San Diego Pain Summit

Bridging the Chasm Between Clinical Practice & Pain Research

Feb. 11 - 16, 2020

San Diego, California

Dana Resort on Mission Bay

2020 Registration Is Open!









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

Pain Research & Education Conference For Clinicians

This event is for physical therapists and manual therapists who need to keep up with the latest information, discoveries and applications in pain management.

Clinicians who want to provide better outcomes for their patients, and who want to integrate new credible frameworks into their practice.

The San Diego Pain Summit brings together leading researchers and practitioners  to give you a curated selection of the most important information that will increase the impact of your practice.

Join us in beautiful San Diego in February 2020 for the opportunity to connect with like-minded practitioners and educators for support in your journey to elevate your clinical practice.

Scroll down the page for info on pre-conference workshops, venue info, and presenters.

Listen to what other attendees have to say about the San Diego Pain Summit!


Clinical Workshops and Venue Information

Use the links below to learn about the pre-conference workshops for the 2020 Summit during Feb. 11th - 14th. Each workshop is two days long.

Feb. 11-12: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with Dr. Bronnie Thompson

Feb. 11-12: Empowered Relief with Dr. Beth Darnall

Feb. 13-14: Motivational Interviewing with Steven Malcolm Berg-Smith

Feb. 13-14: Making Sense of the Evidence with Dr. Neil O'Connell

There is a special room rate at The Dana on Mission Bay for attendees. Learn more about the venue and visiting San Diego.

I'm not sure if people out there will fully appreciate what you (San Diego Pain Summit) are offering them. Seriously, tell everyone you can that Lorimer said, "Get there!"

It was a privilege to be part of a group of people who are open to exploring pain, its meaning, and alternative paths to management. The understanding of pain and its management around the world needs a revolutionary shift -- and it needs conferences like this to help promote this culture change.

Clinical Experts 

Introducing the presenters for the 2020 San Diego Pain Summit on February 15th - 16th. A full schedule will be posted by summer 2019. Click on images to open the biographies.

Keynote Melanie Noel, PhD, RPsych
Lars Avemarie
Joletta Belton
Cory Blickenstaff, PT
Ben Cormack
Diarmuid Denneny
Jarod Hall, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Sandy Hilton, DPT
Marcos Lopez, PT
Jamie Lowy
Maxi Miciak, PT, Ph.D.
Mark Milligan, DPT, Cert TPS, OCS, FAAOMPT
Neil O'Connell, Ph.D., MSc,
Erik Ouellet
David Walton, BScPT, MSc, Ph.D.

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