WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On the weekend of October 7 – 9, National Spine & Pain Centers hosted its second annual business focused pain management conference entitled The Business of Pain Medicine: 21st Century Challenges & Solutions. Under the leadership of Les Zuckerman, M.D., Sanjay Bakshi, M.D., and Sudhir Diwan, M.D., premier thought leaders in pain management were brought in to speak across a breadth of business and clinical-related issues critical to the pain management specialty.
Throughout the weekend, there were in-depth discussions about the challenging economic, regulatory, legal, and business climate facing pain management as a whole. In all, over 300 attendees, physicians and administrators, traveled from all over the country to the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC to participate in this unique conference.
Nationally and internationally, pain management practitioners often gather to discuss clinical areas of interest. Prior to the inception of this conference, there has never been such an event dedicated to helping pain management practices survive and thrive in this increasingly complex, dynamic climate.
"We believe the Business of Pain Medicine: 21st Century Challenges and Solutions fills a real need in our community, creating an open forum for business discussions and brain-storming. Everyone left with ideas about how to better run their practices and contacts to help make it happen. We look forward to an expanding agenda in the future, more open problem solving time for our participants with our faculty and their peers, and developing new business forums for IPM as a whole," says Dr. Les Zuckerman, Chief Medical Officer of National Spine & Pain Centers.
This year's keynote speaker was Pulitzer Prize-Winning writer and investigative reporter, Bob Woodward. He spoke to attendees about the significance of leadership, shared compelling stories of his lengthy history of interviewing U.S. Presidents over course of decades, and thanked physicians for providing quality care and supporting patients who suffer from acute and chronic pain.
The NSPC leadership team and support staff were gratified by seeing such engagement at the conference, sponsorship support, and the overwhelmingly positive response from all our attendees. Each year, the meeting seems to level up and offer even more value for those who attend. The faculty and participants who contributed, helped make it a truly remarkable event.
National Spine & Pain Centers (NSPC) is the nation's leading network of pain management practices with over 60 pain physicians on staff, many of whom are award-winning for quality care, true leaders for decades, and the most respected pain practitioners in the world. NSPC has more than 50 locations in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia. Call or visit treatingpain.com to access a complete list of providers, centers, conditions served, and treatment solutions. Appointments are typically available in 24-48 hours based on individual preference. Most insurances are accepted including Tricare and Worker's Compensation. For appointments, please call 855.826.4343.
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