• 2017 Annual Meeting
    “From Head to Toe: A Combined Chronic Pain and Headache Meeting”
    Sept 8-10, 2017 | New Orleans, Louisiana

    Our 2017 Annual Meeting will be a collaborative effort between the Southern Pain and Southern Headache Societies. Join us in New Orleans at the Astor Crowne Plaza September 8 - 10, 2017 where we will examine controversies in chronic pain and headache management affecting healthcare practitioners. Attendees will be provided with practical, exportable solutions that can be immediately implemented in their daily practice.

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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 May 2017 – Member Posts

“I would not recommend that you go into pain medicine… find something else rewarding to do.” The honesty of that statement just exploded from my mouth – like it has been welling up to be spoken (or shouted) for many months. I am at my clinic at Tulane University Medical Center, where for many years […]

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President’s Message January 2017 – Mordecai Potash, MD

We see the great arc of change that our field has been through … From one practice standard and swinging to another – pain management as a field and as a professional practice has experienced marked changes and intense scrutiny that few fields of medicine have undergone over the last thirty years.

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Innovation: Opioid Substance Use Disorder

During 2014, patients were admitted more frequently with diagnoses of soft tissue abscesses, epidural abscesses, and endocarditis. Two common denominators…were a history of self-administering opioids intravenously and now needing IV antibiotics for prolonged periods of time. This combination posed a challenge for health care providers.

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Support Southern Pain Society!

Our corporate members listed below help to further the Society's mission. We are grateful for their participation.

Medtronic
Stryker
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
Compass Laboratory Services
Nevro