Why Attend Pain Care for Primary Care?

  • To improve care for your patients with pain and pain-related symptoms

  • To query our panel of experts on your most difficult clinical challenges regarding pain care

  • To network with a national audience of your peers who are treating patients with pain and pain-related symptoms

  • To earn 18.5 CME/CE credits in the area of treating patients who present with pain and pain-related symptoms

  • To participate in Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practices, Changing Lives (Collaboration for REMS Education)

  • New this year! P.E.P. Program – an optional practice management program (separate fee required) designed to help make your practice more profitable

Highlights Include:

Common Pain Problems in Primary Care

  • Back Pain

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Osteoarthritis

TelePain Medicine from the Primary Care Perspective

Medical Marijuana, Clinical Practice Guidelines

Cancer Related Pain – What is the Primary Care Physician to Do?

Debate: Should We Be Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain Management?

CRPS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Special Populations: The Inherited Patient, the Obese Patient and the Patient with a History of Substance Abuse Disorder

Psychological and Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Pain

Update on Non-Opioid Analgesics and Adjuvants

Interventional Approaches for Pain

Primary Care Approaches to the Unexpected Urine Drug Test Result

The Role of Naloxone

Comorbidities in Pain Medicine

And more!
Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA+ Associate Professor
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


David E. J. Bazzo, MD+
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
University of California
San Diego School of Medicine

Allan J. Belzberg MD, FRCSC The George J Heuer Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Director: Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Co-Director: Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Baltimore, Maryland

Jason M. Beneciuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH, FAAOMPT Research Assistant Professor
University of Florida Department of Physical Therapy
Residency and Fellowship Scholarly Mentor
Brooks Rehabilitation
Gainesville, Florida

Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA+ Associate Professor
Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Blaustein Pain Treatment Center
Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Baltimore, Maryland

David Copenhaver, MD, MPH* Assistant Professor
UC Davis Cancer Pain Management and Supportive Care
UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine
Sacramento, CA

Howard A. Heit, MD, FACP, FASAM Assistant Clinical Professor
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Louis Kuritzky, MD+ Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Robert M. McCarron, DO Associate Professor
Director, Integrated Medicine and Psychiatry Education
Director, Pain Psychiatry
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Internal Medicine
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, California

Lisa M. Peters, MN, RN-BC** Clinical Nurse Specialist | Pain
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Washington

Michael Rabovsky, MD** Department Chair
Family Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Edwin Salsitz, MD Medical Director
Office-Based Opioid Therapy
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
New York, New York

Michelle Sexton, ND Medical Research Director
Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy
Seattle, WA
San Diego, California

David J. Tauben, MD, FACP+ Chief of Pain Medicine
Hughes M. & Katherine G. Black Endowed Professor
Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain
University of Washington Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Mark Steven Wallace, MD* Pain Management Specialist
Chair, Division of Pain Medicine
UC San Diego Health
San Diego, California

David A. Williams, PhD President, American Pain Society
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP, FAANP + Owner and Family Nurse Practitioner
Wright & Associates Family Healthcare, PLLC
Bedford, New Hampshire

+Indicates planning committee member
** Planning Committee only
*invited faculty