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2010 Annual Pain Medicine
Meeting and Workshops
November 18 - 21, 2010
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Phoenix, Arizona

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Due to popular demand, the Pain Medicine Fellow Workshop, taking place on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 in conjunction with ASRA's Annual Pain Medicine Meeting and Workshops is sold out.  

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Special Features

2010 Video Contest
Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Education Program
Resident and Fellow Education Program
The 2010 President's Reception

Saturday, November 20

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Plenary Session Transforaminal Injections - Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask or Think
7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. Complications of Epidural Steroid Injections: Interlaminar and Transforaminal
James Rathmell, M.D.
7:55 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Evidence for Efficacy for Epidural Steroid Injections - Interlaminar vs. Transforaminal
Gary Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.
8:20 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Billing Irregularities Related to Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
Christine Peeters-Asdourian, M.D.
8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Question and Answer
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Mid Morning Break with the Exhibitors

Saturday Parallel Sessions

Morning Session

Parallel Session 4: Headache
Moderator: Samer Narouze, M.D., M.Sc.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Occipital Nerve Stimulation
Brian Wainger, M.D.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Trigeminal and Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation
Samer Narouze, M.D., M.Sc.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Psychiatric Issues in Chronic Headache
Raphael Leo, M.D.
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Question and Answer

Parallel Session 5: No Outcome – No Income
Moderator: James Rathmell, M.D.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Outcomes in Pain Medicine - Where Are We Now, Where Do We Need to Go and How Do We Get There?
James Rathmell, M.D.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Anesthesia Quality Institute – AQI
Richard Dutton, M.D., M.B.A.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Measuring the Multiple Dimensions of Pain
Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Question and Answer

Parallel Session 6: Chronic Pain in the Cancer Survivor: The Price of Success

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Chronic Pain Treatment in Cancer Survivors
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Skeletal Complications in Cancer Survivors
Allen Burton, M.D.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Chronic Chemotherapy Induced Neuropathy
Oscar de Leon-Casasola, M.D.

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Question and Answer
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own

Afternoon Session

Parallel Session 7: Billing in Pain Medicine
Moderator: Kevin Vorenkamp, M.D.

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. How Does a Code Become a Code and Get Valued?
Sharon Merrick, CCS-P
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fraud and Abuse in Pain Billing – Do I Recall Doing This?
Douglas Merrill, M.D.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. RAC Audits and the OIG - How to Stay Out of an Orange Suit
Stan Stead, M.D., M.B.A.
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Beverage Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Local Medical Review Policies
Kevin Vorenkamp, M.D.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Medically Unlikely Edits
Douglas Merrill, M.D.
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Question and Answer

Parallel Session 8: Psychiatric Issues in Pain Medicine
Moderator: Raphael Leo, M.D.

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Depression
Edward Covington, M.D.
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Antidepressants and Pain
Raphael Leo, M.D.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Somatization
Edward Covington, M.D.
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Beverage Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Management of Factitious Disorders
Raphael Leo, M.D.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Substance Abuse
Martin Cheatle, Ph.D.
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Question and Answer

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. President’s Reception – The Corona Ranch

Problem Based Learning Discussions (PBLD) Luncheons
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Registration Required)

PBLD 21:

Ultrasound for Chronic Pain Management
Einar Ottestad, M.D.

PBLD 22:

Contemporary Treatment of Headache
Brian Wainger, M.D.

PBLD 23:

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Pain
Marc Huntoon, M.D.

PBLD 24:

The Athlete with Chronic Pain
Asokumar Buvanendran, M.D.
PBLD 25: Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment in Chronic Pain
Martin Cheatle, M.D.
PBLD 26: Acute Pain Management in the Opioid Tolerant Patient
Timothy Brennan, M.D., Ph.D.
PBLD 27: Interventional Therapy for the Patient with Chronic Abdominal Pain
Leonard Kapural, M.D.
PBLD 28: Opioids in Patients with Sleep Apnea
Anne-Marie McKenzie-Brown, M.D.
PBLD 29: New Approaches to the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
Charles Argoff, M.D.
PBLD 30: SCS for Failed Back Surgery
James North, M.D.
PBLD 31: Depression and Chronic Pain
Raphael Leo, M.D.
PBLD 32: Choosing the Correct Patient for SCS
Daniel Warren, M.D.
PBLD 33: SCS for Chronic Abdominal Pain
Salim Hayek, M.D.
PBLD 34: Outcomes in Pain Medicine
Richard Dutton, M.D., M.B.A.
PBLD 35:

Epidural Steroids - Which One and Where?
Christine Peeters-Asdourian, M.D.

PBLD 36: Complications in Interventional Pain Medicine
Nagy Mekhail, M.D., Ph.D.
PBLD 37: Monitoring Opioid Therapy - Urine Drug Screens Correct for Opioid Management
Ellen W. King, M.D.
PBLD 38: Polypharmacy in the Pain Clinic
Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D.
PBLD 39: Billing Pitfalls in Pain Medicine
Douglas Merrill, M.D.
PBLD 40: Coding my way to a RAC Audit
Sharon Merrick, CCS-P and Stan Stead, M.D., M.B.A.

Workshops (Physicians Only / Registration Required)

301 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Injection of Large and Small Joints Ultrasound
Peter Cheng, M.D. and Joshua Wellington, M.D.
302 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Ultrasound Guided Pain Procedures - Ilioninguinal, Intercostal, Lateral Femoral, Cutaneous, Saphenous Nerve Blocks
Mark Hurdle, M.D., F.A.A.P. and Einar Ottestad, M.D.
303 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sympathetic and Peripheral Nerve Blocks Fluoroscopy
Honorio Benzon, M.D. and Nirmala Abraham, M.D.
304 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cranial and Peripheral Nerve Stimulators Fluoroscopy
Marc Huntoon, M.D. and F. Michael Ferrante, M.D.
305 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Basic Anatomy of the Spine Using Ultrasound (Live Model and Cadaver)
Philip Peng, M.D. and David Provenzano
306 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Head and Neck Blocks
Kenneth Candido, M.D. and Miles Day, M.D.
307 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures
Allen Burton, M.D. and Rahul Rastogi, M.D.

Special Session Workshop C (Physicians Only / Registration Required)

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Spinal Cord Stimulation: Everything You Wanted to Know
Moderator: James North, M.D.
8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Basic Science
Robert Hurley, M.D., Ph.D.
8:20 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Trialing Methods
Thomas Simopoulos, M.D.
8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Permanent SCS
James North, M.D.
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Complications
Timothy Lubenow, M.D.

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Hands-on Workshop
Thomas Simopoulos, M.D. and James North, M.D.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Association of Pain Program Directors Meeting
(Members Only)

Gary Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. President’s Reception – The Corona Ranch

Disclaimer: Times, topics, and presenters are subject to change.