Emerging & Controversial Topics in Pain
Emerging Treatment: The Horizons of Pain Management



Workshop Includes:

  • Discussion of the Hottest Topics in Pain Management
  • Lectures, enhanced by slide presentations
  • Instructions by award winning faculty
  • Up to 16 CME credits

Possible Discussion Topics:

  • What is Regenerative Medicine?
  • Evidence-Based Users of Regenerative Medicine
  • Incorporating Regenerative Medicine Into Your Practice
  • Novel Treatment Options for Discogenic Pain
  • Panel Discussion: Pro vs. Con-Biacuplasty & Intradiscal PRP
  • Evidence-Based Interventions: Old Isn’t Bad
  • Statistically Speaking: Is This New Therapy Working?
  • First Do No Harm: Safety with Novel Procedures
  • Novel Spinal Cord Stimulation Waveforms
  • Panel Discussion: SCS
  • Cannabis as a Treatment Options
  • New Advancements in Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts-Your Difficult Cases Part 1&2
  • Novel Local Anesthetics: Blockade of C Fibers
  • Development of Botulinum Toxins for Pain & Itch
  • New Diagnostic & Treatment Options for Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Novel Management Options for Headaches


Ameet Nagpal, MD, MS, MEd (Course Director)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Bernard Abrams, MD
Clinical Professor of Neurology

UMKC School of Medicine
Author REMS Update 2017
Dannemiller, Inc. & Elsevier
Kansas City, Missouri

George C. Chang Chien, DO
Director of Pain Management

Ventura County Medical Center
Director of Center Regenerative Medicine
Southern California University
Co-Editor Pain Physician Journal
Regenerative Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Mehul J. Desai, MD, MPH

Medical Director, International Spine, Pain & Performance Center
Clinical Instructor, George Washington University
Washington, DC

Timothy Furnish, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology

Center for Pain Medicine
Pain Fellowship Program Director
UC San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, California

David J. "D.J." Kennedy, MD
Professor and Chair

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

Zachary McCormick, MD FAAPMR
Assistant Professor

Director of Clinical Spine Research
Spine and Pain Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

Tony L. Yaksh, PhD
Distinguished Professor

Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California

Jason Pope, MD, DABPM, FIPP
President and CEO

Evolve Restorative Center
Santa Rosa, Sonoma & Healdsburg, California

Emerging & Controversial Topics in Pain Newport Beach, California


Provided by: Dannemiller

Intended Audience

This educational activity is intended for pain medicine specialists and other allied health care professionals interested in emerging and controversial topics in the practice of pain and pain management.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of regenerative medicine (platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, etc.) in chronic pain management
  • Understand novel spinal cord stimulator therapies (high frequency, burst stimulation, dorsal root ganglia stimulation, etc.) and the evidence supporting their use.
  • Explain the pathogenesis of discogenic pain and novel treatment options such as biacuplasty.
  • Describe novel radiofrequency ablative techniques (i.e. cooled radiofrequency ablation) and potential novel targets.
  • Appreciate how to incorporate novel treatment options into your practice through increasing referrals and alternative payment models.
  • Critically appraise a research paper to decide if a new therapy is appropriate for use in a given patient population.

Method of Participation

This program consists of lectures, enhanced by slide presentations, daily question and answer periods with ARS, and a digital syllabus. The course sessions will provide an update of current pain management practices. This program offers ample opportunity for the participants to interact one-on-one with the faculty throughout the conference


In support of improving patient care, Dannemiller is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Dannemiller designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Dannemiller designates this educational activity for 16.0 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

American Association of Nurse Practitioners™

Dannemiller is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 090419. This program is accredited 16.0 contact hour(s) which includes 3.0 hours of pharmacology.

Newport Beach Marriott Bayview

500 Bayview Circle, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Direct Hotel Phone: (630) 773-4000; Reservations 1-888-627-8510 (request Dannemiller Group Rate)

Reservation Website:Make your reservation here!

Settle in for a relaxing stay at the Newport Beach Marriott Bayview. Benefiting from a picturesque location overlooking Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, the hotel is the perfect locale to recharge in Newport Beach, California. It begins with all-suite accommodations, which provide plenty of room to unwind. Luxury amenities like marble bathrooms and sumptuous bedding are an added plus! Soak in views of the Upper Newport Bay at the outdoor pool and terrace area or stop by the fitness center for a workout. Local attractions include Balboa Pier and Fashion Island, or spend your days soaking up the sun on one of the area's many beaches. John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a convenient 2 miles away! Or choose Long Beach Airport (LGB) 22 miles from the Hotel or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 41 miles away.

Luxury amenities:

  • Marble bathrooms
  • Sumptuous bedding
  • Outdoor pool
  • Terrace area
  • Fitness center for a workout

Nearby to:

  • Balboa Pier and Fashion Island
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a convenient 2 miles away
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) 22 miles from the Hotel
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 41 miles away

Group Room Rates:

Rate includes FREE on-site, self parking. Wi-Fi is FREE for everyone in public areas and for Marriott Rewards members in their guestrooms, too … (if you are not a Marriott Rewards Member, please note that there is no cost to join!)

Accommodations ___ Single/Double Rate___
King Suite___ $149
Room with 2 Double Beds ___ $149

The booking web page shows the parking rate of $29 per night, this fee is WAIVED for Dannemiller Conference Attendees

The cut-off date for reserving your room at the special Dannemiller Group Rate is September 14, 2018, 4:00 PM CST. Please reserve as soon as possible; accommodations are limited.

Room Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes currently totaling 13% or the California Tourism fee of $0.49 per night.

Room Rates will be available before and after the Event Dates of October 6 & 7, 2018 subject to room availability at the time of reservation.

Reserve Now to secure the discounted group rate!



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