ASPSP Conference

September 27 & 28
Tampa, Florida
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First Annual Conference

Post-Surgical Pain

In an era of increasing surgical volumes and a persistent opioid crisis, the need for action in addressing post-surgical pain has never been more urgent. As physicians and scientists, we have the power to improve pain management and surgical outcomes through innovative approaches and by advancing the science behind superior treatment modalities.

While traditional anesthesiology conferences have concentrated on the delivery of anesthesia, and pain conferences on spine pain management, the critical issue of post-surgical pain management often remains under-addressed. Surgical conferences tend to focus on advancing surgical techniques, leaving a gap in comprehensive post-surgical care. Our annual conference is set to bridge this gap.

Inaugural Annual Conference Highlights:

Our conference will present a dynamic scientific program dedicated exclusively to the management of acute post-surgical pain in hospitals, sub-acute pain in the community, and chronic pain in medical offices.

A pivotal moment in our field was the awarding of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Professors David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discovery of temperature and pressure-sensitive receptors, including the TRPV1 receptor, essential for pain sensation. This breakthrough represents a significant opportunity for improving post-surgical pain management.

This event is essential for professionals across all surgical specialties, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, and physical therapy. It offers a unique platform for sharing insights and discussing strategies to enhance surgical pain management and outcomes.

I warmly invite you and your family to join us in Tampa for this unparalleled conference. Together, we can reduce the burden of chronic post-surgical pain and improve the lives of our patients.

Join us in Tampa this September for an engaging and educational experience that promises to equip you with new insights and enthusiasm for the future of post-surgical pain management.

Warmest regards,

Arun Kalava, MD, FASA, EDRA
Chairman & Founder, ASPSP

ASPSP Conference

Topics Covered

Chronic Post-Surgical Pain

Prevention strategies and management options in managing chronic post-surgical pain

Pediatric Post-Surgical Pain

Best practices in managing acute, sub-acute and chronic post-surgical pain in children

Peripheral Nerve Blocks (AKA Regional Anesthesia)

Latest guidelines and evidence in the use of nerve blocks to manage post-surgical pain

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Application of peripheral nerve stimulation in managing various stages of post-surgical pain

Sub-acute (Transitional) Post-Surgical Pain

Emerging evidence in managing Transitional Pain and how to establish a Transitional pain practice

Conference Workshops

Workshops are available for an additional fee of $200 each and are optional for physicians during registration. Spaces are limited, so early booking is strongly recommended. This not only secures your spot but also qualifies you for our early bird discount on the conference registration.

Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks for Acute Pain: $200

Friday, Sept 27, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

  • Acute Pain Series
  • Upper Extremity (Interscalene, Supraclavicular, Infraclavicular & Axillary)
  • Thoracic Wall (PECS, Serratus Anterior, Erector Spinae, Pecto-Intercostal)
  • Abdominal Wall (Subcostal TAP, Rectus sheath, QL, Classical TAP)
  • Lower Extremity (Femoral, PENG, Saphenous & Sciatic)

Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks for Chronic Pain: $200

Saturday, Sept 28, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

  • Head & Neck (Greater Occipital & Stellate Ganglion)
  • Upper Extremity (Suprascapular, Axillary, Median, Ulna & Radial)
  • Truncal Blocks (Intercostal, Ilio-inguinal, Genitofemoral & TAP)
  • Pelvis & Lower Extremity (Pudendal, Piriformis Muscle, Lateral Fem Cutaneous, Femoral, Saphenous, Genicular, Sciatic, Sural |Tibial | Superficial Peroneal)
  • Joints (Shoulder, Hip & Knee)

Conference Details

Travel & Accommodations

Event Venue

USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), Tampa, FL

Conference Sponsors

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