Therapy of pain is a challenge and requires special approaches. This course, as part of the Pain Educators Forum, will build on information provided in other sessions and focus on the prevalence and impact of unrelieved pain, pathogenesis, and treatments of pain. Participants will learn about approaches and advances in therapy of common acute and chronic pain syndromes. Evidence based recommendations for pharmacotherapy of pain will be provided. Pain therapeutics will examine current trends in pain relief that can be implemented into practice.