. 

This continuous medical education is presented in a didactic format. The CME program will include the use of an interactive keypad system, case-based presentations and question and answer panel discussions.

Course Highlights

  • Development of individualized pain management plans
  • Multimodal approaches to pain management and palliative care
  • Case discussions in advanced care planning
  • The primary care physician and the patient on methadone
  • The concept of total pain and its relationship to palliative medicine
  • Updates on opioid best practices

Registration Fee

Full Fee: M.D., DO, Ph.D.$1,099
Reduced Fee: NP, PA, Nurses, Allied Health Professional, Retirees$   999
Addiction Workshop (March 17 - 1:00 pm to 4;00 pm)$   200

Exhibit Opportunity
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete the exhibit forms and submit to Kelly Wilson.

Target Audience

This medical CME course is targeted towards non-pain & non-palliative specialists of all backgrounds, including general internal medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, family medicine, physiatrists, psychiatrists, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other medical providers (both physician and non-physician).  


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 26.25 ABIM
  • 29.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 26.25 AOA
  • 29.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
03/18/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
03/22/2019 - 1:00pm
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JW Marriott Desert Springs
74-855 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260
United States

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. In order to receive the special rate of $289 (plus applicable taxes and fees) for a standard room, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of February 25, 2019 whichever comes first. After February 25, 2019, reservations will be taken based on space and rate availability. Each course attendee is allowed one guest room at the special course room rate. 

Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic Principles of Pain Management and Palliative Care: Essential Tools for the Clinician course when making your reservation. You may call 1-888-236-2427 or click here to make your reservation.

Resort room rates dot no include the resort fee, which has been reduced to $5.00 per room, per night. Resort charge includes:

• Overnight Self-Parking
• Guest Room High Speed Wi-Fi Internet Access
• Local & Long Distance Domestic phone calls
• 24 Hour Fitness Center
• Spa Fitness Center Class or Activity
• The Greens – 18-hole putting course
• Daily Golf Range Usage
• All Lawn Games at the Tennis Center: Badminton, Bocce Ball, Basketball, Croquet, Soccer, Frisbee, Horseshoes
• Mini Golf
• One hour of Hard Court & Racquet Rental
• Golf Bag Storage at the Resort
• Instructional Led Fitness Classes
• Biggest Loser Resort Educational Classes
• Daily Golf Clinic Lesson

Contact Us
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone:1-800-323-2688

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 29 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

General Session = 26.25 credits; Addiction Workshop 2.75 credits

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 26.25 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 26.25 AOA Category 2 CME credits. 

Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals 
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 26.25 ABIM
  • 29.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 26.25 AOA
  • 29.00 Attendance

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