• 36th Annual Meeting
    October 7 - 9, 2022

    Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, New Orleans
    Pain Management: The Times They Are Still A-Changin'

    Our robust agenda includes talks on headaches, interventional therapies, pain management for women, children, and cancer patients, telehealth and many other topics.


    For our poster session, we welcome abstract submissions including, but not limited to patient evaluation, risk stratification, treatment outcomes & psychosocial factors.

    Abstract Guidelines

    Celebrating our 36th year, we have an outstanding lineup of nationally and internationally known faculty who will be presenting on a variety of topics pertinent to your practice.


    There are opportunities to support our meeting including exhibiting, sending materials in advance and supporting our virtual platform. Space is limited so register early.

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We educate you.

Our members enjoy quality pain management education through our annual regional and district meetings.

We advocate for you.

SPS works through our districts and at a regional level to advocate for pain management policy to enhance your patient care.

We inform you.

Our members receive our quarterly newsletter plus additional posts through our blog to stay informed on the practice of management.

Stay informed with our latest pain management articles!

President’s Message: When Was That Taught?

Harry J. Gould, III MD, PhD It has been more years than I care to admit since I graduated from medical school. As most of us have realized, with time, advances are made, with experience, skills are refined and as practitioners, we adapt to change and challenge and improve in our ability to care for patients. An unfortunate corollary to the essential fine-tuning of the evolving practitioner, especially in specialty […]

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Treatment of Refractory Chronic Migraine With Worm Eggs: A Therapy Rooted in Evolution

Lawrence Robbins, MD and Hanah Alley, MD (originally published in Medicine Connections, 2021 vol.1, issue 2: a journal of the World Headache Society) Abstract Introduction: This was a small open label study designed to determine efficacy of helminth egg therapy in refractory chronic migraine (RCM) patients. It is probable that the immune system is involved […] Read More

The Bipolar Spectrum In Pain Patients: Recognition and Management

Olivia Lee and Lawrence Robbins, MD Introduction to Bipolar Disorder The broadening concept of the bipolar spectrum has evolved over the years. We no longer view bipolar primarily as characterized by mania. Bipolar disorder is a chronic psychiatric illness that is broadly categorized in the DSM-V into several subtypes – bipolar I and bipolar II […] Read More

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