Saturday, February 29 (21)

1:45 PM–2:45 PM

Emerging Applications for Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Subacute and Chronic Pain Syndromes (309)

The emerging field of peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) has captivated practitioners in novel treatment ideas for postsurgical and chronic neuropathic pain patients. This session will be a comprehensive review of evidence, techniques, and mechanisms for PNS treatments in the pain population.

Mechanisms of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Amitabh Gulati

Indications and Novel Techniques for the Application of PNS

Einar Ottestad

Evidence for PNS in Post-Surgical and Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

Vafi Salmasi

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the physiology of PNS systems on neural transmissions and improvement in the perception of pain.
  • Recognize the importance of technique, including ultrasound guidance, in optimizing the efficacy of PNS for pain patients.
  • Review the evidence for PNS treatments for postsurgical and chronic neuropathic pain patients.

Einar Ottestad

Vafi Salmasi


Amitabh Gulati

11:15 AM–12:15 PM

Innovative Approaches to Providing Quality Pain Care to Under-Served Populations (308)

This session will outline the needs of under-served and under-resourced patients with chronic pain and provide specific assessment and treatment implications for working with three under-served groups: older African Americans, LGBTQ patients, and rural-dwelling patients. Experts will offer research-based evidence to guide clinical practice for these high-risk patients.

Access to Self-Management Interventions Among Rural-Dwelling Patients with Chronic Pain

Katie Hadlandsmyth

'Dealin’ with Pain: What Older African Americans with Multi-Joint Osteoarthritis Want from Healthcare Providers

Staja Booker

Providing LGBTQ Informed Medical Care

Emily Silverman

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the unique needs and preferences for chronic pain treatments in older African American patients.
  • Identify approaches to providing optimal and gender-congruent care to LGBTQ patients.
  • Apply an innovative clinical framework for considerations related to providing pain care to rural-dwelling patients.
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