UW School of Nursing

January 19, 2023

The Challenge of Pain 2023

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FORMAT: In-person Conference
DATE: Tuesday | May 2nd, 2023
CE H: 7.00 | Rx Hours TBD
LOCATION: UW Center for Urban Horticulture


Pain causes extensive suffering, disability, and expenditure of scarce healthcare resources. This conference focuses on the challenge of pain management for healthcare professionals across the healthcare continuum. Regional and national pain specialists present evidence-based strategies for assessing and managing pain in all care settings. Teaching methods include lectures, discussions, case studies, and inter-professional dialogue.


Staff nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, social workers, physical therapists, and other interested healthcare professionals working in acute care, long-term care, hospice, home health, specialty care, and other ambulatory care settings.


Able to recognize and treat widespread pain syndrome
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