Hawaiian Roots

Founded by Dr. Eric Grigsby upon opening of the Spine and Pain Center of Kaua’i (SPCK), the Kaua’i Pain Conference (KPC) is the winter counterpart to the renowned Napa Pain Conference (NapaPainConference.com).

Since 2015, KPC has become the premiere winter pain meeting.

KPC was the first conference to present the 2016 CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, the 2019 HHS Best Practices in Pain Management Report, and the first pain conference to host a planning session for treating patients with pain during the COVID-19 era. 

Dr. Grigsby in his office
A panel of speakers on the stage

Building a Community

The appropriate assessment and treatment of pain has a far-reaching impact on morbidity, mortality, quality of life, and economics — of individuals, communities, and across the healthcare system.

The Kauai Pain Conference offers a unique forum for sharing advances and standards in pain management and treatment for colleagues in all disciplines of medicine. Our approach to education engages the entire healthcare spectrum. Enjoy exceptional content presented by leaders in pain medicine, patient safety, community health, and the regulatory environment. 

Faculty draws from:

  • Academic medical centers
  • Hospital systems
  • Private practice
  • Medical insurance
  • Government
  • Patient advocacy
  • Military and veterans groups

Collaborative Learning

In addition to clinical content, practice improvement workshops have included Addressing Barriers to Collaborative Care, Improving Referral Practices, Self-Assessments of Practices and Collaborative Problem Solving, When Patient Care is Legislated, and The Role Of Insurance Plans in Chronic Care Management