November 15 - 16, 2019
Optional Medical Cannabis & Addiction Workshops Nov. 14
Hilton Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL

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Agenda

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Optional, Pre-conference Workshops 
Limited space available.  First come. First served.

10:00 AM - 1:15 PM 

Optional Workshop: Addiction

Director: Edwin Salsitz, MD

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Optional Workshop: Medical Cannabis for Primary Care Clinicians: Science and Practice

Director: Kevin P. Hill, MD

 

Friday, November 15, 2019
General Sessions

6:45 AM

Breakfast/Exhibits

7:10 – 7:55 AM

Independent Symposium

7:55 – 8:10 AM

Break/Exhibits

8:10 - 8:15 AM

Program Overview
Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA

8:15 – 9:00 AM

New Advances in the Pharmacological Treatment of Pain
David E. J. Bazzo, MD
Nathan A. Painter, PharmD

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Medicinal Cannabis: An Alternative to Opioids?
Kevin P. Hill, MD

9:45 – 10:00 AM

Q&A/Panel Discussion

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Break/Exhibits

10:30 – 11:15 AM

Treating Co-morbidities of Pain: Depression, Anxiety, and Others
Robert M McCarron, DO

11:15 - 12:00 PM   

The Relationship Between Sleep and Pain
Michael T. Smith, PhD

12:00 - 12:15 PM

Q&A/Panel Discussion

12:15 - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 – 1:15 PM   

Independent Symposium (Non-CME)

1:15 – 1:45 PM

Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall

1:45 – 2:30 PM

Unexplained Chronic Pain: Differential Diagnosis and Somatic Symptom Disorder
Robert M McCarron, DO

2:30 – 3:15 PM

Unexpected Urine Drug Test Results:  What to Do?
Edwin Salsitz, MD

3:15 – 3:30 PM       

Q&A/Panel Discussion

3:30 – 3:45 PM

Break

3:45 – 4:30 PM

Interventional Approaches: Nerve Blocks, Injections, and Neuromodulation for Pain
Paul Christo, MD

4:30 – 5:15 PM

Pharmacogenomics in Pain Management
Nathan A. Painter, PharmD

5:15 – 6:00 PM

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
Louis Kuritzky, MD

6:00 – 6:15 PM

Q&A/Panel Discussion

6:15 PM

Adjourn for Evening

 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

6:45 AM   

Breakfast/Exhibits

7:10 – 7:55 AM

Independent Symposium

8:10 – 8:15 AM

Welcome Back
Paul J. Christo, MD

7:55 – 8:10 AM

Break/Exhibits

8:10 – 8:15 AM

Welcome Back
Paul J. Christo, MD

8:15 – 9:15 AM

Building Pathways in Pain Management: Osteoarthritis and Chronic Low Back Pain
Faculty: Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP    
Sponsored by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, this program is designed to improve quality of life for patients with chronic pain by educating clinicians on the pathophysiology of chronic pain, discussing current and emerging evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options, and providing tools and resources to support patients in dealing with the chronic pain associated with OA and CLBP.

9:15 – 10:00 AM

Gabapentinoids: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Edwin Salsitz, MD

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Q&A/Panel Discussion

10:15 – 10:45 AM

Break/Exhibits

10:45 – 11:30 PM

Evidence-Based Integrative Therapies for Chronic Pain
Jennifer A Haythornthwaite, MA, PhD

11:30 – 12:15 AM

Migraine and Headache Management: The Role of CGRP Agents
Louis Kuritzky, MD

12:15 – 1:00 PM

Visceral Pain (abdominal/pelvic)
Paul J. Christo, MD

1:00 – 1:15 PM

Q&A/Panel Discussion

1:15 – 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 PM

Independent Symposium

2:15 – 2:30 PM

Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Debate: Opioids vs Medical Cannabis for Pain Management
Moderator: David E. J. Bazzo, MD
Panel: Kevin P. Hill, MD and Edwin Salsitz, MD

3:00 – 3:15 PM

Q&A/Panel Discussion

3:15 – 5:15 PM

Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits (Collaboration for REMS Education): Part 1 (Updated in 2019)
David E.J. Bazzo, MD
Wendy L. Wright, Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

  • Accurately assess patients with pain for consideration of an opioid trial.
  • Establish realistic goals for pain management and restoration of function.
  • Initiate opioid treatment (IR and ER/LA) safely and judiciously, maximizing efficacy while minimizing risks
  • Monitor and re-evaluate treatment continuously; discontinue safely when appropriate.

5:15 – 5:30 PM

Break

5:30– 6:30 PM

Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits (Collaboration for REMS Education): Part 2 (Updated in 2019)
David E.J. Bazzo, MD
Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

  • Counsel patients and caregivers about use, misuse, abuse, diversion, and overdose.
  • Educate patients about safe storage and ability to access general and specific information about opioids, especially those used in your practice.

6:30 PM

Conference Adjourns

*Invited

 

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