Southern Pain Society 35th Annual Meeting - Pain Management: Times They Are A-Changing

Dec 31–Sep 12, 2021 Medicine Nursing

Southern Pain Society 35th Annual Meeting - Pain Management: <i>Times They Are A-Changing </i>


This 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 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 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. A special offer for new members, join Southern Pain Society now and receive two years of membership for the price of one.

SPS Lodging

Astor 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)

Modified Phase Three IN EFFECT AUGUST 16, 2021
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for more details.

The City of New Orleans continues to meet all public health milestones and has fully vaccinated over 74% of all adults with the COVID-19 vaccine. However, only slightly more than 52% of all New Orleanians have been fully vaccinated. Furthermore, there are several census tracts in the City with vaccination rates below 50%. Therefore, the New Orleans Health Department is reimposing restrictions on certain activities pursuant to the Mayor’s emergency powers provided by La. R.S. 29:727(F) and the “Mayoral Proclamation to Further Promulgate Emergency Orders During the State of Emergency Due to COVID-19” filed on May 15, 2020. These restrictions will be effective as of August 16, 2021 at 6:00 A.M.

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask indoors when with people who are not in their immediate household. Masks also required at outdoor gatherings of more than 500 people if total attendance is more than 50% of the outdoor venue's capacity.

Vaccines Required
Anyone 12 years of age and older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative PCR test within 72 hours, including employees, to access:
Indoor Dining:
-Breweries, microbreweries, distilleries & micro-distilleries

Indoor Fitness:
-Indoor group fitness centers or individual fitness classes

Indoor Entertainment & Performance Spaces:
-Indoor sports complexes, stadiums & arenas-
-Concert & music hall
-Event spaces such as hotel ballrooms, event venues & reception halls
-Pool halls, bowling alleys, indoor play centers, arcades, skating rinks, indoor playgrounds & arcades
-Adult live performance venues
-Casinos, racetracks & video poker establishments
-Indoor amusement facilities

Large Outdoor Events:
Outdoor events of more than 500 people if total attendance is more than 50% of the outdoor venue's capacity.

Gathering Guidelines
Indoor Gatherings:
-Masks are required at all indoor gatherings.
-Proof of vaccination or negative PCR tests will be required at all indoor gatherings at establishments included in these requirements.

Outdoor Gatherings:
-Masks strongly recommended for outdoor events of 500+ people if total event attendance is less than 50% of the outdoor venue’s capacity.--
-Masks required for outdoor events of 500+ people if total attendance is more than 50% of the outdoor venue’s capacity.
-Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID PCR test result from last 72 hours required for outdoor events of 500+ people if total attendance is more than 50% of the outdoor venue's capacity.

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.

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.

Target Audience

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.


  • Allison Alessandra, DO
  • Justin J. Doughty, MD
  • Yashar Eshraghi, MD
  • Colleen Fitzgerald, MD, MS
  • John D. Fruge, MD
  • R. Norman Harden, MD
  • Joanna Katzman, MD, MSPH
  • Elizabeth Mortazavi, DO
  • Samer Narouze, MD, PhD
  • Lynne S. Peterson, MD
  • Lawrence Poree, MD
  • Carol Redillas, MD
  • Eric Royster, MD
  • Mary Shapiro, PhD
  • Keith Mark Swetz, MD, MA, FACP, FAAHPM
  • Carlos E. Trigo, MD
  • Helen Turner, DPN, PCNS, AP-PMN
  • David M. Vaughn, JE, CPC
  • James N. Weisberg, PhD
  • Ryan Wolfe, MD


Brochure / Registration Form