Pain Management Mini Conference

Join your colleagues for a one-day, intensive course on pain management. 4.0 NPCD hours, 3.0 Category 1 Pharm credits


July 12 from Noon-4:30 p.m. ET


Virtual Event

4.0 NCPD hours | 3.0 Category 1 Pharm credits

Last day to register is July 7,  2022


Member: $150
Non-Member: $275 (Includes 1-year HPNA membership)

Sessions & Topics

  • Considerations in Pain Management in Serious Illness
    • Drug therapy selection and advanced illness
    • Pain management during the opioid abuse epidemic and COVID pandemic
    • Top 10 facts about opioids
  • Case Based Discussions in Pain Management
    • Assessment and reassessment


Judy Paice, PhD, RN is the director of the cancer pain program in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and a research professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Paice is presently a member of the NIH HEAL Initiative Multidisciplinary Work Group and has served as president of the American Pain Society and secretary of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Among her many contributions to the specialty, Dr. Paice has traveled widely to educate healthcare professionals regarding cancer pain relief and palliative care. She serves on the editorial board of several journals, is the author of more than 170 scientific manuscripts, and she was one of the original consultants in the ELNEC Train-the-Trainer program. In 2018, Dr. Paice was named one of the 30 Visionaries in the field by the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care. 

Mary Lynn McPherson, Pharm.D., MA, MDE, BCPS is professor and executive director of Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Dr. McPherson also holds a master's degree in Instructional Systems Development and a master's in Distance Education and eLearning. She is the executive program director of the Online Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Science and Graduate Certificate Program in Palliative Care at the University of Maryland. Dr. McPherson has maintained a practice in hospice her entire career. She developed the first palliative care pharmacy residency in the U.S. and has won numerous awards for teaching and innovative practice in end-of-life care. Dr. McPherson published numerous articles, chapters, and five books including the second edition of the best selling Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculation: A Guide to Effective Dosing

Accredited Continuing Education

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation under Provider number P0284. 

Successful conference session completion awards the RN participant 4.0 NCPD credit hours (60 minutes per credit hour) in blended activity format. Attendees must attend the session in its entirety, attest to attendance at the time of the evaluation, and complete/submit the online evaluation within the time frames specified. 

*Number of NCPD credits subject to change upon presenter availability.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

The faculty and planners of this accredited continuing professional development conference have disclosed no relevant financial, professional, or personal relationship with ineligible companies pertaining to the faculty selection, content development, delivery, and evaluation of this conference activity. 

Program Cancellation

Registrations that are cancelled in writing up to 3 weeks prior to the event will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 1 week prior to the event will not be refunded. Please contact the HPNA Education Department about cancellations at [email protected]. Cancellations requests must be received in writing. 

7/12/2022 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
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