About the Conference

We are thrilled to announce the 24th Annual Napa Pain Conference will take place August 18-20, 2017, with a one-day Pre-Conference on August 17. The meeting assembles hundreds of the finest clinicians, scientists, and industry innovators in pain medicine and neuroscience for a one-of-a-kind weekend in the Napa Valley. Early registration rates are available through May 31 — join our newsletter for more information!

2016 Speaker Spotlight

Elliot Krames, MD

Third Annual Legacy Address

Established in 2014, the Legacy Address honors the lasting legacy of the leaders in our field. We are honored to welcome Elliot Krames, MD, a pioneer in pain and neuroscience and one of the leading experts in the field of intraspinal analgesia, as this year’s speaker.


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2016 Program Agenda

The Napa Pain Conference welcomes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists and other health care professionals to join us for current information about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic pain and associated diseases. Generalists and specialists will benefit from a wide range of topics and faculty presenting basic, translational and treatment advancements.

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Pre-Conference Sessions

    Regenerative Medicine & Intraspinal Drug Delivery

  • Friday, August 18, 2017

    The 24th Annual Napa Pain Conference

    The 24th Annual Napa Pain Conference, Day One

  • Saturday, August 19, 2017

    The 24th Annual Napa Pain Conference

    The 24th Annual Napa Pain Conference, Day Two

  • Sunday, August 20, 2017

    The 24th Annual Napa Pain Conference

    The 24th Annual Napa Pain Conference, Day Three

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Missed Us Last Year?

Download the Agenda from NPC23 | August 2016

2017 Pre-Conference Offerings

Regenerative Medicine and Intraspinal Drug Delivery

On Thursday, August 17, we will offer two separate Pre-Conference offerings: a one-day Regenerative Workshop, built on the great success of our Pre-Conference last year, and a one-day Intraspinal Drug Delivery session.

The Agenda for both sessions will be available soon. Early registration rates are available through May 31, at $250 as an add-on to a full Napa Pain Conference registration, $350 for stand-alone registration.

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2016 Program Committee

Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA

Napa Pain Conference Chair
President and Founder, Neurovations Clinical Research and Education Founder and Medical Director, Napa Pain Institute and the Spine and Pain Center of Kauai

Timothy Davis, MD

Founder and Medical Director, Orthopedic Pain Specialists.
Physiatrist, Cedars-Sinai Spine Center

Leo Kapural, MD, PhD

Clinical Director, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Chronic Pain Center, Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research

Lawrence Poree, MD

Professor and Director of Neuromodulation Service, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California at San Francisco

Peter Staats, MD, MBA

Premier Pain Centers, New Jersey
Adjunct Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Founder, Division of Pain Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Invited Faculty List

Every year, the Napa Pain Conference is honored to welcome the world's finest clinicians, researchers, and scientists to lead our lectures and panel discussions. With the help of our Scientific Committee, we are proud to welcome the finest clinicians, researchers, scientists, and industry innovators to our stage.
Michael Amster, MD
Chris Centeno, MD
Stephen Collins, MD, PhD
Timothy Davis, MD
Michael DePalma, MD
Sudhir Diwan, MD
Christopher Gilmore, MD
Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA
Michael Gofeld, MD
Corey Hunter, MD
Leo Kapural, MD, PhD
Sten Lindahl, MD, PhD, FRCA
James North, MD
John Parker, MD
Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD, MPH
David Provenzano, MD
Samir J. Sheth, MD
B. Todd Sitzman, MD, MPH
Peter Staats, MD, MBA
Kevin J. Tracey, MD
Tony Yaksh, PhD