Intensive Update in Pain Management


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Intensive Update in Pain Management is for all medical professionals who want to acquire knowledge in pain management to incorporate into their daily practice. This review program offers recent advancements in the field of pain medicine. Led by Richard W. Rosenquist, MD. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by ACCME to keep physicians abreast of the latest clinical developments.

You will become eligible to outline strategies to provide affordable pain care. So, expand your knowledge with this unbiased, evidence-based content and in-depth discussion by getting online, audio or video access. Earn 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Topics/ Speakers are-

The Fundamentals

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation – Mechanism of Action – Ricardo Vallejo, MD, PhD
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Neck and Arm Pain – Following Cervical Fusion – Thomas Mroz, MD
  • Sacroiliac Joint RFA: Indications, Better Technique, Better Outcomes? – David “DJ” Kennedy, MD
  • Cervical Spine Surgery: Watchful Waiting vs. Decompression – Thomas Mroz, MD
  • New Algorithm for Treatment of Chronic Abdominal Pain – Leo Kapural, MD, PhD
  • Core Stability – David “DJ” Kennedy, MD
  • Panel Discussion/Question and Answer

Regulatory, Billing and Ethical Challenges in Pain Practice

  • Neuromodulation – Will Overuse Kill the Technology? – Timothy R. Deer, MD
  • Effective Payer Negotiations – Damean Freas, DO
  • CPT and RUC: How is a Code Created and Get Value? – Richard W. Rosenquist, MD
  • Effective Billing for Neuromodulation Procedures – Robert Bolash, MD
  • Medical and Ethical Concerns in Billing – Damean Freas, DO

Emerging Pharmacological and Interventional Treatment

  • Basivertebral Nerve Ablation for Chronic Vertebrogenic Back Pain – David “DJ” Kennedy, MD
  • The ReActiv8 Trial – Christopher J. Gilligan, MD
  • CGRP Antagonists – MaryAnn Mays, MD
  • Nerve Growth Factor – Mark S. Wallace, MD
  • 7 as a Pharmacogenomic Target for Pain – Robert Bolash, MD

Neuromodulation: Effective Utilization of Targets, Techniques, and Devices

  • Neurostimulation: From Inception to the Future – Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD
  • Tonic Stimulation – Ricardo Vallejo, MD, PhD
  • Burst Stimulation – Timothy R. Deer, MD
  • High Frequency Stimulation – Leo Kapural, MD, PhD
  • Feedback Modified Stimulation – Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery – Robert Bolash, MD
  • Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation – Timothy R. Deer, MD

Neuromodulation: Changing Paradigms and Devices: How Do I Choose the Best One for My Patient?

  • Matching the Diagnosis and the Technique/Device for the Best Patient Outcome – A Case Discussion with the Experts – Nagy Mekhail, MD, PhD
  • Panel Discussion/Question and Answer

The Opioid Crisis

  • Buprenorphine: A Viable Alternative? – Robert Bolash, MD
  • Pharmacogenomics: Fad or the Future? – Jennifer Hockings, PharmD, PhD
  • Evolving Role of Pain Physicians in Identifying and Treating Opioid Use Disorder – Richard W. Rosenquist, MD
  • Opioid Stewardship at the Enterprise Level – Christopher J. Gilligan, MD
  • FDA Approved Direct to Consumer Pharmacogenomic Testing: How Do I Respond? – Jennifer Hockings, PharmD, PhD

Ketamine for Pain Medicine

  • Ketamine for Chronic Pain – Samuel Samuel, MD
  • Ketamine for Acute Pain – Sree Kolli, MD
  • Ketamine: Miracle Drug or Latest Fad? – Teresa Dews, MD
  • Contraindications to Ketamine Treatment – Samuel Samuel, MD
  • Non-Pain Related Applications of Ketamine – Christopher J. Gilligan, MD
  • Ketamine for CRPS – Jijun Xu, MD, PhD
  • Panel Discussion/Question and Answer

Medical Marijuana

  • Role of Cannabinoids in Chronic Pain Treatment – Mark S. Wallace, MD
  • Adverse Effects of Cannabinoids – Scott Petersen, PA-C
  • Oils, Edibles, Smoking, and Vaping: How Do You Decide? – Mark S. Wallace, MD


  • Evaluating the Headache Patient: When is Imaging Indicated? – Imanuel R. Lerman, MD
  • Rational Approach to Pharmacological Migraine Treatment – MaryAnn Mays, MD
  • Interventional Approaches to Headache Management – Samuel Samuel, MD
  • Adverse Effects of Pharmacological Treatments – MaryAnn Mays, MD
  • Panel Discussion/Question and Answer
Intensive Update in Pain Management
Intensive Update in Pain Management


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