Eastern Pain Association Half and Half Mid-Year Meeting
Staying current with prescribing for opioids, cannabis, peripheral nerve stimulation, and pelvic pain
June 11, 2022, SUNY Global Center NYC

8:00 – 8:20 AM 

Catering/Exhibitor/Posters/Product Theatre Set Up

8:20 – 8:20 AM 


9:20 – 9:25 AM  

Welcome:  Neel Mehta MD, President, Eastern Pain Association

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine; Division Chief, Pain Management;

Co-Director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care, New York NY

9:25 – 10:10 AM  

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Moderator:  Peter C Lascarides DO, Pain Medicine Clinician, Northern Westchester & Phelps Hospital Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; Clinical Professor of Physiatry, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine               President Elect, Eastern Pain Association

PanelistsStephen Erosa DO, Interventional Spine & Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Adjunct Clinical Professor LECOM, St John’s Riverside Medical Group, Yonkers NY Michael E Flamm DO, Veterans Administration New York Harbor Healthcare, New York NY

Link to slides

10:10 – 10:15 AM   

Memorial/Tribute to Ada Rogers RN, The Pain Lady

William K Schmidt PhD, President, NorthStar Consulting LLC, Davis CA

Charles E Inturrisi PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York NY

10:15 – 11:00 AM  

A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids
Travis N Reider PhD, Associate Research Professor & Director of the Master of Bioethics Degree         Program, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore MD

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  

Break:  Product Theatres/Exhibits/Snacks/Posters

12:00 – 1:00 PM  

Break:  Lunch/Exhibits/Posters 

3:00 – 3:45 PM  

Pelvic Pain      

 Arthur Kitt MD MPH, Director of Anesthesia Pain Management, Staten Island University Hospital    Assistant Professor, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Staten Island NY

2:00 – 3:00 PM    

Break:  Product Theatres/Exhibits/Snacks/Posters

3:45 – 4:30 PM  

“Mind the Gap” Cannabis, Cannabinoids and the Brain                                                       

 J Craig Allen MD FASAM, Medical Director, Rushford; Chief of Psychiatry, Midstate Medical Center; Vice President of Addiction Services, Behavioral Health Network; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Frank H Netter School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University; Meriden CT    

1:00 – 2:00 PM   

Keynote:  CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Update – Thoughts, Impacts &
                Where do we go from here?

ModeratorYili Huang DO MBA, Director, Pain Management, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Surgery, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Phelps Hospital Northwell Health Sleepy Hollow, NY

Panelists:   Travis N Reider PhD, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore MD

R Jason Yong MD MBA, Medical Director of Pain Management, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Boston MA  

Mohammed A Issa MD, Pain Fellowship Program Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Medical Director, BWFH Center for Pain Medicine,   Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

Diana Martins-Welch MD, Director, Supportive Oncology; Assistant Professor, Hofstra 

Northwell School of Medicine; Monter Cancer Center

Center for Advanced Medicine, Lake Success NY

4:30 PM Closure

Neel Mehta MD

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