September 22 & 23, 2023

Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville TN

Jointly Provided by The Tennessee Pain Society and Amedco

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The  LIVE  Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions Program is again outstanding thanks to the tireless work by the Program Committee and Board of Directors. Sessions cover both basic and advanced topics germane to all physicians and practitioners who treat patients in pain.  No matter your specialty, we have sessions for you!   

Please note that your membership dues for 2023-24 are included in your full meeting registration fee.  


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.


in support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and 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.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 13.50 ANCC contact hours.


Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 13.50 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.

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 your participation in the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor. 


Physician Assistants

PAs may claim a maximum of 13.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


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.


On behalf of the meeting participants, the Society has secured sleeping rooms at Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville TN  at the significantly discounted rate of $259.00 per night standard room (+ $25 resort fee, state and local taxes) To ensure availability, please reserve your room before Wednesday August 23, 2023  by calling the hotel at (877) 351-5021 and mention the Tennessee Pain Society.  You can also book online at this LINK.



FULL LIVE MEETING (Includes 2023-24 Membership)                

Registration Type                                             Early by August 23, 2023     Regular Rate

MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DC,  PsyD                $400.00                                   $500.00 

PA/ NP                                                              $300.00                                  $400.00

Health Care Practitioner / Administrator           $250.00                                  $350.00 

Trainee                                                              $50.00                                    $100.00

*Military and VA Physicians and Practitioners, please contact the Society office for additional discounts



Cancelation Policy:  Registration Cancelations, minus a $25 fee will be honored to August 23, 2023.  After August 23, 2023, no cancellations are permitted.  You may however substitute a colleague if you cannot attend. Please contact Robin Hoyle, Executive Director at robin@painsocieties.org with your substitution.


If you require reasonable accommodation to attend the live meeting, please contact Robin Hoyle at the Society offices at 844-524-7246 or by email to Robin@painsocieties.org by September 10 so that we have time to coordinate with the hotel. We are pleased to assist you.


Thursday, September 21, 2023

Pre-Conference Workshop open to All Providers

5:30-9:00 pm (Registration opens at 5:00 pm light dinner served)

P.A.C.T. - Practical Approaches to Comprehensive Treatment of Pain

Module 1 - Assessing Pain and Initiating Non-Opioid Pain Management

Module 2 - Reducing Risks with Opioid Use

Module 3 - Approaches to Opioid Treatment and Counseling Patients

Friday September 22, 2023

6:45-7:45 AM – Board of Directors Meeting

7:00 AM  Registration Opens and Exhibitor Setup (7:00-9:00 am)

7:55 AM  Opening Session Special Guest Lecture with Breakfast provided by the Society

9:00 AM  Exhibits Open

Session One Focus on Opioids and Pharmacologic Management of Pain – Tennessee Mandatory Prescriber Education with Moderator David A. Edwards MD PhD, President TPS

9:15 AM  Update on CDC Guidelines – Lawrence Kobak DPM Esq.

9:45 AM  Update on TN Prescribing Guidelines – Heather Sveadas Esq.

10:15 AM  Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:45 AM  Opioid Abatement Council – What is It and What is the Process? - Stephanie G. Vanterpool MD MBA

11:15 AM Special Guest Lecturer – Opioids to Manage Chronic Pain -Lynn Webster MD

12:00 Noon – Corporate Member Showcase with Platinum Corporate Member Salix Taking a Targeted Approach to Treating Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC) – Richard Rauck MD

 (Lunch Provided by the Society, No CME Provided, CMS reportable)

Session Two -  Parallel Sessions

Interventional Pain Management

1:15 PM  -  Closed Loop – Leonardo Kapural MD

1:45 PM – Peripheral Nerve Stimulation – Christopher Gilmore MD

2:15 PM – Recommendations for Cardiac Device Care during Interventional Pain Procedures – Jason Quevreaux MD MS 

2:45 PM – Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:15 PM  - Headache from a Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective – Salam Al Kassis MD

3:45 PM – Low Back Pain from the Neurosurgeon’s Perspective – Hamid Shah MD

4:15 PM – Coding and Billing for the Interventional Pain Practitioner – Amy Turner RN BSN MMHC CPC CHC CHIAP

5:15 PM – Networking Reception with Exhibitors and Trainee Poster Competition

Session Two – Parallel Session Option Two

Pain Management for the APP and Primary Care Physician

1:15 PM – Initiating a New Patient Protocol for your Practice – Scott Clingan PA-C

1:45 PM – Development and Implementation of an Opioid Stewardship Program – Tess Huggins MSN RN AG-ACNP

2:15 PM – A Survey of Physical Therapy Options for Pain Management – Ryan Dulling DPT

2:45 PM –  Networking Break With Exhibitors

3:15 PM  - Therapeutic Pain Care – Jason Therrien DPT, TPS, CHWC

3:45 PM – Opioid Therapy & Cancer Pain: Initiating, Monitoring and Weaning–Bethany Cones NP

4:15 PM – How to Implement and Opioid Taper in the Outpatient Setting – Karen Hande NP

4:45 PM -  Discussion Q & A

5:15 PM  - Networking Reception and Trainee Poster Competition

Saturday September 23, 2023

7:30 AM  - Registration Open   (Exhibits open at 8:00 AM)

8:00  AM  - Corporate Member Showcase with Gold Corporate Member Collegium Pharmaceuticals (no CME provided, Breakfast provided, CMS reportable)


Session ThreeHot Topics

9:00 AM  -Special Guest Lecturer – Jay Shah MD, National Institutes of Health

9:45 AM  -Stellate Ganglion Blocks for Long Covid – Deb McCutcheon MD

10:15 AM – Multimodal Acute Pain, Transitional Pain to Reduce Chronic Post-Surgical Pain – Che Solla MD MBA

10:45 AM – Networking Break With Exhibitors

11:15 AM – Special Guest Lecturer: Risk Factors for Acute-to-Chronic Pain Transition – Yian Chen MD

11:45 AM – Case Studies – Faculty Q& A

12:15 PM – Annual Business Meeting and Corporate Member Showcase with Platinum Corporate Member Legally Mine (Lunch Provided by the Society, CME provided by Legally Mine)

Session Four - Hot Topics

1:45 PM – Mental Health Diagnosis and Chronic Pain – Steven Prakken MD

2:15 PM -Addiction – Sarah Merritt MD

2:45 PM- Substance Use Disorders including Opioid Use Disorders and Effective Treatment of Pain – Stanton Elseroad MD

3:15 PM Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:45 PM  -Naloxone – State Laws, Patient Education, and Disposal – Taylor Butler PharmD

4:15 PM – Emerging Trends in Pain Management – Acupuncture and Integrative Health – Deepti Agarwal MD

4:45 PM – Demystifying Longevity Medicine – Dawn Sparks MD

5:15 PM – Closing Remarks and Thank-you – Michael Wilkinson MD (2023-25 President)




TPS 2023 Live Annual Meeting

  • September 22 - 23, 2023
  • Gaylord Opryland Hotel
    2800 Opryland Drive
    Nashville, Tennessee
    United States