29th Napa Pain Conference

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Day 1

8:30 am

Welcome to the 9th Cancer Pain Meeting

Dr. David J. Copenhaver, MD, Division Chief, Pain Medicine, UC Davis Health

8:45 am

Fear vs. Anxiety: How We Treat Them Differently for End of Life

Dr. David J. Copenhaver, MD, Division Chief, Pain Medicine, UC Davis Health

9:30 am

Special Considerations Managing Non-Malignant Pain in Cancer Patients

Dr. David Hui, MD, Tenured Associate Professor of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center

10:15 am

Break

10:30 am

Cannabinoids in Palliative Care

Dr. Amy Allen Case, MD, FAAHPM, Lee Foundation Endowed Chair of the Department of Palliative and Supportive Care; Palliative Care Program Chief, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

11:30 am

Talking Blocks: Celiac Plexus & Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks

Dr. Sanjeet Narang, MD, Director, Oncology Pain Management, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

12:15 pm

Networking Lunch

1:15pm

Facial Pain in the Setting of Cancer

Dr. David J. Copenhaver, MD, Division Chief, Pain Medicine, UC Davis Health

2:00 pm

Neurosurgical Approaches to Cancer Pain

Dr. Parag G. Patil, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan School of Medicine

2:45 pm

Break

3:00 pm

Neuromodulation in Cancer pain: SCS, DRG, PNS

Dr. Hemant Kalia, MD

4:00 pm

Modified Protocols for interventional Treatments of Cancer Pain

5:00 pm

Reception Sponsored by Medtronic

Day 2

07:30 am

No CME

Welcome to the 29th Napa Pain Conference

Dr. Eric J. Grigsby, MD, MBA, Founder & CEO, Neurovations: A Patient Care and Innovation Company

07:45 am

10th Annual Lindahl Lecture
Katalin Karikó, PhD, Co-inventor of the modified mRNA technology used in vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

09:00 am

Q&A with Katalin Karikó

Katalin Karikó, PhD, Co-inventor of the modified mRNA technology used in vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Eric J. Grigsby, MD, MBA, Moderator, Founder & CEO, Neurovations: A Patient Care and Innovation Company

VERTEBROGENIC BACK PAIN | 9:00 - 10:30 am

09:00 am

The Vertebral End Plate in Low Back Pain

Jeffrey C. Lotz, PhD, David S. Bradford M.D. Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and Vice Chair of Research, UCSF

09:30 am

Diagnosing Vertebrogenic Back Pain

Dr. Zachary McCormick, MD, Chief of Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine; Vice Chair PM&R, University of Utah

10:00 am

Basivertebral Nerve Ablation

Dr. Matthew Smuck, MD, Chief of PM&R and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University

PATIENT ASSESSMENT & MANAGEMENT | 9:00 - 10:30 am

09:00 am

Psychopharmacology & Pain

Dr. Steven Richeimer, MD, Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

09:30 am

Where Minimally Invasive Procedures Fall Within Diagnosis & Treatment Algorithms

Dr. Aaron K. Calodney, MD, DABA, FASA, FIPP, ABIPP, Director of Clinical Research, Precision Spine Care

10:00 am

When to Refer to Surgery

Dr. Parag G. Patil, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan School of Medicine

10:30 am

Break

10:45 am

Oral Abstracts

HEADACHE MEDICINE: 2022 | 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

10:45 am

Medical Management of Migraines: Comparing Novel & Established Treatments

Dr. Alexander Feoktistov, MD, PhD, Founder and Director, Synergy Integrative Headache Center

11:30 am

Treating Cervicogenic Pain

Dr. Lynn R. Kohan, MD, Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Management, University of Virginia Pain Management Center

INFUSIONS: PROTOCOLS & LESSONS LEARNED | 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

10:45 am

IV Ketamine

Dr. Steven Richeimer, MD, Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

11:30 am

IV Lidocaine

Dr. Jill E. Sindt, MD, Associate Director of Pain Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Supportive Oncology & Survivorship Service

12:30 pm

Sponsored Symposium: Mythbusters: Myths doctors believe regarding taxes, lawsuits, and estate planning that put your life and practice at risk

INTERVENTIONAL APPROACHES TO MAJOR JOINT PAIN (HIP, KNEE, SHOULDER) | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

1:45 pm

Neuroanatomy: 3D Body Maps, Safe Access Points & Mitigating Risk for Interventional Procedures

Dr. Maxim S. Eckmann, MD, Ramamurthy Endowed Professor; Vice Chair for Clinical Research. Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center

2:30 pm

Knee: Blocks & Radiofrequency Ablation

Dr. Zachary McCormick, MD, Chief of Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine; Vice Chair PM&R, University of Utah

3:00 pm

The Latest Information on SI Joint Fusion

Dr. Aaron K. Calodney, MD, DABA, FASA, FIPP, ABIPP, Director of Clinical Research, Precision Spine Care

EMERGING NEUROSCIENCE OF PAIN & ANALGESIA | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

1:30 pm

Neural Systems Underlying Placebo Analgesia

Tor D. Wager, PhD, Diana L. Taylor Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience, Dartmouth College

2:10 pm

Mechanisms of Plastic Changes in NMDA Receptors Within the Superficial Dorsal Horn

Annemarie Dedek, PhD, Mitacs Industrial Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carleton University, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Department of Neuroscience

2:50 pm

The Relationship between Catastrophizing & Altered Pain Sensitivity

Vitaly Napadow, PhD LicAc, Professor, and Director, Center for Integrative Pain NeuroImaging (CIPNI), Harvard Medical School; MGH

PALLIATIVE & END-OF-LIFE CARE | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

1:30 pm

Hallmarks of Effective Palliative Care that Improve Quality of Life

Dr. Amy Allen Case, MD, FAAHPM, Lee Foundation Endowed Chair of the Department of Palliative and Supportive Care; Palliative Care Program Chief, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

2:10

A Practical Approach to Non-medical Use in Palliative Care Patients

Dr. David Hui, MD, Tenured Associate Professor of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center

2:55 pm

De-prescribing: When, Why, & Getting Patient Buy-in

Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE, Professor & Executive Director, Post-Graduate Advanced Education in Palliative Care, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland

3:30 pm

Coffee and Networking Break

DEMYSTIFYING OPIOIDS | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

4:00 pm

The Neurobiology of Opioid Action: Why Opioids are such Powerful Analgesics

Dr. Howard L. Fields, MD, PhD, Founder, UCSF Pain Management Center

4:45 pm

Buprenorphine Management in the Perioperative Period: Recommendations from a Multi-Society Expert Panel

Dr. Lynn R. Kohan, MD, Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Management, University of Virginia Pain Management Center

INTRATHECAL DRUG DELIVERY | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

4:00 pm

Strategy for Individualized Precision Medicine

Dr. Hemant Kalia, MD, Program Director, Interventional Spine & Pain Fellowship Program, Rochester Regional Health

4:30 pm

Unmet Needs in Neuromodulation Vol1: Patient Selection – TDD vs SCS

Dr. Nagy A. Mekhail, MD, PhD, Carl Wasmuth Chair in Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic

5:00 pm

This or That: Making Controversial Choices in Intrathecal Drug Delivery

Dr. Jill E. Sindt, MD, Associate Director of Pain Medicine, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Supportive Oncology & Survivorship Service

PAIN RESEARCH NEEDS | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

4:00 pm

Making a Cultural Shift in How We Consider & Manage Chronic Pain: Pain in Not a Symptom Problem

Linda L. Porter, PhD, Director, Office of Pain Policy, NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS)

4:45 pm

Health Inequities and Disparities to Address in Musculoskeletal Pain Research

Dr. Monika Patel, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Management, University of Florida Health

5:30 pm

Reception Sponsored by Nevro

Day 2

7:30 am

No CME

Welcome

Dr. Eric J. Grigsby, MD, MBA, Founder & CEO, Neurovations: A Patient Care and Innovation Company

7:45 am

8th Annual Legacy Lecture

Penney Cowan, Founder & CEO, American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)

8:30 am

Break

PAIN & LONG COVID | 8:45 - 10:45 am

8:45am

Neurological Consequences of COVID-19 & Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID (PASC)

Dr. Avindra Nath, MD, Chief, Section for Infections of the Nervous System; Clinical Director, Translational Neuroscience Center, NIH – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

9:30 am

Long-Covid: Managing Pain Symptoms & Recovery

Dr. Monica Verduzco–Gutierrez, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio

10:45 am

Break

CHALLENGES IN CHRONIC OPIOID THERAPY | 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

11:00 am

The Critical Importance of Patient Expectations & Agency in Opioid Tapering

Dr. Howard L. Fields, MD, PhD, Founder, UCSF Pain Management Center

11:45 am

Chronic Pain, Opioids, & Sleep Architecture: How to help patients improve sleep in order to improve pain control & quality of life

Heather Poupore-King, PhD, Director of the Pain Psychology Fellowship, Stanford University Medical Center

NEUROMODULATION 1 | 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

11:00 am

Advances in Neuromodulation

Dr. Parag G. Patil, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan School of Medicine

11:30 am

PNS & SCS for Chronic Extremity Pain

Dr. Maxim S. Eckmann, MD, Ramamurthy Endowed Professor; Vice Chair for Clinical Research. Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center

12:00 pm

Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy

Dr. David J. Copenhaver, MD, Division Chief, Pain Medicine, UC Davis Health

ACCESSIBLE APPROACHES TO PAIN MANAGEMENT | 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

11:00 am

Social Modulation of Pain: The “Social” of Bio-psycho-social

Tor D. Wager, PhD, Diana L. Taylor Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience, Dartmouth College

11:30 am

The Movement System Balance Approach to Physical Therapy: Not all “bio” approaches to Bio-psycho-social are the same
Amy Selinger, PT, DPT, OCS, Founder, Back to Life Physical Therapy, Inc.

12:45 pm

Lunch

DIFFERENCES IN PAIN PROCESSING & TREATMENT | 1:45 - 3:45 pm

1:45 pm

What Naloxone Reveals About Gender Differences in Analgesia

Fadel Zeidan, PhD, Director, Brain Mechanisms of Pain & Health Lab, UC San Diego

2:25 pm

Sexual Dimorphism in a Neuronal Mechanism of Spinal Hyperexcitability

Annemarie Dedek, PhD, Mitacs Industrial Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carleton University, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Department of Neuroscience

3:05 pm

Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Pain: Addressing the Compounding Intersection of Biased Outcomes

Roger B. Fillingim, PhD, Distinguished Professor & Director, University of Florida, Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence

NEUROMODULATION 2 | 1:45 - 3:45 pm

1:45 pm

Non-Invasive Neuromodulation for Primary Headache Disorders

Dr. Alexander Feoktistov, MD, PhD, Founder and Director, Synergy Integrative Headache Center

2:25 pm

Unmet-Needs in Neuromodulation Vol2: Mechanisms of Action

Dr. Nagy A. Mekhail, MD, PhD, Carl Wasmuth Chair in Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic

3:05 pm

Interventional Treatments for Visceral Pain, Including Neuromodulation: A Practical View

Dr. Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, FIPP, Professor of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic, Learner Research Institute & Case Western Reserve University

LOW BACK PAIN: EPIDEMIOLOGY, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, EVALUATION & MANAGEMENT | 1:45 - 3:45 pm

1:45 pm

Current Clinical Evaluation & Treatment of the Patient with Chronic Low Back Pain

Dr. Matthew Smuck, MD, Chief of PM&R and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University

2:15 pm

Patient Preferences to Inform Non-Surgical Treatment Choice for the Best Outcomes for Chronic Low Back Pain (cLBP)

Jeffrey C. Lotz, PhD, David S. Bradford M.D. Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and Vice Chair of Research, UCSF

2:45 pm

New Integrated Model to Phenotype Low Back Pain

Dr. Sigurd H. Berven, MD, Professor in Residence, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery

3:15 pm

Pathophysiological Mechanisms Underlying the Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain: Are NSAIDs to Blame?

Dr. Massimo Allegri, MD, FIPP, Pain Treatment Specialist, Ensemble Hospitalier de la Côte

3:45 pm

Coffee and Networking Break

UNDERSTANDING YOUR PATIENTS : EMERGING PHENOTYPES | 4:00 - 5:30 pm

4:00 pm

How Does Aging Affect Pain, and Vice Versa?

Roger B. Fillingim, PhD, Distinguished Professor & Director, University of Florida, Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence

4:30 pm

Environmental Factors that Influence Epigenetic Age Predictors of Pain-Related Conditions

Dr. Monika Patel, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Management, University of Florida Health

5:00 pm

Digital Phenotyping/Neuromonitoring

Dr. Matthew Smuck, MD, Chief of PM&R and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University

INTERVENTIONAL APPROACHES TO LOW BACK PAIN | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

4:00 pm

Effectively Matching Clinical Presentation & Imaging to the Right Therapy

Dr. Nagy A. Mekhail, MD, PhD, Carl Wasmuth Chair in Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic

4:30 pm

Implant vs. Decompression vs Injection

Dr. Daniel S. Choi, MD, MBA, President, Interventional Pain Specialist, Spine & Pain Center of Kaua’i

5:00 pm

Comparing Interventional Techniques for Spinal Stenosis & Degenerative Disc Disease

Dr. Azem Ahmad Chami, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, Interventional Pain Management Center

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

4:30 pm

Platelet Rich Plasma: How composition determines outcomes

Dr. Yashar Eshraghi, MD, Medical Director, Pain Research, Ochsner Clinic Foundation

4:30 pm

State-of-the-Art Regenerative Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain

Dr. Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, FIPP, Professor of Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic, Learner Research Institute & Case Western Reserve University

4:45 pm

Orthobiologics for the Sacroiliac Joint and Dorsal Ligament Complex: Review of the Evidence

Dr. Zachary McCormick, MD, Chief of Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine; Vice Chair PM&R, University of Utah

Day 2

7:30 am

No CME

Welcome

Dr. Eric J. Grigsby, MD, MBA, Founder & CEO, Neurovations: A Patient Care and Innovation Company

THE ART, SCIENCE, & IMPORTANCE OF THE CLINICIAN/PATIENT RELATIONSHIP | 7:45 - 9:45 am

7:45 am

Precision Medicine: The Next Great Medical Horizon

Prof. Sten Lindahl, MD, PhD, FRCA, Chair Emeritus, Nobel Committee in Physiology or Medicine

8:15 am

The Art, Science, & Importance of the Clinician/Patient Relationship

Vitaly Napadow, PhD LicAc, Professor, and Director, Center for Integrative Pain NeuroImaging (CIPNI), Harvard Medical School; MGH

9:00 am

Patient Perspective: Who Are We & What Do We Need?

Penney Cowan, Founder & CEO, American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)

9:45 am

Break

10:00 am

A Case-Based, Multidisciplinary Evaluation & Discussion of Patients with Spinal Pathologies

Dr. Eric J. Grigsby, MD, MBA, Moderator, Founder & CEO, Neurovations: A Patient Care and Innovation Company; Heather Poupore-King, PhD, Director of the Pain Psychology Fellowship, Stanford University Medical Center; Dr. Sigurd H. Berven, MD, Professor in Residence, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery,Amy Selinger, PT, DPT, OCS, Founder, Back to Life Physical Therapy, Inc.