Fellows / Residents Pre-Congress Course

Course Directors: Amitabh Gulati, MD, Sayed Emal Wahezi, MD, Sean Li, MD

The Journey of a Pain Fellow: Succeeding in a New Era of Change

Thursday, November 2, 2023
Harborside Room

7:00-7:50 AM


Session 1 (8:00-10:00 AM)
Moderator: Naum Shaparin, MD

7:50-8:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks
Sudhir Diwan, MD, Amitabh Gulati, MD, Sayed Emal Wahezi, MD, Sean Li, MD

8:00-8:20 AM

Pearls for the Pain Medicine Resident and Fellow Decoding the Language of Pain
Sayed Emal Wahezi, MD

8:20-8:40 AM

Pain physician burnout
Michael Schatman, PhD

8:40-9:00 AM

Panel Discussion with Sayed Emal Wahezi, MD: Maximizing your chances of matriculation: Trainee and PD perspectives
Panel members: Amitabh Gulati, MD, Andrew Kaufman, MD, Kenneth Chapman, MD

9:00-9:20 AM

Intricacies of Neuromodulation (SCS, PNS, and ITP)
Amitabh Gulati, MD

9:20-9:40 AM

Interpretation of Complex Spinal Imaging & the Diagnosis of the Origin of Low Back Pain
Doug Beall, MD

9:40-10:00 AM

The future of Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures (PRO/CON)
Pro: Neel Mehta, MD, Con: Karina Gritsenko, MD

10:00-10:30 AM

Coffee Break

Session 2 (10:30-12:00 PM)
Moderator: Sukdeb Datta, MD

10:30-10:45 AM

Professional Development: Research, Societies
Timothy Deer, MD

10:45-11:00 AM

The business of Pain Medicine
Michael Yang, MD

11:00-11:15 AM

Evaluating a Practice for My First Job
Sean Li, MD

11:15-11:35 AM

Contract evaluation and negotiation 
Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

11:35-12:00 PM

Panel discussion with Sean Li, MD
Panel members: Michael Yang, MD, Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq, Sukdeb Datta, MD

12:00-1:00 PM

Fellows/Residents Lunch in Manhattan Ballroom

Sponsored by CornerLoc

Advancements in SI Joint Fusion

Doug Beall, MD

No CME Credit hours are available for this session.

1:00-5:30 PM

Join the main Congress sessions in Hudson Ballroom.

6:00-8:00 PM

Fellows, Residents, APP Networking and Presentation
Sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Medtronic

Riverside Room

Pain Interventions Fellows Program
Education and Support Throughout Your Journey

Vwaire Orhurhu, M.D., M.P.H.
UPMC – Williamsport Pain Management, Williamsport, PA
Anson Moise, M.D.
Director, Health East Medical Group, Englewood, NJ

No CME Credit hours are available for this session.