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: 5.00 (included at the advanced practice level)
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
– Learn ways for dealing with complex pain management
– Best clinical approaches for pain management in individuals with a substance use disorder
– Migraines: how to identify common headache disorders and what are the best evidence-based practice to treat them



07:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast (included)
08:00 AM Welcome and Overview
08:10 AM


Buprenorphine and Methadone use in Pain Management * (Rx)
Speaker: Mackenzie Welsh, PharmD
09:10 AM Break & Exhibitors
09:20 AM Walking The Tightrope: Pain Management in Persons with Opioid Use Disorder. (Rx)

Speaker: Jared Klein, MD, MPH

10:20 AM Break & Exhibitors
10:35 AM


Widespread Pain – What to Call It? What To Do About It?
Speaker: Steven Stanos, DO, FABPM
11:35 AM Lunch & Exhibitors
12:15 PM


Common Headache Disorders and Updates in Migraine Treatment * (Rx)
Speaker: Ami Cuneo, MD & Natalia Murinova, MD, MHA, FAAN
1:15 PM Break & Exhibitors
1:25 PM Palliative Care Methods for Controlling Pain (Rx)

Speakers:  James Fausto, MD

2:25 PM Break & Exhibitors
2:40 PM Healing from Within: The Art, Function & Use of Clinical Hypnosis

Speaker: Barb Dailey, DNP, ARNP, CMS-CHT

3:40 PM Break & Exhibitors
3:50 PM Complex Pain Management in the Inpatient Setting (Rx)

Speaker: Katherin Peperzak, MD

4:50 PM Post-Conference Sharing & Closing Remarks

UWCNE reserves the right to revise the program schedule if needed

* 5 Rx Hours (included at the Advanced practice level)



There are several Hotels in the UW University District close to the venue: Silver Cloud Hotel, Graduate Hotel, and Residence Inn. There are many other options— look for lodging near UW Horticulture Center, Seattle to be in the area closest to the venue.