Sheboygan Pain Management for the Non Pain Specialist

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 at The American Club

Speaker Information

Richard Swenson

Richard Swenson, MD

Dr. Swenson (Full time futurist, physician-researcher, author and speaker) received his B.S. in physics from Denison University and his medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. In 1982, following five years of private practice, Dr. Swenson accepted a teaching position as associate clinical professor with the University of Wisconsin Medical School- Department of Family Medicine where he taught for 15 years. As a physician, his current focus is cultural medicine, researching the intersection of health and culture. As a futurist, his emphasis is fourfold: the future of the world system, western culture, faith and healthcare.

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.

Michael Jung, MD

Dr. Jung is a fellowship trained pain physician who is board eligible in pain management and anesthesiology. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Jung moved to Milwaukee at the age of seven. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and continued his education in a research role at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Chicago Medical School. Dr. Jung earned his medical degree at Chicago Medical School and moved on to complete his internship at Boston Medical Center. He completed both his residency training in anesthesiology and his fellowship training in pain management at the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

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.

Wendy Varish

Wendy Varish, DC, FACO, CCSP, CCOHC

Dr. Varish attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison and graduated summa cum laude with her doctorate from National College of Chiropractic. She has post-graduate certifications in Sports Injuries and Occupational Health, a Diplomate in Orthopedics, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Dr. Varish also has advanced training and certifications in Disability Evaluation and Rating of Physical Impairment, Manipulation Under Anesthesia, CAD Trauma and Applied Clinical Nutrition. She has been an instructor for the Wisconsin CT and CRT programs since 2002. As a member of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, Dr. Varish served on the Board of Directors for 16 years, was President from 2007-2012, and is currently on the Executive Committee as Past President. Dr. Varish has been in private practice in Howards Grove, WI since 1993.

Traci Purath

Traci Purath, MD

Dr. Purath attended medical school at the National University of Dublin, Ireland. She completed her residency in internal medicine and neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Purath is an associate professor for the Department of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the medical director of the Comprehensive Headache Program in Franklin, WI. She is the medical director of Purath Headache and Neurology S.C. in Burlington, WI.

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.

Patricia Sandoz

Patricia Sandoz, JD

Patricia Sandoz, JD, is a shareholder at Stellpflug Law, S.C. in De Pere where she concentrates her practice in worker's compensation matters, social security disability and personal injury claims. Ms. Sandoz has represented both employers and injured workers in workers compensation and civil claims for more than 20 years. She currently serves on the board of directors for the YWCA of Green Bay-De Pere, the board of the Wisconsin Association of Workers Compensation Attorneys, and is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Justice, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives. She graduated from Creighton University, with honors in 1987, and the University of Nebraska, College of Law in 1991.

Jeremy Scarlett

Jeremy Scarlett, MD

Raised in central Illinois, Dr. Scarlett graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an undergraduate degree in Economics. He then went on to pursue a medical degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and worked as a trauma anesthesiologist before returning to Washington University in St. Louis for a fellowship in pain management. He was an assistant professor on faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee prior to joining Advanced Pain Management. Dr. Scarlett has a clinical interest in spinal, arthritic, and cancer pain.

marco araujo

Marco Araujo, MD

Dr. Araujo has extensive clinical experience in interventional spine care, spinal cord stimulator implantation, radiofrequency ablation techniques and chronic pain management of multiple disorders. He completed his residency and fellowship in pain management at the Harvard Medical School - Brigham and Women's Hospital. After years of training, he continued to gain experience in interventional spine care by heading two pain management centers in Iowa. He is the medical director for Advanced Pain Management's Green Bay Clinic.

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.)

American Club

Escape to where village charm meets old-world elegance. The American Club once provided housing, meals and recreational facilities for immigrant employees who could not afford housing. Today, The American Club is a Forbes Five-Star Resort Hotel and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel providing unique, luxurious décor that creates a singular quality experience room by room.

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Conference Information

Conference Director

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


The American Club
419 Highland Drive
Kohler, Wisconsin 53044
(800) 344-2838 |

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at The American Club until Wednesday, October 5, 2013. To make reservations, call (800) 344-2838 or (920) 451-7656. Identify yourself as being with the Advanced Pain Management group for a special rate of $189. 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 - 10/25/2013, 10/26/2013 and 10/27/2013.

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 Disabilities 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 1, 2013. After October 1, registrations will be accepted until 1 p.m. CST October, 25, 2013. Please register on site after October 25, 2013. In case of cancellation, a full refund will be made if canceled by October 22, 2013. After October 22, 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, October 26, 2013

  • 7:00 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibit Hall
  • 7:50 a.m. - Welcome & Announcements
  • 8:00 a.m. - Keynote: The Cultural Side of Pain Management: Finding Life Balance in Stormy Seas
    Richard Swenson, MD
    Full time futurist, physician-researcher, author & speaker
  • 9:00 a.m. - Psychological Variables and Chronic Pain
    Dan Doleys, PhD
    Doleys Clinic/ Pain & Rehabilitation Center
  • 10:00 a.m. - Refreshment & Exhibit Hall Break
  • 10:30 a.m. - Options for the Difficult Pain Patient
    Michael Jung, MD
    Advanced Pain Management 
  • 11:15 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 
  • 12:00 p.m. - Pain Management through Resolution of Aberrant Biomechanics
    Wendy Varish, DC
    Varish Chiropractic Clinics, LLP 
  • 12:30 p.m. - Lunch & Exhibit Hall
  • 1:30 p.m. - Neurological Perspectives on the Difficult Headache Patient
    Traci Purath, MD
    Purath Headache & Neurology
  • 2:00 p.m. - Alternatives to Opioid Therapy
    David Lindley, DO
    Advanced Pain Management
  • 2:30 p.m. - Demystifying Workman’s Compensation for the PCP
    Patricia Sandoz JD
    Stellpflug Law, S.C., De Pere, WI
  • 3:00 p.m. - Refreshment & Exhibit Hall Break
  • 3:15 p.m. - Expectations for Pain Control and Opiate Safety in Primary Care
    Jeremy Scarlett, MD
    Advanced Pain Management
  • 4:00 p.m. Advances in Implantable Therapies
    Marco Araujo, MD
    Advanced Pain Management
  • 4:45 p.m. - Legal Issues in the Management of Chronic Pain Patients
    Arthur Thexton, JD
    Department of Regulation & Licensing - Division of Enforcement 

    **Arthur Thexton is appearing in an individual capacity, and not as a representative of the Department of Safety and Professional Services or the Medical Examining Board.
  • 5:30 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 October 26, 2013 at the American Club in Kohler, 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 opiod 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 Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical education to physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (ID: 13137). 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: S0001250 Approval Number: 20131756.

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Registration Fees

  • Provider Registration: $150
  • Early Registration Discount (before Oct. 1): $110
  • Student Rate: $25
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Registration Form

For more information contact:

Ginny Cairns
Conference Consultant
Phone: (608) 604-4659

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