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  The Texas Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier educational conference for pain management physicians in Texas. Each year over 250 physicians attend this one-of-a-kind event.

     
Conference Testimonials
 "All topics were relevant to current practice issues." "The best thing about the conference was  The opportunity to learn from experts in the field and network with pain medicine providers in Texas."
 "As a new NP I walked away with a lot of practical knowledge that will help me document better, serve my patients better, and be confident I’m complying with the law."  "It was an excellent conference. It is hard to decide what was the best thing."

 
Preconference Workshops begin Friday, October 28, 2022, at 8am and end at Noon
Options Include:
  • Ultrasound Workshop for Physicians $250
  • Addiction Medication $150
  • Practice Management for Young Physicians $150
  • NP/ PA - (ends at 5pm on Friday) $250

Full Event Registration for Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30, 2022

  • TPS Member $400
  • Non-TPS Member $550
  • Nursing Staff Only $275
  • Administrative Staff Only $175

Partial days are available through the Attendee Registration button above. 

Exhibitors see our Exhibit/ Sponsorship page for more information

Rates Increases after October 1, 2022



Thank you to our Sponsors

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EXHIBITORS      
 PENTEC HEALTH, INC

 

Huffman Builders
Aegis Sciences Corporation  Pain Superstore
Lighthouse Lab Services Averitas Pharma Modernizing Medicine

Southwest Labs

Texas Original  Epimed Vertos Medical 

PainTEQ

ExamWorks

Custom Interventional Pain Management

Clutch City Medical

Stratus Medical

Zavation Medical Products, LLC

Spinal Simplicity Epulse IBSA Pharma

 

AppliedVR

Forte BioPharma

PedsPal Group Purchasing Program

Zenith RX Pharmacy 
Custom Medical Resources

 

Omnia Medical

Mainstay Medical

Regenevita LLC
TIBSCORP Summus Medical Laser AIS Healthcare

Biohaven Pharmaceuticals
Stimwave Technologies Bricken and Associates VIVEX Biologics, Inc

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Workers Comp Options Vyrsa Technologies



Thursday, October 27, 2022- Optional
4th Annual Golf Tournament at Forest Creek Golf Club

11:30 am - 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm TOURNAMENT
Sign Up by emailing Tournament Director Dr. Richard Hurley, Sr HERE


Download the Agenda(s)
       


Preconference Workshops- Friday only
Attend these workshops for even more CME!

The Texas Pain Society is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NP/ PA Track Workshop

Submit for your CME

Complete this form for after 3:40 sessions

The Texas Pain Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with their participation in this activity.

This course has been designated by the Texas Pain Society for 2.5 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify TMB Rules and Regulations relevant to NP and PAs.
  • Expand clinician knowledge regarding regulatory agency requirements when prescribing a CS for chronic pain and best practice strategies to manage pain and mitigate potential risks to patient and clinician.
  • Recognize the role of a APRN or PA in the treatment of SCS and DRG for pain patients.
  • Interpret the Prescription Monitoring program, Identify Opioid related behaviors, Read UDT testing results and Formulate Challenging Conversations.
  • Review Clinical Clinical presentation of cervical spine disorders, Identify Patients with cervical spine disorders, Recognize Red Flags in patients with cervical disorders

TARGET AUDIENCE
Texas advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

DISCLOSURES TO THE LEARNER
1. Notice of requirements for successful completion of continuing education activity:

  • Register for the course
  • Attend the live presentation(s) in its entirety
  • Complete the Evaluation

2. The Texas Pain Society's live course has received no commercial support.

3. Disclosure of relevant financial relationships to learner. The speakers and planning committee members have disclosed the following relationships:

  • Casey Grillo APRN, NP-C, Faculty- Consultant for Abbott and Nalu.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

All other planners, faculty, committee, board, and moderators for this educational activity have NO relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

4. Non-endorsement Statement: Accredited status does not imply endorsement of any commercial products or services by the Texas Pain Society or the Texas Medical Association.

5. Off-Label Use: There will be no discussion of off-label use during this presentations.

Ultrasound Workshop

Submit for CME

The Texas Pain Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with their participation in this activity.

This activity contributes to the CME component of The American Board of Anesthesiology® Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

OBJECTIVES

  • Review the Diverse uses of ultrasound imaging for the management of pain.
  • Identify the drivers of joint and extremity neuropathic pain.
  • Identify the injection points for joints and soft tissue treatment.
  • Recognize the anatomy of various extremities to identify treatment areas.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Texas physicians.

DISCLOSURES TO THE LEARNER
1. Notice of requirements for successful completion of continuing education activity:

  • Register for the course
  • Attend the live presentation(s) in its entirety
  • Complete the Evaluation

2. The Texas Pain Society's live course has received no commercial support.

3. Disclosure of relevant financial relationships to learner. The speakers and planning committee members have disclosed the following relationships:

Maxim Eckmann MD, Faculty, Board, Planner- Clinical Trial - funding to institution from SPR Therapeutics; Consulting honoraria AVANOS - Technical Development Team and Clinical Education Team; Abbot - Clinical Events Committee.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

All other planners, faculty, committee, board, and moderators for this educational activity have NO relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

4. Non-endorsement Statement: Accredited status does not imply endorsement of any commercial products or services by the Texas Pain Society or the Texas Medical Association.

5. Off-Label Use: There will be no discussion of off-label use during this presentations.

Practice Management for Young Physicians Workshop

Submit for CME

The Texas Pain Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with their participation in this activity.

This course has been designated by the Texas Pain Society for 1.0 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize the responsibilities and liabilities for prescribing controlled substances and opening a pain management clinic.
  • Identify the various academic opportunities for future pain management physicians.
  • Relate and Identify multiple published studies that have resulted in patient care applications.
  • Identify techniques to assist in patient collections.
  • Describe the 6 key areas of online Prescence and how it can amplify your future business.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Texas physicians. 

DISCLOSURES TO THE LEARNER
1. Notice of requirements for successful completion of continuing education activity:

  • Register for the course
  • Attend the live presentation(s) in its entirety
  • Complete the Evaluation

2. The Texas Pain Society's live course has received no commercial support. 

3. Disclosure of relevant financial relationships to learner. The speakers and planning committee members have disclosed the following relationships: 

Mitchell Engle MD, PhD, Faculty, Board, Planner, Moderator-  Research funding for clinical trials from Nalu Medical, SPR Therapeutics, and Boston Scientific.  

Tina Caye- Owner and CEO of Clover Collective.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

All other planners, faculty, committee, board, and moderators for this educational activity have NO relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

4. Non-endorsement Statement: Accredited status does not imply endorsement of any commercial products or services by the Texas Pain Society or the Texas Medical Association.

5. Off-Label Use: There will be no discussion of off-label use during this presentations. 

Addiction Medicine Workshop

Submit for CME

The Texas Pain Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with their participation in this activity.

This course has been designated by the Texas Pain Society for 3.0 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

This activity contributes to the CME component of The American Board of Anesthesiology® Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

OBJECTIVES

  • Review the disease of addiction and its neurobiological basis
  • Identify appropriate use situations for buprenorphine for chronic pain or addiction
  • Identify ways to help patient develop self-management and adaptive pain coping skills in order to increase ability to manage life
  • Examine the complex nature between pain and substance use disorders
  • Describe the challenges pain management providers face when managing patients with both pain and SUD
  • Discuss the key techniques to help safely and compassionately navigate difficult conversations, including de-escalation

TARGET AUDIENCE
Texas physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

DISCLOSURES TO THE LEARNER
1. Notice of requirements for successful completion of continuing education activity:

  • Register for the course
  • Attend the live presentation(s) in its entirety
  • Complete the Evaluation

2. The Texas Pain Society's live course has received no commercial support.

3. Disclosure of relevant financial relationships to learner. The speakers and planning committee members have disclosed the following relationships:

Michael Sprintz DO, DFASAM, Faculty- Grants and/or research support Saluda Medical Clinical Trial Support- Principal investigator, Consulting Fees 1) Saluda Medical; 2) Spark Biomedical; 3) Nanomedical Systems; 4) Assurance Med Management; 5) MedAnswers 6) Full Spectrum Healthcare Management; 7) iVitalize; 8) PatchRxPatchRx, Stockholder and/or Shares 1) Cellarian, Inc.; 2) MPS Consulting & Media; 3) Nanomedical Systems; 4) Assurance Med Management; 5) MedAnswers 6) Full Spectrum Healthcare Management; 7) Spark Biomedical, Commercial Interest 1) Cellarian, Inc CEO/salary; 2) MPS Consulting & Media Founder/principal, Board or Leadership Roles 1) Cellarian, Inc.CEO/Board Member; 2) MPS Consulting & Media sole owner; 3) MedAnswers Chief Medical Officer; 4) Full Spectrum Healthcare Management Board Member

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

All other planners, faculty, committee, board, and moderators for this educational activity have NO relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

4. Non-endorsement Statement: Accredited status does not imply endorsement of any commercial products or services by the Texas Pain Society or the Texas Medical Association.

5. Off-Label Use: There will be no discussion of off-label use during this presentations.

 

Main Scientific Conference 

Submit for CME

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 
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with their participation in this activity.


This course has been designated by the Texas Pain Society for 6.25 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

This activity contributes to the CME component of The American Board of Anesthesiology® Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.


OBJECTIVES

  • Identify historical uses and applications for various SCS systems and what deciding factors physicians should consider for optimal patient care.
  • Differentiate between Primary Cell and Rechargeable SCS Systems for optimum patient care.
  • Define the clinical application of dorsal root ganglion stimulation and it's uses for patient care.
  • Identify clinical applications for the treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
  • Identify the various pain patterns for SI Joint Fusion.
  • Identify the types of minimally invasive SI joint fusions and when they are applicable.
  • Recognize the evolvement in the treatment of pain and how physicians can adapt to optimize treatment for their patients.
  • Discuss the treatment options for Regenerative Medicine and the benefits of Orthobiologics.
  • Discuss the benefits of Regenerative Medicine in the treatment of pain.
  • Discuss the downside of Regenerative Medicine in the treatment of pain.
  • Learn the benefits of Qigong, a system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation for the purpose of pain relief. 
  • Identify the benefits and downsides of the treatment of pain through Cannabis.
  • Classify the capabilities of prescribing Medicinal Cannabis under the Texas Compassionate Use Act.
  • Identify the best practices to manage an online presence for your practice.
  • Discuss how to use the latest technology, VR, in the treatment of pain.
  • Recognize the holistic impact of Telemedicine to treatment of patients.
  • Identify adverse impacts of COVID-19 on patients, especially related to healthcare disparities
  • Discuss the unique approach to PM&R to pain.
  • Summarize new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of migraine headaches.
  • Identify the Contribution of Ectopic Discharges of DRG Neurons to Spontaneous Pain
  • Recognize when Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty and Sacroplasty should be performed in the treatment of pain.
  • Identify when Endoscopic neurotomy is an effective treatment for back pain.
  • Discuss recent evidence on BVN Ablation.
  • Explain the lessons learned from challenging case presentations and pain management hot topics.
  • Discuss how illegally manufactured fentenol is changing the treatment of pain.
  • Identify updated rules and regulations as it relates to Pharmacy for pain patients.

  • Examine the Texas Board of Nursing’s (BON’s) Rule related to pain management
  • Identify the independent Dispute resolution process through the Texas State Balanced Bill Act.
  • Discuss updates from the Texas Medical Board relating to the treatment of pain.

Target Audience
Texas physicians,  advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. 

Disclosures to the Learner

1. Notice of requirements for successful completion of continuing education activity:

  • Register for the course
  • Attend the live presentation(s) in its entirety
  • Complete the Evaluation

2. The Texas Pain Society's live course has received no commercial support. 

3. Disclosure of relevant financial relationships to learner. The speakers and planning committee members have disclosed the following relationships:

Matthew Brimberry M.D., Faculty- Honorarium for presenting Medical Cannabis Educational Webinar with Texas Original & Medical Advisory Board Member for Texas Original.

David Dickerson MD, Faculty- Research support from Abbott (DISTINCT Study) and SPR (Postoperative knee replacement study; Consultant receiving personal fees from Abbott, Vertos, SPR, Nalu, Biotronik, Pfizer, Myovant Biosciences; serves as Midwest Pain Society BOD member, Advisory for National MALS foundation, National Rx and Drug Abuse Summit. 

Ashley Bailey-Classen DO, Faculty- Medical Advisory Board Member Spinal Simplicity, Biotronik; speaker's bureau Medtronic, Nevro, Spinal Simplicity, previously with Omnia Medical. 

Kasra Amirdelfan M.D., Faculty- Consulting for Nevro, Saluda, Biotronik, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Nalu. 

Maxim Eckmann MD, Faculty, Board, Planner- Clinical Trial - funding to institution from SPR Therapeutics; Consulting honoraria AVANOS - Technical Development Team and Clinical Education Team; Abbot - Clinical Events Committee. 
 
Aaron Calodney MD, Faculty- Consultant for Medtronic, Nevro, Boston Scientific.
 
Mitchell Engle MD, PhD, Faculty, Board, Planner, Moderator-  Research funding for clinical trials from Nalu Medical, SPR Therapeutics, and Boston Scientific.  

Brian Bruel MD Board, Planner, Moderator- Received Research Funding from TerSera; Consulting for Boston Scientific, TerSera, Biotronik, Abbott, Flowonix; Honorarium from Boston Scientific, TerSera, Spinal Simplicity; Speakers Bureau from Boston Scientific, TerSera, Spinal Simplicity.

Shiraz Yazdani MD, Faculty, Planner- Speaker's Bureau for Abbvie.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

All other planners, faculty, committee, board, and moderators for this educational activity have NO relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

4. Non-endorsement Statement: Accredited status does not imply endorsement of any commercial products or services by the Texas Pain Society or the Texas Medical Association.

5. Off-Label Use: There will be no discussion of off-label use during this presentations.




Kalahari Resorts Texas, 3001 Kalahari Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665

Please note that the conference rate is SOLD OUT. There are still rooms available at a discount for the group through the link below. The discount will be a % reduction from the hotel's standard rate. Please ensure all reservations are made by the deadline. 

To make a room reservation online in the TPS room block CLICK HERE to receive the discounted room rate. The deadline to make a reservation at the conference rate is  October 4th.

PLEASE READ! 

  • One Nights Room and Tax Deposit will be collected at the time of your reservation.
  • You must cancel your individual room reservation within 72 hours of arrival to avoid forfeiting this entire deposit 
  • ALL cancellations will be subject to a $30 processing fee per the hotel, no matter the time of cancellation. This processing fee will be taken from the deposit. We advise that you not make reservations to 'hold' a room if you are not 100% certain you are attending. 
  • This resort is in high demand for the weekend and therefore will likely not be able to extend the TPS group rate past the deadline of October 4th. 

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions offers a unique all-under-one-roof experience so guests can maximize their time on-site. In addition to top-notch meeting space, Kalahari offers delicious dining options, award-winning indoor/outdoor attractions, retail shopping, Spa Kalahari and more - amenities that are perfect for the whole family. The appeal of mixing work and play is only increasing. We've found that when meetings are held at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, the experience transforms from an obligation one family member has to attend to one the entire family enjoys.
Located 32 miles north of Austin Bergstrom International Airport AUS. 

 

Resort Fee Includes:

  • Included waterpark access during your stay for up to 4 people 
  • High-speed wireless internet access in guest rooms, public space and convention center
  • Expanded selection of TV channels including High Definition channels
  • Complimentary in-room safes
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Complimentary local, calling-card and toll-free telephone calls
  • Complimentary fitness center facilities
  • Complimentary life jacket use in the waterparks
  • Daily family activities
  • Support of eco-friendly Green Initiatives
  • Complimentary incoming faxes
  • Complimentary Concierge services

 

 

 Congratulations to our Hassenbusch Continued Learning Case Study Winners! Presentations will proceed on Saturday, October 29th from 6-7pm. 

  • Adedeji Olusanya, MD University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Case “66-year-old patient with a past medical history of metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma”

  • Caleb Seale, MD Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Case ”Cervical Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Intractable Upper Limb Pain due to Metastatic Breast Cancer”

  • Aishwarya Murthy, M.B.B.S Pain and Headache Centers of Texas

Case "The Impact of the Placebo Effect on Pain Perception in Patients with a Spinal Cord Stimulator - A Randomized Control Trial"

  • Christian Vangeison, DO Baylor College of Medicine

Case “A Case of a Smoldering Brachial Plexopathy Inferno Extinguished with Peripheral Nerve Stimulation”

  • Nnaemeka Nweke, MD Baylor College of Medicine

Case “Bilateral Stellate Ganglion Block in Long Covid Patients Dealing with Anosmia/Ageusia Demonstrates Successful Long-Term Results”


 

Congratulations to our Hassenbusch Continued Learning Scholarship Winners!

  • Diana Johnson McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas at Houston
  • Omar Alnatour McGovern Medical School
  • Steven Mach MD Anderson Cancer Center Pain Fellowship
  • Marissa Catalanotto Baylor College of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Vishal Bansal The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Eliana Ege Baylor College of Medicine
  • Arjun Patel Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Baylor Scott & White Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
  • John Hartman Baylor Scott and White - Temple

 

  • Heavner Basic Science Lectureship presented to Patrick M. Dougherty, Ph.D.
  • Schade Hill Public Policy Pain Champion Award presented to Representative Tom Oliverson, MD
  • Samuel J. Hassenbusch Lectureship Award presented to Robert M Levy, MD, PhD
  • Lifetime Achievement presented to CM Schade, MD, PhD
 
 


TPS offers these guidelines outlining the various steps to be implemented so as to provide a healthy and safe environment during the 2022 Annual Conference. Following these guidelines is the responsibility of all Attendees, Staff and Exhibitors while at the event. 

BEFORE LEAVING HOME: 
    • Follow relevant guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), or your local health authority. 
    • Adhere to government-issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the region you will be traveling to and the region you are traveling from (including compliance required by airlines or other travel services).
    • Evaluate your health and that of people you are in close contact with.
    • Stay home if you feel sick. 

ON-SITE DURING THE EVENT: 
• Follow guidance from local health authorities, for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses including:
o Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
o Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
o Covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash.
o Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

• Agree to wear a mask or facial covering throughout the event if implemented by the hotel property, the county, the state or the staff
• Adhere to social distance protocols put in place by the event organizers or venue and respect others’ personal space.
• Seek medical attention at any time if you feel unwell or are experiencing flu-like symptoms

Where is the conference/hotel located?

How do I reserve my hotel room for the conference?

How do I register? 

What if I have specific questions?

  • If you need any additional information, or if we may be of assistance to you in any way, please contact us: Telephone: 512-535-2325 OR [email protected] 

What if I need to cancel my registration? 

  • Cancellation after October 1, 2022 will result in a full 100% charge. 
  • Please let us know as soon as possible. 
  • Attendees are responsible for contacting the hotel and canceling their room reservations. Hotel has a cancellation policy that is subject to fees. 
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