Friday, February 28 (23)

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Frontiers in Denervation for Chronic Pain: Sacroiliac Joint Complex, Knee, Shoulder, and Hip (206)

This session presents and critically evaluates the best evidence and recent developments relevant to the use of radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of chronic sacroiliac joint complex, knee, shoulder, and hip joint pain.

Lateral Branch Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation: A Best-Evidence Update

Byron Schneider

Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Neurotomy: What We Know and What Remains on the Horizon

Zachary McCormick

Terminal Sensory Articular Nerve Denervation: Anatomical Foundations and Emerging Techniques

Ameet Nagpal

The Hippest Procedure Yet: Current State of Denervation for Hip Pain

Patricia Zheng

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe appropriate workup and patient selection for radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac joint complex, knee, shoulder, and hip joint.
  • Summarize outcomes data regarding radiofrequency ablation for chronic pain of the sacroiliac joint complex, knee, shoulder, and hip joint.
  • Discuss current limitations in the current literature on radiofrequency ablation for chronic pain of the sacroiliac joint complex, knee, shoulder, and hip joint and potential areas of future growth and research.
1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Pain Debate 2020! (207)

Rapid-fire debates about 3 controversial topics in pain medicine:what is the role of regenerative medicine; does radiofrequency ablation work for joints; should we be using peripheral nerve stimulation for back pain prior to spinal cord stimulation.

Regenerative Medicine Should Be Standard of Care

Pro: David Kennedy; Con: Jianguo Cheng

Radiofrequency Ablation of (Hip and Shoulder) Joints is Effective

Pro: Amitabh Gulati; Con: Zirong Zhao

Pro/Con: Spinal Cord Stimulation Is Better Than Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Back Pain

Pro: Stephanie Neuman; Con: David Provenzano

Learning Objectives:

  • Review key updates on controversial pain medicine topics in order to integrate and decide how to use each therapy in practice: regenerative medicine, radiofrequency ablation of joints, spinal vs peripheral stimulation for back pain.
  • Listen and reflect on each topic, and internalize each discussion.
  • Create excitement and interaction to help improve these sessions and bring up interesting topics for future meetings.
1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Poster Research Highlights #2 (205)

Increasing both the quality and quantity of scientific pain research is a primary goal of the AAPM Annual Meeting. The Scientific Poster Abstract Committee has selected three of the highest ranking, most novel 2020 poster submissions for live presentation in this session.

Applying Machine Learning to Decrease Research Chart Reviews of Electronic Health Records: A Method of Automated Opioid Medication Classification for Pain Medicine Research

Ajay Wasan, MD MSc

Identifying phenotypic subpopulations of chronic pain patients using k-means cluster analysis of body map data

Nathan Anderson, BA MDiv

Analysis of the Validity of Factors Predicting Performance in a Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

Robert Bolash, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply machine learning to decrease chart reviews of EHRs.
  • Interpret factors related to patient decisions to initiate behavioral pain treatment following pain specialist referral.
  • Analyze validity of factors predicting performance in a multidisciplinary pain medicine fellowship program.
12:30-1:30 PM

A Common Sense Approach to: Lawsuit Prevention, Tax Reduction & License Protection


Art McOmber
Barb McOmber
Natalia McOmber
Daniel McOmbie

Educational Objectives

After attending this symposium, participants should be better able to:

  • Keep their name and license off of the NPDB.
  • Eliminate costly legal fees associated with lawsuits.
  • Protect their earning power.
  • Utilize proven tax strategies.


Legally Mine is an asset protection and tax strategy group. The mission of Legally Mine is to empower members of the healthcare community with the knowledge and tools to protect their assets from lawsuits, build professional license safeguards into their legal structures and legitimately reduce their tax liability.

Activity Sponsored by: Legally Mine

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