The American Society of  Interventional Pain Physicians
81 Lakeview Drive, Paducah, KY 42001

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© 2020 American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians


    7:00 am – 5:00 pm           REGISTRATION
    6:30 am – 7:50 am           BREAKFAST – Presentation Sponsored by Avanos (non-CME)

    8:00 am – 3:30 pm          GENERAL SESSION
    8:00 am – 8:10 am           Introduction – Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD
    8:10 am – 9:00 am           Marketing for Success in Tough Times: Hope or Hype? –

                                             Randy Alvarez, The Wellness HourKeynote
    9:00 am – 9:30 am           
    9:30 am – 10:20 am        SESSION CHAIR  |  Sudhir Diwan, MD
    9:30 am – 9:35 am           Session Introduction – Sudhir Diwan, MD, President, ASIPP®
    9:35 am – 9:43 am           Women in IPM –
Helen Blake, MD – President-Elect, Society of Women

                                             Innovators in Pain Management
    9:43 am – 9:51 am           ASIPP® and Texas Pain Society Collaboration –

                                             Brian Bruel, MD, President, Texas Pain Society
    9:51 am – 10:00 am         Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers

                                             Amol Soin, MD – President, SIPMS
    10:00 am – 10:10 am       The Past and Present of ASIPP
®’s Role in IPM – Sudhir Diwan, MD – President, ASIPP®
    10:10 am – 10:20 am       Looking Forward to the Future: Building on the Present

                                             Harold Cordner, MD - President-Elect

AM2020 Meeting Schedule

    10:20 am – 12:00 pm       Raj-Racz Distinguished Lecture Series
                                              SESSION CHAIR | Aaron Calodney, MD
    10:20 am – 10:30 am        Introduction to Raj-Racz Distinguished Lecture Series – Aaron Calodney, MD
    10:30 am – 11:15 am        Excellence in IPM: Overcoming Obstacles, Opportunities, and Strategies
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MDKeynote  
    11:15 am – 12:00 pm        Advances and Excellence in Neuromodulation: Opportunities in New Health
                                              Care Millennium –
Konstantin Slavin, MD, PhDKeynote

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm          LUNCH –Presentation Sponsored by Medtronic (non-CME)
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm           SESSION CHAIR 
|  Sudhir Diwan, MD
    1:00 pm – 1:30 pm            Managing Difficult Patients in the Era of Social Media – Devi Nampiaparampil, MD
    1:30 pm – 2:00 pm            Managing Physician Burnout – Jodie Thompson, RN, ARM, CPHRM
    2:00 pm – 2:15 pm            ABIPP: Why Another Board Certification? Hope and Hype – Andrea Trescot, MD
    2:15 pm – 2:30 pm            The History and Future of ASIPP – Gabor Racz, MD and Amol Soin, MD
    2:30 pm – 3:00 pm            Supplements and Hormone Therapy for Chronic Pain – Matt Andry, MD
    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm            BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS




    3:30 pm – 4:00 pm            Visceral Pain and SCS
                                              Panel Chair:
Jonathan Carlson, MD
                                              Panel: Mayank Gupta, MD; Robert Bolash, MD; Ricardo Vallejo, MD, PhD
    4:00 pm – 4:30 pm            Choosing the Optimal Device
                                              Panel Chair:
Konstantin Slavin, MD
                                              Panel: Jonathan Carlson, MD; Tim Deer; MD; Ricardo Vallejo, MD, PhD
    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm            Intrathecal Infusion: Choosing Optimal Drugs
                                              Panel Chair:
Tim Deer, MD
                                              Panel: Robert Bolash, MD; Amol Soin, MD; Mahendra Sanapati, MD
    5:00 pm – 5:30 pm            Escalating Utilization of Neuromodulation Techniques
                                              Panel Chair:
Amol Soin, MD
                                              Panel: Jonathan Carlson, MD; Tim Deer, MD; Mayank Gupta, MD


    3:30 pm – 4:00 pm            The Relevance of FDA Regulations for Regenerative Medicine
                                              Panel Chair:
Steve Aydin, DO
                                              Panel: Joseph Cabaret, MD; Sheldon Jordan, MD; Annu Navani, MD
    4:00 pm – 4:30 pm            MSCs for Spinal Pain
                                              Panel Chair:
Sudhir Diwan, MD
                                              Panel: Sheri Albers, DO; Sairam Atluri, MD; Sheldon Jordan, MD; Aaron Calodney, MD
    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm            Who Should be Performing Regenerative Medicine?
                                              Panel Chair:
Annu Navani, MD
                                              Panel: Sairam Atluri, MD; Joseph Cabaret, MDSheldon Jordan, MD
    5:00 pm – 5:30 pm            Non-Approved Biologics: Controversies and Consequences
                                              Panel Chair:
Sheldon Jordan, MD
                                              Panel: Sheri Albers, DO; Sairam Atluri, MD; Steve Aydin, DO


    3:30 pm – 4:00 pm            Considerations of Opioid Use and Abuse
                                              Panel Chair:
Andrea Trescot, MD
                                              Panel: Hans Hansen, MD; Sanford Silverman, MD; Christopher Gharibo, MD
    4:00 pm – 4:30 pm            Abuse Deterrent Technologies
                                              Panel Chair:
Christopher Gharibo, MD
                                              Panel: Harold Cordner, MD; Hans Hansen, MD; Sanford Silverman, MD
    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm            Dealing with Difficult Patients
                                              Panel Chair:
Hans Hansen, MD
                                              Panel: Christopher Gharibo, MD; Devi Nampiaparampil MD; Andrea Trescot, MD
    5:00 pm – 5:30 pm            Opioid Prescribing: Protecting Your Practice and Patients
                                              Panel Chair:
Sanford Silverman, MD
                                              Panel: Hans Hansen, MD, Vanila Singh, MD; Harold Cordner, MD


    3:30 pm – 4:00 pm            Surviving an Audit
                                              Panel Chair:
Vicki Myckowiak, Esq
                                              Panel: Judi Blaszczyk, RN, CPC; Scott Grubman, JD; Amy Turner, RN, CPC    
    4:00 pm – 4:30 pm            Incident to Services
                                              Panel Chair:
Vicki Myckowiak, Esq
                                              Panel: Judi Blaszczyk, RN, CPC; Amy Turner, RN, CPC; David Vaughn, Esq, CPC
    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm            Modifier 25
                                              Panel Chair:
David Vaughn, Esq, CPC
                                              Panel: Judi Blaszczyk, RN, CPC; Vicki Myckowiak, Esq; Amy Turner, RN, CPC
    5:00 pm – 5:30 pm            Handling Denials
                                              Panel Chair:
Scott Grubman, Esq
                                              Panel: Judi Blaszczyk, RN, CPC; Vicki Myckowiak, Esq; David Vaughn, Esq, CPC


    3:30 pm – 4:00 pm            Starting an Endoscopic Decompression Practice
                                              Panel Chair:
Jason Capra, MD
                                              Panel: Craig Flinders, MD; Vivek Mahendru, MD; Kent Remley, MD
    4:00 pm – 4:30 pm            Managing Your Complications
                                              Panel Chair:
Sukdeb Datta, MD
                                              Panel: Jason Capra, MD; Kent Remley, MD; Doug Spiel, MD
    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm            New Horizons in Minimally Invasive Surgery
                                               Panel Chair:
Baher Yanni, MD
                                              Panel: Vivek Mahendru, MD; Jason Capra, MD; Doug Spiel, MD
    5:00 pm – 5:30 pm            Endoscopic Spine Surgery in the Elderly
                                              Panel Chair:
Kent Remley, MD
                                              Panel: Craig Flinders, MD; Doug Spiel, MD; Sukdeb Datta, MD


     6:30 am – 8:30 am
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    3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm