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The Napa Pain Conference


Since 1990, the Napa Pain Conference has delivered unrivaled content while remaining intimate enough to ensure you’re not
‘another face in the crowd.’

Join the finest clinicians, scientists, and industry leaders in pain & neuroscience for the best education, networking, and wine available.

Join us for the 25th Napa Pain Conference. 

Aug 16-19, 2018

Earn up to 25.25 CME Credits


Sten Lindahl, MD, PhD, FRCA
Chair Emeritus of the Nobel Committee in Physiology or Medicine
Jennifer Doudna, PhD
Co-discoverer of CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing; Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, UC Berkeley
KEYNOTES: Gene Editing, CRISPR and the Future of Medicine
with CRISPR-Cas9 Co-discoverer Jennifer Doudna, PhD

MIT Technology Review calls CRISPR-Cas9 “the biggest biotech discovery of the century.” The ability to edit genomic DNA within cells is revolutionizing research, medicine and biotech.


Learn the future first-hand from the co-discoverer of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing process
Jennifer Doudna, PhD during this year’s Lindahl Lecturers.

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The latest information and breakthroughs delivered by scientific and clinical pioneers


Over 70% of learners rate the Napa Pain Conference as the best CME activity they've attended in the last year.


Meet industry leaders and experts from a diverse cross-section of pain management.

Government and Policy

Active participation by government officials with an interest in pain medicine, policy and systems change.

Better care from better education

Pain affects more lives than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined.

The  appropriate assessment and treatment of pain has a far-reaching impact on morbidity, mortality, quality of life, and economics — for individuals, communities, and across the healthcare system.

The Napa Pain Conference offers a unique forum for sharing advances and standards in pain management and treatment for colleagues in ALL disciplines of medicine, with exceptional content presented by national leaders in pain medicine, patient safety, community health, and the regulatory environment.

Continuing Education

Earn up to 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ at the conference attendees rate ``the best CME activity I've attended in the last year.``

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On-site $965
    Early-bird: $695 – Closed
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Nurses & Allied Health
On site $495
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On site $625
    Early-bird: $415 – Closed
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Adv. Practice Providers
On site $685
    Early-bird: $445 – Closed
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On site $345
    With a letter from your program director and valid student ID Early-bird: $245 – Closed
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Single Day Rate
On site $550
    Select Friday, Saturday or Sunday during registration Early-bird: $350 – Closed
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Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA
Conference Director

Dr. Grigsby is the Founder and Medical Director of the Napa Pain Institute in Napa, California, the Spine and Pain Center of Kauai, and Redwood Pain Institute in Santa Rosa, California. He continues to practice as a board certified Pain Physician, and is among the world’s clinical leaders in the field of neuromodulation.

Dr. Grigsby is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurovations, a clinical research and education company specializing in pain and neurologic disease. A graduate of Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Biology and Economics, he then completed medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, and completed residency training in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received his Masters in Business Administration in Health Sector Management from Duke University.

The Meritage Resort and Conference Center
875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558

Experience Napa while staying at Meritage Resort & Spa.

The Meritage features spacious accommodations, lavish dining options, and spectacular vineyard views, and shuttle service to downtown Napa.

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Continuing Medical Education



SpectrumCare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

25th Napa Pain Conference

SpectrumCare designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Evidence-Based Regenerative Medicine

SpectrumCare designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians of Osteopathy

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as AOA 2-B credit.

Nurse Practioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. SpectrumCare is accredited to provide CME for physicians and will provide nurse practitioners who successfully complete each activity with a certificate of participation indicating the activity was designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Nurse Practitioners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

However, please be mindful that certain states have their own rules and regulations for what they find acceptable as Continuing Nursing Education Activities (CNE’s). Remember to check your state governing body to ensure that participating in CME is acceptable. State licensure and state certification are separate and distinct from registration or certification.

Clinical Nurse Specialists & Registered Nurses

Nurses may claim credit for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in most states, for up to 50% of the nursing requirements for recertification. Please check with the state association where you are licensed for more information.

Physician Assistants

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.