2022 Massachusetts Pain Initiative Annual Pain Symposium

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2022 Massachusetts Pain Initiative Annual Pain Symposium

We are pleased to announce our second virtual pain symposium offering national continuing education credits!

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2022 Massachusetts Pain Initiative’s Annual Pain Symposium


Conference will be hosted via Zoom.


Conference Agenda

09:30-09:45: Zoom Link opens

09:45-10:00: Opening

10:00-11:00: The NIH HEAL Initiative: Combining the Power of Science and Community

Keynote speaker– Dr. Rebecca G. Baker, PhD, NIH HEAL Initiative Director of the Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, in the Office of the Director, NIH

11:00-12:00: An Integrative Approach to Chronic Pain: Beyond the Pills

Andrea Gordon, MD, Director of Integrative Medicine, Tufts University Family Residency Program at Cambridge Health Alliance, Associate Professor of Family Medicine Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

12:00-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:00: Vendor presentations

  • Dinno Health (compound/specialty products)
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals (Relistor for opioid-induced constipation)
  • Medtronic (spinal cord stimulator)

1:00-2:15: Advances in Pediatric Pain Management

Pradeep Dinakar, MD, MS, MBA, FAAP, Director, Interventional Pain Program; Senior Associate in Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

Jean C. Solodiuk, RN PhD, Director of Nursing in the Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Medicine Boston Children’s Hospital

Deirdre Logan, Ph.D. ABPP, Director of Psychology Services in Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Julie Shulman, PT, PhD, DPT, PCS, Supervisor of physical and occupational therapy at the Mayo Family Pediatric, Pain Rehabilitation Center at Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham.

2:15-2:20: Break

2:20-3:20: The role of exercise, meditation, and interdisciplinary care in pain management from a physiatrist perspective

Ariel Savitz, MD, Medical Director of the Acquired Brain Injury Program at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of New England, Assistant Professor of Tufts Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Boston, MA.

3:20-3:30: Closing


Continuing Education Credits: All credits are nationally certified, by discipline.

Continuing education credits will be awarded for the live conference. All CE credits are nationally certified through ANCC and ACCME.

4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits - Physicians, Physician Assistants

4.25 ANCC - Nurses

Note: Attendance at the live webinar is required to receive CE or CME credit.


Event details and flyer may also be accessed on the MassPI website, here.