Conference
Schedule

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Day 1

7:00

Registration Opens
Location: Kaua’i Court Pre-function

Breakfast
Location: Exhibit Hall in Halele’a Salon

7:45

Welcome

8:00

The Progression of Pain Medicine: Observations, Trends & Lessons Learned from 7 Years as Editor-in-Chief of
Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Marc A. Huntoon, MD   Director of Pain Management, VCU Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center

9:00

What Really Matters in the Treatment of Chronic Pain: Significant Signals Revealed through the CHOIR Registry of Real World Patients
Sean Mackey, MD, PhD   Redlich Professor, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine and, by courtesy, of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center

10:00

Break

10:15

The Impacts of Lifestyle Habits on Chronic Pain: Sleep, Fatigue & Catastrophizing
Edgar L. Ross, MD   Director, Pain Management Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

11:45

Targeted Pain Treatment Tools for the Team: How to Treat the Source Instead of the Pain Score
Stephanie G. Vanterpool, MD, MBA   Director, Comprehensive Pain Services, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

12:15

Lunch

2:30

Managing the Impacts of Chronic Pain Upon Sexual Health
Gloria Shurman, PhD   Clinical Psychologist, Scripps Memorial Hospital

3:45

Break

4:00

Transcutaneous & Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Treatment of Low Back Pain
Edgar L. Ross, MD   Director, Pain Management Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

5:30

Welcome Reception Luau
Location: Poolside on Kalapaki Bay

Day 2

7:00

Registration Opens
Location: Kaua’i Court Pre-function

Breakfast
Location: Exhibit Hall in Halele’a Salon

7:45

Welcome

8:45

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) vs. Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Major Joint Pain:
The Pros and Cons of Emerging Therapies

Marc A. Huntoon, MD   Director of Pain Management, VCU Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center

9:30

Hospice & Palliative Care: Managing Challenging Symptoms at End of Life
Meghan Damelio, NP, ANCC   Nurse Practitioner, Spine & Pain Center of Kaua’i

10:00

Break

11:00

Outcomes of the EMPOWER Study: A Multi-State Project Funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Beth Darnall, PhD   Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and, by courtesy, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

11:45

12:30

Lunch

2020 Community Forum: Kūpuna [seniors] Care

“Having reverence for elders is a core value of many cultures. Woven together over the generations, this obligation to honor kūpuna has become a firmly established societal value of Hawai’i.” – 2018 HAH Community Health Needs Assessment

Since 2015, the Community Forum has been a core component of the Kaua’i Pain Conference. These interactive panel discussions are a chance for attendees and experts to discuss, debate, and form strategies to address challenging cases.

2:00

Community Forum
Addressing Isolation: The Impact of Loneliness, Hopelessness, and Boredom on Pain, Endurance and Suffering

2:50

Break

3:00

Community Forum
A Discussion About Aid in Dying & End of Life Care

3:50

Break

4:00

Community Forum
Access to Care: Barriers of Geography, Language, and Poverty

4:45

Education Ends for the Day