20th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting

“Pain 2021: A Whole New World”

November 18-20, 2021 | San Francisco, CA, and Virtually

Non-CME Ancillary Events

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) has provided space for these non-CME ancillary events. The programs were independently produced, not subject to review by ASRA, and are not part of the scientific/educational program offered by ASRA.



Thursday, November 18, 7-7:45 am | Breakfast Included

Imperial Ballroom AB

The Need for Longer-Acting Local Anesthetics for Postoperative Pain Management

Faculty: Sabry Ayad, MD MBA FASA


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Pain management in the first 72 hours after surgery is critical. As the body’s inflammatory process unfolds, the surgical site becomes increasingly acidic and limits the efficacy of local anesthetics, regardless of administration technique. But what if local anesthetics were capable of more? By attending this symposium, you will learn about how a new local anesthetic designed to consistently deliver pain relief for up to 72 hours after surgery could impact the way we treat pain. 




Friday, November 19, 7-7:45 am | Breakfast Included

Imperial Ballroom AB

Understanding the Factors Affecting Lesion Morphology- An In-Depth Analysis of MRI Images Following Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation Procedures in the Spine      

Faculty: Mehul Desai, MD; Roy Wang, PhD




Join Avanos Medical as we dissect the latest data exploring lesion factors of cooled radiofrequency ablation. Mehul Desai, MD will discuss the latest research around the various factors affecting lesion size and shape as exemplified by MRI imaging. Learn how probe size, pre-injectate, proximity to bone and tissue heterogeneity all impact lesion morphology. Roy Wang, PhD will also provide an overview of recent advancements in cooled RF probe technologies emerging from Avanos Medical R&D.  Please RSVP to Trina Frazier at Trina.Frazier@Avanos.com



Friday, November 19, 12:30-1:15 pm | Lunch Included

Grand Ballroom A

The Evolution of Science and Technology: Learn About the New Advances in DTM™ and SCS Platforms

Faculty: Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, PhD; Samir Sheth, MD


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Learn from key experts on how DTM™ is reshaping SCS now and into the future along with cutting-edge advances in technology. 



Friday, November 19, 12:30-1:15 pm | Lunch Included

Imperial Ballroom AB

Unlocking the Potental of SCS in New Patient Populations

Faculty: Kasra Amirdelfan, MD; Joseph DiChiara, MD; Jordan Tate, MD, MPH


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HFX Meaningful Evidence, Nevro’s portfolio of industry leading clinical research and data that is paving the way for expanded use of 10 kHz SCS, including within Painful Diabetic Neuropathy and Non-Surgical Refractory Back Pain.



Saturday, November 20, 7-7:45 am | Breakfast Included

Imperial Ballroom AB

The Percutaneous PNS Trifecta: Clinician Experts, New Findings and Practical Applications 

Faculty: Mehul Desai, MD; Ramo Naidu, MD; Matthew Pingree, MD; David Dickerson, MD (Moderator)


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Understand appropriate applications and patient selection guidelines for the SPRINT PNS System to treat pain in the back and/or extremities. Develop skills for nerve identification and lead placement under ultrasound guidance. Learn SPRINT device programming and operation to provide optimal treatment results.


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