November 15-16, 2018
Wyndham San Diego Bayside
San Diego, California

 

Agenda

Pain Care for Primary Care (PCPC) 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

7:00  AM

Breakfast/Exhibits

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast Symposium (Non-CME)
A Guideline-Driven Approach to the Pharmacologic Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Faculty: Glenn Ehresmann, MD
Sponsored by: Pfizer

8:05 – 8:15 AM

Program Overview
Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA

8:15 – 9:00 AM

Diagnosis and Assessment: Performing a Comprehensive Workup for Sudden Onset, Chronic and Acute Pain
Louis Kuritzky, MD
Robert M. McCarron, DO

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Cancer Related Pain – What is the Primary Care Physician to Do?
David J. Tauben, MD, FACP (November)
David Copenhaver, MD, MPH (August)

9:45 – 10:15 AM

"AMPS": A Quick, Effective Approach to the Primary Care Chronic Pain / Psychiatric Interview
Robert M. McCarron, DO

10:15 – 10:45 AM

Break/Exhibits

10:45 – 11:30 AM

Cannabis as a Substitute for Prescribed Pain Medications: Theory and Clinical Practice
Michelle Sexton, ND

11:30 – 12:15 PM

Psychological and Behavioral Approaches to Pain
David A. Williams PhD

12:15 – 12:30 PM

Q&A Panel with Faculty
Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA
Louis Kuritzky, MD
Robert M. McCarron, DO
Michelle Sexton, ND
David J. Tauben, MD, FACP
David A. Williams PhD

12:30 – 1:45 PM

Luncheon Symposium (non-CME)
Understanding Business Tools Used to Eliminate Lawsuits and Increase Tax Savings
Speaker: Leland McKay
Sponsored by: Legally Mine

1:45 – 2:15 PM

Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall

2:15 – 3:00 PM

Headaches and Migraines: Effective Treatment Approaches
Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP, FAANP

3:00 – 3:30 PM

CRPS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Paul J. Christo, MD

3:30 – 4:15 PM

Osteoarthritis: A Comprehensive Update
Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP, FAANP

4:15 – 4:30 PM

Break/Exhibit Hall

4:30 – 5:15 PM

TelePain Medicine from the Primary Care Perspective
David J. Tauben, MD, FACP (November)
David Copenhaver, MD, MPH (August)

5:15 – 5:45 PM

Addressing the Big 3 Adverse Effects of Opioids: Constipation, Nausea & Vomiting, and Pruritus
Chris Herndon, Pharm D
Louis Kuritzky, MD

5:45 – 6:00 PM

Q&A Panel with Faculty
Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA
David J. Copenhaver, MD, MPH
Christopher M. Herndon, PharmD
Louis Kuritzky, MD
Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP, FAANP

6:00 PM

Adjourn for Evening

Saturday, November 18, 2017

7:00 AM

Breakfast/Exhibits

7:25 AM – 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium (non-CME)
Functional Biomarkers of Pain
Faculty: Tobias Moeller-Bertram, MD, PhD
Sponsored by: Ethos Laboratories

8:10 – 8:15 am

Welcome Back
Louis Kuritzky, MD

8:15 – 9:00 AM

Update on Non–Opioid Analgesics and Adjuvants
Acetaminophen Pros and Cons
– NSAIDs Pros and Cons
– Muscle Relaxants/Antidepressants/Anti–seizure/Anti–Anxiety Medications
Robert M. McCarron, DO
Chris Herndon, PharmD

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Interventional Approaches for Pain: Traditional and Emerging Techniques, including Nerve Blocks, Denervation, Neurostimulation, and Pain Pumps
Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA

9:45 – 10:00 AM

Q&A Panel
Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA
Chris Herndon, PharmD
Louis Kuritzky, MD
Robert M. McCarron, DO

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Break/Exhibits

10:30 – 12:30 PM

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practices, Changing Lives
(Collaboration for REMS Education)
David E. J. Bazzo, MD

  • Why Prescriber Education is important
  • Assessing Patients for Treatment with ER/LA Opioid Analgesic Therapy
  • Initiating Therapy, Modifying Dosing, & Discontinuing Use of ER/LA Opioid Analgesics
  • Managing Therapy with ER/LA Opioid Analgesics
  • Counseling Patients & Caregivers About the Safe Use of ER/LA Analgesics

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Luncheon Symposium (non-CME)
HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulation: Superior Pain Relief without Opioids
Speaker: Kasra Amirdelfan, MD
Sponsored by: Nevro Corp.

1:30 – 2:00 PM

Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Primary Care Approaches to the Unexpected Urine Drug Test Result
Howard A. Heit, MD, FACP, FASAM

3:00 – 3:45 PM

Treating Common Low Back Problems
David E. J. Bazzo, MD

3:45 – 4:15 PM

Chronic and Acute Pain, Chronic Opioids – Is My Patient Addicted?
Edwin Salsitz, MD

4:15 – 5:00 PM

Debate: Should We Be Prescribing Opioids for Pain Management?
Moderator: David E. J. Bazzo, MD
Panel: Paul J. Christo, MD; Edwin Salsitz, MD; Louis Kuritzky, MD and Jason M. Beneciuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH, FAAOMPT

5:00 – 5:30 PM

The Role of Naloxone:

  • Reversing Opioid Overdose
  • Prescribing Naloxone Routinely to Patients on High Doses of Opioids
  • Use in Combination with Buprenorphine

Edwin Salsitz, MD

5:30 PM

Adjourn for Evening

Sunday, November 19, 2017

7:00 – 8:10 AM

Breakfast

8:15 – 9:15 AM

Back Pain Case Study: A Patient’s Journey – Perspectives from a Primary Care Physician, a Physical Therapist, and a Surgeon
Primary Care Physician: Louis Kuritzky, MD
Physical Therapist: Jason M. Beneciuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH, FAAOMPT
Surgeon: Allan J Belzberg MD, FRCSC

9:15 – 10:00 AM

Special Populations:

  • The Inherited Patient
    Howard Heit, MD

  • The Female Patient
    Edwin Salsitz, MD

  • The Patient with a History of Substance Use Disorder
    Howard Heit, MD

  • Q&A Panel

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Stretch Break

10:15 – 10:45 AM

Opioid-Induced Hypogonadism
Louis Kuritzky, MD

10:45 – 11:15 AM

Managing Pain with the Help of a Physical Therapist
Jason M. Beneciuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH, FAAOMPT

11:15 – 12:00 PM

A Clinical Conversation: Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
David E. J. Bazzo, MD

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Q&A Panel with Faculty
David E. J. Bazzo, MD
Allan J Belzberg MD, FRCSC
Jason Beneciuk, PT, PhD, MPH
Howard Heit, MD
Edwin Salsitz, MD

12:30 PM

2017 PCPC Adjourns

 

 

 

 

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