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Millennium Labs launches educational webinar series for pain management physicians

May 5, 2011
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San Diego — To provide pain management practitioners and other healthcare professionals with additional educational tools to help address practice challenges, Millennium Laboratories, a provider of prescription drug monitoring services, is funding educational grants for a new pain management webinar series.
The first webinar in the series, "'MAD' Misuse–Addiction–Diversion, Proactive Approaches for Your Practice" is scheduled for kickoff on May 5 at 12 noon PDT and will repeat on May 19 and May 26. The webinar is made possible by an education grant from Millennium Laboratories to the West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (WVSIPP). The WVSIPP is organizing the free webinar series in conjunction with Millennium.

Howard Appel, President of Millennium Laboratories, said, "We are proud to support this new webinar series as part of our commitment to further pain management practitioners' education. Millennium is committed to providing the pain community with leading educational resources to provide optimal care for patients."

The webinar series initiative is part of Millennium Laboratories' mission to provide national education for clinicians who treat pain and also to deliver high caliber educational content through both CME and non-CME events.

Designed to fit into healthcare professionals' busy practice schedule and featuring relevant and timely topics, the 45-minute webinars will be broadcast live in a practical and convenient format. The "'MAD' Misuse–Addiction– Diversion, Proactive Approaches for Your Practice" webinar will repeat for three Thursdays in May covering lunch hours in three U.S. time zones.


Future webinars on cutting-edge topics will also be offered free of charge and follow the format of three Thursdays in the same month at lunch time. The first webinar on May 5th, "'MAD' Misuse–Addiction–Diversion, Proactive Approaches for Your Practice," will provide an overview of effective techniques to help practices meet regulatory and compliance standards. The webinar presenter is Michelle Byers, Director of Education, West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (WVSIPP). Byers joined WVSIPP in 2008 and is focused on developing continuing medical education that is relevant and impactful to clinicians treating pain.


The webinar presentation will also cover risk assessment strategies and current approaches to monitoring patients through urine drug testing. The webinar will be of educational value to pain management physicians, pain management practice staff, family practice physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Jeff Peterson, Executive Director, West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, commented, "We are pleased to be working with Millennium Laboratories to provide these webinars as additional education opportunities to healthcare professionals working with people in pain. Education is a critically important asset for meeting the challenges in pain management."

To register for the May 5th webinar or for more information on the pain management webinar series, please contact Michelle Byers at michellebyers@gmail.com or call 415-518-5391.

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