Sunday, April 29 (13)

 

8 am - 1:30 pm Registration Open

10:30–11:30 am

Behavioral Medicine Track—A Behavioral Medicine Workshop for Healthcare Professionals: Advanced Skills Target High-Impact Chronic Pain! (409)

This third of four sessions provides advanced training in difficult cases and high-impact chronic pain. Interactive components include group discussion and skills application in vignette cases of high-impact chronic pain. It also includes skill-building workshops and panel discussion.

Strategies for Improving Challenging Interactions and Optimizing Outcomes for High-Impact Chronic Pain: Identification and Treatment Planning and Communication Skills

Sara Davin, PsyD

Advanced Application/Skill Building Workshops/Panel Discussion

Beth D. Darnall, PhD
Sara Davin, PsyD
Jennifer L. Murphy, PhD
Judith Scheman, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the critical role of psychology in the experience and treatment of chronic pain.
  • Identify and address barriers to pain psychology in one’s own practice (e.g., patient receptivity; lack of knowledge of the treatment modality; lack of resources.)
  • Increase confidence to effectively engage patients in psychosocial pain care (through interactive role-playing, acquisition of skills.)
  • Acquire tangible, immediately implementable resources to facilitate patient receptivity to psychosocial treatment approaches.
10:30–11:30 am

NANS Neuromodulation Track—Spinal Cord Stimulation Mechanisms: Indications and Best Practices (408)

This session continues the SCS Neuromodulation track, reviewing available high-quality evidence from Level I and II studies supporting the use of SCS in chronic pain involving the neck and extremities, and for treatment of painful peripheral neuropathy.

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Neck and Upper Extremity Pain

Kasra Amirdelfan, MD

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Painful Peripheral Neuropathy

Peter S. Staats, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss emerging technologies, scientific outcomes data and clinical best practices in spinal cord stimulation.
  • Describe the increasing application of SCS for refractory neck, low back, upper and lower extremity pain.
  • Identify best practices in SCS to provide safe, effective and successful treatment of refractory pain.
9:15 am–10:15 am

Cancer/Palliative Care Track—Palliative Care and Pain Medicine: The "Naughty Patient,” Yes or No to Cannabis? The Cancer Is Gone but the Opioids Are Not (404)

When trying to address the challenges inherent in pain management and palliative care for the cancer patient, knowing “what to do” can be a daunting task for clinicians. This session provides practical strategies to manage the patient on opioids who has demonstrated aberrant use, better understanding of cannabis in order to better advise patients, and chronic pain care for cancer survivors - all important areas of expertise needed for safe and effective care.

Rising to the Challenge of the “Naughty Patient”: Identifying and Managing Aberrant Opioid Use Behaviors in Patients with a Serious Illness

Halena Gazelka, MD

Give Them What They Want?: Yes or No to Cannabis for Patients with Serious Illness

Jacob J. Strand, MD

The Cancer Is Gone—Now What to Do with the Opioids?: Managing Chronic Pain in Cancer Survivors

Mihir M. Kamdar, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquire skills to screen for, recognize, and manage aberrant opioid use in the setting of complex and life-threatening medical illness, complex pain, and chronic opioid use. This will include review of current guidelines regarding appropriate opioid prescribing and monitoring,
  • Review the pros and cons of medical marijuana use in the setting of complex medical illness and chronic pain.
  • Examine the complex management of cancer survivors with chronic pain, including multi-modal management and a discussion of when to continue opioid therapy.
11:45 am–12:45 pm

NANS Neuromodulation Track—Spinal Cord Stimulation Mechanisms: Indications, and Best Practices (411)

This session continues the SCS Neuromodulation track, presenting an overview of clinical "best practices" including patient and device selection, perioperative management and complication mitigation strategies. This will be followed by a Q&A panel with all program faculty.

Best Practices in Spinal Cord Stimulation: Pre-, Intra- and Post-Operative Safeguards

B. Todd Sitzman, MD MPH

Question & Answer Panel

Kasra Amirdelfan, MD

Daniel M. Doleys, PhD

Peter S. Staats, MD

B. Todd Sitzman, MD MPH

Ricardo Vallejo, MD PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss emerging technologies, scientific outcomes data and clinical best practices in spinal cord stimulation.
  • Describe the increasing application of SCS for refractory neck, low back, upper and lower extremity pain.
  • Identify best practices in SCS to provide safe, effective and successful treatment of refractory pain.
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