Pain Medicine Best Practices: Integrative Solutions for Critical Challenges (PME) Featured

7 am–5 pm Wednesday, April 25

Many healthcare professionals do not feel adequately trained to evaluate and treat the patient in pain. The Pain Medicine Best Practices: Integrative Solutions for Critical Challenges Preconference is designed for pain specialists and subspecialists, primary care providers, and trainees interested in learning how to optimize the management of chronic pain with opioid analgesics and non-opioid therapies.

This session will provide timely and practical information for pain management delivered through didactic lectures, case studies with audience response participation, and interactive small group discussions. Bring your toughest clinical dilemma and join expert faculty to examine the compelling challenges facing pain medicine practitioners today as well as in the coming decades. Together, faculty and attendees will explore current evidence, best practices, and emerging therapies to develop practical and integrative solutions.

In the afternoon, attendees will rotate through three small group breakout sessions featuring spinal cord stimulation technological updates, medical and interventional approaches to headache management, and diagnostic conundrums for treatment of neck versus shoulder and back versus hip pain. Experts in the field will serve as breakout faculty to provide interactive training to attendees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Implement evidence-based treatment for pain.
  • Describe how to prescribe opioids for chronic pain in rational and responsible manner.
  • Examine non-opioid treatment modalities.

Agenda

7 am-Noon (Part 1 of 2)

7-7:10 am

Welcome

Gagan Mahajan, MD

7:10-7:25 am

Critical Challenges in Pain Medicine

Farshad M. Ahadian, MD

7:25-7:45 am

Opioid Prescribing: Current Guidelines and Best Practices

Mark S. Wallace, MD

7:45-8:10 am

Opioid Risk Stratification: Setting the Foundation for Success

Farshad M. Ahadian, MD

8:10-8:35 am

Opioid Monitoring and Implementing an Exit Strategy

Gagan Mahajan, MD

8:35-9 am

Pain, Addiction, and Opioid Therapy: Harm Reduction Strategies

Lynn R. Webster, MD

9-9:20 am

Adjunctive Use of Medical Acupuncture for Opioid Management and Taper

Farshad M. Ahadian, MD

9:20-9:35 am

Q&A

Farshad M. Ahadian, MD
Gagan Mahajan, MD
Mark S. Wallace, MD
Lynn R. Webster, MD

9:35-9:50 am

Break

9:50-10:10 am

Minimally Invasive Therapies for Neurogenic Claudication: When Epidurals Stop Working and Surgery is Not an Option

Peter S. Staats, MD

10:10-10:45 am

Radiofrequency Ablation for Lumbar Facet Pain: Evidence and Controversy

Steven P. Cohen, MD

10:45-11:05 am

Radiofrequency Ablation for Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis: Changing the Treatment Paradigm

Steven P. Cohen, MD

11:05-11:25 am

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Technological Updates

Peter S. Staats, MD

11:25-11:45 am

Evidence and Indications for Peripheral Field Stimulation and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Peter S. Staats, MD; TBD

11:45-Noon

Q&A

Steven P. Cohen, MD; Peter S. Staats, MD

Noon-1 pm

Break

1-5 PM (Part 2 of 2)

1-1:20 pm

Motivational Interviewing: Changing Attitudes About Pain Management

Ravi Prasad, PhD

1:20-1:40 pm

Medical Marijuana in Pain Medicine: Current Evidence and Best Practices

Mark S. Wallace, MD

1:40-2 pm

Ketamine: Miracle Drug or Latest Fad?

Steven P. Cohen, MD

2-2:15 pm

Q&A

Steven P. Cohen, MD
Ravi Prasad, PhD
Mark S. Wallace, MD

2:15-2:30 pm

Break

2:30-5 pm

Interactive Modules

Attendees will rotate through the three following 50-minute breakouts

Care of the Complex Pain Patient: Interdisciplinary Best Practices

David A. Fishbain, MD; Ravi Prasad, PhD; and Mark S. Wallace, MD

Headache Management: Medical and Interventional Approaches

Alexander Feoktistov, MD PhD; Peter S. Staats, MD; and James C. Watson, MD

Diagnostic Conundrums: Neck vs. Shoulder; Back vs. Hip

James W. Atchison, DO; Zachary, L. McCormick, MD; and Byron Schneider, MD