2017 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions  

Tennessee Pain Management at the Regulatory Crossroads and Crosshairs: Caring for your Patient; Adhering to the Law and Protecting your Practice

No Matter Your Specialty, We Have Sessions for You! 

New This Year:  Pain Management Boot Camp

Returning This Year:  Trainee Poster Competition


Special Guest Lecturers

Ramon L. Cuevas-Trisan, MD, Dept. Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Mitchell Mutter MD, State of Tennessee Dept. of Health, Chattanooga, TN

Bruce Nicholson, MD, President, Pennsylvania Pain Society, Lehigh Valley Health, Allentown, PA

Ben E. Simpson Esq., Tennessee Medical Association


John Rett Blake MD, Specialists in Pain Management, Chattanooga, TN

Jennifer Bolen Esq., The Legal Side of Pain, Knoxville, TN

Joseph Browder MD, MBA,  Pain Consultants of East Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Marcus Cooper, PhD, Johnson City, Tennessee

David Edwards MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Lewis Frazer MD, Goodman Center, Knoxville, TN

Scott Grubman JD, Chilivis Cochran Larkins, and Bever LLP, Atlanta, GA

Ted Jones PhD, Pain Consultants of East Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Darren McCoy NP, Pain Consultants of East Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Autry Parker MD, Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute, Memphis, TN

Matthew Rupert MD,  Anesthesiology, Franklin, TN

John Schneider MD MA, Comprehensive Pain & Neurology Center, Murfreesboro, TN

Cathleen Suto MD, Day Springs Family Health Center, Clarifield, TN

Amy Tuner RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC, Murfreesboro, TN

Stephanie Vanterpool MD MBA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN


FRIDAY November 3, 2017

11:30 AM  Registration Opens

12:00 - 1:00 PM   Platinum Corporate Member Showcase with Pernix Therapeutics; Challenges in Chronic Pain Management: Addressing the Chronic Pain Patient on Around the Clock IR Opioid Therapy” (Lunch Provided by the Society, No CME provided)

SESSION I-  Existing Legislation in Tennessee Regarding Pain Treatment: Recent Laws and Best Practices - Moderator John Rett Blake MD, President of the Tennessee Pain Society

1:00 PM  Opening Remarks - Program Co-Chair Stephanie G. Vanterpool MD, MBA

1:15 -1:45 PM  Current Pain Clinic Laws from a Physician's Perspective - John Rett Blake MD

1:45 - 2:15 PM  TN Pain Clinic Laws from the DOH Perspective: Unintended Consequences- Mitchell Mutter MD

2:15- 3:00 PM  Upcoming Healthcare Legislation Bills- Ben E. Simpson, Esq.

3:00 - 3:15 PM   Panel Discussion

3:15 - 3:45 PM   Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:45 -5:15 PM  Legal Cases Involving Pain Physicians - The 30,000 Foot Review - Jennifer Bolen Esq.

5:15 - 7:00 PM  Networking Reception with Exhibitors and Trainee Poster Competition

All Attendees Dinner on Own 

SATURDAY November 4, 2017

7:30 AM   Registration & Exhibits Open

8:00 AM  Corporate Member Showcase with Silver Corporate Member Aegis Laboratories (Breakfast Provided by the Society.  No CME Provided)


                                    Pain Management Boot Camp                                  

8:30 - 9:00 AM   Pain assessment - Joseph H. Browder MD, MBA          

9:00 - 9:30 AM   Pain Physical Exam & Studies - Darren McCoy FNP, BC                                                                      

9:30 - 10:00 AM   Pain Psychology - Ted W. Jones  PhD  

10:00 -10:30 AM    Networking Break with Exhibitors  

10:30 -11:00 AM  Multi-Modal Treatment Options - David Edwards MD

11:00-11:30 AM  Medical Decision Making - Stephanie G. Vanterpool MD, MBA

11:30- 12:00 PM  Clinical Pearls and Case Review - Panel Discussion With All Section Faculty                                                                                                                                                                              

             or               Advanced Pain Management

8:30 - 9:00 AM  SCS Patient Selection - Marcus Cooper MD

9:00 -9:30 AM  Neuromodulation -  High Frequency and Tonic  - updates on longevity  - Autrey Parker MD,  

9:30 – 10:00 AM  SCS; update on Wireless and Burst/DRG - Matthew Rupert MD   

10:00 -10:30 AM  Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:30 -11:00 AM  The Use of Viscosupplementation in FDA-Approved and Nonapproved Joints - Ramon L. Cuevas-Trisan MD

11:00-11:30 AM  The Use of Botulinum Toxins as Neuromodulators in Chronic Pain Managemen  - Ramon L. Cuevas-Trisan MD 

11:30 -12:00 PM  Clinical Pearls and Case Review - Panel Discussion With All Section Faculty 

12:00 -1:30 PM   Annual Business Meeting and Platinum Corporate Member Showcase with Depomed (Lunch Provided by the Society, No CME Provided)

SESSION III - Conundrums

2:00 - 2:30 PM             Addiction Management - How to treat addiction -  Lewis Frazer 

2:30 - 3:00 PM             NAS and the Woman of Childbearing Age - Cathleen Suto MD

3:00 - 3:30 PM             Medical Marijuana - Bruce Nicholson MD

3:30 - 4:00 PM             Break w/ Exhibitors      

4:00 - 4:30 PM            Treating the Addicted Patient with Pain - Stephanie G. Vanterpool MD,MBA

4:30 - 5:00 PM             Weaning Pearls - Joseph H. Browder MD, MBA

5:00 - 5:30 PM             Panel  Discussion - Complicated Patient /Panel Discussion With All Section Faculty 

5:30 -6:30 PM              Networking Reception with Silver Corporate Member, AIS Paincare 

All Attendees Dinner on Own

SUNDAY November 5, 2017 

7:30 AM  Registration Opens

8:00 -9:00 AM   Corporate Member Showcase with Gold Corporate Member Daiichi Sankyo - Three Categories of Evidence: Introducing a Single-Agent, Abuse Deterrent, Extended Release Morphine Breakfast provided by Society, (No CME provided)

SESSION IV - The Business of Pain Management                            

9:00 - 9:45 AM   Regulatory/Stark Law  -Scott Grubman JD

9:45 - 10:15 AM  Coding and Billing - Amy Turner RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC

10:15-10:30 AM   Networking Break 

10:30 - 11:00 AM Coding and Billing continued -Amy Turner RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC

11:00-11:30 AM  Panel  Discussion - Billing/Coding Challenges - Amy Turner RN, BSN, MMHC, CPC and Scott Grubman JD

11:30 AM   Closing Remarks  John R Schneider MD, MA


Satisfactory completion 

Participants must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.  Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available.   

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and the Tennessee Pain Society (TPS). Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement


Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

This course is co-provided by Amedco and TPS.  Maximum of 12.0 contact hours.




MD/DO/ DC/PharmD/ PhD/   Full Meeting Early Bird before October 1, 2017:  $450   After October 1, 2017:  $500

PA/NP Full Meeting Early Bird before October 1, 2017: $350  After October 1, 2017:  $400

RN/LPN/Admin/Therapist/ other Healthcare Practitioner  Full Meeting Early Bird before October 1, 2017: $300  After October 1, 2017:  $350

Trainee (medical professional in training)  Full Meeting Early Bird before October 1, 2017:  $75  After October 1, 2017  $100  (Submit and Abstract and Attend for No Fee)


The Hilton Hotel Downtown Nashville at 121 Fourth Avenue South, Nashville TN

The Society has reserved a limited number of sleeping rooms at the deeply discounted rate of $289 single/double, $299 Triple and $309 Quad rate. Once the rooms are booked and or the sleeping block discount expires, the hotel rates increase dramatically.  Nashville is one of the most popular music destinations and as such, the hotels fill quickly.  Please call the Hilton Nashville Hotel directly at 615-620-1000 (Monday to Friday 8a.m to 5pm) or call 1-800-HILTONS and mention the Tennessee Pain Society group rate to secure your discounted room.  The Society’s rates expire when the rooms sell out or on Monday, October 2, 2017 – whichever is sooner.  Do not delay! Book today!



The Tennessee Pain Society Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions 2017

  • November 3 - 5, 2017
  • 121 4th Avenue South
    United States