5th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions  - October 11 & 12, 2019

Tennessee Pain Management: Where are we now and Where are we going? 

No Matter Your Specialty, We Have Sessions for You! 


The purpose of this program is to educate physicians,  healthcare practitioners and pharmacists in evolving acute and chronic pain management and provide a forum for participants to gain valuable understanding in evidenced based techniques, treatments and solutions for patients suffering from pain.  In addition, Tennessee  pain guidelines and medico-legal issues will be presented in a didactic, interactive format.


At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

1.         Employ key diagnostic and treatment techniques for the management of pain.

2.         Identify and administer appropriate safe opioid usage in patients.

3.         Understand and include behavioral analysis in the evaluation of a chronic pain patient.

4.         Identify and resolve issues relating to the law for pain management.

5.         Apply evidenced based strategies to clinical practice for managing complex

            pain patients.


Satisfactory Completion 
Learners 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. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.  
Physicians / Nurses / Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the Tennessee Pain Society.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™  for physicians and 15.25 contact hours for nurses and 15.25 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.
Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.
Nurse Practitioners
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.
Nurse Pharmacology Credits
This activity is being reviewed for eligible pharmacotherapeutic hours.


On behalf of the meeting participants, the Society has secured sleeping rooms at The Embassy Suites Nashville-South Cool Springs at the significantly discounted rate of $169.00 per night standard room for single/double, triple $179.00, quad $189.00 (+ state and local taxes) To ensure availability, please reserve your room before September 9, 2019. 

The group booking page for your room block is HERE.  If you prefer to make reservation by phone, please call 1-800-EMBASSY with the dates needed for your stay and reference the group code TPS to receive the discounted room block rate.  Please reserve by Monday, September 9, 2019 to take advantage of the group rate.  Your reservations are subject to the hotel cancellation policy in effect as stated on your confirmation from the hotel.


Special Guest Lecturers:

Charles E. Argoff MD

Leonardo Kapural MD


David Arehart MD

Timothy Atkinson PharmD

Scott Baker MD

Clayton Bell MD

Rett Blake MD

Jennifer Bolen Esq.

Chad Boomershine MD PhD

Joe Browder MD

James Choo MD

David Dahl MD

Damon Dozier MD

David Edwards MD PhD

Michael Hermann MD

Graf Hilgenhurst MD

Andrew Holt PharmD

Benjamin Johnson MD

Ted Jones PhD

Stephen Loyd MD

David Marcovitz MD

Darren McCoy NP

John Knab MD

Jessica Rich DO

John Schneider MD, MA

Benjamin Simpson Esq.

Brett Snodgrass MSN, FNP

Robert Snyder MD

R. David Todd MD

Jason Therrien DPT TPS

Stephanie G. Vanterpool MD, MBA

Michael Wilkinson MD




7:30 AM  Registration Opens (Exhibitor Setup 8-10 am)

7:55 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks - John R. Schneider MD MA, President


8:00 AM -  Special Guest Lecturer - The Future of Pain Medicines - Charles E. Argoff MD

8:45 AM  - What We Do as a Society and a Specialty - Stephanie G. Vanterpool MD MBA

9:15 AM - Opioid Laws Update for Tennessee - Benjamin Simpson Esq.

9:45 AM - How to Prepare your Practice for your TN Pain Clinic Licensing Renewal - Graf Hilgenhurst MD and John R. Schneider MD MA

10:15 -10:45  AM - Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:45 AM -  National and Tennessee Perspective on Pain Treatment in Workers’ Compensation – John Snyder MD 

11:15 AM - CDC And Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines - A Refresher Course - John R. Schneider MD MA

12:00 -1:00 PM   Platinum Corporate Member Showcase  (Lunch Provided by the Society, No CME provided)


1:00  PM  How To Defend you Patient and Your Practice - Jennifer Bolen Esq.

1:45 PM - Special Guest Lecturer - The Future of Neuromodulatoin - Leonardo Kapural MD PhD

2:30 PM - The Future of Integrative Health - Clayton Bell MD

3:15 PM  - Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:45 PM - Treating Acute Pain in Chronic Pain Patients - Michael Wilkinson MD  

4:15 PM  - Addiction - Stephen Loyd MD

5:00 PM -   Ketamine - Benjamin Johnson MD

5:45 PM - Panel Discussion, Q&A - All Session Faculty 

6:00 - 7:30 PM  Networking Reception with Exhibitors and Trainee Poster Competition

7:30 -9:30 PM - Corporate Member Showcases (limited seating: dinner provided by Society, No CME provided)


7:00 AM   Registration & Exhibits Open

7:15 - 8:00 AM  Corporate Member Showcase  (Breakfast Provided by the Society.  No CME Provided)

SESSION THREE -HOT TOPICS IN PAIN MANAGEMENT                               

8:00 AM   ACE- The Role of Adverse Childhood Events in Chronic Pain - James Choo MD     

8:30 AM   The Role of Physical Therapy in Pain Care - Jason Therrien DPT TPS

9:15 AM  Beyond Pills and Shots: the 5 Skills all Patients Need to Know - Ted Jones PhD

10:00 AM - Networking Break with Exhibitors                                                                    

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



10:30 AM - Anatomy of an Interventional Pain Practice

11:15 AM - Guideines on SCS Infection Prevention - TBD

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

1:30 PM - Minimally Invasive Spinal Canal Stenosis Strategies  

2:00 PM - Peripheral Nerve Stimulation 

2:30 PM - PRP / Stem Cell Therapy - John Knab MD

3:00 PM - SCS Longevity of Outcomes - David Dahl MD 



10:30 AM  -  Beuprenorphine - David Marcovitz MD

11:15 AM - The Pain Practice Algorithm - Timothy Atkinson PharmD 

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

1:30 PM  Fibromyalgia - Chad Boomershine MD PhD

2:00 PM  CBD - David Edwards MD

2:30 PM   UDT - Andrew Holt PharmD

3:00 PM  Palliative Medicine and Cancer Pain - Jessica Rich DO

3:00 -3:30 PM  Networking Break with Exhibitors

SESSION FIVE - CASE STUDIES:  A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO PAIN MANAGEMENT - Moderator: Ted Jones PhD with Panelists:  David Marcovitz MD, Damon Dozier MD, David Edwards MD and Jason Therrien DPT TPS.  

4:00 PM  - Case One

4:30 - Case Two

5:00 - Case Three

5:30 Case Four

6:00 - Discussion  Q & A

6:15 PM - Closing Remarks and Thank you- Stephanie G. Vanterpool MD MBA, 2019-2021 Presdient



MD/DO/ DC/PharmD/ PhD/   Full Meeting Early Bird before September 9, 2019:  $450   After September 9, 2019:  $500

PA/NP Full Meeting Early Bird before September 9, 2019: $350  After September 9, 2019:  $400

RN/LPN/Admin/Therapist/ other Healthcare Practitioner  Full Meeting Early Bird before September 9, 2019 : $300  After September 15, 2019:  $350

Trainee (medical professional in training)  Full Meeting Early Bird before September 9, 2019:  $75  After September 9, 2019  $100  (Submit and Abstract and Attend for No Fee)

NOTE:  DAILY RATES AVAILABLE FROM $75 - $200 - Click to register to learn more.  (Daily rates do not include membership dues).


Cancelation Policy:  Registration Cancelations, minus a $25 fee will be honored to September 9, 2019.  After September 9, 2019 no cancelations are permitted.  You may however substitute a colleague if you cannot attend. Please contact Robin Hoyle, Executive Director at robin@robinhoyle.com with your substitution.

Thank you and See you in October!


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  • October 11 - 12, 2019
  • 820 Crescent Centre Drive
    United States