Friday, April 27 (25)


7:30 am - 7 pm Registration Open

10 - 11 am; 2:30 - 7:30 pm Resource Center Open

3:45–4:45 pm

Knowledge and Skill for Implementation of Office-Based Regenerative Pain Practice: An Evidence-Based Approach (209)

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There is an increasing body of evidence for regenerative pain therapy. New research and technology continue to improve safety and outcomes for office-based pain practices. This session discusses the knowledge and skill needed for implementation of office-based regenerative pain practice through an evidence-based approach.

Implementation of Office-Based Technology for Regenerative Therapy in Pain Practice

Wenchun Qu, MD PhD

Mechanism of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy and Regulatory Compliance

Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD

Update on Evidence for Regenerative Therapies for Pain

Jay E. Bowen, DO

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate skills to implement office-based regenerative therapy in pain practice.
  • Review the mechanism of mesenchymal stem cells and the regulatory requirements.
  • Examine the current evidence for MSC and PRP therapy for pain.
5–6 pm

Collecting Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) to Enhance Your Practice and What the Collected Registry Data Tells Us So Far (210)

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Updates from the Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry (CHOIR), including new data and the practicalities of using it in interventional pain clinics and multidisciplinary pain centers, will be discussed throughout this session.

The Latest CHOIR Enhancements Make It Even Easier to Get It Up and Running

Sean Mackey, MD PhD

Collecting PROs in an Interventional Pain Practice and Treatment Outcomes Results

Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc

Enhancing Clinical Practice with CHOIR and Getting Your Health System to Adopt It

Robert W. Hurley, MD PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the importance of PROs to routine clinical care.
  • Review the relevance of a treatment outcomes registry to advancing clinical research.
  • Explain pragmatic considerations involved achieving objectives 1 and 2.
5–6 pm

Suicidality and Chronic Pain: Research/Risk Factors and Monitoring/Evaluation/Treatment in the Context of Opioid Tapering (211)

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Chronic pain patients (CPPs) are at high risk for suicidality, which could be increased in the context of opioid tapering. This session presents recent research in this area along with monitoring techniques for suicidality development in CPPs undergoing opioid tapering. In addition, evaluation/treatment procedures for such CPPs will be discussed.

Suicidality and Chronic Pain: Research Status, Risk Factors, and Opioid Tapering Impact

David A. Fishbain, MD

Suicidality Monitoring/Evaluation/Treatment in the Chronic Pain Setting in the Context of Opioid Tapering

W. Michael Hooten, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the high risk for suicidality of the CPP, which may be heightened in the context of opioid tapering.
  • Examine monitoring /evaluation /treatment procedures for CPPs undergoing opioid tapering.
5–6 pm

A Pain in the Rear: Diagnosing and Treating Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Complex Pain (212)

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Lumbar spine and posterior pelvic/hip girdle pain is often challenging to diagnose and treat. This session elucidates an evidence-based paradigm for effective diagnosis and treatment, rooted in knowledge of prevalence rates and the diagnostic value of clinical tests. Recent developments in related outcomes literature will also be reviewed.

Don't Always Blame the Sacroiliac Joint

Byron Schneider, MD

What Is New and What Is True? An Evidence-Based Update of Treatments for Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Complex Pain

Zachary L. McCormick, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify multiple anatomic pain generators that refer to the buttocks including the lumbar spine, sacroiliac complex, and hip joint. This will include the neural anatomy of the lumbar spine and posterior pelvic/hip girdle.
  • Discuss prevalence of discogenic, facetogenic, sacroiliac joint complex, and hip joint pain, as well as how pre-test probability is affected by varying pain referral patterns.
  • Discuss clinical outcome literature for treatments of lumbosacral and sacroiliac complex pain.
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