18th Annual Pain Management Conference

18th Annual Pain Management Conference
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 7:30am - 4:15pm

Pain management can be simple or complex and requires a wide variety of skills and approaches. Pain management practitioners come from all fields of medicine, and together can form a multidisciplinary team resulting in improved pain management. This conference ‘18th Annual Pain Management Conference’ will offer health care providers evidence-based, therapeutic approaches to reduce pain and practice pain management from an integrative perspective.

Designed For

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Dentists, Nurses, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Dental Hygienists, Public Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents, Students and Other Interested Health Care Providers

Jointly Provided By

Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education Consortium
    School of Medicine
    College of Nursing
    School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
    School of Dentistry
CHI Health


The conference will provide practitioners with the most recent information that will enhance knowledge, skills and performance in the assessment and treatment of patients with pain disorders.


7:15 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

7:45 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Frank J. Dowd, DDS, PhD

Session I: Opioids

8 a.m.
Opioid Use and alternatives
Charles Youngblood, MD
John Massey, MD

9 a.m.
Opioids and their use and risks in practice?
Kelly Dineen, RN, JD, PhD

10 a.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

Session II: Joint, Head and Neck Pain

10:15 a.m.
Treatment of Arthritis
Joseph Nahas, MD

11:15 a.m.
Migraine and New Treatments

Karen Bremer, MD

12 p.m.
Lunch and Visit Exhibits

1 p.m.
Conservative Management of Chronic Head and Neck Pain: A Physical Therapy Perspective
Gilbert Willett, PT, PhD

2 p.m.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Other Oral Syndromes
Frank Dowd, DDS, PhD, OCS, CSCS
Karen Bremer, MD

3 p.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

Session III: Geriatric Pain

3:15 p.m.
Geriatric Pain: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Donald Frey, MD
Kristy Brandon, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC

4:15 p.m.
Evaluation, Adjournment and Prize Drawing

Creighton University, Mike and Josie Harper Center
602 North 20th Street
Omaha, NE 68178
United States