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2019 National Conference

November 2 - 3
Hosted by UC San Diego

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Attend the World’s Largest Facial Pain Conference
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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 Jeff Bodington, Chmn - FPA

The First Microvascular Decompression

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: John Alksne, MD

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

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Jeffrey Brown, MD

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

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Donald Nixdorf DDS, MS

Break

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Lower Auditorium

Give Me A Pill That Works Doc (Q & A to Follow)

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: TBD or Hossein Ansari, MD

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

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: John Alksne, MD

Principles of the Neurosurgical Treament of Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain (Q & A to Follow)

11:45 AM - 12:15 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Jeffrey Brown, MD

Lunch with members of the FPA Medical Advisory Board

12:15 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

Panel Discussion: Case Studies for Surgical Decision Making

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

Break

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Lower Auditorium

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

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD

It's My Kid in Pain: What to do and What's Different (Q & A to Follow)

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Mark Linskey, MD

The Mayo and Me: How We Do It

4:15 PM - 4:35PM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Richard Zimmerman, MD

How We Got Here: A 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

Medical Marijuana and Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain (Q & A to Follow)

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Anne Ciemnecki and Jeff Fogel, MD

If I Only Had a Brain: Neuroplasticity and Chronic Pain

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Jennifer Wagner, LPN

Break

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Lower Auditorium

Support Groups for Chronic Pain: Organizing, Implementing, Sustaining

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Lower Auditorium

SPEAKER: Michele Cohen, LCSW

ROUNDTABLE Q & A - Closing Session

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Lower Auditorium

MODERATOR: Anne Ciemnecki
PANELISTS: Jeff Fogel, MD; Jennifer Wagner, LPN; Michele Cohen, LCSW

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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

Jeffery Brown

MD, FACS, FAANS

Steven D. Chang

MD

Michael Lim

MD

Mark E. Linskey

MD

Donald Nixdorf

DDS, MS

Julie Pilitsis

MD, PhD

Jennifer Wagner

LPN, ASN, BS

Richard Zimmerman

MD

Kenneth F. Casey

MD

Michele Cohen

LCSW

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).

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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 7 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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