Saturday, March 9 (18)

4:45–5:45 pm

Facial Pain Syndromes: A Practical Approach to Orofacial, Dental, Cranial Neuralgia, and Atypical Facial Pain Syndromes (320)

Facial pain syndromes are a common referral to the pain medicine specialist, but frequently misdiagnosed. This session will provide a practical approach to distinguishing facial pain generators and an evidenced based multimodal (pharmacologic, CBT, interventional, surgical) treatment algorithm for dental, oromaxillofacial, cranial neuralgia, and atypical facial pain syndromes.

Oromaxillofacial and Dental Pain Syndromes

Kevin I. Reid, DDS

Cranial Neuralgias and Atypical Facial Pain

James C. Watson, MD

Multimodal Facial Pain Treatments

Alexander Feoktistov, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the diagnostic approach to determining the pain generator in a patient presenting with facial pain.
  • Identify the pathophysiology and classification of trigeminal neuralgia and other facial pain conditions.
  • Describe an evidence based algorithmic approach to the treatment options for patients with facial pain: pharmacological, CBT, interventional, and surgical.
4:45–5:45 pm

Pain Medicine in the Crosshairs: Government Enforcement Priorities in the Pain Space (317) Featured

Pain management is now forefront on the government's radar for fraud and abuse enforcement. Hear from a former federal healthcare fraud prosecutor who know represents healthcare providers on government enforcement priorities in the pain space and how to stay off of the government's radar.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the government's enforcement priorities in the pain space.
  • Build an effective compliance program.
Moderator:

Scott Grubman, JD 

3:30–4:30 pm

Headache for the Pain Practitioner (316)

Migraine is the second most common type of pain experienced in the US. It is important for the pain provider to understand how to effectively manage this common pain complaint. The goal of this session is to address updates in headache treatment, medically and interventionally for the pain practitioner.

Chronic Migraine: I Have Tried Everything I Know How to Do, Now What?

Meredith J. Barad, MD

Is There a Role for Nerve Blocks in Headache?

Nathaniel Marc Schuster, MD

Cervicogenic Headache: Diagnosis and Treatment

Narayan Kissoon, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the most up to date treatment recommendations for migraine and the most interesting research from the past year.
  • Understand the role of nerve blocks in headache treatment.
  • Understand the difference between cervicogenic headache and migraine and the treatment differentiations.
Moderator:

Meredith J. Barad, MD

Speakers:

Nathaniel Marc Schuster, MD

Narayan Kissoon, MD

3:30–4:30 pm

Speed Dating: Brief Pain Psychology Interventions That Work (315) Featured

This is the second of a 4 hour workshop. These sessions will equip participants with knowledge on the efficacy of pain psychology interventions in light of the changing healthcare environment. The session will highlight special applications of pain psychology such as brief interventions and group based treatments.

Where the Past Meets the Future: Pain Psychology in a Changing World

Judith Schman, PhD

Speed Dating: Brief Pain Psychology Interventions That Work

Jennifer Murphy

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate increased knowledge of the evidence supporting pain psychology interventions.
  • Acquire skills to deliver brief interventions based in the science of pain psychology.
  • Acquire skills to develop, implement and deliver group interventions that can be tailored for various complexities and types of pain.
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