Full week schedule of events for the 2020 San Diego Pain Summit, San Diego, California.
Information on the venue and visiting San Diego.
The pre-conference workshops, SDPS Dinner Party, and the two-day conference are sold separately.
There are a limited number of Full Week Experience packages available at a discounted rate. SOLD OUT
There are a limited number of discounted seats for occupational therapy and physical therapy students and 1st year occupational therapy and physical therapy practitioners.
Live Streaming Available!
Watch all presentations on Feb. 15 & 16 in real time (does not include workshops) Register for live stream access for only $250 here.
For more information such as objectives, scheduling, & format, please click on title of workshop.
Feb. 11 & 12: Empowered Relief Instructors: Dr. Beth Darnall & Dr. Maisa Ziadni - SOLD OUT
Feb. 11 & 12: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Instructor: Dr. Bronnie Thompson
Feb. 13 & 14: Motivational Interviewing. Instructor: Steven Malcolm Berg-Smith - SOLD OUT
Feb. 13 & 14: Making Sense of the Evidence. Instructor: Dr. Neil O'Connell
Since movement and fresh air will help our brains digest all this information, we have some healthy activities planned for the mornings of Saturday Feb. 15th, and Sunday Feb. 16th.
Activities will include a yoga class on the lawn near the Bayview Suites and a group walk along the bay - both are free to attend.
Feb. 14: SDPS Dinner Party, 7:30pm in The Dana Ballroom ($65) - registration will close on Feb. 9th for this event.
Gather with the 2020 Summit presenters, workshop instructors, and colleagues for a relaxed, fun evening!
Mexican Cuisine Buffet
Carne asada (grilled sirloin marinated with herbs and garlic)
Grilled salmon (topped with a chipotle glaze & mango salsa)
California fiesta salad (mixed greens, black beans, shredded cheese, tomatoes, avocados & sweet corn with a Cilantro Vinaigrette or Chipotle Ranch Dressing)
Spanish rice (vegan)
Black beans (vegan)
Corn & flour tortillas
Salsa, guacamole, sour cream
Ice Cream Bar (Ice cream comes from family farms that practice sustainable farming & has never used the hormone rBST)
Chocolate & vanilla ice cream
Craft Beer & Tequila tasting (4 free tasting tickets per attendee)
No-host bar (alcohol/non-alcohol drinks available)
Feb. 15 - 16: Conference
Note: Registration is NOT accepted at the door, registration will close for this event on Feb. 14, 2020.
The intermediate two day conference consists entirely of lectures and interactive discussion. On completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
Continuing Education Credit Approvals
Approved for 1.40 CEU's via the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA).
Approved for 11 CE’s via National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Approved by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC) for 7 PD CEC's Cycle 12.
7:30 am: Registration
9:00 am: Keynote Dr. Melanie Noel, Remembering the Pain of Childhood
9:45 am: Q&A
10:00 am: Break
10: 15 am: Diarmuid Denneny, Psychologically Informed Practice: Beyond The Two Day Workshop
11 am: Q&A
11:15 am: Break
11:30 am: Lars Avemarie, The Future Of Pain Rehabilitation
12: 15 pm: Q&A
12:30 pm: Lunch (not provided, one restaurant on site and others are within walking distance)
1:30 pm: Prize drawings (must be present to win)
1: 45 pm: Dr. Neil O’Connell, Low Back Pain - What Have Clinical Guidelines Ever Done For Us?
2: 30 pm: Q&A
2:45 pm: Break
3 pm: Cory Blickenstaff, The Next Edge of Interaction
3:45 pm: Q&A
4 pm: Break
4:15 pm: Dr. Marcos Lopez, Clouded Hope: Our Role In Addressing Opioid Use Disorder
5 pm: Q&A
5:15 pm: Break
5:30 pm: Erik Ouellet, Deconstructing Palpation: The Illusion of Touch
6:15 pm: Q&A
6:30 pm: END
7:30 - 9 pm: Narrative Medicine Workshop taught by Lissanthea Taylor and Julie Traylor. Pizza and (non-alcohol) beverages provided. $15 (register for this workshop on the main registration page). Seating limited to 50 attendees.
8:30 am: Ben Cormack, Making Moving Person Centered
9:15 am: Q&A
9:30 am: Break
9:45 am: Joletta Belton & Keith Meldrum, The Lived Experience: A Conversation About Pain
11:15 am: Break
11:25 - 11:45 am: Intro to oral facial pain home kit for patients (presented by special guests)
11:50 pm: Jamie Lowy, Chronic Pain Management In Low Income And Homeless Populations: When Uncertainty Is The New Normal
12:35 pm: Q&A
12:50 pm: Lunch (not provided, one restaurant on site and others are within walking distance)
1:50 pm: Prize drawings (must be present to win)
2:05 pm: Dr. Jarod Hall, Becoming A Responsible Human Interactor
2:50 pm: Q&A
3:05 pm: Break
3:20 pm: Dr. David Walton, Blood, Spit, Hair, and Poop: How Novel Biomarkers Are Shedding New Light On The Transition To Chronic Pain
4:05 pm: Q&A
4:20 pm: Break
4:35 pm: Dr. Sandy Hilton, Dr. Maxi Miciak, Dr. Mark Milligan, & Dr. Uchenna Ossai, Know It, Own It, Change It - Transforming the Way We Think and Do Health and Health Care for the Good of All
6:05 pm: END