We are Pleased to invite you to attend the 

...Pennsylvania Pain Society LIVE and in Person Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions presented in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists and the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Foundation for Opioid Research.

When:  March 1 -3, 2024  (PPS Board Meeting is the evening of February 29, 2024)

Where:  Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania




including the MATE ACT and Mandatory Prescriber Education Workshop



Thursday, February 29, 2024

6:00-8:00 PM                     Pennsylvania Pain Society Board of Directors Meeting 

6:00-8:00 PM                     Exhibitor Set-Up


Friday, March 1, 2024  

Full Day attendance Satisfies MATE Act and PA Mandatory PrescribingTopics for Licensure in Pennsylvania

7:30 AM                               Registration Opens and Breakfast Provided by Society

7:30 -9:30 AM                    Exhibitor Set-Up

7:55 AM                               Welcome and Opening Remarks – Philip Kim MD, President

Session One:     P.A.C.T.  Practical Approaches to Comprehensive Treatment of Pain

8:00 AM               Module 1 – Assessing Pain and Initiating Non-Opioid Pain Management

9:00 AM               Module 2 – Reducing Risks with Opioid Use


10:00 AM            Networking Break with Exhibitors

11:00 AM            Module 3 – Approaches to Opioid Treatment and Counselling Patients

12:00 PM           Gold Corporate Member Showcase (Lunch provided, no CME provided, CMS reportable) 

Session Two: Presented in Conjunction with the Rothman Opioid Foundation

Moderator: Asif Ilyas MD

1:00 PM               UDT and its role in Medical Management of Chronic Pain – Vitaly Gordin MD

1:30 PM               Pain Substance Disorders and Suicide: Epidemiology, Risk Assessment and Management – Martin D. Cheatle PhD      

2:00 PM               Understanding Addiction – Bhavna Bali MD

2:30 PM               Harm Reduction Therapy – David Giampetro MD

3:00 PM               Weaning and The Pro’s and Con’s of Long Term Opioid Therapy – Leonard Kamen DO

3:30 PM               Networking Break with Exhibitors

Session Three:   Parallel Session - Interventional Pain Hot Topics – Moderator: Steven Falowski MD

4:00 PM               Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression – Yesh Navalgund MD

4:30 PM               BasoVertebral Nerve Ablation –TBD                  

5:00 PM               Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Form of Non Invasive Neuromodulation–Philip Kim MD

5:30 PM               Deep Brain Stimulation for Addiction and Pain – Nestor Tomycz MD         

OR Session Three:  Parallel Session - Pain Management For the Advanced Practice Provider -Moderator: Mark Wells DNP NP-C

4:00 PM               Opioid Prescribing Practices, REMS and CDC Guidelines – Lawrence Kobak DPM Esq

4:30 PM               The Advantages of Intrathecal Pump Therapy - Richard Plowey MD

5:00 PM               TBD – Michael Patterson MD

5:30 PM               TBD

Session Four:  TRAINEE POSTER COMPETITION-   Moderator: Philip Kim MD  

6:00 PM               Top 5 Posters at 5 minute oral presentations

6:30-7:30 PM    Joint Networking Reception (All attendees and guests welcome)


Saturday, March  2, 2024

7:00 AM               Registration and Exhibition Opens

7:15-8:15 AM     Gold Corporate Member Showcase (Breakfast Provided, No CME Provided. CMS Reportable)  


8:15 AM               Coding and Billing for Perioperative Pain – Amy Turner RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, CHC

9:00 AM               Fighting the Feds with Ronald Chapman Esq.

9:45 AM               Special Guest Lecturer: Acute Pain and Suboxone – Eugene Viscusi MD

10:15 AM            Networking Break with Exhibitors  

Session Six:  Advances in Pain Management – Moderator Salomi Sharma MD

10:45 AM           Special Guest Lecture:  Ketamine for Pain – Amol Soin MD  

11:15 AM            Special Guest Lecture: Psychadelics for Pain – Akash Goel MD

11:45  AM           Special Guest Lecture:  Cannabis and Acute and Chronic Pain – Larry Kaiser MD

12:15 PM  Annual Business Meeting (PSA PAC Report 10 min) and Corporate Member Showcase with Gold Corporate Member

 (Lunch Provided, No CME Provided, CMS Reportable) 

Session Seven – Hot Topics in Pain Management – Moderator: Sadie Smith MD

1:30 PM   Personalizing Surgical Pain Management and Opioid Pharmacogenetics - Senthil Sadhasivam, MD, MPH, MBA, FASA  

2:00 PM  Opioid Crisis: From Basic Science to Clinical Practice and Public Education -RenYu Liu MD PhD

2:30 PM   Special Guest Lecturer – Ultrasonography, Self-Report Questionnaires and Physical Measures Quantify the Beneficial Effects of Acupuncture Dry Needling in Myofascial Pain Syndrome - Jay Shah MD, National Institutes of Health  

3:15 PM     Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:30- 5:30 PM

Session Eight - Virtual Reality Hands On Workshop – Moderators: Steven Falowski MD and Nestor Tomycz MD

5:30 PM               Closing Remarks &Thank You– Leonard Kamen DO, President 2024-2026

Sunday, March 3, 2024  

Add on Session with the Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiology. Program coming soon for this add-on session.


Registration Fees

Early Bird Rates to December 31, 2023

MD, DO – $400

PA, NP – $300

Nurse,  Admin – $200

Trainee – $50

Add-on to attend PSA Sunday meeting (PSA Saturday sessions are open without additional fee)  $50


Rates January 1, 2024 to March 3, 2024

MD, DO – 500

PA, NP – 400

Nurse, admin -300

Trainee – 100  (PARC attendees to both PPS and PSA meetings)

Add-on to attend PSA Sunday meeting (PSA Saturday sessions are open without additional fee)  $50

(note:  Trainees who submit an abstract for the PPS Annual Poster Competition that is accepted (oral or poster) receive waived registration to the full PPS meeting).



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, mandatory prescriber education, DEA MATE Act, 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.   


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

CME /CEU/ MOCA Credit Designation coming Soon!


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS - The Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh PA 

The Society has reserved a limited number of sleeping rooms at the discounted rate of $175 nt single/double/triple; $215 quad; or $500 suite plus tax.  Once the rooms are booked and or the sleeping block discount expires, the hotel rates increase on or before Tuesday, January 30 at 5:00 PM or when the room block sells out; whichever occurs first.  You can reserve your sleeping room(s) by dialing 1-800-THE-OMNI and asking for the Pennsylvania Pain Society Group rate

Cancellation Policy - Cancellations received after January 30, 2024  will be charged an administrative fee of $50. After January 30, 2024, no refunds can be provided.  You are welcome to substitute an attendee after January 30, 2024.  Email Robin Hoyle at Robin@painsocieties.org with requests for substitutions.



We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with
disabilities, to engage fully. To be respectful of those with allergies and environmental sensitivities, we ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Robin Hoyle via email at Robin@painsocieties.org or by phone at toll free 844-524-7246.


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  • February 29 - March 3, 2024
  • Omni William Penn Hotel
    530 William Penn Place
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    United States

Event Workshops

Saturday Hands On Virtual Workshop

March 2, 2024  07:00 - 12:00
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:199

If you would like to join us for the virtual workshop on Saturday afternoon, please choose this option. There is no additional fee.