Save the Date for the CalSIPP 10th Annual Conference!
October 24-27, 2019
Friends and Colleagues,
This past year in California has been a trying one, with wild fires and mudslides challenging the
resolve and spirit of our communities. Impressively, we have persevered in the face of these natural
disasters. I have also witnessed this resolve in our healthcare communities and in our CalSIPP
membership, fighting to improve patient care and making evidence based therapies accessible to not
only the residents of California, but nationally. This grit and determination is needed to deliver pain
care in a patient centered way and 2019 looks to be an important one.
It is with this excitement that I invite you to meet our CalSIPP family and to our educational offerings,
specifically to the 10th annual meeting. At the Resort of Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California, this
venue serves our society well with impressive meeting room space and the ability to accommodate our
first annual pre-meeting hands-on cadaver lab. Our plenary session will provide an essential update on
our pain space, including innovations in spinal cord stimulation, peripheral stimulation, spinal stenosis
treatments, intrathecal therapy, and regenerative medicine. Also focused on navigating practice
regulations and reporting with an up to date discussion surrounding pain space advocacy and policy.
With our pre-Meeting educational course and the general session on Saturday and Sunday, we are
featuring key opinion leaders and experts in our field, with over 30 formal lectures and a robust
opportunity to network with our meeting supporters in sponsored offerings throughout the program. I
am also very proud to announce the expansion of our program to have a call for abstracts for original
research data presentation.
Our membership offers enduring educational and advocacy materials, a job board, practice guidance,
and a network of committed individuals to improve pain management strategies in California. Our
newly formed committees are doing tremendous things: The Membership Committee, the Advocacy
and Policy Committee, the Annual Planning Committee, and the Education Committee.
On behalf of CalSIPP and our board, I welcome you to participate, become a member, and join our
active society to protect our specialty and engage in making California not only a wonderful place to
live, but also a wonderful place to innovatively practice
CalSIPP 9th Annual Conference
November 2 – 4, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
To claim credit for CME hours, please reach out to MichelleHByers@gmail.com