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​Hotel Accommodations

Contact the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Park City to reserve a spot in the symposium room block. Rooms are available Thursday and Friday night for $114 per night. Call 855-537-5305 and ask for the group Intermountain Healthcare to reserve a room for the pain management conference.

Course Directors

Bridget Shears, MBA-HM, MA, RN, Director Pain Management Clinical Services
Timothy Houden, MD 


This CE activity is intended to inform clinicians on current topics and issues related to pain management, inclusive of pain management modalities, treatment options, treatment challenges and societal impacts. 


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 
  • Discuss clinical options for the treatment of patients who require pain management 
  • Analyze clinical, research, sociocultural and legal developments in the field of pain management 
  • Advocate for the provision of comprehensive, evidence-based, quality care of individuals and their families experiencing problems related to persistent pain conditions
  • Identify pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic evidence-based treatments for managing chronic pain
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of common pain conditions Describe key components of a team based integrative pain management program
  • Discuss resources and services available for managing opioid use and misuse 
  • Discuss current national and state standards and legislation related to opioid use and misuse 

Target Audience 

Primary care and specialty trained medical and mental health care providers, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, pharmacists and rehab specialists.​
Friday, December 1, 2017​
​7:00 AM ​Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
Timothy Houden, MD & Bridget Shears, RN
8:15 AM​ ​The Opioid Epidemic: It's Time to Act
David Haselton, MD
9:15 AM​ ​Panel: Opioid Community Collaborative
Jay T. Bishoff, MD; Kristen Reisig, MSW, LCSW; Lisa May, R&R Partners; and Lisa Nichols, MSW
10:15 AM​ ​Break/Vendors
10:30 AM​ ​Team Based Approach
Robin Ockey, MD
​11:15 AM ​Surgical Services Narcotic Stewardship Project
David Skarda, MD 
​12:00 PM ​Lunch/Vendors
​Breakout Sessions I
​North Main Room ​Main Hall ​South Room
​1:00 PM Healing Our Relationship to Pain Through Mindfulness
Vicki Kennedy-Overfelt, MA
​Chronic Pain Support Systems
iCentra Documentation
Joel Porter, MD
Guideline Adherence
Will Daines, MD
Risk Assessment
Jeremiah West, MD

​Chiropractic as Complementary Pain Care
Marc Nelson, DOC
​​​Breakout Sessions II ​ ​
​1:50 PM ​Headache: A Practical Approach
Alyssa Lettich, MD
​Prescribing Opioids: Best Practice in Managing Risk
Peter Baxter, JD
Kim Childs, RN, JD
​Lifestyle Interventions and Other Therapies
Kelly Woodward, MD
​2:35 PM ​Break/Vendors ​ ​
​​Breakout Sessions III ​ ​
​2:45 PM ​Management of Acute Pain in the Chronic Pain Patient
Eric Cannon, MD
​Opioids & Benzo: Use in the Acute Care Setting
Tim Drake, PharmD
Behavior Health Treatment and Screening
Mark Foote, MD
Carolyn Tometich, NP
​3:35 PM ​Appropriate Opioid Prescribing and Tips for Limiting Opioids
Bryan Hoelzer, MD
​4:35 PM ​Adjourn
Saturday, December 2, 2017​
​7:00 AM ​Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
Timothy Houden, MD & Bridget Shears, RN
8:15 AM​ ​Legislative Update
Rep. Raymond Ward, MD
8:45 AM​ ​Understanding Medication Assisted Treatment
Michael Crookston, MD
​Breakout Sessions I
​North Main Room ​South Room ​Main Hall
​9:50 AM Low Back Pain; PCORI Grant
Gerard Brennan, DPT
​Opioid Sparing Modalities
Jon Martin, MD
​​​​​​CORE/REMS Training
Opioid Prescribers
Timothy Houden, MD
Robin Ockey, MD
Jeremiah West, MD
Gaylinn Breeze, NP

2 brief breaks & working lunch ​ ​ ​ ​
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​10:35 AM ​Break/Vendors ​
​Breakout Sessions II ​
​10:45 AM Interventional Pain Management: Not All Injections are Created Equal
Craig Davis, MD
​Naloxone: Saving Lives in an Opioid Epidemic
Shannon Saldana, PharmD
​Breakout Sessions III ​
​11:35 AM ​Pain Psychology: An Introduction for Physicians and Other Caregivers
Dennis Ahern, PhD
​Strong Past-Bright Future: Spine PT at Intermountain Healthcare
Kurt Dudley, PT
Aaron Swalberg, DPT, OCS
12:20 PM ​Break ​
​12:30 PM ​Know You Can; Growth Mindset
Terri Flint, PhD
1:00 PM ​Summary, Adjourn, Grab & Go Lunch ​


Registration fees are $150 for physicians, $115 for advanced practice clinicians, and $80 for other caregivers. To register for the course, click on the Register Now button below for your preferred option.

SAFE Opioid Prescribing Program: For Prescribers

The Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives course will be one of the available breakout sessions at the Integrated Pain Symposium. It was developed by nationally known experts in pain management.

Per DOPL:  Utah State approved Controlled Substance Prescribers Continuing Education Course for CME credit.

Note: Payment in full is required at time of registration. If you have difficultly with our online payment system, please call the CME office at 801-442-3930 for assistance.

Cancellation and Reimbursement Policy
  • Full (100%) registration reimbursement for cancellation more than 14 days prior to the beginning of the activity.
  • Half (50%) registration reimbursement for cancellation between four (4) and fourteen (14) days prior to the beginning of the activity.  
  • No reimbursement for cancellation three (3) days or less prior to the beginning of the activity.
​Exceptions may be allowed only under extenuating circumstances and with approval from the CME Director, CME Medical Director, and AVP for CME. ​

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