Duke Pain Medicine Presents:  Cancer Pain, Palliative Care and End of Life 2018

VENUE - The Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center at Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC



Guests can call the hotel and reference Duke Pain Medicine Meeting or use the booking link below and the $209 group rate (Friday and Saturday) will be valid until March 22, 2018.   Hotel Telephone: 919-286-3111

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2:30 pm – Registration Opens (Exhibitor Setup)

3:00 – 4:00 pm         SESSION ONE- Legislation and the NC Medical Board Policies are Changing and So Should Your Practice

3:00-3:30:                   NC/CDC Legislative Update – Brooke Chidgey, MD

3:30-4:00:                   Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies for Opioid Management – Lawrence Greenblatt, MD

4:00 -4:30 pm           Networking Break with Exhibitors

4:30 -5:30 pm           SESSION TWO - Hot Topics

4:30-5:00 pm             Addiction Medicine in the Oncological Population – James Finch, MD

5:00-5:30 pm            Providing Palliative Care to Patients and Families with Mental Health Issues–Vickie Leff, LCSW, ACHP-SW

5:30 -6:00 pm           Break with Exhibitors

6:00 -7:00 pm           Dinner Program with Industry Supporter


7:30 am                     Registration Opens

8:00 -8:30 am           Breakfast Program with Industry Supporter

8:30 -10:30 am         SESSION THREE  - The Basic Science of Cancer Pain

8:30-9:15 am            KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The Neurobiology of Cancer Pain – Patrick Mantyh, PhD JD

9:15-10:00 am          Chemotherapy and the Development of Neuropathic Pain – Paola Sandroni, MD PhD

10:00 -10:30 am      Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:30 -12:00 noon   SESSION FOUR – Medical Pain Treatment Therapies

10:30-11:00 am        Managing Pain with Non-Opioid Treatment Modalities – Jennifer Dulin, MD

11:00-11:30 am        Last Hours of Living: Managing the Non-Pain Symptoms – Liz Zechinati, NP

11:30-12:00 pm       Case Discussion on a Chronic Pain Patient in Hospice Care – Robin Turner, MD

12:00-1:00 pm          Lunch Program with Medtronic (No CME Provided)

1:00 -3:00 pm           SESSION FIVE -Expanding Treatment options in Pain and Symptom Management

1:00-2:00 pm:           Medical Cannabis as a Treatment in Palliative Medicine– David Casarett, MD

2:00-3:00 pm:           Interventional Radiology Procedures for Symptom Management – Jay Requarth, MD

3:00 -3:30 pm           Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:30 -5:30 pm           SESSION SIX - Caring for those who Care for the Dying Patient

3:30-4:00 pm             Spirituality as a Treatment – Rebecca Donald, MD, MDiv

4:00-4:30 pm             Recognizing and Managing Provider Burnout and Compassion Fatigue – Vickie Leff, LCSW, ACHP-SW

4:30-5:15 pm            Families Who Will Not Give Up: Lessons Learned from 700 Ethics Consults – Bud Hammes, PhD

5:15-5:30 pm            Panel Discussion Q& A

Dinner on Own


7:00 am                     Registration Opens

8:45 -8:15 am           Breakfast Program with Industry Supporter

8:15-9:00 am            SESSION SEVEN- HOT TOPIC:  Respecting Choices

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Respecting Choices: Creating Person-Centered Care by Implementing an Effective Advance Care Planning System – Bud Hammes, PhD

9:00-10:30 am          SESSION EIGHT – Interventional Pain Treatment Therapies

9:00-9:45 am            Interventional options for HEENT Cancer Associated Pain – David Edwards, MD, PhD

9:45-10:15 am          Kyphoplasty – Thomas Hopkins, MD, MBA

10:15-10:45 am        Intrathecal Drug Delivery Treatment Options- Jace Carter, MD

10:45-11:00 am       Networking Break

11:00 – 1:15 pm       SESSION NINE - Emerging Therapies/Trends in Palliative Care

11:00-11:30 am        Scrambler Therapy – John Gibson, MD

11:30-12:00 pm       Resinaferotoxin – Richard Boortz-Marx, MD, MS

12:00-12:30 pm       Telemedicine in Palliative Care – Morgan Bain, MD FAAHPM

12:30-1:00 pm          Is there an App for that – Internet Applications for Tracking Symptom Management in Hospice Patients – Arif Kamal, MD   

1:00-1:15 pm            Closing Remarks & Thank You from Richard. Boortz-Marx MD, MS, R. Morgan Bain MD FAAHPM, and Scott Runyon MD

1:15 pm                     Adjourn


In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nursing CE: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for up to 14.25 credit hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

FEES                                              Early by March 22                     Regular

MD/DO/DC/PharmD/PhD                      $350                                     $400

NP/PA                                                    $275                                     $325

RN/LPN/Therapist/Admin                      $200                                     $250

Trainee -Students                                  $ 75                                      $100

Discounts available for government and military healthcare providers. Please email Robin Hoyle at robin@carolinapain.org for more information and rates.



Duke Pain Meeting

  • April 13 - 15, 2018
  • Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center
    Duke Medical Center
    Durham, North Carolina
    United States