Symposium Program

Program Chair: Sudhir Diwan, MD
Vice Chairs: Scott Woska, MD, Christopher Gharibo, MD
Course Directors: Steve Aydin, MD, Karina Gritsenko, MD, Sean Li, MD, Kristen Klein, AGNP-C

Thursday, November 3, 2022
Hudson IV+V+VI Room

12:00-12:50 PM


12:50-1:00 PM

Welcome Remarks
Sudhir Diwan, MD, Scott Woska, MD, Christopher Gharibo, MD

Session One: Regenerative Medicine I. (1:00-3:00 PM)

Moderator: Doug Beall, MD

1:00-1:20 PM

Pluripotent Stem Cells -Induced vs Embryonic: Laboratory to Clinical Practice
Jen Li Pan, MD (Taiwan)

1:20-1:40 PM

Intraosseous Injections for Advanced OA
Steven Sampson, DO

1:40-2:00 PM

Intradiscal BMAC for Disc Regeneration after Microdiscectomy
Roger Hartl, MD

2:00-2:15 PM

Orthobilogics for Chronic MSK: What is the evidence?
Steve Aydin, DO

2:15-2:30 PM

Review of evidence on Intradiscal MSCs
Sudhir Diwan, MD

2:30-3:00 PM

Panel Discussion with Doug Beall, MD
How to integrate the RM into your practice: The best practice Model
Panel members: Steven Sampson, DO, Jen Li Pan, MD, Roger Hartl, MD, Steve Aydin, DO

3:00-3.30 PM

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Scientific Poster Viewing

Session Two: Regenerative Medicine II. (3:30-5:30 PM)

Moderator: Annu Navani, MD

3:30-3:50 PM

Recent Advances in Shoulder Interventions: Cryo vs. RFA
Agnes Stogicza, MD (Hungary)

3:50-4:10 PM

Role of Dynamic Ultrasound in Regenerative Therapy
Chih-Peng Lin, MD (Taiwan)

4:10-4:30 PM

Peripheral Blood Derived VSEL Stem Cells
Shahzad Anwar, MD (Pakistan)

4:30-4:45 PM

Sonographic Anatomy: Challenges and Solutions
Charles De Oliveira, MD (Brazil)

4:45-5:00 PM

Controversies in Ultrasound Guidance with Complex MSK Procedures
George Chang Chien, DO

5:00-5:30 PM

Keynote: Future of Biologics in Spine, Orthopaedic, and MSK conditions
Annu Navani, MD

6:00-8:00 PM

Fellows, Residents, PA/NP Networking and Presentation by Platinum Sponsor Medtronic


  • Vwaire Orhurhu, MD, MPH
  • Sudhir Diwan, MD

Venue: Riverside Room (1st Floor)

No CME Credit hours are available for this session.


Friday, November 4, 2022

7:0-7:50 AM

Breakfast Symposium by Silver Sponsor Relievant


Moderated by Sean Li, MD


  • Kiran V. Patel, MD
  • Brian Durkin, DO
  • William Caldwell, DO
  • Anthony Giuffrida, MD
  • Douglas P. Beall, MD
  • Kristen Klein, NP

Venue: Harborside Room (3rd Floor)

No CME Credit hours are available for this session.

7:50-8:00 AM

Welcome Remarks
Scott Woska, MD

Session Three: Neuromodulation I. (8:00-10:00 AM)

Moderator: Robert Levy, MD

8:00-8:20 AM

Recent Advances in Neuromodulation: Has It Improved Outcome?
Robert Levy, MD

8:20-8:40 AM

Phantom Limb Pain, SCS? or DRG? or Both?
Adnan Al-Kaisy, MD (UK)

8:40-9:00 AM

The Science Behind Programming Spinal Cord Stimulators
Jose De Andres, MD (Spain)

9:00-9:20 AM

SCS Trial: Do We Need a Trial?
Ashish Shetty, MD (UK)

9:20-9:35 AM

DRG for Chronic Axial Back Pain
Kenneth Chapman, MD

9:35-10:00 AM

Panel Discussion with Robert Levy, MD
Closed Loop vs. Open Loop SCS stimulation
Panel Members:
Kiran Patel, MD, Steve Rosen, MD, Corey Hunter, MD, Mayank Gupta, MD, Sean Li, MD

10:00-10:30 AM

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Scientific Poster Viewing

Session Four: Neuromodulation II. (10:30 AM-12:30 PM)

Moderator: Sean Li, MD

10:30-10:50 AM

Lateral Stimulation for Focal Neuropathic Pain
Lou Raso, MD

10:50-11:10 AM

TDD vs. SCS: Cost-effectiveness
Harold Cordner, MD

11:10-11:30 AM

Quality Pain Management: An Emerging Concept in Chronic Pain
Philippe Mavrocordatos, MD (Switzerland)

11:30-11:45 AM

Navigating Complex Case of Neuromodulation
Rodrigo Diez Tafur, MD (Peru)

11:45 AM-12:00 PM

The Era of Personalization: Innovations in Pain Solutions
Sayeed Emal Wahezi, MD

12:00-12:30 PM

Keynote: Neuromodulation: Past, Present, and Future
Giancarlo Barolat, MD

12:30-1:30 PM

Lunch Symposium by Platinum Sponsor Medtronic



  • Joseph Bax, DO
  • Suelane Do Ouro, MD
  • Amitabh Gulati, MD
  • Soriaya Motivala, MD
  • Armando Villarreal, MD

Venue: Manhattan Ballroom (9th Floor)

No CME Credit hours are available for this session.

Session Five: Cancer Pain Updates (1:30-3:30 PM)

Moderator: Hemant Kalia, MD

1:30-1:50 PM

Palliative Procedures for Metastatic Cancer Pain
Ricardo Sanchez Plancarte, MD (Mexico)

1:50-2:05 PM

IDDS: Novel Dosing Parameters 
Hemant Kalia, MD

2:05-2:20 PM

Challenges in Cancer Pain Management
Hemant Kalia, MD

2:20-2:40 PM

Splanchnic vs. Celiac Plexus Block for Visceral Cancer Pain
Carolina Hernandez Porras, MD (Mexico)

2:40-3:00 PM

ITDD PACC Guidelines
Amitabh Gulati, MD

3:00-3:30 PM

Panel discussion on Challenges in Cancer Pain Management with Stanley Golovac, MD
Panel members: Karina Gritsenko, MD, Carolina Hernandez Porras, MD, Hemant Kalia, MD, Vinay Puttanniah, MD, Amerash Vydyanathan, MD

3:30-4:00 PM

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Scientific Poster Viewing

Session Six: Education and Research (4:00-6:00 PM)

Moderator: Timothy Deer, MD

4:00-4:20 PM

Ultrasound for Spine: Do We Need Fluoroscope?
Sadiq Bhayani, MD (Abu Dhabi)

4:20-4:35 PM

Neglected Specialty of Pediatric Pain
Veronica Carullo, MD

4:35-4:50 PM

Interpretation of Imaging of Complex Spinal Conditions
Doug Beall, MD

4:50-5:05 PM

Knee RFA: Best Evidence
Karina Gritsenko, MD

5:05-5:20 PM

Advanced Interventional Pain and Opioid Crisis
Vanila Singh, MD

5:20-5:35 PM

Clinical Psychology Underutilized
Michael Schatman, PhD

5:35-6:00 PM

Keynote: Future of Spine Surgeries: Open vs. MISS
Timothy Deer, MD

6:00-6:30 PM

NYSIPP State Society Meeting in Hudson Ballroom

NJSIPP State Society Meeting in Harborside Room

6:00-7:00 PM

Cocktail Hour
Sponsored by Gold Sponsor Boston Scientific

7:00-10:00 PM

Gala Dinner and Award Presentation
Venue: Manhattan Ballroom (9th Floor)
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Saturday, November 5, 2022
Hudson IV+V+VI Room

7:00-7:50 AM

Breakfast Symposium by Bronze Sponsor Abbott



  • Youssef Josephson, DO
  • Kiran Patel, MD

Venue: Harborside Room (3rd Floor)

No CME Credit hours are available for this session.

7:50-8:00 AM

Welcome Remarks
Christopher Gharibo, MD

Session Seven: Minimally Invasive Spine I. (8:00-10:00 AM)

Moderator: Sudhir Diwan, MD and Sukdeb Datta, MD

8:00-8:20 AM

SI fusions: Best Approach for Safety and Effectiveness
Steven Falowski, MD

8:20-8:40 AM

Update on Basivertebral Ablation
Brian Durkin, DO

8:40-9:00 AM

Dysfunctional Multifidus
Christopher Gilligan, MD

9:00-9:20 AM

Endoscopic Spine
Sukdeb Datta, MD

9:20-9:40 AM

Advanced Innovative Pain Interventions in Difficult Spine Cases
Neeraj Jain, MD (India)

9:40-10:00 AM

Panel Discussion with Sudhir Diwan, MD
Symptomatic Relief vs. Addressing the Root Cause
Panel members:
Kyle Kiesel, PT, Alif Noeriyanto Rahman, MD, Neeraj Jain, MD, Sukdeb Datta, MD, Brian Durkin, DO

10:00-10:30 AM

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Scientific Poster Viewing

Session Eight: Minimally Invasive Spine II. (10:30-12:30 PM)

Moderator: Scott Woska, MD

10:30-10:50 AM

Spinal Neuroplasty: Review of Technique and Evidence
Victor Silva, MD (Mexico)

10:50-11:10 AM

Getting Paid for Minimally Invasive Procedures
Sean Li, MD

11:10-11:30 AM

Discogenic Pain vs Vertebral Body Pain: Clinical Management
Dawood Sayed, MD

11:30-11:50 AM

Interspinous Decompression: Posterior vs Lateral Approach
Steven Falowski, MD

11:50 AM-12:05 PM

SI Fusion: Effectiveness of One vs Two vs Three Implants
Arpit Patel, DO

12:05-12:30 PM

Keynote: Clinical Practice, Research, and Industry Partnership: Balanced Integration
Leonardo Kapural, MD

12:30-1:30 PM

Lunch Symposium by Gold Sponsor SPR Therapeutics



  • Moderated Q&A – Amit Gulati, MD
  • Technological Advances Enabling 60-Day PNS Treatment – Amit Gulati, MD
  • Algorithmic Significance of Delayed Responses to PNS – Ali Valimahomed, MD
  • Real World Evidence Across Nearly 4500 Treated Patients – Harry Sukumaran, MD
  • 14-Month Outcomes After Medial Branch PNS – Sean Li, MD
  • Exploring the Roles of Central Sensitization and Multifidus in Chronic Low Back Pain – Nate Crosby, Ph.D., SPR Therapeutics R&D

Venue: Manhattan Ballroom (9th Floor)

No CME Credit hours are available for this session.


Session Nine A: Interventional Pain (1:30-3:10 PM)

Moderator: Christopher Gharibo, MD

1:30-1:50 PM

NYS Take Home Naloxone and the Chronic Pain Patient
Christopher Gharibo, MD

1:50-2:10 PM

Denials, Appeals, and Disputes: A Worsening Crisis
Robert Tiso, MD

2:10-2:30 PM

EMG/NCV: Recent Advances and Clinical Implications
Scott Woska, MD

2:30-2:45 PM

Ketamine Infusion for Neuropathic Pain
Edward Rubin, MD

2:45-3:10 PM

Panel discussion with Ira Fox, MD
Review of Practice Guidelines for Anticoagulants in Spinal Procedures
Panel members:
Gabor B. Racz, MD, Amerash Vydyanathan, MD, Scott Woska, MD, Ripu Arora, MD, Alif Noeriyanto Rahman, MD

Session Nine B: Residents/Fellows Session and Abstract Presentation (3:10-3:40 PM)

Moderator: Miles Day, MD

Top Three Abstract Presentations
Scientific Committee: Yury Khelemsky, MD, Vinay Puttanniah, MD, Miles Day, MD, Karina Gritsenko, MD

Overview of Abstract by Moderator and Prize Presentation
Miles Day, MD

3:40-4:00 PM

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Scientific Poster Viewing

Session Ten: Advanced Neuromodulation (4:00-6.00 PM)

Moderator: Konstantin Slavin, MD

4:00-4:20 PM

PNS: Clinical Implications for Chronic Back Pain
Sean Li, MD

4:20-4:40 PM

Do We Need Wireless Neuromodulation?
Andrea Trescot, MD

4:40-5:00 PM

Neuromodulation on Facial Pain
Miles Day, MD

5:00-5:15 PM

Advanced Neuromodulation for Pelvic Pain
Ashish Shetty, MD (UK)

5:15-5:30 PM

Peripheral Neurolysis: Pulsed vs Thermal RF
Steve Aydin, DO

5:30-6:00 PM

Keynote: Negative studies in Neuromodulation – True Science or Sensationalism?
Konstantin Slavin, MD

6:30-9:30 PM

Faculty Dinner

Date & Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 6:30-9:30 PM
Venue: Yacht Atlantica
Meeting Point & Time: Hyatt Regency lobby at 6:30 PM, we walk together to Hyatt Dock
Boarding: from 6:35 PM
Sail: 7:00 PM / Return: 10:00 PM
Attendees: by invitation only
Sponsored by Ethos Laboratories