Main Meeting

Thursday, November 14

   
6:30 am  Registration and Breakfast in Foyer
   
7:00 am  Non-CME Ancillary Event by Novartis (breakfast included)
   
7:45 am  Welcome and Opening Addresses
  Meeting Chair Welcome 
  Distinguished Service Award
  Presidential Address
   
8:15 am  Refresher Course
A Brave New World: Novel Opioid Targets
  Biased Ligands
  Endomorphin Analogs: Novel Opioids for Pain Control
  Low Dose Naltrexone: New Uses for an Old Drug
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
9:45 am  Break and Refreshments in Foyer
   
10:00 am Refresher Course
The Intersection of Alcohol Use and Chronic Pain
  Why Is Alcohol Use So Common in Chronic Pain Patients: A Basic Science Perspective
  PTSD, Chronic Pain, and Alcohol Use
  The Clinical Importance of Concomitant Alcohol and Opioid Use
  How to Approach the Patient with Alcohol Use Disorder in the Chronic Pain Clinic
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
12:00 pm  Lunch On Own
or  
12:15 pm  Problem-Based Learning Discussions (PBLD) Lunch
  Open to all, tickets $90, lunch included, see full list
   
1:30 pm Refresher Course
Postsurgical Pain Syndromes: From Prevention to Treatment in 2019
  The Influence of Central Nervous System in the Development of Postsurgical Pain
  Psychological and Physiologic Factors That Influence Postsurgical Pain
  Pediatric and Adolescent Postsurgical Pain: Implications Across the Lifespan
  Potential Mitigation of Postsurgical Pain: Is It Possible to "Prevent"
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
3:30 pm  Break and Refreshments in Foyer
   
3:45 pm Refresher Course
Radiofrequency Ablation: Where Are We in 2019?
  Is the Jury Still Out? Evidence for the Use of RFA for Spine Arthropathy
  Cooled RF vs Conventional RF: Exploring the Evidence
  It's All in the Design: How Do We Design Trials in RFA?
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
5:15 pm  Special Event
Wine and Bubbly Networking Reception and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
  (free to all attendees, guest tickets: $30, 21 and over only) Find out more.
   

Friday, November 15

   
7:00 am  Non-CME Ancillary Event by Avanos (breakfast included)
   
7:30 am  Getting Started
  Registration
  Breakfast, Exhibition, ePosters, ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café
   
8:00 am  PS-01a Parallel Session
Buprenorphine: It's Not What We Thought It Was
  Buprenorphine in the Perioperative Setting: What to Do BEFORE Surgery?
  Buprenorphine in the Perioperative Setting: What to Do AFTER Surgery?
  The Role of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Chronic Pain
  Practical Considerations Surrounding Buprenorphine
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
8:00 am  PS-01b Parallel Session
Not Forever Young: The Impact and Importance of Treating Pediatric Pain
  The Adolescent and Vulnerability to Opioid Addiction Issues
  The Role of Intensive Pediatric Rehabilitation in Treating Chronic Pain for Amplified Pain
  Treatment Strategies for Pediatric and Adolescent Pain
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
9:45 am Break in Exhibit Hall
  Refreshments, Exhibition, ePosters, ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café
  PA, Nurse Practitioner, and Nursing Meet and Greet
   
10:30 am  PS-02a Parallel Session
Neurostimulation and Advanced Interventional Pain Treatments: 2019
  Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation
  Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  Spinal Cord Stimulation
  Advanced Cancer Pain Therapies
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
10:30 am PS-02b Parallel Session
Under Pressure: The Influence of Stress and Importance of Wellness in Chronic Pain Patients
  The Impact of Early Life Stress on the Development and Maintenance of Pain
  PTSD and Chronic Pain: Overcoming Barriers on the Path to Wellness
  Stress and Catastrophizing: How do We Help Our Patients Be Resilient in the Face of Pain
  Promoting Wellness for Chronic Pain Patients: How Caring About Healthy Behaviors is Half the Battle
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
12:15 pm  Lunch On Own
or  
12:30 pm  Non-CME Ancillary Event by Nevro (lunch included)
or  
  Non-CME Ancillary Event by Abbott (lunch included)
   
1:45 pm  PS-03a Parallel Session
Centralized Pain Syndromes: Complex, Difficult, and So Important to Understand
  Central Sensitization, Nociplastic Pain, and Fibromyalgia: Overlapping Terms for the Same Underlying Problem
  When you Give a Mouse a Centralized Pain Syndrome: The Peril and Power of Animal Models
  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: Emerging Theories and Treatments
  Centralized Pain in Pediatrics: The Case for Early Intervention to Avoid Pain Stickiness
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
1:45 pm  PS-03b Parallel Session
Addiction in Pain Medicine: It's Not Just About Opioids
  Recognizing Benzodiazepine Use Disorder and Addiction in the Clinical Setting
  Tobacco Addiction and Chronic Pain: Why Should We Care?
  Cannabis and Cannabinoids: How Do We Know Our Patients Are Using This Safely?
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
3:30 pm Break in Exhibit Hall
  Refreshments, Exhibition, ePosters, ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café
   
4:15 pm  PS-04a Parallel Session
Regenerative Medicine in 2019: Advances, Pearls, and Pitfalls
  Regenerative Medicine in 2019: Advances
  Regenerative Medicine in 2019: Pitfalls
  Integrating Regenerative Medicine into Your Practice: Pearls and Pitfalls
  Latest on Regulatory Landscape for Regenerative Medicine
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
4:15 pm  PS-04b Parallel Session
Headache Pain Medicine: Current Concepts and Emerging Therapies
  Migraine
  Atypical Facial Pain / Trigeminal Neuralgia
  Cervicogenic Headache
  Botulinum Toxin for Myofascial Pain and Headaches
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
6:00 pm  Special Event
Resident/Fellow and Pain Program Directors Meet and Greet
  Complimentary to Residents/Fellows and Fellowship Directors Find out more.
   

Saturday, November 17

   
7:00 am  Non-CME Ancillary Event by SPR Therapeutics (breakfast included)
   
7:30 am  Getting Started
  Registration
  Breakfast, Exhibition, ePosters, ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café
   
8:00 am  Plen-01 Plenary Session
Lost In Translation: It's More Than Just Bench To Bedside
  The Role of the Clinician Scientist in Advancing Pain Medicine
  Entrepreneurship in Pain Medicine: From Brains to Business
  Pain Journalism: Why I Left My Lab to Write About Pain
  Policy and Advocacy in Pain Medicine: Fighting for the Greater Good
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
10:00 am  Break in Exhibit Hall
  Refreshments, Exhibition, ePosters, ASRA Chat Room, Internet Café
   
10:45 am  Plen-02 Plenary Session
Primum Non-Nocere: It Goes Both Ways
  Violence in Pain Clinics: Why Does it Happen and How Do We Protect Ourselves?
  Suffering in Silence: The Influence of Burnout on Mental Health Problems and Suicide in Physicians
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
12:45 pm  Special Event
Excellence in ASRA Awards Luncheon 
  Buffet Lunch Service (lunch tickets: $10 member, $20 non-member) Find out more.
  Chronic Pain Award Research Grant Update
  Introduction to 2019 Bonica Award Recipient
  John J. Bonica Award Lecture: TBD
  Adjournment and Move to Next Session
   
2:15 pm  Plen-03 Plenary Session
Stronger Together: The Future of Pain Medicine
  Inclusivity: Why We Should Care about Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Equality in Our Specialty
  Why We Should Avoid Being Only "Interventional Pain Medicine" Practitioners
  Leading the Way: Integrating Research Training Programs into Clinical Fellowship Programs
  Defining the Roles of Anesthesiologists and Pain Physicians in the Opioid Crisis
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
4:30 pm  Session Adjournment / Free Time
   
7:00 pm  Special Event
ASRA Annual Meeting Celebration: Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!
  (tickets: $50 member, $75 non-member, $30 children 9 and under) Find out more.