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About the 2018 Kauai Pain Conference

Pain Management Today, Tomorrow, and 2020

Pain affects more lives than those affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined.

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, with exceptional content presented by national leaders in pain medicine, patient safety, community health, and the regulatory environment.

Earn up to 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

SpectrumCare designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Approved for ABA MOCA 2.0®: Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ Program, Medical Knowledge & Patient Safety CME. Attend the conference, participate in the education, and we'll send your MOC CME directly to the ABA on your behalf.

Quality CME

Over 2/3 of 2017 attendees rate this event as the best CME activity they've attended in the last year.


Access to industry leaders and experts from a diverse cross-section of pain management.

Government and Policy

Active participation by government officials with an interest in pain medicine, policy and systems change.


The latest information delivered by leading experts from across the country.

2018's Faculty

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Beth Darnall, PhD
Clinical Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine
Josh Green, MD
Lieutenant Governor of Hawai'i; Medical Director, Hawaii IPA
Sean Mackey, MD, PhD
Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine and Redlich Professor of Anesthesiology,  Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Neurosciences and Neurology,  Stanford University
Amy Corliss, MD
Chief of Staff and Medical Director, Palliative Care and Patient Safety and Quality at Wilcox Memorial Hospital
Timothy Lubenow, MD
Program Director, Section of Pain, Department of Anesthesiology, Rush University Medical Center
Scott J. Miscovich, MD
Chairman, Hawaii Narcotics Policy Work Group; President & Founder, Premier Medical Group Hawaii; Member, Legislative Policy Committee of the Hawaii Medical Association
Geri Young, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Kaua'i Medical Clinic
John Hatheway, MD
Owner of Northwest Pain Care, Inc.
Robert Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, FACN, DAAPM
Director of Pain Management, Scripps Center For Integrative Medicine; Past President, Academy of Integrative Pain Management
Anne Dempsey, MD
Section Chief for Primary Care, Kaua‘i Medical Clinic
Gerald McKenna, MD
Psychiatrist and Founder of McKenna Recovery Center; Board of Directors, Wilcox Hospital; Past President, Hawaii Medical Association
Avinash Ramchandani, MD, MBA
Pain Management Specialist, Redwood Pain Institute
Ramesh M. Singa, MD, MHS
Pain Management Specialist, Napa Pain Institute
Daniel S. Choi, MD, MBA
Lead Physician, Spine & Pain Center of Kaua'i
Kerry Bradley
Senior Director of Research, Nevro Corp
Jeffrey S. Wang, MD
Physician, Honolulu Pain Management Clinic, LLC; President, Hawaii Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA
Conference Director

Dr. Grigsby is the Founder and Medical Director of the Napa Pain Institute in Napa, California, and the Spine and Pain Center of Kauai. He continues to practice as a board certified Pain Physician, and is among the world’s clinical leaders in the field of neuromodulation. Dr. Grigsby is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurovations, a clinical research and education company specializing in pain and neurologic disease. A graduate of Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Biology and Economics, he then completed medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, and completed residency training in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received his Masters in Business Administration in Health Sector Management from Duke University.

Kaua'i Marriott Resort
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Hawai'i

Warm island hospitality meets the idyllic location of the Garden Isle at Kaua'i Marriott Resort. Uniquely situated on Kalapaki Bay, our Kauai beach resort invites guests to soak up island adventures with a variety of recreational activities, one of the largest family friendly pools in Hawaii and 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf at the adjacent Hokuala Golf Course. Guests seeking relaxation can indulge in some tropical tranquility at our full-service spa or escape to our elegantly appointed guest rooms, many of which offer spectacular views and balconies. As one of the premier business and wedding hotels on Kauai, we offer 27,758 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space, complete with sophisticated touches designed to inspire. Whether traveling on business or leisure, make your stay one to remember when you book Kaua'i Marriott Resort, a leader in style and service among hotels in Kaua’i, Hawaii.

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Continuing Medical Education Information

2018 Accreditation Statement


SpectrumCare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SpectrumCare designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians of Osteopathy

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as AOA 2-B credit.

Nurse Practioner

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. SpectrumCare is accredited to provide CME for physicians and will provide nurse practitioners who successfully complete each activity with a certificate of participation indicating the activity was designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Nurse Practitioners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

However, please be mindful that certain states have their own rules and regulations for what they find acceptable as Continuing Nursing Education Activities (CNE’s). Please check with your state governing body to be sure the CME is acceptable. State licensure and state certification are entirely separate and distinct from registration or certification.

Clinical Nurse Specialists and Registered Nurse

Nurses may claim credit for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in most states, for up to 50 percent of the nursing requirements for recertification. Please check with the state association where you are licensed for more information.

Physician Assistants

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.

MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.

This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.