The Texas Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier educational conference for pain management physicians in Texas. Each year over 230 physicians attend this one-of-a-kind event.

TPS is committed to the health and safety of our members, attendees, vendors, and patients. The TPS Scientific Conference is planning to proceed safely in person. We will continue to follow relevant guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the local health authority. We will adhere to government-issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the San Antonio region and notify attendees of any relevant information prior to their arrival. Please take note of our safety guidelines before arrival. 
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TPS Members Receive a $150 Discount on Full Conference Registration!

$1,500 – Commercial Businesses Early Bird Rate 
(Before September 20, 2021)

  • $400 Full Conference TPS Member
  • $550 Full Conference Non-Member
  • $275 Nursing Staff Only
  • $175 Administrative Staff Only
  • Can't attend every day? One Day Rates available!
 $1,750 – Commercial Businesses Regular Rate
(September 20, 2021 and after)
Get More CME by Adding On at Pre-Conference Workshop
Friday, October 22nd 8am-11:30am

Exhibits are SOLD OUT

Contact us to discuss alternate ways to get involved. 

  • $250 Ultrasound Workshop- SOLD OUT
  • $100 Addiction Medicine Workshop
  • $275 Practice Management for Young Physicians
  • $100 NP/PA Workshop

                       Thank you to our Sponsors



 Spinal Simplicity

AIS Healthcare Epimed Pain Doctor
Custom Interventional Pain Management  Scilex Pharmaceuticals Spinal Simplicity

Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation

Modernizing Medicine Pentec Health Mainstay Medical

BioDelivery Sciences International Inc. 

PainTEQ Stratus Medical KIC Ventures Group

Nalu Medical, Inc. Trevena Apollo Monitoring Services
VIVEX Biologics, Inc Lucid Lane Tersera Therapeutics 
Chasqui Spine CornerLoc Averitas Pharma
 Gazelle Healthcare Solutions Texas Neurodiagnostic Assoc., Inc. Choose Health
 Allstate Medical


Exhibits are SOLD OUT

Contact us to discuss alternate ways to get involved. 


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CME Evaluation

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 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1tm credits (16.75 with Pre-Conference Events!). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in this activity.

This course has been designated by the Texas Pain Society for 3.5 credits of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

Discuss billing and coding updates.
Determine the pros and cons of various emerging technologies of pain treatment modalities.
Learn about psychological diseases common to pain patients and how to test for and refer for treatment.
Discuss management of pain and spasticity after catastrophic neurological injury. 
Explain the risks and benefits of medical marijuana in treating chronic pain.
Diagnose types of pain and pain syndromes outside of spinal care.
Discuss updates from the Texas Medical Board, the Pharmacy Board, and the 2021 legislative session relating to the treatment of pain.
Demonstrate the health benefits of tai chi to pain patients.
Explain the lessons learned from challenging case presentations and pain management hot topics.
Describe how to integrate clinical research into private practice.
Learn about the illicit opioids being funneled into the state and how to test in patients. 

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 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:

Leonardo Kapural, MD provides prospective and retrospective studies to Medtronic, Nevro, Biotronik, Saluda, Avanos, SPR Therapeutics, Nalu Medical, Neuros, Gimer Medical, and  Xalud. Dr. Kapural also provides product development & speaking engagements to Nevro, Biotronik, Medtronic and also travels & consults for the FDA.                                   

Maxim Eckmann, MD funded clinical trial (to institution) for SPR Therapeutics & Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, provided consultation to AVANOS and serves on the Clinical Events Committee Adjudication for Abbot.                                            

Brian Bruel, MD, MBA Supplies for research pertaining to Bioelectric muscular stimulation to Cutera, consults for Flowonix- Intrathecal therapy, Abbott- SCS and DRG, TerSera- Ziconotide, has received honorarium from Flownix, Abbott, Medtronic, TerSera, and  Boston Scientific and received honoraria for speaking on behalf of TerSera and Boston Scientific.               

PANKAJ MEHTA,MD has been a consultant for SPR , ABBOTT , BOSTON SCIENTIFIC , CORNERLOC , PAINTEQ, SPINAL SIMPLICITY,  & AURORA SPINE.                                                                      

Aaron Calodney, MD serves as a consultant for Medtronic, Nevro, and Boston Scientific.      

Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD has been a consultant for Allergan that makes Botox and is on the speaker bureau for Allergan. She also speaks related to spasticity.                                          

SAMER NAROUZE, MD, PhD is consulting for research protocol for Vertex Pharmaceutical.      

John Cianca, MD is on the speaker bureau for Konica Minolta.                                                  

Meredith George, SCP-PM is an Epimed Full Time Employee.

Haley Burke, MD is a  speaker for Amgen.                                                

Michael Sprintz DO, DFASAM is a consultant for Saluda Biomedical, Spark Biomedical,  and Assurance Med Management.  He is a consultant for stock options in Spark Biomedical and Assurance Med Management. Dr. Sprintz also is the Founder, CE and Board Member for Cellarian, Inc.     

Shiraz Yazdani, MD has served as an Abbvie Speaker.        

Tony Yaksh, PhD is a member of SAB and stock shares with Navega Therapeutics and  Raft Pharmaceuticals, is a member of SAB with Douleur Therapeutics with grant support, and receives Honorarium from Sinetica SA. He also a part of SAB of Medtronic. 

Ralph Rashbaum, MD is a consultant for Medtronic, SI Bone/ ifuse, St. Jude Neuro. He is also a Medical Director for Orthofix and receives royalties from RTI Surgical, and Zimmer Biomet. Dr. Rashbaum has investments in Statera Spine Inc. and Stimwave. 

  • All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
  • All other speakers on the conference agenda and planners have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

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 presentation.

Hyatt Regency on the Riverwalk | 123 Losoya Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. The Cut off Date for the Conference Block has passed. The conference staff has arranged for alternate accommodations. Please reach out to us here with your guest room needs. 

Texas Pain Society Guests within the TPS Guest Room Block will receive a 30% off self and valet parking rates.


Congratulations to our final 5 Winners for the Hassenbusch Continued Learning Case Study Presentations. be sure to catch their presentation on Saturday at 5:30pm!

John Hartman, MD                             Spinal Cord Stimulator in a Patient with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
Aaron Yearsley, DO

Lumbar Spinous Process Fractures Following Interspinous Process Spacer Implantation: A Case Series

Joseph Liao, M.D.

Phantom limb pain relief with high-frequency 10kHz spinal cord stimulation after treatment of severe, refractory stump pain with peripheral nerve stimulation

Grayson Koval, M.D.

Intrathecal Pump Bell Clamp Leak Resulting in Baclofen Withdrawal

Ahmed Mohsen, MD  Facial Peripheral Field Stimulation in a Patient with Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain


Congratulations to the Hassenbusch Continued Learning Scholarship winners! They'll have the opportunity to join the TPS Conference!

Vishal Bansal Neil Nagda
Marianne Gelter                      George Polson
Nita Kuttikandathil Ashley Wetzig

The Texas Pain Foundation is excited to announce a new award in honor of Mark White, DO, the Mark White Academic Excellence Award in Pain Medicine. 
Find out how you can submit your winning publication. 



TPS offers these guidelines outlining the various steps to be implemented so as to provide a healthy and safe environment during the 13th Annual Scientific Conference 2021. Following these guidelines is the responsibility of all Attendees, Staff and Exhibitors while at the event. 

    • 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. 

• 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 have your temperature taken before entering the meeting/event venue daily
• 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.