Milwaukee Pain Management for the Non Pain Specialist

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Speaker Information

aaron calodney

Aaron Calodney, MD

Dr. Calodney is past president of the Texas Pain Society. He currently sits on the board of directors of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and advisory board for the World Institute of Pain. He served on the board of the International Spine Intervention Society for many years and was director of education. Dr. Calodney is board certified in anesthesiology and carries subspecialty certification in pain management through the American Board of Anesthesiology. With particular interest in spine and special interests including neuromodulation and intrathecal drug delivery, biological treatment of the painful degenerative disc, peripheral nerve injury and radiofrequency ablation, Dr. Calodney has presented and published many articles and textbook chapters. He is actively involved in clinical research and has delivered over 250 invited lectures in the US and abroad.

Dan Doleys

Dan Doleys, PhD

Dr. Doleys is the director of the Doleys Clinic/Pain Rehabilitation Institute in Birmingham, AL. Prior to starting in private practice, he was a full time faculty member in the Department of Psychology/ Psychiatry School of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham as an associate professor. Dr. Doleys received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Miami in Florida, after which he completed a two-year clinical postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Therapy and Analysis at the University of Georgia. He has been a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management and the American Board of Forensic Examiners.

nileshkumar patel

Nileshkumar Patel, MD, MBA

Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Case Western Reserve University where he served as chief resident and completed his fellowship in pain management at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he was also on staff. He believes in providing patients with minimally invasive treatment options and working with each patient individually to identify and treat the source of pain. He has a particular interest in the treatment of whiplash and offering minimally invasive outpatient surgical options for patients with lumbar disc herniations and stenosis.

Peter Pahapill

Peter Pahapill, MD PhD, FACS, FRCSC

Dr. Pahapill is committed to providing comprehensive treatment for patients suffering from brain and spinal cord disease, as well as movement disorders, Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia and chronic pain. He has years in fellowship training in movement disorders and pain surgery, and has performed more than 2,000 neuromodulation procedures over the past eighteen years. Dr. Pahapill has written numerous articles and textbook chapters, and has lectured extensively on the subjects of chronic pain, neuromodulation and deep brain and spinal cord stimulation surgery. He leads active research programs both clinical and at the basic sciences level in a number of areas of neuromodulation.

tom domer

Thomas Domer, JD

Attorney Thomas M. Domer has over 30 years of experience representing injured workers in Wisconsin and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Tom was named the 2011 Milwaukee Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers and in 2012, he received a lifetime achievement award for his service and advocacy from the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group. Tom teaches the worker’s compensation course at Marquette University Law School providing the instruction and training for many other lawyers. He lectures frequently around the state and nation. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

steven cohen

Steven Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen obtained his medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He completed an anesthesiology residency at Columbia University and a pain management fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Currently, he is professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He is also the director of medical education and quality improvement for the pain management division at Johns Hopkins, director of pain research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the reserve liaison to the U.S. Army pain management consultant to the surgeon general. His research was instrumental in the passage of the 2008 Military Pain Care Act, and he served as an inaugural member of the first U.S. Army medical advisory board.

david lindley

David Lindley, DO

Dr. Lindley is experienced in the evaluation and management of chronic pain syndromes including those of the head and neck, spine, pelvis and extremities. He received his medical education at Nova Southeastern University, and then completed both his anesthesiology residency and his pain management fellowship at the University of Miami. After completing his training, Dr. Lindley served as the director of pain management at Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. Prior to joining Advanced Pain Management, Dr. Lindley served as the director of the Pain Management Fellowship Program at the University of Miami.

timothy maus

Timothy Maus, MD

After graduating from Mayo Medical School, Dr. Maus completed a diagnostic radiology residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and subsequently joined the Mayo Clinic department of radiology. After several years working primarily in interventional and vascular radiology, Dr. Maus completed a neuroradiology fellowship and remains a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology. Fostering an interest in image-guided pain interventions, Dr. Maus founded a section within radiology to provide image-guided pain management procedures and remains its section head, working closely with physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology and surgical colleagues in the Mayo multidisciplinary spine center. He has authored several papers and book chapters on spine imaging. Dr. Maus is currently on the board of directors of the International Spine Intervention Society. He has been a Mayo Fellows Association teacher of the year in radiology and the recipient of the Mayo individual award for excellence in 2003 and 2009.

charlie domer

Charlie Domer, JD

Attorney Charles F. Domer exclusively practices Wisconsin worker’s compensation law, representing only injured workers. His advocacy earned him recognition in Best Lawyers in America and on the 2008-2012 Rising Stars list in Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Charlie regularly makes presentations on worker’s compensation topics for other lawyers and students and has written articles about workers’ compensation and employment law for the State Bar and the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine. He is a member of the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (chair, Young Lawyers Committee), the Wisconsin Association of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys (presidentelect), the American and Wisconsin Association for Justice, and the American, State, and Milwaukee Bar Associations. Charlie volunteered at the Marquette Legal Clinic and sits on the board of Kids’ Chance of Wisconsin, a non-profit providing scholarships for the children of seriously injured workers on the job.

nagy mekhail

Nagy Mekhail, MD PhD

Dr. Mekhail is the director of evidence based pain medicine research and education in the Pain Management Department at the Cleveland Clinic. He was recently awarded the Carl E. Wasmuth M.D. endowed chair in anesthesiology and recognized by the Ohio Society of Interventional Pain Physicians as the first recipient of its achievement award, recognized by the West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. A prolific author, Dr. Mekhail has published more than 92 original articles and abstracts. In addition, he has instructed at more than 140 CME lectures and 60 lectures as a visiting professor. He is on the board of directors of the World Institute of Pain and is an active member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Research Committee. He currently serves as an associate editor for Pain Practice Journal and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management. In addition to being an active member of several associations, he served as chair of the examination board and on the executive board of the World Institute of Pain.

dermot more oferrall

Dermot More-O'Ferrall, MD

Dr. More-O’Ferrall received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. He was the chief resident during his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and completed a fellowship at the Mid Atlantic Spine Institution in Wilmington. He spent two years as an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and was medical director of the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition, he is an assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the departments of anesthesiology and physical medicine. Dr. More-O’Ferrall enjoys playing tennis, and represented Ireland in multiple international championships.

kevin pursel

Kevin Pursel, DC

Kevin J. Pursel, DC is the owner of Advanced Chiropractic of Green Bay and Catalyst Chiropractic Consulting. He is also the director of chiropractic services for Arise Health Plan- a regional HMO with 50, 000 Members/Insureds in Green Bay Wis. He serves as a consultant to other chiropractors, insurance companies, employers and insurance brokers. His paper: “Paying for Quality not Quantity: One HMO Replaces Pay-for-Procedure with a Unique Pay-for- Quality Care Model for Chiropractic” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. He will discuss the plans of this HMO to leave pay-for-procedure for alternate reimbursement methodologies. There will be some conversation of the transitions to ICD-10 and the coding of quality metrics as the foundation for this plan.

Arthur Thexton

Arthur Thexton, JD

Arthur Thexton received his JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He has been a city and county prosecutor (including being elected District Attorney), a police officer and police science teacher. Since January 1991, Mr. Thexton has been a Prosecuting Attorney for the Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing, prosecuting professional misconduct cases involving physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals. He is also President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators.

(Please Note: Arthur Thexton is appearing in an individual capacity and not as a representative of the Department of Safety and Professional Services of the Medical Examing Board.)

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee

The Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West is a state-of-theart, full-service hotel that offers you an ideal location with deluxe amenities. By lodging in this hotel you can shop at Mayfair Mall or spend the day at Miller Park. The Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West offers stylish guestrooms and offers engaging spaces, contemporary comfort and genuine hospitality in the heart of Milwaukee.

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Conference Information

Conference Director

Dermot More-O’Ferrall,
Board Certified Pain Management and PM&R
Fellowship Trained Pain Management


Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West Hotel
10499 Innovation Drive
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226
(414)475-9500 | 

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West until Saturday, October 19, 2013. To make reservations, call (414) 475- 9500. Identify yourself as being with the Advanced Pain Management group for a special rate of $109. Check in time is 3 p.m. and check out is 12 p.m.

Room rates quoted above are net, non-commissionable and subject to local and state taxes. These rates apply to the following dates only - 11/1/2013, 11/2/2013 and 11/3/2013.

Only room reservations made through the contracted method will be recognized and credited to the group room block. Any room nights consumed where the reservations are made through other means, such as: Third Party Internet Sites or any other means will not be credited toward the group block and any benefits that are contracted based on consumption, i.e. complimentary rooms or other discounts/benefits.


Conference attire is business casual. The conference room temperature may vary. You may wish to bring a sweater or light jacket.

Americans with Dis abilities Act

Advanced Pain Management fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance, please notify us two weeks prior to the activity.

Registration & Cancellation

Early registration will be accepted until October 11, 2013. After October 11, registrations will be accepted until 1 p.m. CST November 1, 2013. Please register on site after November 1, 2013. In case of cancellation, a full refund will be made if canceled by October 30, 2013. After October 30, 2013, a $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Written notification of your cancellation is required to process your refund.

Mail, fax or e-mail cancellation requests to:

Advanced Pain Management
Attn: Ginny Cairns
4131 West Loomis Road, Suite 300
Greenfield, Wisconsin 53221

Fax: (414) 325-3790 or Phone: (608) 604-4659

For any questions about registration and conference details please contact Ginny Cairns (608) 604-4659 or

Faculty Disclosure

Advanced Pain Management has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

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Conference Agenda

Saturday, November 2, 2013

  • 7:00 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibit Hall
  • 7:50 a.m. - Welcome & Announcements
  • 8:00 a.m. - Pain and Its Social Impact / Psychological Variables and Chronic Pain 
    Dan Doleys, PhD
    Doleys Clinic/Pain and Rehabilitation Center
  • 9:00 a.m. - Epidural Steroids: When are they Appropriate – Do They Spare Spine Surgery?
    Steven Cohen, MD
    Johns Hopkins
  • 9:45 a.m. - Narcotics: The Opioid Hurdle
    Nileshkumar Patel, MD, MBA
    Advanced Pain Management
  • 10:00 a.m. - Refreshment & Exhibit Hall Break
  • 10:30 a.m. - Functional Neurosurgery’s New Role in Helping the Pain Patient
    Peter Pahapill, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSC
    Director of Functional Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 11:15 a.m. - Lumbar Spine Examination and Assessment
    Dermot More-O’Ferrall, MD
    Advanced Pain Management
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch & Exhibit Hall
  • 1:00 p.m. - Minimally Invasive Options for Spinal Stenosis: State of the Art 
    Nagy Mekhail, MD 
    Cleveland Clinic
  • 1:45 p.m. - Chiropractic Care: Where Does it Fit in the Care Continuum and is it Cost Effective? 
    Kevin Pursel, DC 
    Advanced Chiropractic of Green Bay and Catalyst Chiropractic Consulting
  • 2:15 p.m. - Spinal Imaging: When is it Appropriate? When is it Cost Effective?
    Timothy Maus, MD
    Associate Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clnic
  • 3:00 p.m. - Refreshment & Exhibit Hall Break
  • 3:15 p.m. - Failed Back and Neck Pain: Implantable Treatment Options
    Aaron Calodney, MD
    Texas Pain Management Clinic
  • 4:00 p.m. - Knee, Hip and Shoulder Pain: Available Options 
    David Lindley, DO 
    Advanced Pain Management
  • 4:30 p.m. - Narcotics: The State Medical Board, the DEA and Your Practice
    Arthur Thexton, JD
    Department of Regulation & Licensing – Division of Enforcement
    • Please note: Mr. Thexton is appearing in an individual capacity and not as a representative of the Department of Safety and Professional Services, the Medical Examining Board or any other Board.
  • 5:15 p.m. - Adjourn
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About the Conference

Advanced Pain Management and the Medical College of Wisconsin are pleased to offer a one-day conference: Pain Management for the Non Pain Specialist. We invite you to join us on Friday, November 1, and Saturday November 2, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West Hotel in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin for a dynamic conference focusing on the latest trends and treatment options in interventional pain management.

Target Audience

The target audience for this conference is primary care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who play an active role in the primary care of patients. The target audience will also include other health professionals such as chiropractors, mental health providers and physical therapists who play an active role in acute and chronic pain management.


  • Proficiency in the ability to identify acute and chronic painful conditions and understand when it is appropriate to refer to a specialist.
  • Identify the relationship between chronic pain and psychological issues in patients and employ strategies to support patients, offering access to comprehensive treatment approaches that address both pain and psychological issues.
  • Understand the components of responsible opioid prescribing, patient safety, abuse characteristics, dispensing laws, discarding of prescription pain medications and consequences for noncompliance.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Advanced Pain Management. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been submitted to WNA CEAP for approval to award contact hours. Wisconsin Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Continuing education credit hours will be available for chiropractors through the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 7.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credits to CCM® board certified managers. The course is approved for 7.25 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: M0000324 Approval Number: 20136894.

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Registration Fees

Advanced Pain Management's Workers' Compensation Forum will be held from 11:30 am - 5:00pm on Friday, November 1, 2013. Advanced Pain Management's Pain Management for the Non Pain Specialist conference will be held from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Attendees may register for one or both conferences.

Early Registration (before Oct. 11)

  • Both Conferences (Nov. 1-2): $110 
  • Friday Only (Nov. 1) W/C Forum: $25 
  • Saturday Only (Nov. 2) Pain Mgmt: $110 
  • Student Rate (both Conferences): $25

Regular Registration (after Oct. 11)

  • Both Conference (Nov. 1-2): $150
  • Friday Only (Nov. 1) W/C Form: $35
  • Saturday Only (Nov. 2) Pain Mgmt: $150
  • Student Rate (both Conferences): $25

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