Multidisciplinary Clinical Pain Management Conference
Pain Science Education
Keep up with the latest discoveries and applications in pain management and science.
Evidence Based Practice
Integrate credible frameworks into your practice for better patient outcomes.
Connect with practitioners and educators from around the world.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "We have heard a lot of really good comments about the San Diego Pain Summit. Made me wish I was there. In relation to a conference, the comments are quite novel – good vibe, full of deep thinking, unassuming and respectful people – people who really want to make a difference." - David Butler, Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI)
SD Virtual Pain Summit 2021
February 19-21, 2020
Exclusive registration to allow for full participation - 150 "seats"
Current available 'seats' - 114
Scroll down page for list of presenters
Limited discounts for pain patients (non-clinicians) and students - $75 Claim your discount
Approved by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) for 17.50 hours or 1.75 CEUs
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "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
Improve Quality of Life
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 is committed to helping clinicians learn how to work with their patients from a patient-centered perspective that is often lacking in healthcare.
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.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "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
The 2021 SD Virtual Pain Summit will be unlike any virtual conference you have attended!
Think of this event more like a 'backstage conference'.
What you can expect:
- Access to all presentations eight days in advance to watch at your leisure, starting on Feb. 11th
- During conference weekend join each presenter for a 45 min Q&A/discussion about their presentation
- Have indefinite access to all recorded presentations
- Discussion sessions will not be recorded
- Approved for continuing education by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA)
Expert Pain Education Clinicians and Researchers
Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Meet the presenters for the 2021 SD Virtual Pain Summit.
Keynote Dr. John Launer
"Conversations Inviting Change: Narrative-Based Practice in Health Care"
Keynote Dr. Melanie Noel
"Trauma and Pain: An Intergenerational Problem"
Dr. Biafra Ahanonu
"Illuminating Neural Circuit Dynamics Of Pain Processing With In Vivo Imaging & Computational Techniques"
"Pain and Attention: Focusing on the Lived Body"
"Do, Feel, Think--Humanizing the Pain Experience: An Occupational Therapy Perspective"
Dr. Blaise Doran
"Managing Persistent Pain In Young People: Assembling The Physical, Psychological, Social Through The Philosophical"
"A Tale Of Two Stories, Our Needs & Their Needs: The Power Of Words & How We Affect Conditions For Healing In Chronic Pain Patients"
"What Is Really Being Communicated? Recognising Incongruencies In Clinical Interactions"
Dr. Nathan Hutting
"DIY: Self-Management Support"
"Implementation Of Clinical Guidelines - The Big Problem"
Dr. Richard McIlmoyle
"Stop searching for the Sasquatch"
"Pain Is Complex But It Doesn't Have To Be Complicated"
“Just get on with it”- An Exploration Of The Ideological, Interventional And Experiential Meanings Of Self-Management Of Chronic Pain"
Dr. Rachel Zoffness
"CBT for Chronic Pain: Bridging the Gap between Medicine & Psychology"
Clinical Pain and Treatment Discussion Breakout Sessions
Meet the clinicians leading one hour breakout sessions for interactive, in-depth discussions on featured topics.
Through the looking glass- imagine a world where clinicians treat the patient, not the condition
Mindful movement breaks between sessions using the Alexander Technique
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Truth or Dare
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