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Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

URI's College of Pharmacy to hold pain management seminar for health professionals March 30 in Newport

KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 7, 2000 -- The University of Rhode Island's College of Pharmacy will offer a seminar March 30 and 31 geared to health professionals to help them better understand treatments for alleviating pain among their patients. The seminar is open to the public.

This year's Seminar by the Sea, "Pain Management: Treatments in Optimizing Care," will be held at the Hyatt Regency, formerly the Doubletree Islander Hotel, on Newport's Goat Island. The continuing education program annually attracts about 500 health care professionals to hear top national speakers on major health care issues.

The cost for the seminar is $179, prior to March 17. The cost will be $225 after that date. Participants may register for a single day only. For more information, call the URI Office of Pharmacy Continuing Education 401-874-5552 or visit the Website at

"We're holding this seminar to disseminate information on new treatments," said Michael L. Simeone, director of continuing education for URI's College of Pharmacy. Simeone said health care professionals have an array of choices that meet patients' pain management needs without raising the specter of addiction.

The seminar is open to the public, but it is geared to professionals.

Arthur G. Lipman, professor of clinical pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah, will kick off the seminar March 30 at 8:40 a.m. with a talk, "Pharmaceutical Care of the Pain Patient."

Lipman is a renowned expert in the field of pain management, and currently editor of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Care and Symptom Control. He co-chairs, the Arthritis Pain Management Guidelines Panel for the American Pain Society, and is a member of the Ethics Task Force, American Pain Society and American Academy of Pain Medicine and on the board of directors, American Alliance of Cancer Initiatives.

In addition, Lipman serves or has served as an editorial board member of 12 professional and scientific journals. In December, Lipman was awarded the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation Award for Sustained Contributions to the Professional Literature for the publication of his two books, more than 90 articles, chapters and monographs and more than 300 reviews and editorials.

Please see the brochure for full seminar schedule, list of instructors and registration information. Reporters are invited to cover the seminar. To make arrangements, please call Dave Lavallee at 401-874-2116 or Michael Simeone at 401-874-5552.


For Further Information: Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116


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