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Utah Pain


Utah Pain Summit

May 3rd & 4th, 2023


Special thanks to our sponsor

A New Approach to Pain

What Sets Us Apart

To change the care of the individual pain experience with a transdisciplinary approach that empowers the patient and provider to reach a common goal of healing. Our conference provides a platform for providers and students to learn from each other and gain insight into various approaches to healing. Attendees can acquire knowledge and techniques to apply to their patient care immediately.

Connect with Other Healers

The Utah Pain Summit is an opportunity for healthcare professionals to come together in a supportive environment and share their ideas on how to best serve their patients. Network with colleagues from various disciplines, build meaningful relationships, and make a lasting impact on patient care.

The Latest in Pain Management

Our summit provides interactive sessions and panel discussions that focus on advances in pain management. Through cutting-edge research, we strive to provide the latest evidence-based approaches in the field of pain medicine.

Sacred Circle Healthcare

Started in 2012 as an entity of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation (CTGR), Sacred Circle Healthcare (SCHC) is proudly owned and operated by the Goshutes. Preserving the Goshute heritage of protecting and caring for family, we extend that tradition to all underserved populations in our local communities.







Earn up to 13 Education Credits!

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint provider ship of the University of Utah and Sacred Circle Utah Pain Summit Conference. The University of Utah is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of __13.25____  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

All attendees are encouraged to use the CME system to claim their attendance.  Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 credits TM; all other professions will be awarded attendance at a CME event credit that they may use for their re-credentialing purposes. Nurses seeking contact hours must claim through the CME system.  All users will be able to print or save certificates.  For questions regarding the CME system, please contact the UUCME Office.  For questions regarding the re-credentialing process or requirements, please contact your re-credentialing organization. 

Nondiscrimination and Disability Accommodation Statement: The University of Utah does not exclude, deny benefits to or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran’s status, religion, gender identity/expression, genetic information, or sexual orientation in admission to or participation in its programs and activities.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request, with reasonable notice.  Requests for accommodations or inquiries or complaints about University nondiscrimination and disability/access policies may be directed to the Director, OEO/AA, Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 201 S President’s Circle, RM 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, 801-581-8365 (Voice/TTY), 801-585-5746 (Fax). 

Day 1 - May 19th

7:30 am - 8:45 am: Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am - 9:00 am: Nino Reyos, CSW

Welcome and Blessing. The Medicine Wheel

9:00 am - 10:00 am: Lindsay Roper, PT, DPT, TPS,

Caring for Pain: Helping individuals with the movement of body, movement of mind, and movement through life with less pain and more purpose.

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Jake Magel, PT, PhD, DSc, FAAOMPT &

Adam Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM

Opioid Misuse and the Opportunities for Physical Therapists

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Tony Varela, DPT, PhD

Escape Velocity: The Power of Suffering

12:00 am - 1:00 pm: Wrap up/Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW

Healing the Opioid Crisis with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement: Outcomes and Mechanisms of an Evidence-Based Therapy for Chronic Pain, Opioid Misuse, and Addiction

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Samantha Bonsack

Motorcycles, Pain, and the Feral Mindset

3:00-4:00: Keith Roper, PT, DPT, TPS

But My Pain Is An Emergency

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm: Wrap up

Day 2 - May 20th

7:30 am - 8:00 pm: Breakfast/Welcome Back

8:00 am - 9:00 pm: Kevin Cuccaro, DO

Deconstructing Pain, Trauma and Your Brain

9:00 am - 10:00 pm: Kelly Baron, PhD, MPH, DBSM

CBT for Insomnia and Pain

10:00 am - 11:00 pm: Brad Lundahl, PhD, LCSW

Promoting Engagement, Reducing Resistance: Motivational Interviewing Skills and Concepts

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Anne Thackery, PT, PhD

Physical Activity Planning in Chronic Pain Management

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch provided

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Mythili Ransdell, MD

Interventions for Pain-Do they work?

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Sharna Prasad, PT, DPT

ACT in Pain

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Wrap up/ Closing prayer


Samantha Bonsack

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