Saturday, February 29 (21)

3:00 PM–4:00 PM

Neuromodulation Pain Therapy from Bench to Bedside: 50 Years of Progress and Future Horizons (313)

Innovation in medical technologies to treat pain syndromes is changing the methods available to treat chronic pain. Many of these neuromodulation devices offer an opioid alternative and have sound scientific evidence supporting their use. We will examine the rationale, mechanisms of action, emerging applications, and future directions of neuromodulation approaches to treat pain.

Neuromodulation for Peripheral Neuropathies: What Is the Current Evidence?

Eellan Sivanesan

SCS: What Do We Know Regarding the Science?

Yun Guan

Optogenetic Neuromodulation: Silencing of Nociceptors

Robert Gereau

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the obstacles and potential strategies to target treatment at the neural interface and the latest research on the mechanisms of pain control by neuromodulation.
  • Discuss the current evidence for neuromodulation to treat peripheral neuropathies.
  • Describe emerging neuromodulation pain therapies, variations now available for electrical stimulation, and new paradigms of therapy target selection.
Co-Presenters:

Yun Guan

Robert Gereau

Moderator:

Eellan Sivanesan

1:45 PM–2:45 PM

Stellate Ganglion Block: Novel Uses to Prolong Efficacy Including PTSD, Innovative Technique, and Modern Pharmacology (312)

There is renewed interest in the stellate ganglion block and its role in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and ulcerative colitis. Putative mechanisms are presented and techniques to optimize the performance of the block are discussed.

Stellate Ganglion Block: More Than Merely a Treatment of Sympathetically Mediated Pain

Joshua Prager

Stellate Ganglion Block: In Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Ulcerative Colitis

Eugene Lipov

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the possible role of the stellate ganglion block in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and ulcerative colitis and examine the putative mechanism of this treatment.
  • Analyze the use of modern imaging techniques to perform the stellate ganglion block, minimize medication administered, optimize efficacy, and minimize adverse events.
  • Identify possible ways to prolong the effect of the stellate ganglion block.
Co-Presenters:

Eugene Lipov

Moderator:

Joshua Prager

1:45 PM–2:45 PM

Addison Award: Pioneers in Pain Medicine Registries (311)

This session will recognize the three recipients of the 2020 American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Robert G. Addison, MD, Award for their pioneering work in the development of pain specialty registries.

Pain Assessment Screening Tool and Outcomes Registry

Chester Buckenmaier

Collaborative Health Outcomes Informative Registry

Sean Mackey

PAIN OUT

Winfried Meissner

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the recipients of the 2020 American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Robert G. Addison, MD Award.
  • Provide a forum for the three recipients to discuss their pioneering work in the field of patient registries.
  • Provide the opportunity for attendees to directly engage the recipients about their work.
1:45 PM–2:45 PM

Studying the Acute-to-Chronic Pain Transition in Perioperative Patients (310)

Surgical injury typically results in some acute pain but, importantly, also affords a chance of transition into chronic pain and opioid use. This panel will provide a brief overview of the basic mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain, with emphasis on pain centralization and psychosocial modulation.

One Protocol Does Not Fit All: Measuring Differences in Pain Processing to Guide Perioperative Care

Kristin Schreiber

When the Pain Really Is in Your Head: How Fibromyalgianess Influences Analgesic Response to Lumbar Spine Surgery and Interventional Pain Procedures

Andrea Nicol

Balancing Opioid Minimization and Optimal Perioperative Pain Management

Jennifer Hah

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the tremendous variability in pain processing between individuals, which may be partially predicted using brief, well-validated preoperative assessment tools.
  • Illustrate that fibromyalgianess is not just a silly made-up word—it is a concept that time and time again has shown to lead to greater understandings of how centralized pain influences analgesic outcomes from peripherally directed interventions.
  • Determine that risk factors for chronic postoperative pain and opioids are only partially overlapping, and targeted interventions for one outcome may not passively impact the other.
Co-Presenters:

Kristin Schreiber

Jennifer Hah

Moderator:

Andrea Nicol

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