Review Covid-19 policies for February 2022
Register Feb 2022

San Diego Pain Summit

9th Annual

Multidisciplinary conference to help clinicians translate pain research into patient centered care

Paradise Point Resort, 1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109

February 22, 2022 - February 27, 2022

Register For 2022

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A must- attend conference for any clinician that helps people in a pain. Not only a stunning line up of industry leaders in evidence-based pain management, but networking and community building activities that will enable you to return to your clinic with new knowledge, tools and contacts to do the best for people recovering from the burden of persisting pain." - Lissanthea Taylor, physical therapist

Multidisciplinary Pain Management Conference

San Diego Pain Summit

The San Diego Pain Summit is an annual conference to help physical therapists, occupational therapists, manual therapists, and other healthcare practitioners:

☀️ Improve communication and listening skills with patients and colleagues.

☀️ Recognize and examine clinical biases.

☀️ Confidence to navigate the complexities of patient's pain experiences.

☀️ Implement patient centered care.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This conference showed me that personhood and relationship are key in healing professions, education, and in the experience of the patient with pain. The experts who presented clearly communicated the complexity of pain but also provide a more complete and integrated approach to help lessen the personal, social, and economic burdens that often come with it." Marianne Kane, RN, personal trainer

Patient Centered Care

The San Diego Pain Summit (SDPS) is committed to helping clinicians learn to shift their focus towards a patient-centered approach to pain management. 

Human beings are occupational centered beings - meaning routine daily activities give people a sense of purpose. When experiencing injury and/or pain, this sense of purpose is disrupted, leading to anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and general loss of quality of life.

SDPS conferences and workshops help clinicians from a variety of backgrounds to understand how pain research can be used to guide patient care. 


The San Diego Pain Summit conferences and workshops adhere to the guidelines set by the International Association for the Study of Pain's Curriculum Outline On Pain For Physical Therapy.

Expert Pre-Conference Workshop Instructors & Speakers

Meet the pre-conference workshop instructors and speakers for the Feb. 2022 San Diego Pain Summit!

Student and full week discounts on registration page.

February 22 - 25: Pre-conference workshops - $500 each

Feb. 25: Dinner Party - $75

Feb. 26-27: Conference - $620 

  • Approved for 12 hr or 1.2 CEU from California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) for both virtual & in person

Full schedule found here

Mark Milligan

Building Up Or Burning Out Workshop Mark Milligan, DPT, Cert TPS, OCS, FAAOMPT

David Poulter

Patient Centered To Person Centered Approach Workshop David Poulter, PT, B.Sc. Special Hon, Dip MDT

Melanie Noel

Keynote Melanie Noel, Ph.D., RPsych

Dr. Uchenna Ossai

Keynote Uchenna Ossai, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT


Dr. Tasha Stanton

Keynote Tasha Stanton, Ph.D.


Dr. Joel Bialosky

Joel Bialosky, PT, Ph.D., FAAOMPT, OCS

Todd Davenport

Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS

Dr. Jarod Hall

Jarod Hall, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS


Dr. Mark Kargela

Mark Kargela, PT, DPT, OCS, cert-MDT, MTC, FAAOMPT


Matt Low

Matt Low, PT, ACE, ESP

Syreeta Nolan

Syreeta Nolan

Dr. Daria Oller

Daria Oller, PT, DPT, ATC

David Poulter

David Poulter, PT, B.Sc. Special Hon, Dip MDT

Dr. Jason Silvernail

Jason Silvernail,DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT

Dr. Lisa VanHoose

Lisa VanHoose, PhD, MPH, PT

Click Here To Register!
San Diego Pain Summit logo

Free Educational Content

Clinical Words Of Wisdom

Letter To Barrett Dorko

Patient Resources

Watch 2015-2017 Videos

Other Links



Join Email list

Speaker/Workshop Submission


Anti-Harassment Policy


Refund Policies