Current Concepts and Challenges in the Management of Pain

Los Angeles, California
Saturday, March 15, 2014

7:30 AM    Breakfast              

8:15 Introductory Remarks and Pre-test Assessment
Howard L. Rosner, M.D. and Steven Graff-Radford, D.D.S.

8:30 Mechanisms of Pain and Assessing Pain Management Targets
Steven Graff-Radford, D.D.S.             

9:15 The Psychologist’s Role in the Pain Clinic: 
Assessment and Testing, Directed Therapy, Pain and Suffering
Gary Rosengarten, PhD, and David Scott, PhD  

9:45       Pharmacologic Management of Neuropathic Pain and Migraine                
Steven Graff-Radford, D.D.S.  

10:15       Break  

10:30 Analgesic Pharmacology Review.  Opioids and NSAIDs
Howard L. Rosner, M.D.  

11:00       The Hazards of Prescribing Opioids                
Laura G Audell, M.D.  

11:30       Sensible and Indicated Uses of OTC Medications and Supplements
Letitia Lau, M.D.    

12:00 PM  Morning Panel Q&A             

12:15       Lunch      

1:00       Lumbar and Cervical pain
A:  Workup:  Christopher Zarembinski, M.D.
B:  Conservative Care:  Ken Paresa, M.D.
C:  Interventional Approaches: Christopher Zarembinski, M.D.  

2:15       Headache
A:  Workup:  Steven Graff-Radford, D.D.S.
B:  Conservative Care:  Katyoun Omrani, D.D.S.
C:  Interventional Approaches:  Howard L. Rosner, M.D.  

3:30       Break  

3:45       Advanced Interventions
A:  Spinal Cord Stimulation:  Howard L. Rosner, M.D.
B:  Intrathecal Therapies:  Ben Shamloo, M.D.               

4:45       Afternoon Panel Q&A            

5:00 PM    Post-test and Adjourn                             

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