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The Napa Pain Conference


Since 1990, the Napa Pain Conference has delivered unrivaled content while remaining intimate enough to ensure you’re not
‘another face in the crowd.’

Join the finest clinicians, scientists, and industry leaders in pain & neuroscience for the best education, networking, and wine available.

Join the 26th Napa Pain Conference 

Aug 15-18, 2019

Earn up to 27 CME Credits


The latest information and breakthroughs delivered by scientific and clinical pioneers


Over 70% of learners rate the Napa Pain Conference as the best CME activity they've attended in the last year


Meet industry leaders and experts from a diverse cross-section of pain management

Government and Policy

Active participation by government officials with an interest in pain medicine, policy and systems change

Featured Speakers

Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, FIPP
President, American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
Linda L. Porter, PhD
Director, Office of Pain Policy, Program Director, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS)
Lisa J. Stearns, MD
Founder & Medical Director, Center for Pain and Supportive Care
Nancy E. Lane, MD
Endowed Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, and Aging Research, Director for the Center for Musculoskeletal Health, UC Davis
Parag G. Patil, MD, PhD
Associate Chair, Clinical and Translational Research, Restorative Neuroengineering Group, University of Michigan School of Medicine
Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA, FIPP
Chief Medical Officer, National Spine & Pain Centers
Roger B. Fillingim, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Director, University of Florida, Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence; Immediate Past President of the American Pain Society
Timothy Lubenow, MD
Program Director, Section of Pain, Department of Anesthesiology, Rush University Medical Center
2019 Legacy Lecture
Howard Fields, MD, PhD
Founder, UCSF Pain Management Center, Professor Emeritus of Neurology and Physiology, UCSF Center for Integrative Neuroscience

The annual Legacy Lecture honors contributions of leaders in our field.Today’s clinicians, scientists and researchers are deeply indebted to the seminal thinkers, early advocates for pain management, and scientific powerhouses whose outsize contributions to our field forged a path for us to follow.

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday, August 15

Register as a stand-alone event or save $100 when adding a workshop to your conference registration.

Evidence-Based Regenerative Medicine
Business Essentials for 21st Century Providers
Evolution of the Nervous System
Prof. Svante Pääbo, PhD
Director of the Genetics Department, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Professor Svante Pääbo, PhD is one of the founders of paleogenetics.

“We’re seeing if we can find basic differences in how nerve cells function that may be a basis for why humans seem to be cognitively so special.”

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Better care from better education

Pain affects more lives than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined.

The  appropriate assessment and treatment of pain has a far-reaching impact on morbidity, mortality, quality of life, and economics — for individuals, communities, and across the healthcare system.

The Napa Pain Conference offers a unique forum for sharing advances and standards in pain management and treatment for colleagues in ALL disciplines of medicine, with exceptional content presented by national leaders in pain medicine, patient safety, community health, and the regulatory environment.

Continuing Education

Earn up to 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ at the conference attendees rate ``the best CME activity I've attended in the last year.``

The Meritage Resort and Conference Center
875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558

Experience Napa while staying at Meritage Resort & Spa.The Meritage features spacious accommodations, lavish dining options, and spectacular vineyard views, and shuttle service to downtown Napa.

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Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA
Conference Founder

Dr. Grigsby is the Founder and Medical Director of the Napa Pain Institute in Napa, California, the Spine and Pain Center of Kauai, and Redwood Pain Institute in Santa Rosa, California. He continues to practice as a board certified Pain Physician, and is among the world’s clinical leaders in the field of neuromodulation.

Dr. Grigsby is a graduate of Brown University where he received an undergraduate degree in Biology and Economics. He completed medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, and residency training in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Grigsby earned his Masters in Business Administration in Health Sector Management from Duke University.

Continuing Medical Education



SpectrumCare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

26th Napa Pain Conference

SpectrumCare designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Evidence-Based Regenerative Medicine

SpectrumCare designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians of Osteopathy

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as AOA 2-B credit.

Nurse Practioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. SpectrumCare is accredited to provide CME for physicians and will provide nurse practitioners who successfully complete each activity with a certificate of participation indicating the activity was designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Nurse Practitioners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

However, please be mindful that certain states have their own rules and regulations for what they find acceptable as Continuing Nursing Education Activities (CNE’s). Remember to check your state governing body to ensure that participating in CME is acceptable. State licensure and state certification are separate and distinct from registration or certification.

Clinical Nurse Specialists & Registered Nurses

Nurses may claim credit for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in most states, for up to 50% of the nursing requirements for recertification. Please check with the state association where you are licensed for more information.

Physician Assistants

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

26th Annual Napa Pain Conference

August 15-18, 2019 | Napa, CA

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