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Conference Presentations Schedule

This schedule is for the 2 days of conference presentations and does not include the workshop days/times. All events (including workshops) will be held at:

The Dana On Mission Bay Resort (Ballroom)

1710 W Mission Bay Dr.

San Diego, California 92109

Please read the Summit Refund Policy carefully.

February 10 & 11 - 2 day San Diego Pain Summit conference

1.05 CPTA CEU's



The information in this conference is delivered in lecture format at the intermediate level.


Upon completion of attending this conference, the participant will be able to:

1. Integrate the use of patient pain education within various pain management protocols.

2. Identify how to interpret results when examining research for clinical use.

3. Describe current research on the treatment of pain related fear and catastrophizing.

4. Examine clinical communication skills when working with patients within a pain management program. 

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the experience of pain and working within a pain management program from the perspective of the patient.  



February 10

8:30am : Keynote Neil O'Connell, PhD, MSc - Negotiating The Evidence Maze In Persistent Pain

9: 15 am: Q&A

9:30 am: Break

9:45 am: Mark Milligan, PT, DPT, Cert TPS, OCS, FAAOMPT - Implementing Pain Science Education into Clinical Practice

10:15 am: Q&A

10:30 am: Break

10:45 am: Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, MS, WCS Cert. MDT, RYT - Pregnancy≠ Pain

11:15 pm: Q&A

11:30 - 1:30 pm: Lunch (not provided, restaurant onsite)

1:30 pm: Greg Lehman, DC, MScPT - Targets of Exercise Prescription:  Why Getting Strong Might Be Wrong

2:15 pm: Q&A

2:30 pm: Break

2:45 pm: Laura Simons, Ph.D. w/special guest Dr. Rikard Wicksell - Catastrophizing & Fear In Chronic Pain: Mechanisms & Effective Treatment

3:45 pm: Q&A

4 pm: Break

4:15 pm: Mike Stewart MCSP SRP MSc PG Cert - More Than Words: How Can We Help People Express Their Experience Of Pain?

5 pm: Q&A

February 11

8:30 am: A. Vania Apkarian, BSc, MSc, Ph.D. - The Brain in Chronic Pain

9:15 am: Q&A

9:30 am: Break

9:45 am: Pain: The Patient's Perspective moderator Alison Sim. Guests panelists: Joletta Belton, Erin Jackson, & Pete Moore

10:30 am: Q&A

10:45 am: Break

11 am: Bahram Jam, D.Sc.PT, M.PHty, B.Sc.PT, FCAMT - The Pain Truth & Nothing But: Simplifying Pain Education

11:45 am: Q&A

12 pm - 2 pm: Lunch (not provided, restaurant onsite)

2 pm: Nicholas V. Karayannis, MPT, Ph.D. - Mindfulness Based Physical Therapy: Approaching Our Practice with Humility and Curiosity

2:45 pm: Q&A

3:00 pm: Break

3:15 - pm: Mark Kargela, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT - The Patient's Story - The Science Behind the Story

4:15 pm: Break

4:30 pm: Chris Caldwell, D.O. - "That's all very interesting, but my pain is real"   - What Do I Do When I Get Pushback?

5:15 pm: Q&A