Full Agenda


Pain Care for Primary Care (PCPC) 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017 (Orlando)
Friday, November 17, 2017 (San Francisco)

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast/Exhibits
8:05 – 8:15 AM Program Overview
Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA
8:15 – 9:00 AM Diagnosis and Assessment: Performing a Comprehensive Workup for Sudden Onset, Chronic
and Acute Pain

Robert M. McCarron, DO
9:00 – 9:45 AM Cancer Related Pain – What is the Primary Care Physician to Do?
David J. Tauben, MD, FACP (November)
David Copenhaver, MD, MPH* (August)
9:45 – 10:15 AM "AMPS": A Quick, Effective Approach to the Primary Care Chronic Pain / Psychiatric Interview
Robert M. McCarron, DO
10:15 – 10:45 AM Break/Exhibits
10:45 – 11:30 AM Medical Marijuana, Clinical Practice Guidelines and Regulations
Mark Steven Wallace, MD*
11:30 – 12:15 PM Psychological and Behavioral Approaches to Pain
David A. Williams PhD
12:15 – 12:30 PM Q&A/Panel
12:30 – 1:45 PM Luncheon Symposium
1:45 – 2:15 PM Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall
2:15 – 3:00 PM Headaches and Migraines: Effective Treatment Approaches
Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP, FAANP
3:00 – 3:30 PM CRPS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Paul Christo, MD
3:30 – 4:15 PM Osteoarthritis: A Comprehensive Update
Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP, FAANP
4:15 – 4:30 PM Break/Exhibit Hall
4:30 – 5:15 PM TelePain Medicine from the Primary Care Perspective
David J. Tauben, MD, FACP (November)
David Copenhaver, MD, MPH* (August)
5:15 – 5:45 PM Addressing the Big 3 Adverse Effects of Opioids: Constipation, Nausea & Vomiting, and Pruritus
Chris Herndon, Pharm D
Louis Kuritsky, MD
5:45 – 6:00 PM Q&A Panel
6:00 PM Adjourn for Evening

Friday, August 4, 2017 (Orlando)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 (San Francisco)

7:10 – 8:10 AM Breakfast Symposium
8:10 – 8:15 am Welcome Back
Louis Kuritsky, MD
8:15 – 9:00 AM Update on Non–Opioid Analgesics and Adjuvants
– Acetaminophen Pros and Cons
– NSAIDs Pros and Cons
– Muscle Relaxants/Antidepressants/Anti–seizure/Anti–Anxiety Medications

Robert M. McCarron, DO
Chris Herndon, PharmD
9:00 – 9:45 AM Interventional Approaches for Pain: Traditional and Emerging Techniques, including Nerve Blocks,
Denervation, Neurostimulation, and Pain Pumps

Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA
9:45 – 10:00 AM Q&A Panel
10:00 – 10:30 AM Break/Exhibits
10:30 – 12:30 PM Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practices, Changing Lives
(Collaboration for REMS Education)
David E. J. Bazzo, MD
  • Why Prescriber Education is important
  • Assessing Patients for Treatment with ER/LA Opioid Analgesic Therapy
  • Initiating Therapy, Modifying Dosing, & Discontinuing Use of ER/LA Opioid Analgesics
  • Managing Therapy with ER/LA Opioid Analgesics
  • Counseling Patients & Caregivers About the Safe Use of ER/LA Analgesics
12:30 – 1:45 PM Luncheon Symposium
1:45 – 2:15 PM Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall
2:15 – 3:15 PM Primary Care Approaches to the Unexpected Urine Drug Test Result
Howard A. Heit, MD, FACP, FASAM
3:15 – 4:00 PM Treating Common Low Back Problems
David E. J. Bazzo, MD
4:00 – 4:15 PM Stretch Break
4:15 – 4:45 PM Chronic and Acute Pain, Chronic Opioids – Is My Patient Addicted?
Edwin Salsitz, MD
4:45 – 5:30 PM Debate: Should We Be Prescribing Opioids for Pain Management?
Moderator: David E. J. Bazzo, MD
Panel: Paul Christo, MD; Edwin Salsitz, MD; Louis Kuritzky, MD;
plus Physical Therapist (TBD)
5:30 – 6:00 PM The Role of Naloxone:
  • Reversing Opioid Overdose
  • Prescribing Naloxone Routinely to Patients on High Doses of Opioids
  • Use in Combination with Buprenorphine
Edwin Salsitz, MD
6:00 PM Adjourn for Evening

Saturday, August 5, 2017 (Orlando)
Sunday, November 19, 2017 (San Francisco)

7:00 AM Breakfast
7:10 – 8:10 AM Breakfast Symposium
8:15 – 9:15 AM Back Pain Case Study: A Patient’s Journey – Perspectives from a Primary Care Physician,
a Physical Therapist, and a Surgeon

Primary Care Physician: Louis Kuritzky, MD
Physical Therapist: Jason M. Beneciuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH, FAAOMPT
Surgeon: Allan J Belzberg MD, FRCSC*
9:15 – 10:00 AM Special Populations:
  • The Inherited Patient
    Howard Heit, MD
  • The Obese Patient
    Edwin Salsitz, MD
  • The Patient with a History of Substance Use Disorder
    Howard Heit, MD
  • Q&A Panel
10:00 – 10:15 AM Stretch Break
10:15 – 11:00 AM A Clinical Conversation: Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
David E. J. Bazzo, MD
11:00 – 11:30 AM Managing Pain with the Help of a Physical Therapist
Jason M. Beneciuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH, FAAOMPT
11:30 – 12:00 PM Opioid- Induced Hypogonadism
Louis Kuritsky, MD
12:00 – 12:30 PM Q&A Panel
12:30 PM 2017 PCPC Adjourns
2:00 – 6:00 Optional, P.E.P Practice Management Program(Additional fee required)

Invited*