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Monday, June 15, 2020
7:00am to 8:00am Registration and Breakfast

Morning Program - Moderator: Carol Warfield, MD

8:00am to 8:05am Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Carol Warfield, MD

8:05am to 8:45am Lessons from the Past for Providing State-of-the-Art Pain Management in the Present

Carol Warfield, MD

8:45am to 9:30am Pathophysiology of Pain: A 2020 Update

James Rathmell, MD

9:30am to 10:15am How to Perform a Focused Musculoskeletal Evaluation of the Patient in Pain: Practical Techniques and Maneuvers

Joseph Audette, MA, MD

10:15am to 10:30am Break

Refreshments provided

10:30am to 11:15am How to Perform a Focused Neurologic Evaluation of the Patient in Pain: Practical Techniques and Maneuvers

Daniel Press, MD

11:15am to 12:00pm Psychosocial Assessment of Pain and Guidance to Act or Refer Based upon Your Findings

Joshua Smith, PhD

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

Drs. Audette, Press, Rathmell, Smith, and Warfield

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

Afternoon Program - Moderator: Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD

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

Joseph Audette, MA, MD

2:30pm to 3:15pm Anger and Catastrophizing about Pain

Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD

3:15pm to 3:30pm Break

Refreshments provided

3:30pm to 4:15pm Neuroscience Supports Exercise as a Treatment for Chronic Pain

James Rainville, MD

4:15pm to 4:45pm Herbal and Nutritional Supplements: What Works and What Doesn't

Joseph Audette, MA, MD

4:45pm to 5:15pm Acupuncture, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Other Alternative Methods for Pain Relief

Joseph Audette, MA, MD

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

Drs. Audette, Rainville, and Wootton

Optional Skills Advancement Workshop

6:00pm to 9:00pm Optional Workshop: Introducing and Assessing Meditation as an Intervention for Relief of Chronic Pain

Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD
Light refreshments provided
(See workshop description on right sidebar)

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast

Morning Program - Moderator: Sait Ashina, MD

8:00am to 8:45am Diagnosis and Treatment of Headache in 2020

Paul Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS

8:45am to 9:30am Updates on Nerve Blocks, Botulinum Toxin, and Anatomy of Craniofacial Pain

Sait Ashina, MD

9:30am to 10:15am Surgical Treatment of Headache and Facial Pain Disorders

Paul Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS

10:15am to 10:30am 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

Cyrus Yazdi, MD

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

Drs. Ashina, Mathew, and Yazdi

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

Afternoon Program - Moderator: Thomas Simopoulos, MD, MA

1:45pm to 2:30pm Update on the Evaluation and Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Thomas Simopoulos, MA, MD

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

Jeffrey Arle, MD

3:20pm to 3:25pm Q&A with Dr. Arle
3:25pm to 3:40pm Break

Refreshments provided

3:40pm to 4:35pm Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to the Patient in Pain

Lisa Strauss, PhD

4:35pm to 5:30pm Sleep Pharmacology: Matching Patients with Pain to the Right Sleep Medication

Melanie Pogach, MD

5:30pm to 5:45pm Pose Your Questions to the Experts

Drs. Pogach and Strauss

Optional Skills Advancement Workshop

6:00pm to 9:00pm Optional Workshop: Botulinum Toxin Injections for the Treatment of Headache and Other Pain

Paul Mathew, MD FAAN, FAHS, Renee Moran, DO, and Sait Ashina, MD
Light refreshments provided
(See workshop description on right sidebar)

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast

Morning Program - Moderator: Carol Warfield, MD

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

Lee Simon, MD

8:45am to 9:15am Medical Marijuana: If, When, Why, and How to Prescribe for Pain

Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH, MBA

9:15am to 10:15am Opioids: Pharmacologic Update

Jianren Mao, MD, PhD

10:15am to 10:30am Break

Refreshments provided

10:30am to 11:15am Opioids: Rational Prescribing and Medicolegal Considerations

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. Horowitz, Mao, 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?

Robert Jamison, PhD

3:30pm to 3:45pm Break

Refreshments provided

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

Nalan Ward, MD

4:30pm to 5:15pm Current Approaches to Opioid Detoxification

Alan Wartenberg, MD

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

Drs. Jamison, Ward, Wartenberg, and Wootton

Optional Skills Advancement Workshop

6:00pm to 9:00pm Optional Workshop: 2020 Medicolegal Risks of Opioid Prescription: How to Safeguard Yourself and Your Practice

Carol Warfield, MD and Benjamin Wish, JD
Light refreshments provided
(See workshop description on right sidebar)

Thursday, June 18, 2020
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast

Morning Program - Moderator: Thomas Simopoulos, MD, MA

8:00am to 8:45am Update on the Pathophysiology of Low Back Pain and How to Differentiate Its Cause

Thomas Simopoulos, MA, MD

8:45am to 9:30am Imaging of Pain of Spinal Origin in 2020

Rafael Rojas, MD

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

Susie Jang, MD

10:15am to 10:30am Break

Refreshments provided

10:30am to 11:15am When and Why to Consider 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, Rojas, Simopoulos and Woodard

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

Afternoon Program - Moderator: Musa Aner, MD

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

Arun Ramappa, MD

2:30pm to 3:15pm Causes of Cancer Pain and Expanded Options for Its Management

Mihir Kamdar, MD

3:15pm to 3:30pm 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 Ramappa

Optional Skills Advancement Workshop

6:00pm to 9:00pm Optional Workshop: Conducting Difficult Conversations with Pain Patients

Paul Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS and Joshua Smith, PhD
Light refreshments provided
(See workshop description on right sidebar)

Friday, June 19, 2020
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast

Morning Program - Moderator: Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD

8:00am to 8:45am Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Sarah Gray, PhD

8:45am to 9:45am Resolving Difficult Encounters with Patients

Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD

9:45am to 10:00am Pose Your Questions to the Experts

Drs. Gray and Wootton

10:00am to 10:15am Break

Refreshments provided

10:15am to 11:00am Helping the Mind Heal the Body: Mind/Body Approaches to Pain Medicine

Joshua Smith, PhD

11:00am to 12:00pm The Relaxation Response: Meditation as an Approach to Pain Management

Gregory Fricchione, MD

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

Drs. Fricchione, Smith, and Wootton

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

Afternoon Program

1:45pm to 2:30pm Oral and Facial Pain

David Keith, DMD

2:30pm to 2:40pm Q&A with Dr. Keith
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 Break

Refreshments provided

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

Dmitry Shrvartsman, 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

*There are many convenient and varied lunch options within a short walking distance of the course.