Southern Pain Society's 34th Annual Meeting

Nov 13–Nov 15, 2020 Medicine Nursing

Southern Pain Society's 34th Annual Meeting


This conference will address the complex landscape of chronic pain treatment across the continuum of primary care, specialty care and allied healthcare, including education on pharmacological, non-pharmacological, interventional and complementary based options. The curriculum is intended for participants with fundamental as well as advanced knowledge of chronic pain. The focus of the meeting is on clinical topics such as responsible and ethical prescribing for pain patients, interventional pain treatment, options and advances, sleep and chronic pain and case studies.

SPS Membership

The Southern Pain Society (SPS) was established in 1986 as a regional section of the American Pain Society and endorses and supports the mission and goals of the American Pain Society. The Southern Pain Society’s missions are to serve people with pain by advancing research and treatment and to increase the knowledge and skill of the regional professional community.
Visit Southern Pain Society to join and take advantage of the discounted registration fee.

Poster Presentations

Each year, we host a poster session where professionals and learners can showcase their research and projects. Posters can be clinically or research oriented. For details on submission, see the ABSTRACT GUIDELINES on the SPS Website.

SPS Special Room Rates

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans for reservations received by October 29, 2020. If you wish to make reservations, please call 877-408-9661 and refer to the Southern Pain Society to receive the special rate of $159 per night (+ state and local taxes). Room blocks fill quickly; we encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible. There is a convenient link to book your hotel room online at Astor Crowne Plaza or at Southern Pain Society.

SPS Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received by October 23, 2020 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between 3 weeks and 72 hours prior to the program date will receive a 70% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within 72 hours of the meeting, although substitutions will be permitted.

By registering for this event, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with Southern Pain Society, which is a joint provider of this continuing education activity, and conference vendors.


Target Audience

Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists and other interested health care providers.


  • Discuss the best practices for interventional spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery systems.
  • Discuss new pharmacologic options for managing chronic pain including neuropathic pain, and osteoarthritis
  • Review the relationship between sleep and chronic pain
  • Discuss the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the management of chronic pain
  • Present and discuss case histories using various therapeutic approaches and techniques
  • Recognize the basis of burnout, identify the signs of burnout and review mitigation strategies for minimizing the adverse effects of burnout


  • Miroslav Backonja, MD
  • Jonathan D. Cole, Ph.D., ABPP
  • Perry G. Fine, MD
  • Mac Gallagher, MD, MPH
  • Eric Royster, MD
  • Todd Sitzman, MD MPH


Southern Pain Society's 34th Annual Meeting
11/13 1:00 PM–11/15 12:30 PM


1.500 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.5 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

15.000 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 15.00 Contact Hours.

15.000 Nursing Contact Hours

Participants must attend 80% of the activity to receive credit.

15.00 Nursing Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1792 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

15.000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) through the joint providership of the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and Southern Pain Society. MAHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


$395.00 Early Registration Fee - Members Doctoral
Applies 2/4/20–10/23/20
$335.00 Early Registration Fee - Members Non-Doctoral
Applies 2/4/20–10/23/20
$60.00 Early Registration Fee - Members Learners - Students, Residents & Fellows
Applies 2/4/20–10/23/20
$420.00 Early Registration Fee - Non-Members Doctoral
Applies 2/4/20–10/23/20
$360.00 Early Registration Fee - Non-Members Non-Doctoral
Applies 2/4/20–10/23/20
$100.00 Early Registration Fee - Non-Members Learners- Students, Residents & Fellows
Applies 2/4/20–10/23/20
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