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Pain Education Conference Presentations

Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch free videos of past Summit events.

  Photo credit: Amitava Sarkar

Photo credit: Amitava Sarkar


Each single video presentation is 19.99 and includes:

  • 45 min. presentation
  • Screenshots of all slides used in presentation
  • Q&A after each presentation
  • List of references to support the presentation
  • Slides (if released by presenter) & handouts (if applicable)

How does this work?

  • Watch anytime on any device
  • All videos are in streaming format so will require Internet access
  • Pass code to access your video/s will be found on your order receipt underneath the product name
  • When you have received your pass code, go to this link (which is also found on your receipt):
  • No refunds are given once order has been placed b/c you receive the password for viewing immediately. No exceptions. 


Order a full year set. Click on each tab to access the full list of presenters & titles for that year.


Click on titles of each presentation to watch a clip from the presentation & read speaker bio

  Photo credit: Carolyn Silvernail

Photo credit: Carolyn Silvernail

Pain Science Clinical Applications & Frameworks

The following presentations are from clinicians who share how they apply pain research and frameworks developed from research directly into their clinical practice.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Alison Sim (2016)

Practical Pain Science In The Clinic by Sandy Hilton, DPT (2016)

Cognitive Functional Therapy by Keynote Peter O'Sullivan, Dip Physio, Post Grad Dip Manip Ther, Ph.D., FACP, APAM (Keynote: 2017)

Making Sense Out of Exercise and Pain by Roderick Henderson, PT, ScD, OCS, CSCS (2017)

Stepping Away From Exercise And Towards Movement by Ben Cormack (2017)

Implementing Pain Science Education Into Clinical Practice by Mark Milligan, PT, DPT, CERT TPS, OCS, FAAOMPT (2018)

Pregnancy≠ Pain by Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, MS, WCS CERT, MDT, RYT (2018)

When Biomechanics DOESN'T Matter: A Choose Your Own Adventure Lecture by Greg Lehman, DC, MSCPT (2018)


  Photo credit: Carolyn Silvernail

Photo credit: Carolyn Silvernail


Presentations that cover how we can discuss pain science with our colleagues and/or using pain education with our patients.

Getting From "Perhaps" To "Yes": Motivation, Confidence And Communication by Bronnie Thompson, Ph.D. (2016)

Clinicians Get Creative Created by Paul Lagerman, BSc NZRP (aka TNP) and presented at the Summit by Bronnie Thompson, Ph.D. (2017)

Collaboration Forum: Facilitating Professional Dialogue with moderator Karen Litzy, PT, DPT and guests Ben Cormack, Jason Silvernail, DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT, Jonathan Fass, PT, DPT, CSCS, and Nick Tumminello (2017)

The Patient's Story- The Science Behind The Story by Mark Kargela, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT (2018)

More Than Words: How Can We Help People Express Their Experience Of Pain? by Mike Stewart, MCSP, SRP, MSC, PG CERT (2018)

The Pain Truth & Nothing But: Simplifying Pain Education by Bahram Jam, D.SC.PT, M.PHTY, B.SC.PT, FCAMT (2018)

  Photo credit: Carolyn Silvernail

Photo credit: Carolyn Silvernail

Pain Research

Scientists present their current pain research.

Placebo and Nocebo: Different Contexts, Different Pains by Fabrizio Benedetti, Ph.D. (2016)

Willingness to Have Pain & Commitment to Valued Living in Chronic Pain by Kevin Vowles, Ph.D. (2016)

Birth & Death Of The Pain Engram by Melissa Farmer, Ph.D. (2017)

Pain In Mice & Man: Ironic Adventures In Translation by Jeffrey Mogil, Ph.D. (2017)

The Brain In Chronic Pain by A. Vania Apkarian, BSC, MSC, Ph.D. (2018)

Fear In Chronic Pain: Mechanisms & Effective Treatment by Laura Simons, Ph.D. and special guest Rikard Wicksell, Ph.D. (2018)

 Photo credit: Carolyn Silvernail

Photo credit: Carolyn Silvernail

Essential Sciences

Presentations covering the essential sciences.

Clinical Application Of The Pain Paradigm: Challenging The Challenge by Michael Shacklock, Dip Physio, MAppSC, FACP (2016)

Negotiating The Evidence Maze In Persistent Pain by Neil O'Connell, Ph.D., MSC (Keynote: 2018)

 Photo credit: Carolyn Silvernail

Photo credit: Carolyn Silvernail


Self Care for the Clinician

Presentations to help clinicians learn self care

Cultivating Mindfulness And Compassion In Our Lives by Nicholas Karayannis, MPT, Ph.D. (2018)

"That's all very interesting but my pain is real" -- Serenity Amidst Pushback by Chris Caldwell, D.O. (2018)

  Photo credit: Rajam Roose

Photo credit: Rajam Roose

Free Presentations

The following presentations were released for free to help give an idea of what the San Diego Pain Summit is about. There are no plans to release any future Summit presentations for free viewing.

2017 Summit Presentations

A Tree Falls In A Forest: Improving Pain Science Communication by Jonathan Fass, PT, DPT, CSCS (2017)

Panel: Psychosocial Influences On Pain & Its Treatment with Beth Darnall, Ph.D., Leonie Koban, Ph.D., & Christopher Moyer, Ph.D. and chaired by Jeffrey Mogil, Ph.D.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: The Missing Link In Persistent LBP? by Carolyn Vandyken, BHSc (PT), Cred MDT, CCMA

2016 Summit Presentations

Insights On Movement From A Feldenkrais Perspective by Todd Hargrove

The Professionalism Of Massage Therapy Through Integration With Pain Science by Ravensara Travillian, Ph.D.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers - 30 min Q&A with Keynote Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D.

2015 Summit Presentations

Crossing The Chasm: Integrating Pain Science & Finding Your Way by Jason Silvernail, DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT

Multi-Model Approach To Pain In An HMO Environment by Kara Barnett, MPT, PT, OCS

Making Progress In The Face Of Uncertain Pain by Eric Kruger, DPT, Ph.D.

Novel Movement Opportunities by Cory Blickenstaff, PT, MS, OCS

The M.I.P. Algorithm: A Clinically Applicable Bio-Psycho-Social Model For Motor Control by Joe Brence, PT, DPT, COMT, FAAOMPT, DAC

Neurodynamics From The Top Down by John Ware, PT

Making Connections: Manual Therapy For The Nervous System In Pain by Diane Jacobs, PT (2015)

Simple Contact: Role Of Instinct To Self Correct by Barrett Dorko, PT

Stories From The Clinic: What I Wished I Had Known About Pain Science When I Started Out by Ravensara Travillian, Ph.D.

Yoga As A Vehicle For Pain Science Education by Neil Pearson, MSc, BScPT, BA-BPHE, CYT, RYT500