You’re Invited... the Pennsylvania Pain Society Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions-- Register for the Full 2019 Meeting and 2020 Membership is included!

No Matter your Specialty We Have a Session for You!  

Open to All Healthcare Professionals:  MD's, DO's, DC's, PharmD's, PhD's,, PA's,NP's, RN's,

LPN's, Therapists, and Healthcare Administrators.



NOVEMBER 8-10, 2019



The purpose of this program is to educate physicians and healthcare practitioners in evolving acute and chronic pain management and provide a forum for participants to gain valuable understanding in evidenced based techniques, treatments and solutions for patients suffering from pain.  In addition, Pennsylvania legal issues and coding/ billing will be presented in a didactic, interactive format.


At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

1.         Employ key diagnostic and treatment techniques for the management of pain.

2.         Identify and administer appropriate safe opioid usage in patients.

3.         Understand and include behavioral analysis in the evaluation of a chronic pain patient.

4.         Identify and resolve issues relating to the law and billing for pain management.

5.         Apply evidenced based strategies to clinical practice for managing complex

            pain patients.


Satisfactory Completion 

Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.   



Physicians / Nurses / Pharmacists

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the Pennsylvania Pain Society.  Amedco LLC 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.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians and 14.00 contact hours for nurses and 14.00 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioner

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.

Nurse Pharmacology Credits

This activity is being reviewed for eligible pharmacotherapeutic hours.


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS - The Hershey Lodge, Hershey PA

The Society has reserved a limited number of sleeping rooms at the discounted rate of $199.00 Queen/ King plus tax.  Once the rooms are booked and or the sleeping block discount expires, the hotel rates increase   Please visit this link to book your hotel room online or call the hotel directly at 1-717-533-3311.  The Society’s rates expire when the rooms sell out --or on October 7, 2019- whichever is sooner.  Do not delay! Book today!

FACULTY (Preliminary Roster Subject to Change)

Special Guest Lecturer:  JianGou Cheng MD, PhD 

Special Guest Lecturer:  Seven Cohen MD 

Special Guest Lecturer:  Peter Staats MD 

Gillian Beauchamp MD 

Dan Doleys PhD

Dolores Dominguez SantaMaria MD

Philip Gehrman PhD

Vitaly Gordin MD

Richard Greer PharmD

Abraham Jack Kabazie MD 

Leonard  Kamen DO

Philip Kim MD

Lawrence Kobak DPM, Esq.

Marek Kurowski MD

Charlene Lam MD MPH

Daniel Lorenzo MD

Kevin McNeill MD

Yeshvant Navalgund MD

Bruce Nicholson MD

Steven Passik PhD

Joseph Patruno MD

Justin Petrolla MD

Michael Sather MD

Mark Serge Esq., Chief Deputy Attorney General

Marc Simon MD

Robert Smulktis Esq., Deputy Attorney General, Drug Strike Force

Mark Wells DNP NP-C

Mitchell West DO MHA


Friday November 8, 2019

9:00- 11:00  am - Pennsylvania Pain Society Board Meeting 

11:00 am - Registration Opens 

12:00 Noon-1:00 pm  Corporate Member Showcase (Lunch Provided by the Society, No CME provided)

1:00 -6:00 pm  SESSION ONE - Opioids - Where are We Today? Moderator: Bruce Nicholson MD

1:00 pm  - Demystifying Morphine Dose Equivalents - Gillian Beauchamp MD

1:45 pm  - Chronic Opioid Use Disorder Assessment - Steven Passik PhD

2:30 pm - Psych Issues with our Pain Patients - Dan Doleys PhD

3:15 pm - Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:45 pm - Pain and Addiction - Mitchell West DO MHA

4:30 pm   - Ethical Opioid Tapering - Vitaly Gordin MD

5:15 pm  - Panel:  Difficult Patients - All Session Faculty 

6:00 pm - Networking Reception and Trainee Poster Competition

7:30-9:30 PM  - Silver Corporate Member Showcase Dinners (RSVP required. Limited seating.  Dinner provided by Society. No CME)


7:30 am - Registration and Exhibits Open (Breakfast Provided by the Society)

8:30 am - 10:00 am  SESSION TWO - Novel Therapies for Today and Tomorrow  Moderator:  Marek Kurowski MD MBA

8:30 am - Technology and Pain - Yeshvant Navalgund MD

9:15 am - Special Guest Lecturer: The Scientific Basis of Stem Cell Therapy - JianGou Cheng MD PhD

10:00-10:30 am - Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:30 am - 12:00 pm  - SESSION THREE  - Parallel Sessions 

Option OneInterventional Pain - How do you Care for This?  Moderator Yeshvant Navalgund MD

10:30 am - Lower Back Pain: A Panel Discussion with Michael Sather MD, Justin Petrolla MD and Bruce Nicholson MD

11:15 am - Special Guest Lecturer - Denervation of the Knee Joint - Steven Cohen MD

OR  Option Two - Non Interventional Pain Management - Moderator Mark Wells DNP

10:30 am - Beupenorphrine for Pain and Opioid Use Disorder - Leonard Kamen DO

11:15 am - Sleep and Pain - Philip Gehrman PhD

12:00 -1:30 pm  Annual Business Meeting and Platinum Corporate Member Showcase  with Salix Pharmaceuticals (Lunch provided by the Society, No CME Provided)

1:30 -3:00 pm  SESSION THREE - Paralell Sessions Continued 

Option One:  Interventional Pain - How do you Care for This?  Moderator Yeshvant Navalgund MD

1:30 pm - Advances in Neuromodulation - Michael Sather MD
2:15 pm - Special Guest Lecturer - Vegal Nerve Stimulation - Peter Staats MD
OR  Option Two - Non Interventional Pain Management - Moderator Mark Wells DNP

1:30 pm - Update on the State's Medical Cannabis Program - Richard Greer PharmD

2:15 pm - Medical Cannabis in your Practice - Abraham Jack Kabazie MD

3:00 -3:30 pm  Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:30-6:00 pm  SESSION FOUR -  HOT TOPICS - Moderator Kevin McNeill MD

3:30 pm  - Chronic Pelvic Pain - Joseph Patruno MD

4:00 pm - Chronic Headache  - Deloris Dominguez SantaMaria MD

4:45 pm - Special Guest Lecturer - Ketamine - Steven Cohen MD

5:30 pm  - Low Dose Naltrexone - Philip Kim MD

6:00 pm  Adjourn 

6:30-8:30 pm  Silver Corporate Member Dinners (RSVP required. Limited seating.  Dinner provided by Society. No CME)


7:30 am  Registration Opens  (Breakfast provided by the Society)

8:15 am-11:30 am  SESSION FIVE - The Business and Legal Side of Pain -  Moderator Daniel Lorenzo MD

8:15 am - Legal Pitfalls of Pain Patient Care - Lawrence Kobak DPM Esq.

9:00 am - Legal Investigations - Who, What, Where, When & Why? Mark Serge Esq., Chief Deputy Attorney General and Robert Smulktis Esq, Deputy Attorney General, Drug Strike Force

10:00 am - Workers Compensation and Pain Physicians - Marc Simon MD

10:45 am - Taking Care of the Physician and Practitioner: Avoiding Burnout - Charlene Lam MD MPH

11:30 am  - Closing Remarks and Thank you - Yeshvant Navalgund MD, 2019-2021 President



FULL MEETING (Includes 2020 Membership)    early bird rate to  October 1, 2019  / regular registration  after October 1, 2011          

MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DC, PsyD                      $500.00                                              $550.00

PA/ NP                                                                  $400.00                                              $450.00     

 RN, LPN, Therapist, Administrator                      $300.00                                              $350.00

Trainee                                                                   $75.00                                             $100.00

**Register for the full meeting and receive a 2020 Society Membership (up to a $150 value).  

***Cannot make the full weekend?  Daily Rates also available from $75 - $200.  Please click to register and you can review the rates for your level of practice.

Cancellation Policy - Cancellations received after October 1 and before  October 15 will be charged an administrative fee of $25.  Because we order food/beverage and services on October 15, no refunds can be provided after that date.  You are welcome to substitute an attendee after October 15.  Email Robin Hoyle with requests.


2019 Pennsylvania Pain Society Annual Meeting

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  • November 8 - 10, 2019
  • 325 University Drive
    United States