Special interest groups

Annual Special Interest Group Meeting Schedule

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SIG-Related Sessions 

Abdominal and Pelvic Pain

  • Postsurgical Pain Syndromes: From Prevention to Treatment in 2019
    (Refresher Course, Thursday, November 14, 1:30-3:30 pm)
  • Neurostimulation and Advanced Interventional Pain Treatments: 2019
    (PS-02a, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 10:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • Stronger Together: The Future of Pain Medicine
    (Plen-03, Plenary Session, Saturday, November 16, 2:15-4:30 pm)

Cancer Pain and Supportive Care

  • Sympathetic Blocks: Abdomen/Pelvis/Lower Extremities (Celiac, Splanchnic, LSB, Superior Hypogastric, Ganglion Impar)
    (WS-04, Hands-On Fluoroscopy Workshop, Thursday, November 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Neurostimulation and Advanced Interventional Pain Treatments: 2019
    (PS-02a, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 10:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery: Optimal Management of Patients with Pain and/or Spasticity
    (IS-07, Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Friday, November 15, 1:45-3:30 pm)
  • Neuromodulation and IDDS: Surgical Techniques, Novel Technology, and Troubleshooting (Advanced Course)
    (WS-16, Hands-on Fluoroscopy Workshop, Friday, November 15, 1:45-6:00 pm)
  • Vertebral Augmentation II (Advanced): Thoracic Vertebral Augmentation, Vertebral Implants (KIVA), and Vertebral RFA
    (WS-24, Hands-On Fluoroscopy Workshop, Saturday, November 16, 2:15-4:15 pm)

Functional Medicine for Anesthesiologists and Pain Practitioners

  • The Intersection of Alcohol Use and Chronic Pain
    (Refresher Course, Thursday, November 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Fibromyalgia: The Diagnosis Pain Medicine Specialists Fear But Shouldn't - How to Take Care of These Challenging Patients
    (PBLD-01, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Low-Dose Naltrexone for Fibromyalgia: How, When, and Why to Use It
    (PBLD-20, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Under Pressure: The Influence of Stress and Importance of Wellness in Chronic Pain Patients
    (PS-02b, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 10:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • Centralized Pain Syndromes: Complex, Difficult, and So Important to Understand
    (PS-03a, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 1:45-3:30 pm)

Headache

  • Can't Miss Headache Diagnoses and Emerging Treatment Therapies
    (PBLD-11, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)
  • Fluoroscopy for Blocks of the Head and Neck: Stellate Ganglion, SPG, Cervical Medial Branches/RFA, Trigeminal (Advanced Course)
    (WS-09, Hands-On Fluoroscopy Workshop, Thursday, November 14, 3:45-5:15 pm)
  • Fusion: Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy for Blocks of the Head and Neck (Trigeminal, SPG, Cervical Medial Branches and Facet Injection, Cervical SNRB, GON/TON, Stellate Ganglion) (Advanced Course)
    (WS-10, Hands-On Fluoroscopy & Ultrasound Workshop, Friday, November 15, 8:00-10:00 am)
  • Headache Pain Medicine: Current Concepts and Emerging Therapies
    (PS-04b, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 4:15-6:00 pm)
  • Botulinum Toxin for Headache and Myofascial Pain
    (WS-20, Interactive Demonstration Workshop, Saturday, November 16, 8:00-10:00 am)

Neuromodulation

  • DRG, SCS, Burst, and High-Frequency: Oh My! How to Choose the Right Neuromodulation Therapy for Your Patient
    (PBLD-03, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Malfunctioning Baclofen Intrathecal Pumps: Managing This Potentially Deadly Complication
    (PBLD-07, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • DRG Stimulation: Clinical Pearls Related to Trials and Implantation
    (PBLD-17, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Neuromodulation for Beginners
    (WS-12, Hands-On Fluoroscopy Workshop, Friday, November 15, 8:00-10:00 am)
  • Neurostimulation and Advanced Interventional Pain Treatments: 2019
    (PS-02a, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 10:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery: Optimal Management of Patients with Pain and/or Spasticity
    (IS-07, Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Friday, November 15, 1:45-3:30 pm)
  • Neuromodulation and IDDS: Surgical Techniques, Novel Technology, and Troubleshooting (Advanced Course)
    (WS-16, Hands-on Fluoroscopy Workshop, Friday, November 15, 1:45-6:00 pm)
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation and Ultrasound Neurography (Advanced Course)
    (WS-23, Hands-on Fluoroscopy & Ultrasound Workshop, Saturday, November 16, 2:15-4:15 pm)

Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, and Clinical Nurse

  • The Intersection of Alcohol Use and Chronic Pain
    (Refresher Course, Thursday, November 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Buprenorphine: It's Not What We Thought It Was
    (PS-01a, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 8:00-9:45 am)
  • Under Pressure: The Influence of Stress and Importance of Wellness in Chronic Pain Patients
    (PS-02b, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 10:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • Headache Pain Medicine: Current Concepts and Emerging Therapies
    (PS-04b, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 4:15-6:00 pm)

Pain and Substance Use Disorder

  • The Intersection of Alcohol Use and Chronic Pain
    (Refresher Course, Thursday, November 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Trends and Trailblazers: Leaders in the Emerging Topics in Pain Research
    (IS-02, Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Thursday, November 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Buprenorphine: Should Pain Physicians Prescribe for Both Pain and Addiction?
    (PBLD-02, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Prescribing Opioids for the Patient Using (Legal or Medicinal) Marijuana: Is It Safe? Are You Safe?
    (PBLD-14, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Buprenorphine: It's Not What We Thought It Was
    (PS-01a, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 8:00-9:45 am)
  • Addiction in Pain Medicine: It's Not Just About Opioids
    (PS-03b, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 1:45-3:30 pm)
  • Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Pain Medicine
    (IS-08, Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Friday, November 15, 4:15-6:00 pm)

Pediatric Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management

  • Prescribing Opioids for the Patient Using (Legal or Medicinal) Marijuana: Is It Safe? Are You Safe?
    (PBLD-14, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Postsurgical Pain Syndromes: From Prevention to Treatment in 2019
    (Refresher Course, Thursday, November 14, 1:30-3:30 pm)
  • Not Forever Young: The Impact and Importance of Treating Pediatric Pain
    (PS-01b, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 8:00-9:45 am)
  • Under Pressure: The Influence of Stress and Importance of Wellness in Chronic Pain Patients
    (PS-02b, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 10:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • Centralized Pain Syndromes: Complex, Difficult, and So Important to Understand
    (PS-03a, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 1:45-3:30 pm)

Perioperative Medicine

  • Postsurgical Pain Syndromes: From Prevention to Treatment in 2019
    (Refresher Course, Thursday, November 14, 1:30-3:30 pm)
  • Buprenorphine: It's Not What We Thought It Was
    (PS-01a, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 8:00-9:45 am)
  • Stronger Together: The Future of Pain Medicine
    (Plen-03, Plenary Session, Saturday, November 16, 2:15-4:30 pm)

Persistent Perioperative Pain

  • A Brave New World: Novel Opioid Targets
    (Refresher Course, Thursday, November 14, 8:15-9:45 am)
  • Infusion Solutions: Inpatient and Outpatient IV Pain Therapies
    (IS-01, Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Thursday, November 14, 8:15-9:45 am)
  • Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Physical Examination for the Pain Medicine Practitioner
    (Spec-01, Special Interactive Session, Thursday, November 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Truncal Interfascial Plane Blocks for Pain Management (Advanced Course)
    (WS-03 Hands-On Ultrasound Workshop, Thursday, November 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Postsurgical Pain Syndromes: From Prevention to Treatment in 2019
    (Refresher Course, Thursday, November 14, 1:30-3:30 pm)
  • Buprenorphine: It's Not What We Thought It Was
    (PS-01a, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 8:00-9:45 am)
  • Addiction in Pain Medicine: It's Not Just About Opioids
    (PS-03b, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 1:45-3:30 pm)
  • Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Pain Medicine
    (IS-08, Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Friday, November 15, 4:15-6:00 pm)
  • Prospering in the Current Healthcare Environment: Update 2019
    (PMP-01, ASRA-ASA Practice Management Portfolio, Saturday, November 16, 8:00-10:00 am)
  • The Business of Pain: Understanding the World We Work In
    (PMP-02, ASRA-ASA Practice Management Portfolio, Saturday, November 16, 10:45 am-12:45 pm)
  • Making It Work: Optimizing Your Care Team to Ensure Success
    (PMP-03, ASRA-ASA Practice Management Portfolio, Saturday, November 16, 2:15-4:30 pm)

Regenerative Pain Medicine

  • Regenerative Medicine: Tips and Tricks for Implementing This Modality into Your Practice
    (PBLD-04, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Regenerative Medicine
    (WS-11, Hands-on Fluoroscopy & Ultrasound Workshop, Friday, November 15, 8:00 am-12:15 pm)
  • Regenerative Medicine in 2019: Advances, Pearls, and Pitfalls
    (PS-04a, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 4:15-6:00 pm)
  • Lost In Translation: It's More Than Just Bench To Bedside
    (Plen-01, Plenary Session, Saturday, November 16, 8:00-10:00 am)

Resident and Medical Student Pain Education

  • So You Want to Be a Pain Fellow? Strategies for Matching into Your Top Pain Medicine Program
    (PBLD-05, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Tweet Tweet: How Social Media Can Transform Medical Education and Patient Safety
    (PBLD-10, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Doctors as Educators: Tips and Tricks for Being the Best Teacher You Can Be
    (PBLD-19, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Postsurgical Pain Syndromes: From Prevention to Treatment in 2019
    (Refresher Course, Thursday, November 14, 1:30-3:30 pm)
  • ASRA's Inaugural Data Blitz: Emerging Research in Pain Medicine
    (IS-04, Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Thursday, November 14, 3:45-5:15 pm)
  • Buprenorphine: It's Not What We Thought It Was
    (PS-01a, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 8:00-9:45 am)
  • Under Pressure: The Influence of Stress and Importance of Wellness in Chronic Pain Patients
    (PS-02b, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 10:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Physical Examination for the Pain Medicine Practitioner
    (Spec-03, Special Interactive Session, Friday, November 15, 1:30-3:30 pm)
  • Centralized Pain Syndromes: Complex, Difficult, and So Important to Understand
    (PS-03a, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 1:45-3:30 pm)
  • Addiction in Pain Medicine: It's Not Just About Opioids
    (PS-03b, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 1:45-3:30 pm)
  • Headache Pain Medicine: Current Concepts and Emerging Therapies
    (PS-04b, Parallel Session, Friday, November 15, 4:15-6:00 pm)
  • Primum Non-Nocere: It Goes Both Ways
    (Plen-02, Plenary Session, Saturday, November 16, 10:45 am-12:45 pm)
  • Stronger Together: The Future of Pain Medicine
    (Plen-03, Plenary Session, Saturday, November 16, 2:15-4:30 pm)

Ultrasonography in Pain Medicine

  • Advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Pain Medicine (Advanced Course)
    (WS-01, Hands-On Ultrasound Workshop, Thursday, November 14, 8:15-9:45 am)
  • Truncal Interfascial Plane Blocks for Pain Management (Advanced Course)
    (WS-03 Hands-On Ultrasound Workshop, Thursday, November 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Major Joint Denervation Techniques: Radiofrequency and Cryoablation Lesions, Articular Nerve Blocks (Knee, Hip, Shoulder)
    (WS-05, Hands-on Fluoroscopy & Ultrasound Workshop, Thursday, November 14, 1:30- 5:15 pm)
  • Ultrasound in Pain Medicine I: Axial Structures: Cervical Facet, Lumbar Facet, SIJ, and Caudal
    (WS-06, Hands-On Ultrasound Workshop, Thursday, November 14, 1:30-3:30 pm)
  • Ultrasound in Pain Medicine II: Common Pain Procedures: Suprascapular Nerve, Ilioinguinal Nerve, Genitofemoral Nerve, Stellate Ganglion, Greater Occipital, Piriformis, Pudendal
    (WS-08, Hands-On Ultrasound Workshop, Thursday, November 14, 3:45-5:15 pm)
  • Fusion: Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy for Blocks of the Head and Neck (Trigeminal, SPG, Cervical Medial Branches and Facet Injection, Cervical SNRB, GON/TON, Stellate Ganglion) (Advanced Course)
    (WS-10, Hands-On Fluoroscopy & Ultrasound Workshop, Friday, November 15, 8:00-10:00 am)
  • Regenerative Medicine
    (WS-11, Hands-on Fluoroscopy & Ultrasound Workshop, Friday, November 15, 8:00 am-12:15 pm)
  • Fusion: Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy for Abdominal and Pelvic Blocks (TAP/Ilioinguinal, Pudendal Nerve, Piriformis, Quadratus Lumborum, Sacrococcygeal Lig/Caudal Entry)
    (WS-13, Hands-On Fluoroscopy & Ultrasound Workshop, Friday, November 15, 10:30 am-12:30 pm)
  • Cryoablation of Peripheral Nerves
    (WS-17, Hands-on Ultrasound Workshop, Friday, November 15, 4:00-6:00 pm)
  • Sonoanatomy and Hands-On Ultrasound Workshops
    (WS-21, Resident/Fellow Workshop, Saturday, November 16, 10:45 am-12:45 pm)
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation and Ultrasound Neurography (Advanced Course)
    (WS-23, Hands-on Fluoroscopy & Ultrasound Workshop, Saturday, November 16, 2:15-4:15 pm)

Women in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

  • Trends and Trailblazers: Leaders in the Emerging Topics in Pain Research
    (IS-02, Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Thursday, November 14, 10:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • So You Want to Be a Pain Fellow? Strategies for Matching into Your Top Pain Medicine Program
    (PBLD-05, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Tweet Tweet: How Social Media Can Transform Medical Education and Patient Safety
    (PBLD-10, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Tips and Tricks for a Symbiotic Clinical Relationship: Non-Physician Pain Providers and Physician Pain Providers
    (PBLD-13, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Telemedicine for Pain Medicine
    (PBLD-16, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Doctors as Educators: Tips and Tricks for Being the Best Teacher You Can Be
    (PBLD-19, Problem Based Learning Discussion, Thursday, November 14, 12:15-1:15 pm)
  • ASRA's Inaugural Data Blitz: Emerging Research in Pain Medicine
    (IS-04, Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Thursday, November 14, 3:45-5:15 pm)
  • Striving and Thriving in Pain Medicine: Part I for the Professional
    (IS-05, Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Friday, November 15, 8:00-9:45 am)
  • Striving and Thriving in Pain Medicine: Part II for the Professional
    (IS-06, Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Friday, November 15, 10:30 am-12:15 pm)
  • Lost In Translation: It's More Than Just Bench To Bedside
    (Plen-01, Plenary Session, Saturday, November 16, 8:00-10:00 am)
  • Prospering in the Current Healthcare Environment: Update 2019
    (PMP-01, ASRA-ASA Practice Management Portfolio, Saturday, November 16, 8:00-10:00 am)
  • Primum Non-Nocere: It Goes Both Ways
    (Plen-02, Plenary Session, Saturday, November 16, 10:45 am-12:45 pm)
  • The Business of Pain: Understanding the World We Work In
    (PMP-02, ASRA-ASA Practice Management Portfolio, Saturday, November 16, 10:45 am-12:45 pm)
  • Stronger Together: The Future of Pain Medicine
    (Plen-03, Plenary Session, Saturday, November 16, 2:15-4:30 pm)
  • Making It Work: Optimizing Your Care Team to Ensure Success
    (PMP-03, ASRA-ASA Practice Management Portfolio, Saturday, November 16, 2:15-4:30 pm)