Introducing 3 New Special Topics in Pain Medicine Tracks

While the Annual Meeting may be winding down, the education is still in full swing on Sunday, April 29. The last day of conference will feature 3 Special Topics in Pain Medicine tracks, offering in-depth and specialized education. Each track contains 4 hour-long sessions and offers a wide range of discussion topics. There also will be a chance to network with your pain medicine colleagues between each hour.

Select one track to follow or mix-and-match sessions from each track to customize your learning experience. This offering is included in the registration fee and focuses on the following topics:

Cancer/Palliative Care Track

Moderator: Larry C. Driver, MD
Speakers: David A. Edwards, MD PhD; Halena Gazelka, MD; Amitabh Gulati, MD; Mihir M. Kamdar, MD; Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, MD; Barbara Murphy, MD; Vinay Puttanniah, MD; Hamid Shah, MD; Jacob J. Strand, MD; Thomas Van de Ven, MD PhD

This innovative interdisciplinary track brings together experts in managing pain and collateral symptoms in the cancer patient, recognizing new pain problems resulting from novel therapies, emphasizing the utility of interdisciplinary assessment and management approaches, and considering contexts for providing palliative care strategies.

NANS Neuromodulation Track

Moderator/Speaker: B. Todd Sitzman, MD MPH
Speakers: Kasra Amirdelfan, MD; Daniel M. Doleys, PhD; Peter S. Staats, MD; Ricardo Vallejo, MD PhD

In the past several years, technological advances in spinal cord stimulation (SCS) have led to significant and rapid improvement in outcomes. This program will present advances in SCS, including the current understanding of mechanisms of action, emerging wave modalities, and evidence-based data supporting extended patient selection and disease-specific indicators.

Behavioral Medicine Track

Moderator/Speakers: Beth D. Darnall, PhD; Sara Davin, PsyD; Jennifer L. Murphy, PhD; Judith Scheman, PhD

Back by popular demand, this interactive basic and advanced skills workshop will give participants a solid understanding of the biospychosocial model of pain. Targeted outcomes include increased confidence and the ability to facilitate patient receptivity and engagement in behavioral pain medicine. Attendees will leave with clinical toolkits, enduring resources, and scripts for difficult topics.

Learn more about each track session