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About The Pain Management Symposium

Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management is pleased to offer The 23rd Annual Pain Management Symposium. We invite you to join us in San Antonio, Texas, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on the River Walk during the week of March 9-13, 2024. This dynamic five-day Symposium focuses on in-depth reviews and analyses of recent advances in pain medicine and related healthcare.

The practice of pain medicine is evolving because of therapeutic advances, healthcare reform, financial strains and the downstream impact of the opioid crisis and COVID-19 pandemic. This Symposium will promote a better understanding of the pathophysiology of acute and chronic pain, enhance knowledge regarding a broad range of pain conditions, and critically review novel state-of-the-art interventional and non-interventional techniques in the diagnosis and management of chronic pain. A renowned faculty will provide insightful assessment and clinical practice evaluation and application of the topics. Each year our attendees look forward to a Saturday evening reception, Texas style this year, which promises to be a fantastic social gathering for attendees and faculty.

In addition to the didactic program, you have the opportunity to participate in other educational activities. Each day begins with informal discussions with faculty during the continental breakfasts. Sunday through Tuesday offers optional early evening problem-based learning discussions and a special group of educational sessions specifically developed for APRNs and PAs working in pain practices.

Optional afternoon cadaver workshops on various 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.

Who Should Attend:

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.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

  • Review current evidence from research and clinical trials and describe their application to pain management practices.
  • Develop strategies to provide optimal pain care that address regulatory, billing, and ethical challenges in pain practice.
  • Assess the efficacy and adverse effects of emerging therapies for pain and describe their potential use in clinical practice.
  • Describe the most effective use of neuromodulation techniques and devices as they apply to specific patient diagnoses.
  • Analyze the role of opioid analgesics to treat acute and chronic pain.
  • Summarize the impact of pain on specific health conditions including exercise, obesity, and sleep.
  • Examine the role of pain management practitioners in the evaluation and treatment of patients with long-term COVID-19
  • Describe options for evaluation and treatment of cancer pain.
  • Demonstrate the technical skills needed to perform interventional pain procedures using ultrasound and fluoroscopy guidance.