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Monday, June 25, 2018
7:00am to 8:00am Course Registration & Breakfast

Morning Program - Moderator: Carol Warfield, MD

8:00am to 8:05am Welcome and Introduction

Carol Warfield, MD

8:05am to 8:45am The Evolution of Pain Management

Carol Warfield, MD

8:45am to 9:30am Pain and the Brain

Brian Wainger, MD, PhD

9:30am to 10:15am Musculoskeletal Evaluation of the Patient in Pain

Joseph Audette, MA, MD

10:15am to 10:30am Refreshment break

Refreshments provided

10:30am to 11:15am Neurologic Evaluation of the Patient in Pain

Zahid Bajwa, MD

11:15am to 12:00pm Psychosocial Assessment of Pain

Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD

12:00pm to 12:30pm Pose Your Questions to the Experts

Drs. Audette, Bajwa, Wainger, Warfield, and Wootton

12:30pm to 1:45pm Break for lunch*

Afternoon Program - Moderator: Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD

1:45pm to 2:30pm Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain

Joseph Audette, MA, MD

2:30pm to 3:15pm Disabled or Deceiving: Disability Evaluation

Anthony Lee, MD

3:15pm to 3:30pm Refreshment break

Refreshments provided

3:30pm to 4:15pm Physical Medicine and Pain: Are We Enabling or Disabling?

James Rainville, MD

4:15pm to 5:00pm Complementary and Alternative Approaches in Pain Medicine

Joseph Audette, MA, MD

5:00pm to 5:45pm Pose Your Questions to the Experts

Drs. Audette, Lee, Rainville and Wootton

Optional Hands-On Skills Development Workshop

6:00pm to 9:15pm Optional Workshop: Acupuncture

When, Why and How to Leverage Acupuncture for Pain Control and to Enhance Patients’ Physical and Psychological Well-Being
Bridget Chin, MA, MD

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast

Morning Program - Moderator: Zahid Bajwa, MD

8:00am to 8:45am Diagnosis and Treatment of Headache

Zahid Bajwa, MD

8:45am to 9:30am Surgical Treatment of Headache and Facial Pain Disorders

Paul Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS

9:30am to 10:15am Nerve Blocks, Botulinum Toxin, and Anatomy of Craniofacial Pain

Zahid Bajwa, MD

10:15am to 10:30am Refreshment break

Refreshments provided

10:30am to 11:15am Postherpetic Neuralgia, Postherpetic Itch, and Trigeminal Neuralgia

Paul Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS

11:15am to 12:00pm Mechanism-Based Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

Zahid Bajwa, MD

12:00pm to 12:30pm Pose Your Questions to the Experts

Drs. Bajwa and Mathew

12:30pm to 1:45pm Break for lunch*

Afternoon Program - Moderator: Thomas Simopoulos, MD

1:45pm to 2:30pm Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Thomas Simopoulos, MD

2:30pm to 2:35pm Q & A with Dr. Simopoulos
2:35pm to 3:20pm Ketamine for Refractory Pain

Paragi Rana, MD

3:20pm to 3:25pm Q & A with Dr. Rana
3:25pm to 3:40pm Refreshment break

Refreshments provided

3:40pm to 4:40pm Pain Beyond Reason: Helping Children Cope with Pain

Alyssa Lebel, MD

4:40pm to 4:50pm Q & A with Dr. Lebel
4:50pm to 5:40pm Sleep and Pain

Stephen Amira, MD

5:40pm to 5:45pm Q & A with Dr. Amira

Optional Hands-On Skills Development Workshop

6:00pm to 9:15pm Optional Workshop: Botulinum Toxin Injections and Nerve Blocks for the Treatment of Headache Disorders

Paul G. Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS and Renee Moran, DO

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast

Morning Program - Moderator: Carol Warfield, MD

8:00am to 8:45am NSAIDS & COX-2 Inhibitors

Lee Simon, MD

8:45am to 9:15am Getting High or Getting Better: The Dope on Medical Marijuana

Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH

9:15am to 10:00am Opioids: The Scientific Truth

Lucy Chen, MD

10:00am to 10:15am Refreshment break
10:15am to 11:15am Opioids: Rational Prescribing

Edward Michna, MD, JD

11:15am to 12:00pm Toxicology Screening for Opioids: Constructive or Confounding

Gary Horowitz, MD

12:00pm to 12:30pm Pose Your Questions to the Experts

Drs. Chen, Horowitz, McGeeney, Michna, Simon and Warfield

12:30pm to 1:45pm Break for lunch*

Afternoon Program - Moderator: Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD

1:45pm to 2:45pm Managing the Difficult Patient

Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD

2:45pm to 3:30pm An Addict or a Patient in Pain?

Ronald Kulich, PhD

3:30pm to 3:45pm Refreshment break

Refreshments provided

3:45pm to 4:30pm Addiction Pschopharmacology Update

Karsten Kueppenbender, MD

4:30pm to 5:15pm Opioid Detoxification

Kevin Hill, PhD

5:15pm to 5:45pm Pose Your Questions to the Experts

Drs. Hill, Kulich, Kueppenbender and Wootton

Optional Hands-On Skills Development Workshop

6:00pm to 9:15pm Optional Workshop: Meditation

How to Leverage, Monitor and Assess Meditation as an Intervention for Relief of Chronic Pain
Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD

Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast

Morning Program - Moderator: Thomas Simopoulos

8:00am to 8:45am Pathophysiology of Low Back Pain

Thomas Simopoulos, MD, MA

8:45am to 9:30am Imaging of Pain of Spinal Origin

Jonathan Kleefield, MD

9:30am to 10:15am Rational Approach to Treating Low Back Pain

Susan Jang, MD

10:15am to 10:30am Refreshment break

Refreshments provided

10:30am to 11:15am Surgical Management of Spinal Pain

Eric Woodard, MD

11:15am to 12:00pm Interventional Techniques for Spinal Pain

Christopher Gilligan, MD, MBA

12:00pm to 12:30pm Pose Your Questions to the Experts

Drs. Gilligan, Jang, Kleefield, Simopoulos, and Woodard

12:30pm to 1:45pm Break for lunch*

Afternoon Program - Moderator: Musa Aner, MD

1:45pm to 2:30pm Vertebral Augmentation

Joshua Hirsch, MD

2:30pm to 3:15pm Overview of Cancer Pain

Mihir Kamdar, MD

3:15pm to 3:30pm Refreshment break

Refreshments provided

3:30pm to 4:20pm Interventional Techniques for Cancer Pain Management

Musa Aner, MD

4:20pm to 5:15pm Pain Management: A Palliative Care Perspective

Mihir Kamdar, MD

5:15pm to 5:45pm Pose Your Questions to the Experts

Drs. Aner, Kamdar, and van der Meer

Optional Hands-On Skills Development Workshop

6:00pm to 9:15pm Optional Workshop: Ultrasound-Guided Procedures in Pain Medicine

Ultrasound Best Practices for Common Nerve Blocks
Cyrus Yazdi, MD

Friday, June 29, 2018
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast

Morning Program - Moderator: Joshua Wootton, Mdiv, PhD

8:00am to 8:30am An Interventionalist's Perspective on Psychology and Outcomes

Christopher Gilligan, MD, MBA

8:30am to 9:15am Cognitive Therapy

Meghan Searle, PhD, ABPP-CN

9:15am to 10:15am Resolving Difficult Encounters with Patients

Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD

10:15am to 10:30am Pose Your Questions to the Experts

Drs. Gilligan, Searle, and Wootton

10:30am to 10:45am Refreshment break
10:45am to 11:15am Helping the Mind Heal the Body: Mind/Body Approaches to Pain Medicine

Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD

11:15am to 12:15pm The Relaxation Response: Meditation as an Approach to Pain Management

Greg Fricchione, PhD

12:15pm to 12:30pm Pose Your Questions to the Experts

Drs. Dossett, Fricchione, and Wootton

12:30pm to 1:45pm Break for lunch*

Afternoon Program - Moderator: Jyostna Nagda, MD

1:45pm to 2:30pm Medical and Surgical Treatment of Joint Pain

Arun Ramappa, MD

2:30pm to 2:40pm Q & A with Dr. Ramappa
2:40pm to 3:25pm Pelvic Pain

Allison Bailey, MD

3:25pm to 3:35pm Q & A with Dr. Bailey
3:35pm to 3:50pm Refreshment break

Refreshments provided

3:50pm to 4:35pm Stem Cell Therapy for Pain

Dmitry Shvartsman, PhD

4:35pm to 4:45pm Q & A with Dr. Shvartsman
4:45pm to 5:30pm The Future of Pain Medicine

Daniel Carr, MD, DABPM, FFPMANZCA

5:30pm to 5:45pm Q & A with Dr. Carr