Thursday, March 7 (3)

3:30–5:30 pm

Opening Session: Awards & Basic Science Night (101)

Sensory Disturbances in CRPS: The Robert G. Addison, MD Award Presentation

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a debilitating and very painful condition characterized by sensory, autonomic and motor abnormalities. The condition and sensory disturbances may spread beyond the initial site of injury. The pathophysiology is poorly understood and probably involve multiple mechanisms including neuro-immune interactions, exaggerated neurogenic inflammation, changes in sympathetic function and changes in nociceptive processing. Findings regarding the involvement of changes in nociceptive processing have accumulated over the past decade. Dr. Knudsen will provide an overview of these findings and discuss the consequence of these for our understanding of CRPS.

Nociceptive Processing in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): The Robert G. Addison, MD Award Presentation

Lone Knudsen, MSc Psych PhD

The Neurobiology of Placebo Analgesia: How Expectation Modulates Pain

Howard L. Fields, MD PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the spread of sensory disturbances in CRPS.
  • Describe the contribution of changes in nociceptive processing to CRPS.
8 am–3:15 pm

Ultrasound-Guided Acute and Chronic Pain Medicine Interventions Preconference (002) Featured

The field of pain medicine ultrasonography is rapidly evolving with new applications for acute and chronic pain that can be rapidly applied to clinical practice. Ultrasound guidance offers the potential benefits of accuracy, portability, direct visualization of vasculature and decreased radiation exposure. With improving technology, emerging applications continue to evolve for pain medicine sonography.

This program provides an overview of the advantages and limitations of ultrasound guidance in the practice of pain medicine and provides hands-on applications for the ultrasound novice. The advantages and disadvantages of ultrasound and fluoroscopy also will be discussed. Attendees will practice real-time techniques for common ultrasound procedures and will review the available literature regarding feasibility, safety and outcomes.

Attendees will rotate through live model hands-on stations with a low faculty-to-learner ratios covering treatments listed below. A limited number of reduced-price registrations will be offered for trainees currently enrolled in fellowship programs.

Speakers:

Jennifer Hah, MD MS

Dmitri Souza, MD PhD

Ming-Chi Kao, MD PhD

David A. Edwards, MD PhD

James Khan, MD

Yin-Ting Cheng, MD, MAJ(P), MC USA

Michael L. Kent, MD

Jeeyoun Moon, MD

Rachael Rzasa Lynn, MD

Narayana Varahabhatla, MD

Scott Pritzlaff, MD

Amitabh Gulati, MD

Einar Ottestad, MD

Eugene Roh, MD

8 am–3:15 pm

Opioid and Non-Opioid Medications Management: Filling in the Gaps, Prescribing for the Whole Patient Preconference (001) Featured

The pharmacologic management of chronic pain is an important aspect of most if not all clinicians’ daily practices. However, strategies aimed at optimizing the use of non-opioid analgesics while mitigating the potential risks associated with opioid use can be difficult to implement. This course will provide timely, useful, practical information about the use of opioid and non-opioid analgesics to treat adults with chronic pain.

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