Due to Covid-19, the 2021 San Diego Pain Summit has been moved online and is recognized as the 2021 SD Virtual Pain Summit.

Student discount and pain patient (non-clinicians) discounts available - $75 (students need proof of current training) - learn how here

Register for 2021 - $239

Schedule for SD Virtual Pain Summit 

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The SD Virtual Pain Summit is a three day event to help clinicians from multi-disciplinary backgrounds translate pain research into clinical practice. 

View full speaker list, along with synopses and biographies.

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February 19-21, 2021, Online

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This virtual conference consists of the following unique format to promote thoughtful conversations.

  • On Feb. 11th, attendees get access to:
    • All pre-recorded presentations 
  • During the presenter's scheduled time, attendees:
    • will join in a Zoom link  
    • Engage with presenter about their talk
  • "Interactive exploration hours" - these sessions are marked on the schedule
    • No pre-recordings to watch
  • After event is over, attendees will have:
    • Indefinite access to all presenter's recordings
    • Approved by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) for 17.50 hours or 1.75 CEUs
  • Not recorded
    • Any of the discussions during Feb. 19-21
  • Exclusive event! Only 150 'seats' to encourage participation
Register for 2021

This intermediate program is a self study course consisting of pre-recorded presentations and live, in person discussions.

Objectives

  1. Identify the high co-occurrence of trauma and chronic pain in childhood and how the nature of a chronic pain problem can be in and of itself, traumatic.
  2. Analyze research using large-scale neural analysis to understand pain processing in the brain and spinal cord.
  3. Describe how incongruencies between verbal and nonverbal communication might be recognized, brought to conscious awareness, and explored further in clinical interactions to promote better care.
  4. Inspect the attention demanding aspects of pain—and more specifically, how this relates to the lived experience of pain and its possible role in developing hypervigilance and chronicity.
  5. Integrate strategies to overtly consider potential perpetuating and protective factors that may be influencing a young person’s pain experience.
  6. Distinguish a pain mechanism classification system to identify the operant mechanisms for acute injury to non-traumatic, recurring and episodic persistent symptoms.

Schedule 

All dates/times are listed in Pacific Standard Time (PST) - use this time converter to check your time zone.

Friday Feb. 19

Morning

8 am - Jackie Walumbe, BSc, MSc - Just get on with it”- an exploration of the ideological, interventional and experiential meanings of self-management of chronic pain"

8:45 am - end

8:45 am - 8:50 am - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges, Alexander technique specialist 

9 am - Nathan Hutting, Ph.D. - "Do It Yourself (DIY): Self-management support"

9:45 am - end

9:45 am - 9:50 am - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

10 am - Annie O’Conner, MSPT, OCS, Cert. MDT - "Pain Is Complex But It Doesn't Have To Be Complicated"

10:45 am - end

10:45 am - 10:50 am - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

Afternoon

1 pm - Biafra Ahanonu, Ph.D. - "Illuminating neural circuit dynamics of pain processing with in vivo imaging and computational techniques"

1:45 pm - end

1:45 pm - 1:50 pm - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

2 pm - Interactive exploration hour with Trevor Barker (Patient Perspective) - "Your SIM Bin, understanding and using DIM/SIM therapy to help your patients engage with self management"  What Is DIM/SIM?

3 pm - 3:05 pm - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

3: 15 pm - Blaise Doran, PT - "Managing persistent pain in young people: Assembling the physical, psychological, social through the philosophical"

4 pm - 4:04 pm - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

 

Saturday Feb. 20th

Morning

8 am - Sheren Gaulbert - "What Is Really Being Communicated? Recognizing Incongruencies In Clinical Interactions"

8:45 am - end

8:45 am - 8:55 am - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

9 am - Interactive exploration hour with Grainne Daniels, PT - "Through the looking glass- imagine a world where clinicians treat the patient, not the condition"

10 am - end

10 am - 10:05 am - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

10:15 am - Keynote Melanie Noel, Ph.D., RPsych - "Trauma and Pain: An Inter-generational Problem"

11 am - end

11 am - 11:05 am - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

 

Afternoon

1 pm - Linda Crawford, OTR/L, CDWF - "Do, Feel, Think--Humanizing the Pain Experience: An Occupational Therapy Perspective"

1:45 pm - end

1:45 pm - 1:50 pm - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

2 pm - Michael Amato, PT - "Pain and Attention: Focusing on the Lived Body"

2:45 pm - end

2:45 pm - 2:50 pm - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

3 pm - Paul McCambridge -"Implementation Of Clinical Guidelines - The Big Problem"

3:45 pm - end

3:45 pm - 3:50 pm - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

 

Sunday Feb. 21st

Morning

8 am - Keynote John Launer, Ph.D. - "Conversations Inviting Change: Narrative-Based Practice in Health Care"

8:45 am - end

8:45 am - 8:50 am - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

9 am - Interactive exploration hour with Laura Rathbone, PTAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Truth or Dare

10 am - end

10:15 am - 10:20 am - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

10:30 am - Rachel Zoffness, Ph.D. - "CBT for Chronic Pain: Bridging the Gap between Medicine & Psychology"

11:15 am - end

11:15 am - 11:20 am - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

Afternoon

1 pm - Richard McIlmoyle, DC - "Stop searching for the Sasquatch. Throwing time, money and effort on mechanistic predictors for responders to manipulation is a mythical journey."

1:45 pm - end

1:45 pm - 1:50 pm - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

2 pm - Amy Eicher, BSED, MAR, PTA - "A Tale Of Two Stories, Our Needs & Their Needs: The Power Of Words & How We Affect Conditions For Healing In Chronic Pain Patients"

2:45 pm - end

2:45 pm - 2:50 pm - mindful movement break with Mari Hodges,  Alexander technique specialist 

 

End