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2019 National Conference

November 2 - 3
Hosted by UC San Diego

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Event Schedule


Day 1

Saturday, November 2

Day 2

Sunday, November 3

Registration

8:15 AM -9:00 AM
Lower Auditorium

Welcome

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: John Alksne, MD and David Meyers, Chmn - FPA

The First Microvascular Decompression

9:10 AM - 9:20 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: John Alksne, MD

Anatomy of Pain

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Sharona Ben-Haim, MD

Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain: What's the Difference & How Should We Evaluate for It?
(Q & A to Follow)

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Jeffrey Brown, MD

Is it My Tooth? (Q & A to Follow)

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Donald Nixdorf, DDS, MS

Medical disorders that can cause facial pain. Post herpetic neuralgia, migraines, Sjorgren's Disorder

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Hossein Ansari, MD

Imaging of the Trigeminal Nerve: What's the Best & What's the Safest? (Q & A to Follow)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: John Alksne, MD

Percutaneous Procedures for Treatment of TN Pain

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Jeffrey Brown, MD

Pediatric Facial Pain

11:40 AM - 12:00PM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Mark Linskey, MD

Lunch with members of the FPA Medical Advisory Board

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
MedEd Courtyard

Radiosurgery for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Related Neuropathic Face Pain
(Q & A to Follow)

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Steven Chang, MD

Caregivers Session

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Room 141

MODERATORS: Megan Hamilton; Dan Kubik

Panel Discussion: Case Studies for Surgical Decision Making including patients with MS

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lower Auditorium

MODERATOR: Jeffrey Brown, MD
PANELISTS: J. Alksne, MD; R. Babu, MD; K. Casey, MD; S. Chang, MD; M. Lim, MD; J. Pilitsis, MD

The Pain Won't Go Away: Principles of Chronic Pain Therapy and Innovations in Neuromodulation (Q & A to Follow)

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD

Questions from the Audience

3:45 PM - 4:35 PM
Lower Auditorium

All Medical Advisory Board on stage to answer questions J. Alksne, MD; K. Casey, MD; S. Chang, MD; M. Lim, MD; J. Pilitsis, MD; M. Linskey, MD; R. Zimmerman, MD

How We Got Here: An Historical Tribute to Peter Jannetta's Legacy

4:35 PM - 5:00 PM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Kenneth Casey, MD

What We Learned Today: Let's Sum It Up

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Jeffrey Brown, MD

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Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
MedEd Courtyard

Why is Medical Marijuana Still a Mystery for Treating Facial Pain?

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Anne Ciemnecki

Medical Marijuana: Misconceptions and Mystique Mastered

9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Jeffrey Fogel, MD

Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of Chronic Pain

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Mark Wallace, MD

If I Only Had a Brain: Neuroplasticity and Chronic Pain

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Jennifer Wagner, LPN

Break

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Lower Auditorium

Clinical Trials and Cutting Edge Therapies for Refractory Pain

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Nathanial Schuster, MD

Support Groups for Chronic Pain: Organizing, Implementing, Sustaining

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Michele Cohen, LCSW

ROUNDTABLE Q & A - Closing Session

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Lower Auditorium

MODERATOR: Anne Ciemnecki
PANELISTS: Jeffrey Fogel, MD; Jennifer Wagner, LPN; Michele Cohen, LCSW; Mark Wallace, MD

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Meet the Speakers

Our speakers are the top doctors and experts in facial pain in the world. This is a unique opportunity to connect with experts in formal and informal settings.

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John Alksne

MD

Jeffrey Brown

MD, FACS, FAANS

Steven D. Chang

MD

Michael Lim

MD

Donald Nixdorf

DDS, MS

Julie Pilitsis

MD, PhD

Jennifer Wagner

LPN, ASN, BS

Kenneth F. Casey

MD

Michele Cohen

LCSW

Jeffrey Fogel

MD

Anne Ciemnecki

Hossein Ansari

MD

Sharona Ben-Haim

MD

Ramesh Babu

MD

Richard Zimmerman

MD

Mark E. Linskey

MD

Nathaniel M. Schuster

MD

Mark S. Wallace

MD

Conference Location

  • Address

     

    Medical Education and Telemedicine Building at UC San Diego

    The conference will be held in the lower auditorium of the building.

    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92093

  • Directions

     

    Directions to the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building at UC San Diego

    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92093

    The conference will be held in the lower auditorium of the building.

     

    Directions from the North

    By vehicle:
    5 Freeway South
    Exit La Jolla Village Drive
    Right at La Jolla Village Drive
    Right at Villa La Jolla (road will dead end into Gilman Parking Structure)
    Enter Gilman Parking Structure. Be sure to pay before walking to CFS.

    By foot:
    Exit Gilman Parking Structure and walk south towards Parking Lot 602 (P602). The Stein Research Building should be on your left (big grey building).
    Walk South through P602. You should be facing the MET Building (newer looking glassy building) and see orange umbrellas. Take the stairs/ elevator located in the inner courtyard down to the Lower Level (LL).

    Directions from the South

    By vehicle:
    5 Freeway North
    Exit La Jolla Village Drive
    Left at La Jolla Village Drive
    Right at Villa La Jolla (road will dead end into Gilman Parking Structure)
    Enter Gilman Parking Structure. Be sure to pay before walking to CFS.

    By foot:
    Exit Gilman Parking Structure and walk south towards Parking Lot 602 (P602). The Stein Research Building should be on your left (big grey building).

    Walk South through P602. You should be facing the MET Building (newer looking glassy building) and see orange umbrellas. Take the stairs/ elevator located in the inner courtyard down to the Lower Level (LL).

  • Shuttle Schedule

    Saturday Shuttle Service

    from Torrey Pines Hilton to UCSD Campus

                Begins at 7:45 am runs until 10:45 am

                from UCSD Campus to Torrey Pines Hilton

                    Begins 3:30 pm runs until 6:30 pm

    Sunday Shuttle Service

    from Torrey Pines Hilton to UCSD Campus

                Begins at 7:30 am runs until 9:30 am

                from UCSD Campus to Torrey Pines Hilton

                    Begins at 12:30 pm runs until 2:30 pm

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Hotel Accommodations

The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines is offering FPA 2019 National Conference attendees a special rate of $182 per room, per night in addition to applicable state and local tax. A room must be booked by October 14 in order to receive this special rate.

All Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines’s guest rooms boast private balconies or patios with magnificent views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, the gardens, and the Pacific Ocean.

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The National Conference is a must go event. Members of the volunteer TNA Support Network provide support and information that empowers patients to make informed decisions about their treatment of TN and related facial pain conditions.

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