Advancements in Pain Management and the Opioid Conundrum-Early Bird Reg.

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The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

3800 East Sunrise Drive

Tucson, AZ 85718

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You are invited to attend a CME seminar hosted by the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona. Don't miss this informative conference!

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The registration fee includes a full buffet breakfast and all materials.

Early Bird - ends March 22, 2019: $40.00

March 23 to 30, 2019: $50.00


Primary care physicians, family practice physicians, internists, rheumatologists, oncologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.


7:30 AM ~ Registration, buffet breakfast, exhibits

8:00 AM ~ Welcome – Eric Cornidez, M.D.

8:05 AM ~ Myofascial Muscle Pain: Trigger Point Injections, Historical Perspective, Technique, and Role for Ultrasound Guided Approaches – Melissa Seelbach, M.D., Ph.D.

8:20 AM ~ Knee Injections: Beyond the Traditional Corticosteroid Injections – Helen Chan, M.D.

8:35 AM ~ Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Efrain I. Cubillo, M.D.

9:05 AM ~ Neuromodulation: The Right Therapy for the Right Patient – Eric Cornidez M.D.

9:35 AM ~ Break

10:00 AM ~ Medical Marijuana and Pain Management – Jose Chavez, D.O.

10:30 AM ~ Opioid Management and Arizona Legislations – Kenneth Gossler, M.D.

11:00 AM ~ Keynote Address: Dangerous Liaisons: Regimens, Regimes and Rapprochements Steven D. Passik, Ph.D., VP, Scientific Affairs, Education and Policy, Collegium Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Steven Passik received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research in New York City and was chief fellow in the psychiatry service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Currently, he is professor of psychiatry and anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Passik was recently named a Fellow of DIV 28 of APA (Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse), awarded a May Day Fund Pain & Society Fellowship, given the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Visiting Professor Award, and the American Psycho-Oncology Excellence in Clinical Care Award where he also serves on the advisory board. In addition, he received the Elizabeth Narcessian Award for Outstanding Educational Achievements. He speaks nationally and internationally about pain, addiction, and the pain/addiction interface.

11:30 AM Q & A – all speakers

Noon - Raffle and concluding remarks


If you prefer to pay by check, make checks payable to THMEP. Include your contact information, including phone and personal email with your check so we may confirm your registration and email course materials. Mail to: THMEP, Attn: Pain Mgmt. Conference, PO 42195, Tucson, AZ 85733.

Refund policy: Written requests for refund must be received by March 27, 2019. A refund less the credit card processing fee will be issued following the event.

Questions? Text or call Vicki Polheber (520) 955-1899 or email: vpolheber@pisapain.com.

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