2019 Program

Subject to change.

Day 1


Break  no CME


The State of Cancer Pain Research in 2019
Heather Basara Richter, PhD  2019 Conference Co-Chair


The Kanpolat Lecture: The Use of Hypophysectomy for Cancer Pain:
Current Understanding, Patient Selection, Complication Profiles & Monitoring
William S. Rosenberg, MD  Founder and Medical Director, Center for the Relief of Pain, Midwest Neuroscience Institute, Research Medical Center


Lunch Symposium: Targeted Drug Delivery for Cancer Pain  no CME


Break  no CME


Clinical Care for Young Adults & Pediatric Patients

Advancements in Pediatric End of Life & Pain Care
Isabelle N. King, MD   Medical Director, Inpatient Palliative Care Services, Marin Health Medical Center


Break  no CME


Abdominal, Pelvic Visceral Related Cancer & GI Malignancies:
Celiac/Superior Hypogastric Plexus/Ganglion Impar Blocks vs. TDD

Sanjeet Narang, MD   Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Cingulotomy for Medically Refractory Cancer Pain & Dorsal Punctate Myelotomy (DPM)
Sharona Ben-Haim, MD   Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Diego


Education Ends for the Day


Welcome Reception  no CME
Open to All Attendees

Day 2


Welcome & State of the Consortium  no CME
Heather Basara Richter, PhD  2019 Conference Co-Chair


Break  no CME


Head & Neck Cancer

The Trigeminocervico Complex: How the Intricate Anatomy in the Head, Face & Neck Applies to Treating Head & Neck Cancer
Frank H. Willard, PhD  Professor of Anatomy, University of New England


Lunch  no CME


Medication Management

Controlling and Disposing of Medications after End of Life
Avinash Ramchandani, MD, MBA  Pain Management Specialist, Redwood Pain Institute


Break  no CME


We-Ko-Pa Conference Center

10438 N. Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85264

Located 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the We-Ko-Pa’s lushly landscaped oasis offers spectacular views of Arizona’s majestic Four Peaks and iconic Red Mountains alongside the free-flowing Verde River.

Discounted rooms for conference attendees

$159 per night

and up, + taxes & fees


Pain is the most common symptom of cancer at diagnosis and rises in prevalence throughout and beyond cancer treatment.

Join leading clinicians and researchers to discover the latest treatments, learn how to become involved in research, and improve care for your patients.

Learn the most relevant data and treatment options in a forum for designed for engagement.

Continuing Medical Education


SpectrumCare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SpectrumCare designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners

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.