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24th Napa Pain Conference

NPC2017-Sa09b - A Multidisciplinary Approach to Patients with Spinal Disorders

Aug 19, 2017 4:30pm ‐ Aug 19, 2017 6:15pm

Credits: None available.



A multidisciplinary group of specialists partner to present how practitioners in different specialties approach treatment. Lectures and case presentations will be featured in this interactive session.

Instructors will review:

  • Improved teamwork: How different providers in different specialties follow different treatment.
  • Degenerative disorders.
  • Predictive modeling for patient selection and prehabilitation.
  • Clinical outcomes research.
  • Operative vs. Non-operative Care.
  • Overcoming Barriers to:
    • Communication
    • Optimal Patient Care


  • 4:30 Variability in Approaches to Spinal Disorders: The Call for Interdisciplinary Collaboration & Quality of Care: Sigurd H. Berven, MD
  • 4:45 An Evidence-based Approach to Symptomatic Nerve Compression: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis & Disc Herniation
    • Therapeutic Injections: Zachary McCormick, MD
    • Surgical Decompression: Sigurd H. Berven, MD
  • 5:15 An Evidence-based Approach to Adult Spinal Deformity
    • Neuromodulation: Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Surgical Realignment: Sigurd H. Berven, MD
  • 5:45 An Evidence-based Approach to Back Pain Without Symptomatic Nerve Compression or Deformity
    • Intrathecal Drug Delivery: Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD, MPH
    • Surgical Stabilization: Line Jacques, MD


  • Kennedy, David J., and Byron J. Schneider. The Challenges of Research on Interventions for Low Back Pain The Challenges of Research on Interventions for Low Back Pain. Annals of Internal Medicine (2017).
  • Bhangare, Karishma Patel, et al. “An Analysis of New Approaches and Drug Formulations for Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain.” Anesthesiology Clinics (2017).
  • DePalma, Michael J., Jessica M. Ketchum, and Thomas R. Saullo. “Etiology of chronic low back pain in patients having undergone lumbar fusion.” Pain Medicine 12.5 (2011): 732-739.
  • DePalma, Michael J., Interventional Spine Care Director, and Stryker Biotech. “Multivariable analysis of the relationship between pain referral patterns and the source of chronic low back pain.” Pain Physician 15 (2012): 171-178.


  • Dr. Sigurd H. Berven, MD, Professor in Residence, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dr. Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD. MPH, Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Dr. Line Jacques, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco
  • Dr. Zachary McCormick, MD, Associate Professor, Chief of Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Utah
Category: CME


Credits: None available.

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