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This is the 2017 schedule. 2018 information is not yet available.

Monday, June 26, 2017
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 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, Warfield, and Wootton

12:30pm to 1:45pm Lunch break

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 The Disability Evaluation

Anthony Lee, MD

3:15pm to 3:30pm 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 Advancement Workshop

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

Bridget Chin, MD
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast

Morning Program: Moderator - Zahid Bajwa, MD

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

Egilius L.H. Spierings, MD, PhD

8:45am to 9:30am Surgical Treatment of Headache 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 Break

Refreshments provided

10:30am to 11:15am Post-Herpetic Neuralgia, Post-Herpetic 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, Mathew and Spierings

12:30pm to 1:45pm Lunch break

Afternoon Program: Moderator - Thomas Simopoulos, MD, MA

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

Thomas Simopoulos, MD, MA

2:30pm to 3:15pm Medical and Surgical Treatment of Joint Pain

Arun Ramappa, MD

3:15pm to 3:30pm Break

Refreshments provided

3:30pm to 4:30pm Pain Beyond Reason: Helping Children Cope with Pain

Alyssa Lebel, MD

4:30pm to 5:15pm Sleep and Pain

Stephen Amira, PhD

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

Drs. Amira, Lebel, Ramappa, and Simopoulos

Optional Hands-On Skills Advancement Workshop

6:00pm to 9:15pm Optional Workshop: Botox and Nerve Blocks for Craniofacial Pain

Paul Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS and Renee Moran, DO
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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 Ketamine for Refractory Pain

Paragi Rana, MD

9:15am to 10:00am Getting High or Getting Better: The Dope on Medical Marijuana

Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH

10:00am to 10:15am Break

Refreshments provided

10:15am to 11:00am Opioids: The Scientific Truth

Jianren Mao, MD, PhD

11:00am to 12:00pm Opioids: Rational Prescribing

Edward Michna, MD, JD

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

Drs. Mao, McGeeney, Michna, Rana, Simon, and Warfield

12:30pm to 1:45pm Lunch break

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 Break

Refreshments provided

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

Karsten Kueppenbender, MD

4:30pm to 5:15pm Toxicology Screening for Opioids: Constructive or Confounding?

Gary Horowitz, MD

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

Drs. Horowitz, Kueppenbender, Kulich, and Wootton

Optional Hands-On Skills Advancement Workshop

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

Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast

Morning Program: Moderator - Thomas Simopoulos, MD, MA

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

Susie Jang, MD

10:15am to 10:30am 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 Lunch break

Afternoon Program: Moderator - Musa Aner, MD

1:45pm to 2:30pm Verterbral Compression Fractures

Peter van der Meer, MD

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

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 van der Meer

Optional Hands-On Skills Advancement Workshop

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

Jatinder Gill, MD, Mark Young, MD, and Viet Cai, MD
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Friday, June 30, 2017
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 for Chronic Pain

Meghan Searl, 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, Searl and Wootton

10:30am to 10:45am Break

Refreshments provided

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

Herbert Benson, MD

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

Drs. Benson, Dossett, and Wootton

12:30pm to 1:45pm Lunch break

Afternoon Program: Moderator - Carol Warfield, MD

1:45pm to 2:30pm Measuring Outcomes in Pain Medicine

Robert Jamison, PhD

2:30pm to 3:00pm Abdominal Pain

Jyotsna Nagda, MD

3:00pm to 3:15pm Break

Refreshments provided

3:15pm to 4:00pm Pelvic Pain

Allison Bailey, MD

4:00pm to 4:45pm The Future of Pain Medicine

Daniel Carr, MD, DABPM, FFPMANZCA

4:45pm to 5:00pm Pose Your Questions to the Experts

Drs. Bailey, Carr, Jamison, Nagda, and Warfield