Sunday, April 29 (13)

 

8 am - 1:30 pm Registration Open

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.
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.
11:45 am–12:45 pm

Cancer/Palliative Care Track—The Interdisciplinary Cancer Pain Management Collaborative: Patient-Centered Teamwork (410)

The Vanderbilt matrix model of interdisciplinary, multispecialty cancer pain care utilizes the expertise of various specialists such as the oncologist, functional neurosurgeon, and interventional pain specialist, all contributing key diagnostic, treatment, and triage expertise based upon their particular vantage point. This session details how this approach can provide the patient more and better options for pain and symptom control, improved quality of life, and even increased survival.

The Interventional Pain Doctor’s Collaborative Role in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Triage of Cancer Pain Patients.

David A. Edwards, MD PhD

The Functional Neurosurgeon's Role: Operative Cancer Pain Treatment: Who Is a Good Candidate and Who Isn't

Hamid Shah, MD

The Oncologist's Role: Triaging Patients in Pain—Crucial Information for Interventional Collaborators

Barbara Murphy, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Compose a list of interventional treatment options for patients with cancer-related pain that might require the skills of multiple specialists including oncologists, functional neurosurgeons, oncologic surgeons, radiologists, interventional pain clinicians, palliative care clinicians, gastroenterologists, advanced practice providers, and therapists.
  • Describe the members of a Cancer Pain Collaborative and how each member can effectively triage care for cancer patients to provide timely treatments.
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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