Program

Schedule

8:15

KEYNOTE: Discovering CRISPR-Cas9

Jennifer Doudna, PhD
Co-discoverer of CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing

9:30

Break

9:45

The Needs of Patients & Health Care Providers

Professor Sten Lindahl, MD, PhD, FRCA
Chair Emeritus of the Nobel Committee in Physiology or Medicine

10:30

Let’s Get Personal: Using genetic and non-genetic factors to guide treatment

Roger B. Fillingim, PhD
President, The American Pain Society (APS)

11:30

Evidence-based Strategies to Improve Patient Engagement and Adherence to Treatment Plans

Penney Cowan
CEO, American Chronic Pain Association

12:30

Lunch

2:00

New Paradigms for Neuromodulation

Pain Fundamentals

Advances in the Management and Treatment of Cancer Pain

4:00

Break

4:15

Prescribing and Managing Naloxone

Breaking Research: Closed-loop Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Pain

Low Back Pain: Risk factors, diagnosis, pharmaceutical & interventional treatment

5:30

Welcome Reception & Wine Tasting

8:00

4th Annual Legacy Lecture: Assuring the Best Care for Every Patient, Every Day

Eric J. Grigsby, MD, MBA
Founder of the Napa Pain Conference

9:00

Break

9:15

Improving Patient Self Management

PART 1 OF 2

Intrathecal Drug Delivery & Pump Management

Ultrasound Therapeutics in Pain Medicine

10:30

Break

11:00

Improving Patient Self Management

PART 2 OF 2

Mechanisms of Injury: Safety Considerations & Practices in Interventional Pain Management

HANDS-ON LAB: Ultrasound-guided Intrathecal Pump Refills

12:15

Lunch

1:45

Osteoarthritis: Pathophysiology, Altered Central Pain Pathway, & Ethnic Disparities

Nancy E. Lane, MD
Director, UC Davis Center for Healthy Aging; Endowed Professor of Medicine
Roger B. Fillingim, PhD
Distinguished Professor & Director, University of Florida, Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence

3:15

Lunch

3:30

Mindfulness as a Neuromodulation Therapy

Robert Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, FACN, DAAPM
Director of Pain Management, Scripps Center For Integrative Medicine

4:30

The Opioid Epidemic: Providers, Patients, & the Public

Joseph Shurman, MD
Chair of Pain Management/Palliative Care, Scripps Memorial Hospital

8:00

Individualized Surgical Approaches to Pain Therapies

9:00

Pharmacology of Non-opioid Analgesics

10:00

Break

10:30

An Evidence-based Approach to Integrative Medicine for Chronic Pain Management

11:45

Managing Oral Opioids