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Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management is pleased to offer The 22nd Annual Pain Management Symposium. We invite you to join us for spring break in Orlando, Florida, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress during the week of March 21-25, 2020. This dynamic five day Symposium focuses on in-depth reviews and analyses of recent advances in pain medicine and regional anesthesia/analgesia.

The practice of pain medicine is undergoing tremendous changes as a result of therapeutic advances, healthcare reform, and the downstream impact of the opioid crisis. This Symposium will promote a better understanding of the pathophysiology of acute and chronic pain, enhance knowledge regarding various chronic somatic and neuropathic pain conditions, and critically review novel state-of-the-art interventional and noninterventional techniques in diagnosis and management of chronic pain. A renowned faculty will provide insightful assessment and clinical practice evaluation of the topics. Each year our attendees look forward to the Saturday evening reception, which promises to be a fantastic social gathering for attendees and faculty.
In addition to the didactic program, attendees have opportunities to participate in a variety of educational activities. Each day begins with informal discussions with faculty during the continental breakfasts. Sunday through Tuesday there are optional early evening problem-based learning discussions and a special group of educational sessions specifically developed for ARNPs and PAs working in pain practices.

Optional afternoon cadaver workshops on various novel interventional pain management techniques and live ultrasound-guided workshops covering upper and lower extremity blocks, truncal procedures and relevant pain procedures will be offered to practicing physicians and pain medicine fellows in training.


Practitioners and healthcare professionals who seek to learn the latest developments in pain medicine, including anesthesia providers, interventional pain specialists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, orthopedic and spine surgeons, neurologists, neurosurgeons, headache specialists, palliative care specialists, primary care physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents and fellows in training interested in the practice of pain management.


  • Review current evidence from research and clinical trials and describe their application to pain management practices.
  • Analyze the role of opioid analgesics in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in the face of the national opioid epidemic.
  • Examine the expanding full-spectrum options to the evaluation and treatment of chronic shoulder, knee, and hip pain.
  • Summarize the efficacy of comprehensive approaches to treating chronic low back pain.
  • Develop strategies to provide affordable pain care that addresses the regulatory, billing, and ethical challenges in pain practice.
  • Review new developments within the spectrum of neuromodulation therapies and describe their best use in clinical practice.
  • Critically assess the efficacy and safety data on cannabis and cannabinoids and how it affects their use in chronic pain treatment.
  • Review the efficacy and adverse effects of emerging therapies for pain and describe their potential use in clinical practice.