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Pain Education & Research Conferences For Clinicians

👉 Please go to this link San Diego Feb. 2020 for information on the conference happening right now on Feb. 11-16, such as schedule, speakers, etc. 

Oct. 20 - 25, 2020, Charlotte, NC

Charlotte NC conference info

Feb. 16 - 21, 2021,  San Diego, CA

San Diego conference info

Helping Clinicians Improve Quality of Life for Their Patients

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.

The San Diego Pain Summit has nurtured a strong sense of community where clinicians (from a wide range of disciplines) can attend workshops and presentations to specifically learn how to help patients improve their quality of life in a welcoming environment.  

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!"


Bridging the Chasm Between Clinical Practice and Pain Research

This event helps occupational therapists, physical therapists and manual therapists learn to bridge the chasm between clinical practice and pain research.

San Diego Pain Summit conferences and workshops are for clinicians who want 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 conferences bring 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 for the opportunity to connect with like-minded practitioners and educators for support in your journey to help elevate your clinical practice!


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.


San Diego Pain Summit Now In Two Locations!

SD Pain Summit EAST

Keynote: Dr. Tasha Stanton

October 20 - 25, 2020

Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park

5700 Westpark Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217

Click here for info on this event

San Diego Pain Summit

Keynotes: Dr. John Launer and Melanie Noel

February 16 - 21, 2021

The Dana on Mission Bay

1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Click here for info on this event

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.

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

Carolyn Vandyken & Rey Allen


Dr. Jason Silvernail


Barrett Dorko


The Summit is a hotspot of incubating ideas, fueled by exceptionally insightful women and men from diverse ideological backgrounds. What the pain research field has yet to learn is that cross-fertilization between leaders in different disciplines is essential in progressing our understanding of how pain impacts the whole person.  If you don’t recognize a Summit speaker, rest assured that they were carefully selected to challenge and extend your worldview. This is why the Summit isn’t about simply acquiring new techniques or catching up on the latest evidence. It’s about immersing yourself in where the field is heading and re-experiencing that inspiration that led you to fall in love with your profession. I will be back next year!


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