APS, along with the Journal of Family Practice, will host Pain Care for Primary Care in Orlando, July 17-19. The conference allows primary care providers an opportunity to improve their understanding of pain and pain management. This learning opportunity is designed for primary care physicians, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants. Session highlights include regulations and safe practices, headache and back pain, neuropathy and fibromyalgia, pharmacological approaches and more. The PCPC faculty includes nationally known experts in pain care and pain research. The three-day conference will offer 17 continuing education (CME/CNE) credit/contact hours for physicians, nurses and physician assistants. Learn more.
The American Pain Society's 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting begins on Wednesday, May 8, with a preconference symposium on complementary and alternative medicine. "Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Roles in Chronic Pain Management & Research," will feature treatment approaches for a variety of pain conditions and discuss the possible clinical applications for health care professionals. The challenges and opportunities associated with current research will also be addressed. Advance registration is required. The 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting will be held May 8-11 in New Orleans. Learn more.
Men diagnosed with breast cancer had larger and later-stage tumors than women, but they were less likely to undergo partial mastectomy and radiation therapy, according to a study presented at a meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Researchers also found that male breast cancer patients had overall five-year survival of 74%, compared with 83% in women with the disease. Researchers said awareness and screening help explain the better outcomes among women, and they called for improved awareness among men.
A survey of 1,002 U.S. teens found 86% said they are informed on how to prevent unplanned pregnancy, but 66% said they know "little or nothing" about the use of male condoms. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy survey also found 42% of respondents agreed with the statement, "It doesn't matter whether you use birth control or not, when it is your time to get pregnant, it will happen."
The commemoration of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, also brings an opportunity to reflect on how nurses can prepare for future emergencies, according to a statement from ANA President Karen Daley. Nurses "need to be professionally prepared," Daley said. "As a nurse, there may be expectations of you to provide care in a different setting or situation than what you're used to."