DescriptionThis conference will address the complex landscape of chronic pain treatment across the continuum of primary and specialty care, including pharmacological, non pharmacological, and interventional modalities.
The curriculum is intended for participants with fundamental as well as advanced knowledge of chronic pain. The focus of the meeting will cover the following clinical topics: Options, advances, pharmacological treatments and interventional management of headaches, peripheral nerve syndromes, rheumatoid, psoriatic and anklyosing spondylitis, cancer pain, telehealth, billing and the management of pain in children and women’s health.
Poster PresentationsEach 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 MembershipThe 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.
SPS LodgingAstor Crowne, New Orleans - September 10-12, 2021
Rate of $159.00 plus taxes and fees
Southern Pain Society block cutoff date - August 27, 2021 at 5:00 PM CST.
Online reservations can be found HERE.
COVID Safe Measures at the Venue and New Orleans
(subject to change)
• IHG Way of Clean includes deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants, and guests can expect to see enhanced procedures, which may include: face covering requirements, various ways to reduce contact throughout the hotel, social distancing measures within public spaces and procedures based on local authorities’ guidance and/or advice.
• New Orleans is in Phase 3.3. Restrictions that are in place, live entertainment, restaurants, salons, and retail stores to serve 75% of their customers. Bars without food permits at 50% capacity. Hotel fitness center open with limited capacity. Pool scheduled to open May 1. Bourbon House Restaurant is opened daily for lunch and dinner, breakfast on weekends. In room dining is closed.
If you need any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the American with Disabilities Act in order to attend this course, please contact Lisa Roy at 828-257-4491.
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.
Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, and other interested health care providers.
- Discuss the pharmacologic options and advances for managing migraines.
- Review the interventional therapies for refractory headaches.
- Outline new treatments for rheumatoid, psoriatic and ankylosing spondylitis.
- Discuss interventional pain management techniques for primary care and specialist providers.
- Review the use of interventional modalities for managing peripheral nerve pain.
- Update the management of pain in cancer patients, children, and in women’s health issues.
- Discuss telehealth, telementoring and billing in the era of COVID.
- Colleen Fitzgerald, MD, MS
- Maged Guirguis, MD
- R. Norman Harden, MD
- Joanna Katzman, MD, MSPH
- Samer Narouze, MD, PhD
- Lynne S. Peterson, MD
- Carol Redillas, MD
- Eric Royster, MD
- Kevin Swetz, MD, MA
- Helen Turner, DPN, CNS, ARPN
- David M. Vaughn, JE, CPC
- James N. Weisberg, PhD
Southern Pain Society 35th Annual Meeting - Pain Management: Times They Are A-Changing
9/10 1:00 PM–9/12 12:45 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.50 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 Contact Hours
Nurse Practitioners: 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 008-1897 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 CME for Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 15.00 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
15.000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
Accreditation: 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.