Pain Summit Conference About

photo credit: Amitava Sarkar

photo credit: Amitava Sarkar

The San Diego Pain Summit format is linear, affording each participant access to all of the presentations available without having to choose between equally relevant and important topics.

Seating is limited to 200 people and the setting is intimate, allowing ample time to network, discuss the information presented with fellow attendees and presenters who represent a wide diversity of professions, and enjoy the scenery and amenities of Mission Bay.

Speakers and attendees come from all over the world - Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Shanghai, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, and the U.S. - to network and share ideas. The audience represents a diverse group of professionals, including physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, Rolfing, personal training, and more.

The sense of community is another key reason people attend the Summit, and the value of community is fostered and strengthened throughout the Summit through the casual Networking Event, during breaks, and in the hands-on workshops.

Prior and upcoming keynote speakers:

  • Professor Lorimer Moseley (2015)
  • Dr. Robert Sapolsky (2016)
  • Dr. Peter O'Sullivan (2017)
  • Dr. Neil O'Connell (2018)

Order and watch the videos to prior conference events here.

Don’t miss out on the 2018 Summit! Come and see why David Butler (author of The Sensitive Nervous System & co-author Explain Pain), upon hearing about the 2015 Summit, wrote:

We have heard a lot of really good comments about the San Diego Pain Summit. Made me wish I was there.

In relation to a conference, the comments are quite novel – good vibe, full of deep thinking, unassuming and respectful people – people who really want to make a difference
— David Butler, Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI)

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 Rajam Roose is the founder and executive director of the San Diego Pain Summit, LLC.  She currently resides in San Diego where she has recently launched a new venture, Grow Your Massage Business,  to help small business owners learn how to use internet marketing. In her free time she represents San Diego as a local expert for AFAR Media. Rajam has also published a memoir, Travels With A Road Dog: Hitchhiking Along The Roads Of The Americas, a travel narrative documenting 4.5 years she lived hitchhiking and vagabonding in four countries.