28th Napa Pain Conference

Agenda

Day 1

7:00

No CME

Registration Desk Opens
Location: COPIA West Entrance

Breakfast
Location: Exhibit Hall Mezzanine

8:00

No CME

Welcome

9:00

9th Annual Lindahl Lecture
Telomere Maintenance: Chronic Pain in the Context of Premature Aging
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD  2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; Professor Emerita, Biochemistry and Biophysic, UCSF

9:45

No CME

Break

10:15

Intrathecal Drug Delivery in the Era of Nanomedicine
Rachael W. Sirianni, PhD  Associate Professor; Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Research, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery, McGovern Medical School

11:00

CRISPR-Based Epigenome Editing and the Potential to Treat Intervertebral Disc Pathologies: Cytokine Receptors, Cell Survival, and DRG Innervation
Robby D. Bowles, PhD  Research Director, Back Pain & Engineered Therapeutics Laboratory, University of Utah

11:45

No CME

Break [45 min]
In-person Attendee Lunch [Location: Exhibit Hall Mezzanine]

12:30

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation & Scrambler Therapy for Pain Management
Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA  Associate Professor, Division of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

1:15

Primary Headache, Including Sphenopalatine Ganglion Modulation
Samer Narouze, MD, PhD  Chairman of the Center for Pain Medicine, Western Reserve Hospital; 2021 President, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA); Founder, American Interventional Headache Society (AIHS)

2:00

No CME

Break

2:30

Opioid & Anesthesia Influence on Cancer Survivorship
Monika Patel, MD  Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Management, University of Florida Health

3:15

Competencies for Pain & Substance Use Disorder from the Medical Schools of the University of California
David J. Copenhaver, MD, MPH  Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, UC Davis Health

4:00

No CME

Break

4:30

Pain as a Barometer of Population Health: The Sociology of Chronic Pain
Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, PhD Associate Professor of Sociology, University at Buffalo, SUNY

5:15

No CME

End of Day 1

Day 2

7:00

No CME

Registration Desk Opens
Location: COPIA West Entrance

Breakfast
Location: Exhibit Hall Mezanine

7:45

No CME

Welcome

8:00

7th Annual Legacy Lecture
The “Socio-Psycho-Biological Model”: The need  to flip the system
Daniel B. Carr, MD, FABPM  Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Community Medicine; ​Program Director and Founder, MS in Pain, Research Education & Policy Program, Tufts University School of Medicine

9:00

Modern Realities of Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
Carol A. Warfield, MD  Edward Lowenstein Distinguished Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

This session will only be available live (in-person and online)

9:45

No CME

Break

10:15

A Review of Spine Neuromodulation Therapies: Indications, Efficacy, and What (if any) influence SCS has upon the tapering of opioids
Richard W. Rosenquist, MD  Chairman, Department of Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic

11:00

Transforming Personalized Patient Care Through Neuromodulation
Kathleen W. Meacham, MD, PhD  Assistant Professor, Division of Pain Management; Research Faculty in the Gereau Lab, Washington University School of Medicine

11:45

No CME

Symposium Presentation

12:30

Pain & the Brain: How Pain Alters the Brain, and How Perception Shapes Pain
A. Vania Apkarian, PhD  Director Center for Translational Pain Research; Director Center of Excellence for Chronic Pain and Drug Abuse Research; Professor of Physiology, Anesthesia, PM&R, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

1:15

Imaging & Interventions
Scott G. Pritzlaff, MD  Program Director, Pain Management Fellowship, UC Davis Health

2:00

No CME

Break

2:30

Uncommon Treatments for the Most Common Pain Complaint
Ellen WK. Rosenquist, MD  Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University Center for Spine Health and Pain Management

3:15

The Next Wave of Pain Therapies: Resources, Wraparound Services, and Next Steps
W. Michael Hooten, MD   Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic; 2021 President, American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)

4:00

No CME

Break

4:30

Round-table Discussion
Emerging from the COVID Crisis: Clinical Priorities in 2021 and 2022?

5:15

No CME

Conference Closing