22nd Annual Pain Medicine Meeting

November 10-11, 2023 | New Orleans, Louisiana

PA/Nurse Practitioner/Nursing Program

ASRA Pain Medicine welcomes all members of the care team for a dynamic and collaborative meeting looking at how we can improve the care of our patients with pain.


If you are a PA, nurse practitioner, nurse, or other healthcare provider, don't miss our dedicated PA/NP/Nursing program, designed to combine practical clinical education with insightful discussions and collaboration. Sessions include: 

Pain Evaluation and Treatment
  • Documentation Compliance for Pain Treatments
  • Identifying Candidates for Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Nursing's Impact in Cancer Care
  • Transitional Pain and Opioid Stewardship
Skills Lab
  • Complications of Trigger Point and Joint Injections
  • Physical Examination Refresher
  • Battlefield Acupuncture Overview
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming
Biopsychosocial Aspects of Pain
  • Addition and Chronic Pain
  • Interdisciplinary Teams in Chronic Pain Care
  • Challenging Cases Across the Pain Spectrum



Program Schedule

Friday, November 10 | 8:35 am - 5:15 pm



8:35 - 9:45 am

PA-01 PA / Nurse Practitioner / Nursing Program 
Pain and the PA/NP/RN
Heather Jackson, PhD, APRN
 8:35 amPA/NP Abstract #1  
 8:40 amPerforming a Comprehensive Pain Assessment Maunk Rana, MD
 8:55 amMultidisciplinary Pain Management: An Evidenced Based Team Approach  Jennifer Hah, MD
 9:10 amImplementation of an H&P for Pain Management: A Targeted Approach  Reda Tolba, MD
 9:25 amDiagnostic Tools for the Pain Provider  Ameet Nagpal, MD
 9:40 amPanel Discussion and Open Forum  
10:00 - 12:00 pm
PA-02 PA / Nurse Practitioner / Nursing Program 
Multimodal Analgesic Options for the Pain APP/RN 
Jennifer Grimmer, DNP, APRN
10:00 amPA/NP Abstract #2  
10:05 amNon-Opioid Adjuvant Medication Updates Jay Grider, DO, PhD
10:20 amAn Update on Opioids Jay Grider, DO, PhD
10:35 amThe Role of Pain Rehabilitation: OT, PT, Aquatherapy Brian Bruel, MD
10:50 amComplementary Treatments for Chronic Pain Management Heather Jackson, PhD, APRN
11:05 amOutpatient Procedures Review and Indications For Chronic Pain Zohra Hussaini, MSN, MBA, ARNP
11:25 amInterventional Procedures for the Pain APP Kim Bayless, DNP, APRN
11:50 amPanel Discussion and Open Forum  
1:30 - 3:30 pm
PA-03 PA / Nurse Practitioner / Nursing Program 
Stop Reinventing the Wheel:  Listen to the Experts! 
Martha Bentley-McLachlan, BSN
1:30 pmPA/NP Abstract #3  
1:35 pmNext Steps When Conservative and Surgical Measures Fail Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, ARNP
1:55 pmHow to Manage Chronic Persistent Post-Operative Pain Hesham Elsharkawy, MD
2:15 pmNavigating Difficult Conversations in Pain Management Jennifer Grimmer, DNP, APRN
2:35 pmPatient Centered Care: Motivational Interviewing Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, ARNP
2:55 pmHow to Make the Most of Your Work While Maintaining Compliance with Billing Amy Turner, RN, BSN
3:15 pmPanel Discussion and Open Forum  
3:45 - 5:15 pm
PA-04 PA / Nurse Practitioner / Nursing Program 
Enhancing Your Personal and Professional Progression
Zohra Hussaini, MSN, MBA, ARNP
3:45 pmPA/NP Abstract #4  
3:50 pmCreating YOUR Professional Portfolio  Karen Hande, PhD, DNP
4:10 pmIntersection of Work and Life Longevity  Cheri Mah, MD, MS
4:30 pmPanel Discussion and Open Forum   
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