Pain Rehab Approaches for Every Practice Setting 2019

San Juan, PR US
February 11, 2019 to February 15, 2019

Course Directors: Larissa Loukianova, M.D., Ph.D. and Jeannie A. Sperry, Ph.D., L.P.

This course will provide practical strategies for managing persistent pain with specific emphasis on minimizing low-yield diagnostics, reducing opioids and polypharmacy, and improving functional outcomes across the life span.

Course topics will provide evidence based strategies for any health care provider faced with assessing and managing complex pain disorders with multiple comorbidities in outpatient settings.

Presenters are experts in primary care, neurology, facial pain, digestive disorders, internal medicine, rheumatology, addiction psychiatry, pharmacy, pain psychology, adult and pediatric pain management and anesthesiology, and other subspecialties. Treatments discussed are based on more than 40 years of successful clinical experience at the Mayo Clinic including chronic pain rehabilitation.

Course Highlights:

  • When to end the “unending” medical work up in complex pain patients
  • How to taper opioids and address polypharmacy and unhelpful pharmacy
  • How to change the conversation from “cure” to “living well despite pain”
  • How to navigate the intersection of addiction and pain
  • Strategies to engage patients in managing their symptoms using a functional restoration approach

Registration fees:

Full Fee: Physicans and Scientists$850.00
Reduced Fee:Residents, Fellows, PA’s, Nurses, Allied Health and Retirees:$750.00

Target Audience

Health care providers who manage patients with chronic pain in specialties to include: internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, neurology, pain, gastroenterology, rheumatology, orofacial pain, psychology, advanced practice nursing and other specialties providing care for chronic pain.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Determine when diagnostics are sufficient to indicate need for interdisciplinary pain care.
  • Articulate principles of interdisciplinary functional restoration treatment for chronic pain disorders.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 21.00 AOA
  • 21.00 APA
  • 21.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/11/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
02/15/2019 - 12:00pm
Caribe Hilton in San Juan
1 San Geronimo Street
San Juan, PR 00901
United States

Caribe Hilton
1 San Geronimo Street
San Juan, PR 00901

Phone reservations:  787-721-0303 ext. 2156 (mention group code MCPA18)
Online reservations:  Click here
Cut-off date:  January 21, 2019

Room Rates: 
Ocean View:  $279/night
Run of House:  $259/night
*$25/night added for third and fourth adults, children under 18 are complimentary

*$40/night added for resort fee includes Wi-Fi, in-room coffee, day use of tennis courts, one hour of miniature golf, use of fitness center, beach activities (umbrellas, chairs, games). 

Parking:  $18/day for self-parking and $28/day for valet.

The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) is seven miles (15 minutes) from the resort.  Typical taxi fee is $20.00.

Accreditation Statement:

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.


Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. The Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for a maximum of 21 credits. Credit is awarded only for actual instructional time. 

The American Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 21 AOA Category 2-A credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care 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

Available Credit

  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 21.00 AOA
  • 21.00 APA
  • 21.00 Attendance

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