Pain Science Conference FAQ


 How do I register for the Summit?

Registration is easy! Click the items you would like to order and the registration form will pop up for you at checkout. Click here to go to registration pagePlease note that registration fees are not accepted at the door for presentations or the workshops. Online registration closes on Feb. 5th.

All events are "a-la-carte", meaning that they are each sold separately. If you take a workshop, you can receive $25 off your Summit admission price.

~ If you are a physical therapy student or a 1st year practitioner, you can attend the 2 days of presentations for only $200. Learn how to claim the student registration.


What are the dates for the 2018 Summit?

The 2018 Summit is a week-long event. Dates for workshops and presentations are as follows:

Feb. 6 - 9: workshops

Feb. 10 & 11: presentations.


What does registration include?

It depends on which event you want to attend, each event is purchased separately. If you are taking a workshop, you get a discount on the conference presentations. The workshops and presentations are separate events.

You are not required to attend the 2 day conference portion to take a workshop and vice versa.


Can I register at the door?

Registration is not taken at the door, this is because all names must be accounted for before the event starts so that lanyards, padfolios, and check in lists are ready on the first day.

The Summit is mostly managed by one person (with volunteer help on the days of) and it is easier for organization if registration is made in advance.

>> Online registration ends at 11:59am PST on Feb. 5, 2018


Can you offer student discounts?

Yes! There is an offer for students of physical therapy and 1st year physical therapy practitioners. This offer allows for 30 seats to be sold for only $200. If you are a PT student or a 1st year clinician, click here to learn more about this offer.


Are there continuing education credits?

For the 2018 Summit there is continuing education approved by the following:

  • California Physical Therapy Association (in-person & the live stream) - 1.05 CEUs
  • National Certification Board Massage & Bodywork (in-person & live stream) - 10 CEs
  • Registered Massage Therapists of British Columbia in-person (live-stream pending) - 14 PD CECs

If you are coming from another state, many state boards allow their members to submit certificates for continuing education. You will need to check with your board.


What is the difference between the Live-Streaming package and the Basic package Videos?

1. Live-Streaming package you get to participate in real time during the conference presentations:

  • Watch all the presentations in real time (event is on Pacific Standard Time, PST)
  • Participate in the Q&A's after each speaker
  • Participate in prize drawings
  • Engage with other viewers in a chat room
  • Get access to the recordings to view at any time, once they have been uploaded after the event
  • Note: in order to obtain CE you must be logged in during all of the presentations

2. Basic Video

  • Recordings only, uploaded on or by Feb. 15th
  • Watch from any device, at any time (WiFi required)


Will the workshops be video taped?

No, only the 2 days of presentations are videoed.


Can I get a refund if I have an emergency and need to cancel my attendance?

The refund policy can be found on the registration form and also in the footer of this website. If you do end up needing to cancel past the refund date, you will be given access to the Live-Stream Package or the Basic Recording package.


What are some materials I can read to prepare for the conference?

The presenters of the San Diego Pain Summit are aware the audience represents a variety of professions and they structure their presentations to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the event. It isn't necessary to study or read anything to get value from the event.

If you would like to watch videos from prior Summits, visit the pain science educational videos page.


Will meals be served?

There are no meals served during the entire conference, except for the Networking Event. There is an on-site restaurant and others are within walking distance.


How can I connect with other attendees for possible hotel/ride share?

There is a Ride/Hotel Share Facebook page, you must be logged in to Facebook to access this page. It is set to private, so you will need to request to join:


Where can I learn about the schedule of events?

A detailed schedule for 2018 has been posted. View and download the 2018 conference schedule here.


Where can I learn about the conference venue?

All information about San Diego, the conference venue, lodging, can be found on this page:


Where can I sign up if I'm interested to speak at a future Summit?

Thank you for your interest! If you would like to be considered as a speaker in the future, please complete the form on this page:

If you haven't attended or watched a prior Summit, it is recommended to order previous years videos to get an idea of what the Summit is about. Videos can be ordered here: