Pain Management

Texas Pain Society Houston Chapter CME Dinner — Sept. 18

“Reviewing The Science of Treatment Options for Chronic Pain”

Stem Cells/AMNIO/Exosomes presented by Ankur Mehta, MD & Medical Cannabis presented by: Larry Driver, MD

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

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Texas Pain Society Annual Meeting November 2-4

Texas Pain Society’s
10th Annual Scientific Meeting
November 2-4, 2018
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

The Texas Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier educational conference for pain management physicians in Texas. Each year over 200 physicians attend this one of a kind event.


Notable Pain Medicine-Specific CME Presentations will focus on the most current research and findings in pain medicine. Earn up to 16.5 AMA credits and 4.0 hours of ethics in one weekend from distinguished state and national speakers.

5 Great Reasons To Attend:

1. Learn about the latest state law and rule changes from the Texas Medical Board and Texas State Board of Pharmacy

2. Hear about new techniques to treat pain – from meditation to neuromodulation

3. Listen to the DEA update about “Pill Mill” activity in Texas

4. Network with other pain physicians, discuss difficult patients and how to keep your practice compliant

5. NEW! Join us for the 1st Annual Job Fair – recruit physicians to your practice or find your new position

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9th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain (WIP 2018)

The 9th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain (WIP 2018) is a major biennial gathering of pain management specialists. Aimed at physicians, researchers, students and nurses, WIP 2018 will combine participant-friendly educational activities with hands-on courses.

This combined theoretical and practical approach has already facilitated breakthroughs in pain management interventional techniques.

Being held in Dublin, Ireland May 9-12, 2018, WIP 2018 will give you access to leading lecturers and a scientific program consisting of the latest evidence-based and best-practice-based pain medicine in all relevant disciplines.

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Evidence-based pain medicine for primary care physicians

Graves Owen, MD Brian M. Bruel, MD, MS, MBA,
C. M. Schade , MD, PhD, FIPP, Maxim S. Eckmann, MD,
Erik C. Hustak, MD & Mitchell P. Engle, MD, PhD


The last several decades have seen a marked increase in both the recognition and treatment of chronic pain. Unfortunately, patients frequently misunderstand both the nature of pain and the best practices for its treatment. Because primary care physicians treat the majority of chronic pain, they are ideally situated to provide evidence-based pain care. The majority of the medical evidence supports a biopsychosocial model of pain that integrates physical, emotional, social, and cultural variables. The goal of this primer is to assist primary care physicians in their understanding of pain, evaluation of the chronic pain patient, and ability to direct evidence-based care. This article will discuss the role of physical rehabilitation, pain psychology, pharmacotherapy, and procedural interventions in the treatment of chronic pain. Given the current epidemic of drug-related deaths, particular emphasis is placed on the alternatives to opioid therapy. Unfortunately, death is not the only significant complication from opioid therapy, and this article discusses many of the most common side effects. This article provides general guidelines on the most appropriate utilization of opioids with emphasis on the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, risk stratification, and patient monitoring. Finally, the article concludes with the critical role that a pain medicine specialist can play in the management of patients with chronic pain.

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Pain School International

Pain School International was created by a group of highly regarded pain physicians from around the world who are passionate about pain management and teaching.  We pride ourselves in providing  unique training programs for specialists.


  • “Executive fellowship” style course covering a full pain curriculum
  • Live patient procedure demonstrations
  • Module 1 & 2: 18 CME credits, Module 2 & 3: 23 credits
  • Internationally renowned faculty
  • 1:4 teacher- participant ratio
  • Hands on cadaver sessions
  • Fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided procedures
  • Access to hundreds of pain articles and lectures



The courses are for physicians who have no formal pain education in their countries, and for those who wish to strengthen their skills in interventional pain management. The curriculum provides comprehensive training in the assessment and treatment of chronic pain from the basics to advanced pain treatment.



SESSION 4: 3 – 5 November, 2017

2018 Course Workshop Dates
SESSION 1: 23 – 25 February, 2018
SESSION 2: 18 – 20 May, 2018
SESSION 3: 13 – 15 July, 2018
SESSION 4: 24 – 26 August, 2018


Budapest, Hungary

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Texas Pain Society’s 9th Annual Scientific Meeting October 27-29

What: Texas Pain Society’s 9th Annual Scientific Meeting
When: October 27-29, 2017
Where: Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX

CME Accreditation

The Texas Pain Society is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Texas Pain Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by the Texas Pain Society for 4.75 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

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34th Annual Pain Symposium at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

WHO:  Program Director, Miles Day, Professor of Anesthesiology at TTUHSC and Medical Director for The Pain Center at Grace Clinic

WHAT: 34th Annual Pain Symposium at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 2017

WHERE: Texas Institute of Medical Education, Plano, TX

The dynamic faculty that is being assembled for this activity will feature some of the country’s best pain practitioners instructing in our cadaver workshops for an audience of anesthesiologists and interventional pain specialists from around the world.

We hope that you will be able to join us as we move into our third decade of providing the best in informative, cutting edge technology and instruction in pain management.

Please refer to the attached information and feel free to call or email us if you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your continued support of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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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  for the brochure, hotel booking information and the prospectus.

Accredited Hands-On Training Stem Cells and Biologics for the Clinical Application of Pain Management – Miami – April 2017

Accredited Hands-On Training
for the Clinical Application of
Hands–On Stem Cell Therapies and Biologics for the Clinical Application of Pain ManagementMiami, Florida • April 1 & 2, 2017

2-Day ACCME Accredited Hands-on Training Course

Boston BioLife is currently executing 2-day training programs in regenerative medicine using didactic and interactive hands-on learning. These courses feature the latest scientific principles, clinical trials, research & outcomes. This course will be taught by leading scientists, research scientists, and translational medicine physicians.


  • Science behind regenerative medicine
  • Fibrin uses to mechanically repair
    intervertebral discs
  • Adipose and its uses in
    regenerative medicine
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP), protocols
    and applications
  • Bone marrow aspirate (BMA), protocols
    and applications
  • Amniotic Fluid; landscape, research,
    clinical applications
  • Exosomes uses in regenerative medicine
  • Halting cartilage degredation using
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) research & historical perspective in regenerative medicine
  • Stem Cell Therapies; landscape, research, clinical applications
  • Important fundamentals of injections
    using ultrasonography
  • Fundamentals of implementing regenerative medicine into your practice
  • Atraumatic adipose harvesting and processing, patient based protocols
  • BMA techniques using ultrasonography
  • Interventional biologics for
    pain management
  • Proper cell counting & processing
  • Wound healing, rejuvenation medicine
    using stem cells
  • Faculty panel discussion
Hands–On Stem Cell Therapies and Biologics for the Clinical Application of Pain Management

Hands–On Stem Cell Therapies and Biologics for the Clinical Application of Pain Management

Hands–On Stem Cell Therapies and Biologics for the Clinical Application of Pain Management

Hands–On Stem Cell Therapies and Biologics for the Clinical Application of Pain Management

Early Registration Open! You're Invited to Boston BioLife's Hands–On Stem Cell Workshop for the Clinical Application of Pain Management in Regenerative Medicine

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Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D.
Conference Chairman

Mayo Clinic
Kevin Pauza, M.D.
Keynote Speaker

Texas Spine & Joint Hospital
Scott Brandt, M.D.
Medical Director
Diego Correa, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Scientist/Assistant Professor
University of Miami

Peter Everts, Ph.D.
General Director Hyperbaric
and Cell Therapy Specialist

Da Vinci Clinic

John Ferrell III, M.D.
Team Physician, Washington Spirit
Director of Sports Medicine
Regenerative Orthopedics
and Sports Medicine

Susanna Kauhanen, M.D.
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Helsinki University Hospital

Todd Malan, M.D.
Medical Director, Center for Regenerative Cell Medicine

Inge Matthiesen, Ph.D.
Director Medical Affairs and
Regenerative Medicine

Human Med AG
Michael Meng, D.C.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasonographer

Carlos Mercado, M.D.
Principal, Eterna MD Medical
Rejuvenation Center

Duncan Ross, Ph.D.
Kimera Research Labs

Gaetano Scuderi, M.D.
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University

Dmitry Shvartsman, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher, Department of
Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology

Harvard University

Tilman Stasch, M.D.
Valentis Clinic

JW Marriott MiamiJW Marriott Miami
1109 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131T: 800.386.1592

Discounted Room Rate: Boston BioLife

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Hands–On Stem Cell Therapies and Biologics for the Clinical Application of Pain ManagementDenver, Colorado, May 20-21, 2017

Hands–On Stem Cell Therapies and Biologics for the Clinical Application of Pain ManagementPhiladelphia, PA, July 15-16, 2017

Hands–On Stem Cell Therapies and Biologics for the Clinical Application of Pain ManagementMinneapolis, MN, September 16-17, 2017

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Read Dr. Trescot’s New Book “Peripheral Nerve Entrapments”

Featured as a single volume, this is a comprehensive guide to possible nerve entrapment syndromes and their management. Each chapter covers a single nerve, or group of closely related nerves, and goes over the clinical presentation, anatomy, physical exam, differential diagnosis, contributing factors, injection techniques, neurolytic/surgical techniques, treatments of perpetuating factors, and complications.

  • This book features over 50 videos of examination and injection techniques, at least 2 per nerve
  • Contains “Pain Problems Index” to navigate by symptom
  • Includes anatomy, injection technique, and complications for each nerve

About the Author

Andrea M. Trescot, MD
Medical Director – Pain and Headache Center
Anchorage, AK, USA

Dr. Trescot is currently the Chair of the Education Committee of the World Institute of Pain. After 15 years of private practice, she joined academics as a professor and served as the Director of the pain fellowship programs for the University of Washington and the University of Florida/VA Pain Center, before she returned to private practice. She was President of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) from June 2007 to June 2008.  She coauthored the book Pain-Wise: A Patient’s Guide to Pain Management (Hatherleigh Press, 2011), and co-edited the 3 volumes of Pain Medicine & Interventional Pain Management – A Comprehensive Review (American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Publishing, 2011).

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