Saturday, February 29 (26)

3:00 PM–4:00 PM

Perioperative Opioid Prescribing: A Quantitative and Qualitative Perspective—Getting Prescribers to 'Do the Right Thing' (314)

This session shares the evaluation of perioperative prescribing practices, evidence-based assessment of patient opioid requirements postoperatively, development and implementation of institutional guidelines around opioid prescribing, and qualitative factors that influence provider prescribing at a large academic medical center.

Defining the Problem and Identifying Solutions: Development of and Opioid Stewardship Program

Halena Gazelka

Beyond Discharge: A Qualitative Perspective

Nafisseh Warner

Discharge Prescribing: Impact of Guideline Implementation

Elizabeth Habermann

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify problems and develop solutions to help guide perioperative opioid prescribing.
  • Describe how discharge prescribing guidelines are developed and implemented and how they improve patient care.
  • Assess the dynamics of a team-based approach from a qualitative perspective and how they affect perioperative opioid prescribing.
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.
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