Sunday, Jan. 15 (4)

10:00-11:30 AM

We've All Got Homework To Do: Eliminating Inequalities for Patients and Physicians in Interventional Pain and Neuromodulation Featured

Implicit bias is an unconsciously held set of associations about a social group. There is reliable evidence that racial and ethnic minorities suffer disproportionately from unrelieved pain compared with whites. Several factors may contribute to disparities in pain management. Understanding how these factors influence effective pain management among racial and ethnic minority populations is essential for developing tailored interventions designed to eliminate disparities in pain management.


Dalia Elmofty, MD

Johnathan H. Goree, MD


8:00 - 9:30 AM

Plenary Session V - Contemporary Debates in Neuromodulation

This session will discuss key areas of debate in neuromodulation. Specifically, it will explore the data for and against pre-implant trialing for spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal infusion therapy. Furthermore, it will explore the risks and benefits of staged deep brain stimulator system implantation.

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Chronic Pain - Update


Sandy Christiansen, MD

Jason Pope, MD DABN FIPP

Intrathecal Drug Delivery in Cancer Pain

Jason Pope, MD DABN FIPP

Intrathecal Drug Delivery in Non-Cancer Pain

Dawood Sayed, MD

PACC Update

Timothy Deer, MD

Closing Discussion

Sandy Christiansen, MD

Jason Pope, MD DABN FIPP


Sandy Christiansen, MD

Jason Pope, MD DABN FIPP

10:00 AM - 11:35 AM

Neuromodulation Outcome (Spine/PNS/Brain): My worst Complication

This session attempts to catalogue and present various complications and the lessons learned from them. Speakers will be established practitioners and they will bring their cases. The format will be rapid fire 5-7 per presenter.


Ahmed Raslan, MD

Ellen Air, MD

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