Welcome to the Pain Society of the Carolinas  2024 LIVE Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions!

December 5-8, 2024 at the Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston SC

NOTE: Scroll Down for Preliminary Agenda with Invited Faculty

Jointly Provided by The Pain Society of the Carolinas and Amedco

The 2024 Annual Meeting Program is again outstanding, thanks to the tireless work by the Program Committee. The Annual Meeting Sessions cover both basic and advanced topics germane to all physicians and practitioners who work with patients in pain.  No matter your specialty, we have sessions for you!   

Please note that if you register for the full meeting this year, your membership dues for 2025 are included in your fee.  

In an effort to encourage participation from members from all career stages, we will again host our annual Trainee Poster  Competition.    Individuals from all educational programs are encouraged to submit an abstract and compete in this event.  All trainees who are accepted into the competition will be asked to submit either an e-poster or present orally as one of the top posters "on the main stage". These will be scored by attendees and faculty and the winners will receive free registration for the meeting and compete for cash prizes.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Pain Society of the Carolinas.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Satisfactory Completion 

Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement. 

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 15.75 ANCC contact hours.

Pharmacists (ACPE) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 15.75 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.

Nurse Pharmacology Credits

Please note onsite documentation for identification of sessions eligible for pharmacotherapeutic hours and self-submit those to your board.  Maximum of TBD hours. Keep the agenda as a reference in case they have questions.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.



MEETING VENUE HOTEL -  The Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St., Charleston SC 29403

Meeting Rate (You must book via the hotel or via the online link below to get the $199 a night plus tax discounted rate)

Deposit and Hotel Cancellation Policy:  A deposit of one night's stay deposit must be guaranteed via a major credit card, which will be forfeited if the reservation is cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival.  Failure to arrive on your scheduled reservation arrival date will result in a cancelation fee for the full legnth of your stay plus taxes and fees and will be charged to your credit card on file. 

The discounted rates are available until sold out or Monday, November 11, 2024 , whichever occurs first.  Please book early as our discounted rates always sell out.  

CALL the Francis Marion Hotel directly at 843-722-0600 and ask for the Pain Society of the Carolinas discounted rate.

OR register online at this Link: 

Booking Engine 4.0 URL: https://reservations.travelclick.com/76320?groupID=4126751

Online Code: PAIN24



FULL LIVE MEETING (Includes full annual meeting and 2023-24 Membership)          

Early Bird Discount of  up to $100 off full meeting published rates until November 11, 2024

                                                                       Early Bird                      After November 11 and Onsite

MD, DO, PhD, PharmD, DC,  PsyD                $550.00                            $650.00 

PA/ NP                                                             $350.00                            $450.00 

Health Care Practitioner

(RN, BSN, LPN, Therapist, Administrator )     $250.00                            $350.00 

Trainee                                                            $50.00                               $100.00

*Military and VA Physicians and Practitioners, please contact the Society office for additional discounts - email Robin@painsocieties.org


CANCELATION POLICY:   Any cancelations or modifications before  November 11, 2024  will be charged a cancelation fee of  $25. We cannot provide a refund but you may substitute a learner after November 11, 2024. If you wish to make a substitution, please contact Robin Hoyle at the Society's offices by email at robin@painsocieties.org


ADA Compliance - If you require reasonable accommodation, please call or email the Society offices on or before December 1, 2024 so that we can provide you with the best meeting experience in a timely manner.  Email Robin@painsocieties.org or call 844-524-7246.



Thursday, December 5, 2024

5:30-7:30 PM                 Pain Society of the Carolinas Board of Directors Meeting

5:30-7:30 PM                 Exhibition Set-up

7:30-9:00 PM                 President’s Welcome Networking Event

Friday, December 6, 2024

7:30 – 5:00 PM               Registration

7:30 AM                          Exhibition Opens – Continental Breakfast

7:55 AM                           Welcome and Opening Remarks with President Brooke Chidgey MD


8:00 -9:30 AM                Session One -Artificial Intelligence What’s It All About and Can it Help our Pain Patients?   A Panel Discussion with Edward Delorey MD, Lawrence Kobak DPM Esq., Andrew Lobonc MD, Matthew Mauck MD , Scott Clingan PA-C with an introduction by Hamilton Baker MD and Jihad Obeid MD from the Clemson -MUSC AI Hub. 

The Panel will address common medical practice issues including dictation, responding to patient messages, medical claims and responding to denials, and legal implications of AI in your practice.

9:30-10:00 AM                Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:00 -11:30  AM          Session Two – Hot Topics  - Moderator:  Matthew Mauck MD PhD

10:00 -10:30 AM            Psychedelics with Special Guest Lecturer Akash Goel MD     

10:30-11:00 AM             The ABCs of EMG’s: When and Why to Order and How to Interpret Results– Renee Rosati MD

11:00-11:30 AM             Chiropractic Care for the Pain Patient – Joseph Armour DC

11:30 – 12:30 PM         Session Three – Multidisciplinary Care for Complex Pain Conditions – Case Based Panel Discussions

11:30-12:00 PM             Case #1 – Chronic Axial Low Back Pain with Meron Selassie MD (Interventionalist), Vibhor Krishna MD (Surgeon), Rebecca Kilpatrick PhD (Psychologist), Amanda Zimmerman PA-C (Physician Assistant), and Emily Scruggs DPT (Physicial Therapy)

12:00 -12:30 PM            Case #2 – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome with Ryan Nobles MD (Interventionalist), Binit Shah MD (Surgeon), Rebecca Kilpatrick PhD (Psychologist), Joan Priddy-Southern NP (Nurse Practitioner), and Emily Scruggs DPT (Physical Therapy)

12:30 -1:30 PM               Gold Corporate Member Showcase presented by Medtronic (Lunch Provided, no CME provided, CMS reportable)

1:30 -5:00 PM – Session Four – Parallel Sessions

Option #1 – Interventional Pain Therapies and Techniques -Moderator:  Gabe Hillegass MD

2:00 -2:30 PM                SI Joint Fusion: Indications, Outcomes, Complications– Leonardo Kapural MD PhD

2:30-3:00 PM                 Advances in Peripheral Nerve Stimulation -Usman Latif MD

3:00-3:30 PM                 Brain Stimulation (TMS)  for the Treatment of Pain- Jeff Borckardt PhD

3:30-4:00 PM                 Networking Break with Exhibitors

4:00-4:45 PM                 Wherever the Lead Takes You…Novel Uses of Stimulation to Address Pain Conditions- 3 cases by 3 experts:  Vibhor Krishna MD, James North MD, and Robert Wilson MD

4:45-5:15 PM                 Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Improve SCS Outcomes– Usman Latif MD

Option #2 – Non-Interventional Pain for the Physician and Advanced Practice Provider – Moderator Joan Priddy Southern NP

2:00 -2:30 PM                Opioid Receptor Review – It’s NOT all about Mu. -Amanda Zimmerman PA-C

2:30-3:00 PM                 Radiology Review – Patrick Markwalter MD

3:00-3:30 PM                 Physical Exam Review – Scott Clingan PA-C

3:30-4:00 PM                 Networking Break with Exhibitors

4:00 -4:30 PM                SCS Review 101 for the Non-Interventional Pain Provider – Zohra Hussaini NP

4:30-5:15 PM                 Case Based Panel Discussion – Communication Techniques for Patients – Initiating Opioid Therapy, Difficult Patients, and Weaning with Amanda Zimmerman PA-C, Scott Clingan PA-C, Zohra Hussaini NP, and Joan Southern NP

5:15-6:00 PM. – Annual Trainee Poster Competition on the Main Stage-Moderator: Deb McCutcheon MD 

6:00-7:00 PM Welcome Reception with Exhibitors – All Attendees and Guests are invited.

Dinner on Own

Saturday, December 7, 2024

7:30-5:00 PM                 Registration Open

7:30 AM                             Exhibition Opens – Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 10:15 -   Session Five – Pain Potpourri  - Moderator:  Richard Rauck MD

8:00-8:30 AM                 The VA Model of Multidisciplinary Pain Care – David Lindsay MD

8:30 -9:00 AM                Accessible, Evidenced-based Behavioral Treatments for Acute, Post-Surgical and Chronic Pain Relief with Special Guest Lecturer Beth Darnall PhD

9:00-9:45 AM                 Special Guest Lecturer – Sean Mackey MD

9:45-10:15 AM               James Crews Memorial Lecture – Stanley Fuller MD

10:15-10:45 AM            Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:45-12:15 PM – Session Six – The Great Debates -Moderator: Edward Delorey MD

10:45-11:15 AM            SI Joint Fusions (Posterior)  In the Office vs. Surgery Center– Leonardo Kapural MD PhD  vs.  Binit Shah MD

11:15-11:45 AM            Advocacy – Andrew Lobonc MD (Pro) vs. Matthew Mauck MD (Con)

11:45 -12:15 PM           Peripheral Stimulation – Jay Kumar MD (Pro) vs. Binit Shah MD (Con)

12:15-1:30 PM             Annual Business Meeting and Corporate Member Showcase with Gold Corporate Member SPR Therapeutics (Lunch provided, no CME provided, CMS reportable)

1:30 -3:00 PM – Session Seven – Flash Talks – Moderator: Scott Runyon MD

1:30-1:45 PM                 Acupuncture – Robert Friedman MD

1:45-2:00 PM                 Myofascial Techniques – Joseph Armour DC

2:00-2:15 PM                 Pain at the End of Life – Jennifer McEntee MD

2:15-2:30 PM                 VR and Stim – Vibhor Krishna MD

2:30-2:45 PM                 Pregnancy and Pain – Meron Selassie MD

2:45 -3:00 PM                Placebo Effect in Pain Medicine – Dominika James MD

SESSIONS CLOSE AT 3:00 PM – Afternoon on Own to Enjoy Charleston at the Holidays

Sunday, December 8, 2024

7:30-11:00 AM               Registration Open - Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 10:30 AM – Session Eight – The Business of Pain Medicine - Moderator:  Ryan Nobles MD

8:00 – 8:30 AM               Bundled Payments – Value Based Care – Leo Spector MD

8:30-9:00 AM                 Legal Topic One – Matthew Massey Esq.

9:00-9:30 AM                 Legal Topic Two – Lawrence Kobak DPM Esq., PSOC Counsel

9:30 -10:30 AM              Coding and Billing for Pain Management – Amy Turner

10:30  AM                      Closing Remarks and Thank You – President Brooke Chidgey MD

PSOC 2024 LIVE Annual Meeting

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  • December 5 - 8, 2024
  • Francis Marion Hotel
    387 King St.
    Charleston, South Carolina
    United States