Symposium Program

Program Chair: Sudhir Diwan, MD
Course Directors: Scott Woska, MD and Dr. Christopher Gharibo, MD
Course Co-Directors: Edward Rubin, MD and Jeffrey Petersohn, MD

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Hudson IV+V+VI Room

12.00-12.50 PM

Registration

12.50-1.00 PM

Welcome Remarks
Sudhir Diwan, MD, Scott Woska, MD, Christopher Gharibo, MD

Session One: Ultrasound in Interventional Pain Management (1.00-3.10 PM)

Moderator: Kenneth Candido, MD

1.00-1.20 PM

Ultrasound Therapeutics: What is on the Horizon
Amit Gulati, MD

1.20-1.40 PM

Sonographic Anatomy: Challenges and Solutions
Charles de Oliveira, MD

1.40-1.55 PM

Controversies in Ultrasound Guidance with Complex MSK Procedures
George Chang Chien, MD

1.55-2.10 PM

Ultrasound vs. Fluoroscopy for Head and Neck Procedures: Safety Reinvented
Agnes Stogicza, MD

2.10-2.25 PM

Ultrasound in Sports injuries: A ‘sideline’ physician’s perspective
Robert Kinne, MD

2.25-2.40 PM

Pediatric ultrasound: acute pain blocks
Veronica Carullo, MD

2.30-3.10 PM

Keynote: The Future of “Bundled” Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy guided Therapies
Kenneth Candido, MD

3.10-3.30 PM

Coffee Break

Session Two: Advanced Regenerative Therapies (3.30-5.40 PM)

Moderator: Doug Spiel, MD

3.30-.3.50 PM

Acellular regenerative therapy
Doug Spiel, MD

3.50-4.10 PM

Allogenic Cell Therapy: Pros and Cons
Richard Rosenthal, MD

4.10-4.30 PM

Stem Cell Augmentation of Intervertebral discs
Aaron Calodney, MD

4.30-4.50 PM

Intra-articular vs. Subchondral injections of PRP and Stem cells
Steve Aydin, MD

4:50-5:10 PM

Targeted Cells Delivery under Direct Visualization with Needle Scope
Eric Lee, MD

5.10-5.30 PM

Regenerative Medicine – Beyond PRP and Stem cells 
Sudhir Diwan, MD

5.30-5.40 PM

Interactive discussion
All faculty

5.40-6.40 PM

Welcome Reception at the Hudson Foyer
Sponsored by Bronze Sponsor: IntraVu

5..40-7.40 PM

Keys to Success – Post Fellowship with Dr. Manish Patel, DO
Riverside Room
Appetizers and drinks sponsored by Diamond Sponsor:  Medtronic
No CME Credit Hours Available for this Session

Friday, November 8, 2019
Hudson IV+V+VI Room

07.00-07.50 AM

Industry Sponsored Breakfast Symposium – Sponsored by Relievant Medsystems, Inc.
Harborside Room

The Intracept® Procedure for the Relief of Chronic Vertebrogenic Low Back Pain
Ray Baker, MD, CMO
Relievant Medsystems, Inc.

Building Your Intracept® Practice
Brian Durkin, DO
Pain Institute of Long Island

No CME Credit Hours Available for this Session

07.50-08.00 AM

Welcome Remarks
Sudhir Diwan, MD, Scott Woska, MD, Christopher Gharibo, MD

Session Three: Advanced Neuromodulation in 21st Century (08.00-10.10 AM)

Moderator: Robert Levy, MD

08.00-08.15 AM

Subthreshold Stimulation at various KH frequencies
Adnan Al-Kaisy, MD

08.15-08.30 AM

SCS: Predicting Waveforms, lead placement and Tolerance
Steven Falowski, MD

08.30-08.45 AM

Programming the IPG in 21st Century: High Dosing to Combination Therapies
Youseff Josephson, MD

08.45-09.00 AM

Rethinking Paresthesia based SCS with closed loop
Corey Hunter, MD

09.00-09.15 AM

Targeting DRG: Axial to Abdominal pain!
Kenneth B. Chapman, MD

09.15-09.40 AM

Q & A and Interactive discussion lead by Dr. Levy
All faculty

09.40-10.10

Keynote: Current state of the Neuromodulation: Innovation explosion
Robert Levy, MD

10.10-10.30 AM

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Scientific Poster Session

Session Four: Cutting Edge Spinal Procedures (10.30 AM-12.30 PM)

Moderator: Scott Woska, MD

10.30-10.50 AM

Provocative Discography: Clinical implications revisited
Scott Woska, MD

10.50-11.10 AM

Updates on Transforaminal Endoscopic Discectomy
Sukdeb Datta, MD

11.10-11.30 AM

Vertebral augmentation: Assessment of Evidence
Dawood Sayed, MD

11.30-11.50 AM

Vertebrogenic pain: Radiofrequency of basivertebral nerve
Brian Durkin, MD

11.50-12.00 AM

Q & A and Interactive discussion lead by Dr. Woska
All Faculty

12.00-12.30 PM

Keynote: Changing the trend of managing discogenic pain without surgery
Doug Beall, MD

12.30-1.30 PM

Industry Sponsored Lunch
Manhattan Ballroom

Sponsored by Platinum Sponsor: Nevro

The Next Generation Platform from Nevro: A New System for Maximizing Versatility in SCS
Presenters:
Kasra Amirdelfan, MD
Sean Li, MD
Dawood Sayed, MD
Peter Pryzbylkowski, MD

No CME Credit Hours Available for this Session

Session Five: Advanced Pain Practice in 21st Century (1.30-3.20 PM)

Moderator: Sudhir Diwan, MD

1.30-1.50 PM

Cervical and Lumbar DRG Pulsed Radiofrequency
Fabricio Assis, MD

1.50-2.10 PM

Splanchnic Nerve Blocks: Transdiscal approach
Ricardo Plancarte Sanchez, MD

2.10-2.30 PM

Percutaneous Lysis of Epidural Adhesions: The Science and the Evidence
Ira Fox, MD

2.30-2.50 PM

The Brain and the Heart: Transmission of Ischemic Pain
Philippe Mavrocordatos, MD

2.50-3.10 PM

Motor Cortex Stimulation for Chronic Pain
Monique Steegers, MD, FIPP

3.10-3.20 PM

Q & A and Interactive discussion lead by Dr. Diwan
All faculty

3.20-3.40 PM

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Scientific Poster Session

Session Six: Decades of Degenerative spine (3.40-5.40 PM)

Moderator: Timothy Deer, MD

3.40-4.00 PM

Evidence based practice of RFA for spinal pain (Cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
Stan Golovac, MD

4.00-4.20 PM

Sacroiliac pain: Continued Quest for Minimally Invasive Options
Sudhir Diwan, MD

4.20-4.40 PM

Algorithms for Treatment of Spinal Stenosis – MIST guidelines
Vincent Galan, MD

4.40-5.00 PM

Minimally invasive Decompression of spinal stenosis: Direct vs. Indirect Decompression
Harold Cordner, MD

5.00-5.10 PM

Q & A and Interactive discussion lead by Dr. Deer
All Faculty

5.10-5.40 PM

Keynote: Quest to ameliorate failed back surgery syndrome
Timothy Deer, MD

5.40-6.10 PM

Meeting of the State Societies
NYSIPP Meeting / NJSIPP Meeiting

5.40-7.00 PM

Cocktail Hour
Sponsored by Bronze Sponsor – Stimwave

7.00-10.00

Gala Dinner and Award Presentation
Manhattan Ballroom

Saturday, November 9, 2019

07.00-08.00 AM

Industry Sponsored Breakfast Symposium
Harborside Room

Sponsored by Silver sponsor: Collegium Pharma

Managing Chronic Pain With Abuse-Deterrent Extended-Release Opioids: Clinical Evidence and Implications
Gerard DeGregoris III, MD
Diplomate of The American Board of Anesthesiology
Advanced Certification in Pain Management

No CME Credit Hours Available for this Session

Session Seven: Opioids – Still Integral Part of Pain Therapy? (08.00-10.10 AM)

Moderator: Christopher Gharibo, MD

08.00-08.20 AM

Medical Marijuana: Are we ready to jump on Band Wagon to replace opioids
Orlando Florete, MD

08.20-08.40 AM

History of Opioid Epidemic in America
Kenneth Candido, MD

08.40-09.00 AM

Let’s be realistic! We need opioids!!
Samyadev Datta, MD

09.00-09.20 AM

The Culprits of exploding Opioids Crisis
Christopher Gharibo, MD

09.20-09.40 AM

Intrathecal Therapy: Curtailing Opioids Crisis
Oscar de Leon Cassasola, MD

09.40-10.10 AM

Keynote: ASIPP for the Survival of Interventional Pain: Guidelines to guiding lights
Ramsin Benyamin, MD

10.10-10.30 AM

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Scientific Poster Session
Bioness Product Theater – Harborside Room

Session Eight: Residents/Fellows Session and Abstract Presentation (10.30-12.30 AM)

Moderator: Miles Day, MD

10.30-11.15 AM

Top Three Abstract Presentations
Scientific Committee: Yury Khelemsky, MD, Vinay Puttanniah, MD, Miles Day, MD

11.15-11.30 AM

Overview of Abstract by Moderator and Prize Presentation
Miles Day, MD

11.30-12.30 AM

Keynote lectures

Moderator: Sudhir Diwan, MD

11.30-12.00 AM

Novel Targets for Neuromodulation: Glial cells
Ricardo Vallejo, MD, PhD

12.00-12.30 PM

Complex spinal procedures: Navigating safety
Gabor B. Racz, MD

12.30-1.30 PM

Industry Sponsored Lunch
Manhattan Ballroom

Sponsored By Gold Sponsor: Boston Scientific

Expanding your Treatment Options
Presenters:
Sudhir Diwan, MD
James North, MD
Youssef Josephson, DO

No CME Credit Hours Available for this Session

Session Nine: Challenges and solutions (1.30-3.10 PM)

Moderator: Edward Rubin, MD

1.30-1.50 PM

Thoracic pain: Challenges and solutions
Paulo Renato Fonseca, MD

1.50-2.10 PM

Epidural steroids: Science of Particulate vs. Non-particulate
Ricardo Buenaventura, MD

2.10-2.30 PM

Complexity of Diagnosing and treating Chronic pelvic pain
Mayank Gupta, MD

2.30-2.50 PM

Chronicfication of Pain
Jesse Lipnick, MD

2.50-3.10 PM

3 decades of CRPS: What did we learn?
Semih Gungor, MD

3.10-3.30 PM

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Scientific Poster Session

Session Ten: Peripheral Nerves: Changing paradigm (3.30-5.20 PM)

Moderator: Konstantin Slavin, MD

3.30-3.45 PM

RFA of peripheral nerves of joints
Jeffrey Petersohn, MD

3.45-4.00 PM

Many options for PNS: Algorithmic approach to select the best device
Sean Li, MD

4.00-4.15 PM

Often Overlooked Entrapment Neuropathies
Andrea Trescot, MD

4.15-4.30 PM

Wireless Peripheral Neuromodulation: The Science and the Evidence
Rick Weiner, MD

4.30-4.50 PM

Q & A and Interactive panel discussion lead by Dr. Slavin
All faculty

4.50-5.20 PM

Keynote: Peripheral nerves the Safe Harbor: Radiofrequency to Neuromodulation
Konstantin Slavin, MD

7.00-10.00

Faculty Dinner (invitation only)


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