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This is the schedule from 2018. 2019 schedule not yet available.

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 Advancement Workshop

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

When, Why and How to Utilize Acupuncture for Pain Control and to Enhance Patients’ Physical and Psychological Well-Being
Bridget Chin, MA, MD
Light refreshments provided
(See workshop description on right sidebar)

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, MA

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

Thomas Simopoulos, MD, MA

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, PhD

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

Optional Hands-On Skills Advancement Workshop

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

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

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, MBA

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

Lucy Chen, MD

10:00am to 10:15am Refreshment break

Refreshments provided

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, MD, MHS

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

Drs. Hill, Kulich, Kueppenbender and Wootton

Optional Hands-On Skills Advancement Workshop

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

How to Introduce, Monitor and Assess Meditation as an Intervention for Relief of Chronic Pain
Joshua Wootton, MDiv, PhD
Light refreshments provided
(See workshop description on right sidebar)

Thursday, June 28, 2018
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

Rafael Rojas, MD

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

Susie 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, Rojas, 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, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS

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, Hirsch, and Kamdar

Optional Hands-On Skills Advancement Workshop

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

Best Practices for Common Nerve Blocks
Cyrus Yazdi, MD and Jatinder Gill, MD
Light refreshments provided
(See workshop description on right sidebar)

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

Gregory Fricchione, MD

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: Jyotsna 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

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