That's 29,000 patients per pain specialist. There are simply just not enough pain specialists to bypass. What can frontline practitioners perform to meet up the challenges of the growing public health issue? Attend PAINWeekEnd Houston! The 2014 PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference convenes on Saturday, May 10, in Houston at the Marriott Houston Westchase. Currently, the condition of Texas mandates up to 10 credits in pain management as a component of the annual requirement of licensure reregistration. PAINWeekEnd attendees can receive 6. Course topics include the fundamentals of addiction and pain; opioid conversions; opioid-induced hyperalgesia; and special factors for methadone therapy. Attendees may also learn critically important skills in documentation and laboratory testing that are essential to navigating today's legal-regulatory environment for prescribers.You can view the complete Kaiser Daily Health Plan Survey, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery of in-depth coverage of health policy developments, debates and discussions. The Daily Health Policy Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free assistance of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Table Kaiser and Company Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. AAP report addresses new phenomenon, ‘Facebook Depression’ Since its extremely beginnings, Facebook appears to have had a love-hate relationship with its users. Today, another controversy has emerged following the discharge of an American Academy of Pediatrics statement addressing a new phenomenon referred to as Facebook Melancholy.