Monthly Archives - May 2017

Southern Pain and Southern Headache Society Combined Annual Meeting in New Orleans

In 2017 the Southern Pain Society (SPS) will be partnering with the Southern Headache Society (SHS)  for our combined annual meeting in New Orleans.

From Head to Toe: A Combined Meeting of the Southern Pain and Southern Headache Societies

When: September 8 – 10, 2017
Where: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Now in its 31st year, SPS is an association of physicians and healthcare practitioners whose mission is to serve people with pain by advancing research and treatment and to increase the knowledge and skill of the regional professional community.  SHS is I its 7th year and is dedicated to the treatment of headache, facial pain, and related disorders.

The decision to combine these two societies is the direct result of the recent calls to action from various scientific and public health agencies.  We understand that chronic pain is an interdisciplinary health issue that requires collaboration from multiple pain specialists.  We have an exciting lineup of speakers and breakout sessions for each discipline.  Please visit our website  www.southernpainsociety.org  for the brochure, hotel booking information and the prospectus.

Harlee’s Trip to China

In February, I had the opportunity to visit GE Healthcare Beijing. Beijing is where the GE OEC Brivo C-arm and MiniView Mini C-arm, are manufactured. The purpose of my visit was to give feed back to the Chinese and American engineering teams on what our Texas pain doctors and surgeons want from our C-arms to continue to best meet their clinical and budgetary needs.

This was my first visit to China and I could not have been more impressed with the engineering and marketing teams – a group of smart, young, energetic and extremely hard working men and women. They are the best of the best (this is the picture of the group in their lab).

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The picture with the group standing around the equipment are combined members of the Chinese and American teams. The picture of the chefs cooking with the woks was one of the food lines in the GE cafeteria. I can attest to the food, it was delicious.

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There is another picture of myself at dinner one evening along with two of our hosts enjoying dinner at a restaurant specializing in “Hot Pot” cooking. There is another picture of myself and Chad Kendell, the V.P. – Americas Surgery Sales (OEC) for GE who invited me to Beijing.

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GE OEC INTRODUCES The New “Non-hospital” 9900s for office and ASC

The C-arm that you want, at the price you can afford

If you are the administrator or the physician owner of an ambulatory surgery center you have been faced with a big decision regarding your C-arm purchase – how to balance the needs and wants of your doctors while staying in your budget and all without sacrificing reliability and service. You can now own the market leading GE OEC 9900 Elite in a non-hospital version.

Available in four configurations including our favorite, Super C, GE OEC introduces a 9900 “Lite”. The 9900 your physicians and staff know and ask for, but with hospital relevant features removed. The perfect option for the non hospital facility who needs the market leading GE OEC 9900 Elite Super at budget conscious prices.