SD Virtual Pain Summit  Conference

If you cannot attend virtually to participate in the event, you can still have access to the watch just the video presentations. 











October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020

Keynote Dr. Tasha Stanton


Limited 'seats': 140/200


Multidisciplinary Pain Science Conference


A unique multidisciplinary virtual conference to help physical therapists, occupational therapists, manual therapists, and other healthcare professionals stay updated on current pain education and research and engage with colleagues from around the world!

Detailed schedule of SD Virtual Pain Summit

SD Virtual Pain Summit (CPTA #20-420) has been approved by the California Physical Therapy Association for  12 hours or 1.2 CEU's. 

⭕ If you miss any presentations, you will be able to go back and watch them anytime during Oct. 23-25.

⭕ All attendees will receive a link to watch and/or re-watch presentations until Nov. 2nd Nov. 30th.

What to expect during this fun and engaging virtual conference

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Create A 3D Avatar

Socialize with other attendees in a virtual bar and fire pit area

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Engage With Presenters 

Live Q&A sessions and discussion rooms

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Breakout Q&A

Clinical guidance from experts

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Fun Activities

Interactive magic show, Zentangle, and more!

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Free T-Shirt

Free SD Virtual Pain Summit t-shirt 



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Pain Education Clinicians and Researchers 

Start: October 24, 2020 - Ends: October 25, 2020

Meet the presenters for the 2020 SD Virtual Pain Summit. Full list of speaker biographies, titles, and synopsis can be found here. 

Tasha Stanton

Dr. Tasha Stanton

Targeting Pain From Many Angles: a foray into language, sensory modulation, and brain trickery

Philip Austin

Dr. Philip Austin

Virtual Reality For The Treatment Of Chronic Pain Disorders

Sandy Hilton

Dr. Felicity Braithwaite

The magic of placebo: Using the art of deception to improve blinding in clinical trials

Kat Gloor

Kathryn (Kat) Gloor

Seek First to Understand: Navigating the Language of Persistent Pain

Sandy Hilton

Dr. Sandy Hilton

Mind The Gap:  What is Happening to Those Taken off Opioids and still having Unrelenting Chronic Pain

Laura Rathbone

Laura Rathbone

What About Us? How Psycholgocially Flexible Are We?

Michael Ray

Dr. Michael Ray

Pain: Exploring The Human Experience

Tim Salomons

Dr. Tim Salomons

Biomarkers of Vulnerability and Resilience to Pain

Devra Sheldon

Devra Sheldon

Persistent Pain: Shame and Stigma in Clinical Encounters

Catherine Siengsukon

Dr. Catherine Siengsukon

The Relationship Between Sleep And Pain: What To Do?

Jason Silvernail

Dr. Jason Silvernail

Difficult Conversations and Patient Noncompliance

Timothy Wideman

Dr. Timothy Wideman

How to think about pain toward a person-centered perspective 

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Breakout Q&A: Bring Your Question To An Expert

Meet the clinicians who will be available for one hour breakout Q&A sessions between presentations. They will answer any questions you may have about the featured guidance topic.

Linda Crawford

Linda Crawford, OTR/L, CDWF, Founder Brave Therapy.

Interactive Group Activity: Beyond Metaphors: Educating Through Lived Experience

Mark Milligan

Mark Milligan, DPT, Founder Anywhere Healthcare



Stephanie Poulton

Stephanie Poulton, Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI group, UK)

What does translating pain research into practice look like in the treatment room?

Emily Peelgrane

Emily Peelgrane, B.OCC.,THY, ACT Pain Centre

Beyond nocioception - exploring the 8 senses and their impact on pain

Natalie Rolle

Natalie Rolle, MOT OTR/L, Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University

Addressing Sleep Challenge With Gold Standard Behavioral Sleep Treatments