⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "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!
February 22 - 25: Pre-conference workshops - $500 each
Feb. 25: Dinner Party - $75
Feb. 26-27: Conference - $620
Keynote Melanie Noel, Ph.D., RPsych
Keynote Uchenna Ossai, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT
Keynote Tasha Stanton, Ph.D.
Joel Bialosky, PT, Ph.D., FAAOMPT, OCS
Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS
Jarod Hall, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Mark Kargela, PT, DPT, OCS, cert-MDT, MTC, FAAOMPT
Matt Low, PT, ACE, ESP
Daria Oller, PT, DPT, ATC
David Poulter, PT, B.Sc. Special Hon, Dip MDT
Jason Silvernail,DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT
Lisa VanHoose, PhD, MPH, PT