Southern Pain Society 32nd Annual Meeting: ‘Balanced Approaches to Acute and Chronic Pain’ @ Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm

19ME005 - Southern Pain Society 32nd Annual Meeting: 'Balanced Approaches to Acute and Chronic Pain'

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Pain Society will explore the benefits, challenges and education involved in using a balance integrative approach to managing both acute and chronic pain and how these impact health care professionals.

The Southern Pain Society (SPS) was established in 1986 as a regional section of the American Pain Society and endorses and supports the mission
and goals of the American Pain Society. The Southern Pain Society’s missions are to serve people with pain by advancing research and treatment and to increase the knowledge and skill of the regional professional community. Visit to join and take advantage of the
discounted registration fee.


  • Discuss the unintended consequences of the current CDC Opioid Guidelines
  • Explain advanced techniques in neuromodulation, surgical and procedural modalities for chronic pain
  • Identify at least two innovative therapies, medications and procedures for the treatment of acute and chronic pain
  • Explain how pain of a catastrophic injury can be effectively managed using an integrative approach through the continuum
  • Identify opiate prescribing deterrent formulations to reduce opioid dependence

Click here to be taken to registration: Early registration is from 2/15 – 9/14

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2018 APNC Fall Conference @ Holiday Inn Resort
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm

Registration opens summer 2018

About APNC Conferences

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Addiction Professionals of North Carolina is a statewide organization dedicated to helping the individual, family, and community understand, prevent, and treat the disease of addiction. Our educational conferences, held each year in the fall and spring, are designed for Counselors, Prevention Specialists, Peer Support Specialists, DWI Assessors, Psychologists, Therapists, EAP consultants, Social Workers, Educators, Students, and others interested in the field. Our conference presenters include national and state leaders, researchers, practitioners, and trainers as we strive to provide state of the art educational opportunities to not only meet the certification needs of our professionals but to also provide opportunities to stay abreast of current trends, research, and practices.

Check the APNC website for emerging details and registration information

2018 Pain Conference: An Interprofessional Approach to Pain Management @ Mountain Area Health Education Center, Blue Ridge Room
Nov 8 @ 7:45 am – Nov 9 @ 12:15 pm

As the opioid epidemic rages on, better approaches to the understanding and management of pain are needed by healthcare providers “in the trenches”. This annual, interprofessional conference has been expanded from one day to one and 1/2 days to allow more in-depth exploration of the neuroscience of pain and non-opioid approaches to better manage pain.

This educational activity is jointly provided with the Charles George VA Medical Center and co-sponsored by the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.


  • Explain pain neuroscience effectively to engage more active patient pain management participation
  • Integrate opioid alternatives into pain management routinely
  • Screen for opioid use disorder and strategize appropriate case management
  • Incorporate CBT, Whole Health Approaches and/or MBSR into pain management strategies

MAHEC Employees receive a registration discount

Addiction Medicine Essentials @ Archie Davis Conference Center
Nov 16 @ 8:15 am – Nov 17 @ 3:30 pm

Please join us for the inaugural Addiction Medicine Essentials 2018 conference, to be held November 16-17 in Durham, NC. The event will provide addiction medicine basics for a range of healthcare professionals working in primary care and behavioral health settings. Topics will include Addiction Medicine 101/201, the Challenging Overlap of Pain and SUD’s, Pharmacotherapy, Common Psychiatric and Medical Comorbidities, Counseling Skills and more!

Join us for one or both days!