Connect With the Leaders in Cancer Pain




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.

Discuss evidence-based medicine and best practices with foremost expects in order to improve access to and quality of care for patients. There will be ample opportunity to network with colleagues and experts, and to attend educational sessions. Our world-class Program Committee and unrivaled faculty create an environment for collaboration, problem solving, and skill-based learning. 

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


The CPRC Conference is designed for the following groups involved with the treatment of cancer patients:

  • clinicians (physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, etc)
  • scientists
  • pharmacists
  • industry employees
  • regulators

We anticipate over 150 clinical providers to attend in 2019. 


Earn up to 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


8:00 Welcome
8:15 Cancer Pain: Past, Present & Future
Scott M. Fishman, MD
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine,
UC Davis Health
9:15 Buprenorphine in the Setting of Cancer
Mellar P. Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM
Professor of Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine,
Case Western Reserve University
10:15 Break
10:30 “The Honeybadger Lecture” – 2019 Outstanding Investigator Award
11:00 Oncology Concerns for Oral Pain Treatment & the Impact of New Formulations
Denise Boudreau, PhD
Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
12:00 Lunch Symposium
1:30 Breakouts

Addressing Cancer Recurrence

  • Do HMG-CoA Inhibitors Have Chemopreventative Properties?
  • Opioid-sparing Paravertebral Block for Breast Cancer Surgery

Clinician Researchers

  • So You Want to be a Principle Investigator?
  • Designing a Clinical Study
  • STROBE: STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology
2:30 Break
2:45 Breakouts

Pediatric Palliative Care

  • End of Life Care for Pediatric Patients
To IRB or Not IRB: That is the Question
3:45 Break

Pelvic, Abdominal Visceral Related Cancer, Small Bowel & Colon Cancer

  • Treatment Algorithms: How to Position One Therapy vs Another?
  • Celiac Block/Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block vs TDD
  • Dorsal Punctate Myelotomy (DPM)
5:30 Education Ends for the Day
5:45 CPRC Annual Business Meeting  | Open to CPRC Members
6:30 Welcome Reception  | Open to All Attendees
8:00 Welcome
8:15 State of Cancer Pain Research
8:45 A Discussion About “Aid in Dying” & Death with Dignity Statues
Nathan Fairman, MD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Member of the Bioethics Committee, UC Davis
9:15 The Trigeminocervico Complex: How the Intricate Anatomy in the Head, Face & Neck Applies to Treating Head & Neck Cancer
Frank H. Willard, PhD
Professor, Anatomy, University of New England
10:15 Break
10:30 Increasing Rates of Late Stage Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults
11:30 Translating from Science to Clinical Practice
12:30 Lunch, Posters and Networking
2:00 Breakouts
Neurostimulation for Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Understanding Journal Publications

  • Conducting a Literature Review
  • Evaluating Scientific Research
  • Publishing Your Work
3:00 Break
3:15 Breakouts

Clinical Care for Young Adults 

  • Fertility and Cancer
  • CBT and Developing Resilience
  • Acute Episodic Care

Tools of the Research Trade

  • Statistical Modeling
  • Securing Funding (Federal & Private)
  • Minimizing Clinical Disruption
4:15 Break

Therapies for Treating Pain Resulting from Head & Neck Cancer

  • Intricate Anatomy Correlates Pain in the Head, Face & Neck
  • Cervical Intrathecal Catheters for Head and Neck Pain
  • Dorsal Column Stimulation at C2
  • Compounded Therapies in Craniofacial Pain
6:00 Closing
6:15 Thank you for being a part of the 2019 Cancer Pain Conference!

Subject to change.


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

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 14.5 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.