Pain Medicine Meeting

November 15-17, 2018
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, Texas

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Main Meeting 3-Day Comprehensive Program

  • 2 parallel session tracks on key topics, from refresher topics to cutting-edge science and treatments
  • Hands-on workshops with low faculty-to-learner ratios
  • Moderated ePosters sessions
  • World-renowned expert faculty eager to share their practical experience
  • Meeting app and downloadable presentations
  • Daily breakfast and breaks
  • Exhibit hall access with company booths, ASRA chat room, and internet café
  • Special events including an opening networking reception and closing Saturday celebration

Session Highlights

  • Opioids: Adapting to a New World with Novel Targets

  • Neurostimulation: Leveraging a Technical Explosion for Targeted Care

  • Osteoarthritis of Major Joints: Role of Interventions in the Continuum of Care

  • Role of Ketamine in Changing the Course of Pain and Function

  • Regenerative Medicine for Chronic Pain Management: Therapies, Experiences, and Evidence in 2018

  • Sex Differences in Pain

  • Low Back Pain in 2018: New Insights and Better Outcomes

  • Pediatric Chronic Pain: Merging our Knowledge to Treat a Growing Problem


  • Multidisciplinary Panel on the Role of Percutaneous Spine Decompression and Augmentation
  • Maintaining Resolve in Controlled Substances: Risk Management, Abuse, Diversion, and Detoxification 
  • Physician Burnout: Insights and Strategies
  • Reading and Interpretation of Spinal Imaging and EMG: Correlating Studies to Pain Symptoms
  • Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Physical Examination for the Pain Medicine Practitioner


  • Prospering in the Current Healthcare Environment
  • Applied Process Improvement to Enhance Safety Quality, Efficiency, Access, Research, and Payment

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS (fluoroscopy, ultrasound, live model, and cadaver, physicians only)

  • Advances in Ultrasound, MSK, and Novel Nerve Blocks
  • Major Joints: Radiofrequency and Cryoablation Lesions, Articular Nerve Block - Knee, Hip, Shoulder
  • Regenerative Medicine and MSK Seminar and Workshop: Procedures and Techniques
  • Fusion: Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy for Blocks of the Head and Neck 
  • Fusion: Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy for Abdominal and Pelvic Blocks
  • Direct and Indirect Percutaneous Spinal Decompression, Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation and Ultrasound Neurography
  • Vertebral Augmentation, Implants, and RFA
  • Surgical Implantation Skills
  • Cryoablation of Peripheral Nerves U/S
  • Cooled and Conventional RFA of the Thoracic and Cervical Spine, Intercostal Nerves
  • Lumbar Spine Injections and RFA
  • Sympathetic Blocks

Tailor Your Education with Specialized Sessions

  • Problem-based learning discussions (PBLD)
  • Resident and fellow workshops and Meet and Greet
  • PA/NP/Nursing program and Meet and Greet

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