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Florida Academy of Pain Medicine (FAPM)

American Academy of Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine (AAROM)

Alliance Interventional with
pre-conference workshops





Friday, July 27, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (8 hours of CME)

All workshops run concurrently so chose one. 

Workshop A

Regenerative Injection Therapy and Ultrasound MSK Workshop with Ultrasound Guided Interventional Procedures.  

Correlation of physical findings and clinical anatomy with ultrasonography: shoulder, knee, hip; demonstrations with PRP, and chemical injectates under ultrasound guidance. (participants scan each other, faculty demonstrates injections).  

Faculty: Felix Linetsky, MD, Michael Scarpone, DO, Marc J. Hirsh, MD, RMSK, RhMSUS, Keith Hansen, RMSK, Matthew Hyzy DO    

 Two cadaver stations

Ultrasonography and US guided injections:  shoulder, knee, hip, costotransverse joints, SIJ and cervical, thoracic, lumbar median branch blocks. (Two participants per cadaver simultaneously, after one hour they rotate with those who are scanning each other in another room) 

Workshop B

Cadaver Workshop: Interventional Procedures with Fluoroscopy (SCS, DRG, RFA, Pump, mild)

Faculty:  Arun Joseph, MD, Tse Lee, MD, Vinod Malik, MD  

Workshop C 

Basic Pain Evaluation and Non-opioid Treatments

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The current trend in Pain Medicine is to find more appropriate ways to use opioids and to also incorporate/substitute non-opioid treatments for those in pain. This hands-on workshop will address the basic evaluation of someone in pain, and demonstrate the most state of the art uses of physical and historical workup, physiological understandings, laboratory testing, manual therapies, nutritional alterations, and cognitive-behavioral techniques that are effective and can be ordered by primary care practitioners, as well as specialists, in order to improve the quality of life and functional status of those in pain. 

Topics such as what happens when pain is not addressed aggressively in the acute phase?

What is the correctable physiological/chemical nature of pain?

What testing is appropriate in working up the person in pain?

Which manual therapies work? Which don’t? And why?

What physio-chemical therapies, ie regenerative approaches, energy approaches, et al, work best?

How can nutrition/supplements affect pain?

How do cognitive-behavioral therapies affect brain function to control pain?

Which “cognitive-behavioral” approaches work best?

These issues and more will be addressed through faculty and attendee “experiencing” in a hands-on approach. Attendees are encouraged to wear loose comfortable clothing that will be appropriate for movement and experiencing some of the newer techniques to be presented in this 8 hour CME accredited workshop.

Faculty is an internationally distinguished group who are leading experts in their respective areas, and includes:

1.     Steve Wheeler, MD

2.     Salaheldin Halasa, MD

3.     Carol Davis, DPT, EdD

4.     Rhonwyn Ullmann, MS

5.     Albert Ray, MD, conference chair



Annual Meeting Lecture Series

Saturday, July 28, 2018


7:00 – 8:00



Registration & Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:00 – 8:20


Welcome: Stanley Dennison, MD, President FAPM, Felix Linetsky, President AAROM, Richard Johns COO & CLO of Alliance Health Care


Program at a Glance: Ultrasound Guided Procedures in Pain & Dysfunctions, Updates on Opioid Prescriptions, Legal Updates, New Treatments & more.



8:20 – 9:30


Update on Proper Use of Opioids, Marijuana & Non Opioid Pharmacology  Abraham Rivera, MD

9:30 – 10:15 


What Matters Now & What’s Next   Gennady Gekht, MD 

10:15 – 10:45


Exhibit Hall Break

10:45 – 11:45 


Cognitive Behavioral & Manual Therapies Albert Ray, MD & Carol Davis, DPT, EdD

11:45 – 12:45 


Luncheon & Presentation DRG Stimulation for CRPS Dennis Patin, MD

12:45 – 1:15


FAPM Annual Business Meeting (INVITED OFFICIAL ?)

1:15 – 2:00


Regenerative Injection Therapy with Stem Cells and PRP, Joseph Purita, MD 

2:00 – 2:45 


Eight years experience with Biologic Injectates PRP, Marc Hirsh, MD

2:45- 3:30 


Advanced Placement in Radiofrequency Ablation                                       Lan Fotopoulos, MD

3:30 – 4:00


Exhibit Hall Break  

4:00 – 4:50


Regenerative Injection Therapy Principles of Practice (selected  clinical anatomy) -  Felix Linetsky MD, updates on research Michael Scarpone, DO

4:50– 5:30 


The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly  Kochy Matthew, PharmMD, RPH, MBA, DAIPM, BCMAS 


Reception with Food & Beverages in Exhibit Hall



Sunday, July 29, 2018


7:30 – 8:00 


Registration/Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:00 – 8:45


 Advancements in the treatment of cancer related pain Brian Bruel, MD

8:45 – 9:30


 Control of Chronic Visceral Pain – Steve Wheeler, MD

9:30 – 10:00


Exhibit Hall Break

10:00 – 10:45

Update on Intrathecal Treatment Options for Pain Management 

                                        With a focus on non-opioid options Gladstone C. Mc Dowell II, MD 







Additional Instructions:  (NON CME)

Sponsored Educational Suites will run from 8:00am-12:00pm.


8:00 – 8:45  


Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants in the Interventional Pain Practice  Faculty: TBA

8:45 – 9:30 


Spinal Cord Stimulation, Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation, and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation   Laura Perryman  

9:30 – 10:00


Exhibit Hall Break

10:00 – 10:45 


 Ambulatory Surgery Centers & Interventional Pain | Faculty: TBA

10:45 – 11:30


Interventional Procedures – Options for Today and Tomorrow’s Patients (SCS, RFA, DRG, Pumps, Endoscopic Discectomy, mild) | Faculty: TBA

11:30 – 12:15

 HF10-Mechanism of Action -Sr Director of Clinical Science and Research, Kerry Bradley.