About the Conference

It is with great excitement that we welcome you to our 3rd annual symposium: The Business of Pain Medicine: 21st Century Challenges and Solutions! As in past years, our conference goal is to address the important business issues impacting our specialty and our individual practices. The Business of Pain Medicine conference is specifically dedicated to helping our businesses survive and thrive in what is a fluid and taxing macroenvironment for health care. By bringing together thought leaders in our industry, knowledgeable attorneys and economists, leading consultants and business-minded conference attendees, we hope to facilitate in-depth discussions about the economic, regulatory, and legal challenges facing our specialty. These are the issues impacting the success of our practices and our ability to care for our patients!
No other IPM conference is solely dedicated to the business of our profession. Word is getting out that “this is a high-value meeting”, “the most helpful meeting I attended last year!” Attendance and sponsorships have grown year after year. We continue to expand the meeting venue, the conference schedule and of course the scope of topics to better serve attendees. We want you to leave the symposium feeling energized with new perspectives and tools, better equipped to guide your individual practices.
In this light, we are so pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Peter Staats to our central planning committee. While Dr. Staats doesn’t need an introduction for most of us, in brief he is the founder of the Division of Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins University Hospital and was its chief for nearly a decade. He has held numerous critical offices including past president of NANS and ASIPP. And of course, he is a prolific author & writer. Dr. Staat’s group, Premier Pain is the largest IPM provider in New Jersey. Premier Pain recently joined with National Spine & Pain Centers as a leader in R&D and outcomes measurement. Dr. Staats has been critical to the success of this conference in the past, and we are sure that with his help the focus of this year’s meeting will continue to be sharp and relevant.
We sincerely appreciate the input and energy invested in this conference by our course directors, planning committee, faculty members, and staff to make this program informative, dynamic and useful. Thank you all for sharing your time, energy and intellect with us.

Les Zuckerman, MD
Sanjay Bakshi, MD
Sudhir Diwan, MD
Peter Staats, MD


Meet our Course Directors.

For a look at prior years conference click here.



For additional information about the conference, please contact:

Elizabeth Manzolillo
e. Emanzolillo@treatingpain.com
Tel. 301-881-7246 x 10172



  • Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C.
  • Address
  • 901 Massachusetts Ave NW
  • Phone
  • (202) 824-9200


Our Sponsors

  • AIS Advanced Infusion Solutions
  • Pentec Health
  • Legally Mine


  • Early Registration Ticket: Physician
  • Early Registration Ticket: Business Administrator
  • Early Registration Ticket: Industry
  • Early Registration Ticket: Gala Dinner
  • Early Registration Ticket: Mid-Level
  • Early Registration Ticket: Fellow
  • Early Registration: NSPC Physician

    For National Spine & Pain Physicians ONLY

  • Late Registration Ticket: Physician
  • Late Registration Ticket: Business Administrator
  • Late Registration Ticket: Industry
  • Late Registration Ticket: Mid-Level
  • Late Registration Ticket: Fellow
  • Late Registration Ticket: Gala Dinner
  • Early Registration Ticket: Mid-Level