Interactive Sessions

Note: These sessions are open to all, included in your registration (seats are limited), except the following which require a ticket and cost $75 each:

  • Spec-01 Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Physical Examination for the Pain Medicine Practitioner
  • Spec-02 Reading and Interpretation of Spinal Imaging and EMG
  • Spec-03 Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Physical Examination for the Pain Medicine Practitioner

Thursday, November 14

8:15 am  IS-01 Ask the Experts Interactive Session
Infusion Solutions: Inpatient and Outpatient IV Pain Therapies
  Ketamine Infusions: Pros and Cons of Inpatient Infusion Service
  Ketamine Infusions: Pros and Cons of Outpatient Service
  IV Lidocaine Infusions: Is There a Role for This Modality in Acute and Chronic Pain
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
10:00 am IS-02 Ask the Experts Interactive Session
Trends and Trailblazers: Leaders in the Emerging Topics in Pain Research
  Informatics and Pain Medicine: Research That Can Transform Pain Education and Patient Outcomes
  Novel Methods for Investigating Postoperative Pain Syndromes
  Deep Impact: Research During the Opioid Epidemic
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
10:00 am  Spec-01 Special Interactive Session ($75, registration required)
Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Physical Examination for the Pain Medicine Practitioner
  Faculty will demonstrate how to examine gait; coordination; mental status; cranial and peripheral nerves; sensory; motor; reflexes; small and large joint exam, including hip, elbow and shoulder. Two models will be available for participants to practice under faculty guidance. 
 
 
   
1:30 pm  IS-03 Ask the Experts Interactive Session
Risk Mitigation and Complication Management for the Interventional Pain Practitioner
  To Stop or Not to Stop: Anticoagulation and Interventional Pain Procedures
  Steroid Stewardship: How Much Is Too Much
  Bad Bugs: Infectious Disease Concerns Pertaining to Injections and Implantations
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
3:45 pm  IS-04 Ask the Experts Interactive Session
ASRA's Inaugural Data Blitz: Emerging Research in Pain Medicine
  Call for Attendee Submissions! 10 participants will have 3 minutes (strictly enforced) to concisely and creatively present preliminary, pilot, or completed clinical/basic science data. The panel of expert researchers, along with the audience, will then have 5 minutes to ask questions and provide feedback. Meant to be a fun, dynamic, and informal quorum for researchers! Read more here.
   
3:45 pm Spec-02 Special Interactive Session ($75, registration required)
Reading and Interpretation of Spinal Imaging and EMG
  Interpretation and Utility of EMG/NCS: When to Order and How to Use in Caring for Patients
  Pain Generators: Correlating MRI Findings to Patient Symptoms
  Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should: Choosing Candidates for Interventional Pain Procedures
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum

Friday, November 15

8:00 am  IS-05 Ask the Experts Interactive Session
Striving and Thriving in Pain Medicine: Part I for the Professional
  Welcome and Significance of Professional Development
  Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 101: Getting Out of Your Emotional Basement
  Panel Discusison and Open Forum
   
10:30 am  IS-06 Ask the Experts Interactive Session
Striving and Thriving in Pain Medicine: Part II for the Professional
  Creating Productive Dialogues During Difficult Discussions
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
1:30 pm  Spec-03 Special Interactive Session ($75, registration required)
Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Physical Examination for the Pain Medicine Practitioner
  Faculty will demonstrate how to examine gait; coordination; mental status; cranial and peripheral nerves; sensory; motor; reflexes; small and large joint exam, including hip, elbow and shoulder. Two models will be available for participants to practice under faculty guidance. 
 
 
   
1:45 pm  IS-07 Ask the Experts Interactive Session
Intrathecal Drug Delivery: Optimal Management of Patients with Pain and/or Spasticity
  Cancer and Palliative Care IDDS Pearls and Pitfalls
  IDDS for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: PRO
  IDDS for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: CON
  IDDS for Spasticity
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum
   
4:15 pm  IS-08 Ask the Experts Interactive Session
Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Pain Medicine
  Implications and Potential Utility of Cannabinoids in the Acute Pain Setting
  Management of the Patient Who Comes In Already Using Cannabis/Cannabinoids?
  Should Chronic Opioid Patients Use Concomitant Cannabis/Cannabinoids?
  Legal Implications for Patients and Prescribers
  Panel Discussion and Open Forum