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Pain conference to draw 1,500 to the islands

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 5:53 p.m. HST, Apr 20, 2011

The American Pain Society will host its 31st annual scientific meeting at the Hawaii Convention Center for the first time May 17-19, 2012.

The meeting is estimated to generate more than $7 million in statewide revenue and draw more than 1,500 clinicians and researchers, including physicians, nurses and pharmacists to the islands.

Hotels will benefit from more than 12,000 room nights, according to the Hawaii Convention Center.

The Glenview, Ill.-based group, with approximately 2,500 members, will provide current information about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute pain, chronic cancer and recurrent pain.

Other medical conferences at the Hawaii Convention Center this year include the American Psychiatric Association's 164th annual meeting that will draw nearly 12,000 attendees May 14-18 and the American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting from Oct. 22-27.

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