About the Conference

The 24th Annual Napa Pain Conference will take place August 18-20, 2017,
with Pre-Conference Workshops 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!

Call For Abstracts

Finalists will be announced soon!

Submissions were due June 23, 2017. Finalists will be announced soon and will present at the Napa Pain Conference.

Research, clinical outcomes, quality improvement initiatives, practice improvement, and patient care strategies will be presented at one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pain conferences.

Selected abstracts may qualify for discounted registration, awards and prizes.
Download the Abstract Guidelines for requirements and complete details.

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The 24th Annual Napa Pain Conference

The Napa Pain Conference welcomes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists and other health care professionals to learn the latest information necessary to diagnose, treat, and manage acute and chronic pain, and associated comorbidities.

Generalists and specialists will benefit from a wide range of topics and faculty presenting basic, translational and the latest treatment advancements.

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Regenerative Medicine Pre-Conference Session

    Regenerative Medicine Pre-Conference Session

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  • Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Intraspinal Drug Delivery Pre-Conference Session

    Intraspinal Drug Delivery Session

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2017 Agenda

2017 Pre-Conference Workshops

Regenerative Medicine and Intraspinal Drug Delivery

On Thursday, August 17, the Napa Pain Conference will host two separate Pre-Conference Worskhops:

– Regenerative Medicine, built on the great success of last year’s workshop, and
– Intraspinal Drug Delivery, last presented in 2013 and updated with the 2017 PACC Guidelines

Agendas for both sessions will be available soon.

Early registration rates are available through May 31, at $250 as an add-on to a full Conference registration, or $350 for stand-alone registration.

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2017 Program Committee

Aaron Calodney, MD

President of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

George C. Chang Chien, DO

Director of Pain Management, Ventura County Medical Center

Harold J. Cordner, MD

Pain Management Specialist, Forida Pain Management Associates

Penney Cowan

Founder and CEO of American Chronic Pain Association

Timothy Davis, MD

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

Leo Kapural, MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Chronic Pain Center; Pain Physician, Carolinas Pain Institute and Center for Clinical Research

Sten Lindahl, MD, PhD, FRCA

Emeritus of the Nobel Committee in Physiology or Medicine, and Professor Emeritus at Karolinska Institutet

Lawrence Poree, MD

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

David Provenzano, MD

Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care, Heritage Valley Health System

Samir J. Sheth, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Co-Director of Neuromodulation at UC Davis

B. Todd Sitzman, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Advanced Pain Therapy; President-Elect, North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)

Lisa J. Stearns, MD

Founder and Medical Director, Center for Pain and Supportive Care; Founder, Valley Cancer Pain Foundation

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
Steve M. Aydin, DO
Kim Bayless, DNP, RN
Sigurd Berven, MD
Julie Burch, MEd
Aaron Calodney, MD
Hilary Cromwell, RN, BSN
Michael DePalma, MD
Jason L. Dragoo, MD
Timothy Furnish, MD
Corey Hunter, MD, FIPP
Elliot Krames, MD
Sean Li, MD
Ramana Naidu, MD
Howard Pitluk, MD, MPH, FACS
Avinash Ramchandani, MD, MBA
Erich Richter, MD
Michael Saulino, MD, PhD
Gregory Scherrer, PharmD, PhD
Peter Staats, MD, MBA
Susan Verba, MFA
Linda Watkins, PhD
Warren Zapol, MD