APP Pre-Congress Course

Course Directors: Kristen Klein, AGNP-C, Meredith George, SCP-PM

Thursday, November 2, 2023
Palisades Room

7:00-7:50 AM


7:50-8:00 AM

Welcome Remarks
Kristen Klein, AGNP-C, Meredith George, SCP-PM

First Session: Updates on Current Interventional Pain Practice (8:00-10:10 AM)

Moderator: Meredith George, SCP-PM

8:00-8:20 AM

Recent Advances in Neuromodulation
Patrick McGinn, PA

8:20-8:40 AM

Updates on PNS and Restorative Stimulation
Casey Grillo, NP

8:40-9:00 AM

SIJ Treatment: What works the best?
Jaclyn Pappas, NP

9:00.9:20 AM

LSS Treatment Options and Guidelines
Ashley Comer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

9:20-9:40 AM

Best Options for Low Back Pain: BVN Ablation, Restorative Stimulation and Regenerative Medicine
Kristen Klein, AGNP-C

9:40-10:10 AM

Panel Discussion: LBP Case Studies and Treatment Options
Moderator: Kristen Klein, AGNP-C
Ashley Comer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Patrick McGinn, PA, Casey Grillo, NP, Jaclyn Pappas, NP 

10:10-10:30 AM

Coffee Break

Second Session: Physician and APP Collaboration (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)

Moderator: Kristen Klein, AGNP-C

10:30-10:50 AM

Vertebral Augmentation
Doug Beall, MD

10:50-11:10 AM

LCD Guideline Updates
Kathleen Ciarletta, NP

11:10-11:30 AM

Bridging Gap between Pain and Neurosurgery: Neurosurgeon’s Perspective
Robert Galler, DO, MPH

11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Panel discussion with Timothy Deer, MD
APP and MD Collaboration: Establishing an Algorithm to fit APPS in the practice
Panelists: Ashley Comer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Casey Grillo, NP, Kristen Klein, AGNP-C, Patrick McGinn, PA, Brian Durkin, DO

12:00-1:00 PM

APP Lunch Symposium
Sponsored by Silver Sponsor Nalu

Identifying the Nalu Patient (PNS & SCS)

Dr. Ali Valimahomed
Casey Grillo, NP-C

Explore the distinctive features of Nalu’s neurostimulation platform, delve into the nuances of educating today’s SCS patients on IPG options, and gain insights into identifying ideal patients for PNS targeting back, knee, and shoulder pain.

12:00 – 12:05 pm: Welcome and Introduction
12:05 – 12:15 pm: Overview of the Nalu neurostimulation platform
12:15 – 12:30 pm: Educating Today’s SCS Patient on Options
12:30 – 12:45 pm: Identifying the Ideal Nalu PNS Patient: Back, Knee, and Shoulder Pain
12:45 – close: Q&A Session and Closing Remarks


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.