Welcome back to the San Diego Pain Summit for another great year!
The San Diego Pain Summit is an international professional conference providing up-to-the-minute research in pain science and guiding participants in how to think critically as new research becomes available.
We're in our fourth year of empowering clinicians to continue effectively treating people in pain in their clinical practice with a solid knowledge base and theoretical frameworks.
The information being presented is based on the most current pain research and isn’t tied to one particular reasoning or approach. Attendees will walk away with a wealth of pain science research knowledge and clinical applications without being dependent on a specific modality or treatment protocol.
Scroll down the page for the speakers and workshops for the 2018 San Diego Pain Summit.
Speakers & Special Guests
Speakers & Special Guests
Feb. 10 & 11
600.00 (conference only)
575.00 (if taking additional workshop)
During this 90 minute panel, attendees will learn about the pain patient perspective from the experiences of the following panelists. These special guests all participate in various outreach and other platforms to help patients and clinicians have a better understanding of pain.
Click on titles for more detail about each course.
Feb. 6 & 7
2 Day Workshops
Making Sense of the Evidence with Neil O'Connell
This 2 day workshop is designed for current clinicians and aims to enable participants to become better users of clinical effectiveness research. The course will explain and cut-through the jargon of trials and systematic reviews and offer a framework for critically appraising these types of research papers.
The broad aim is that participants will develop the skills to go beyond the abstract of a paper and be able to make detailed and informed judgements regarding the validity and results of trials and systemic reviews and to consider what those results might mean to their practice.
The workshop will consist of a mix of lectures and workshops. For the workshops, prior to the course, participants will be directed to contemporary open-access trials and systematic reviews (titles TBC) to read. These will be critically discussed using a critical appraisal tool in small groups followed by a large group discussion. At all times the emphasis will be on keeping the process clinically relevant, fun, and interactive.
Pelvic Health (non-internal) with Dr. Sandy Hilton & Carolyn Vandyken
Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) can include hypertonic and hypotonic muscle problems. It is not all about kegels! How can you tell if your patient is over-recruiting their pelvic floor if you cannot do an internal exam? Not all clinicians want to perform this type of exam, or it may not be in your scope of practice.
Learn what the evidence says about linking pelvic floor dysfunction to chronic low back pain, pelvic girdle pain and hip pain, and learn what you can do about it in your practice. Help your patients to regain control of these important muscles! Sexual function and bladder/bowel function are arguably some of the most important activities of daily living that your patients need to recover.
Don't let your discomfort be the barrier for your patient's recovery; we will make it fun and non-threatening! This course is open to all health care professionals. No prerequisites required. Pants on course!! No internals required!
Feb. 8 & 9
2 Day Workshops
Know Pain with Mike Stewart
This course explores a cutting edge, patient centered approach using a variety of practical learning methods to help your patients make sense and overcome their pain. It provides a range of practical applications and innovative learning methods to take into your clinic for immediate results. The course content blends a wide range of contemporary evidence from both educational and healthcare literature.
Reconciling Biomechanics with Greg Lehman
This 2-day course is geared toward the health care provider and fitness professional. With emerging research there is often the feeling that a traditional approach needs to be wholly discarded. Instead, this course helps the therapist to integrate the pain science and biopsychosocial model of pain with traditional biomechanical techniques.
The course simplifies many of those techniques and distills the most relevant and important aspects of those techniques for pain resolution and injury management. An emphasis is placed on exercise prescription, symptom modification and graded exposure for injury management and simple techniques to start addressing the psychosocial aspects that influence both pain and performance.
3.5 Hr Workshop
for patients/general public
Pain Toolkit with Pete Moore
This workshop is specifically for patients within the general public who would like to learn how to manage their chronic pain.