Southern Pain Society's 34th Annual Meeting

Dec 31–Mar 13, 2021 Closed Medicine Nursing

Southern Pain Society's 34th Annual Meeting


Southern Pain 2020 is going virtual!


This conference will address the complex landscape chronic pain treatment across the continuum of primary care, specialty care and allied health care, 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.

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


  • Miroslav Backonja, MD
  • Esther Bernhofer, PhD, RN-BC, CPE
  • Jonathan D. Cole, Ph.D., ABPP
  • Perry G. Fine, MD
  • Scott M. Fishman, MD
  • Mac M. Gallagher, MD, MPH
  • Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP
  • Eric Royster, MD
  • George Singletary, MD
  • Todd Sitzman, MD MPH
  • Arnaud Versluys, PhD, MD, LAc