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The Business of Pain Presents:

The Next Big Thing

Where Pain Medicine, Science and Business Intersect

September 26th - 29th, 2024
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, TN


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Peter Staats, MD - Founder

Dr. Staats was founder of the Division of Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he was the director for 10 years. Dr. Staats is internationally recognized for his work in inventing, developing, and implementing minimally invasive procedures for pain and neuromodulation.

He is President and chair of the vagus nerve society and is past President of the World Institute of Pain, North American Neuromodulation Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Southern Pain Society.

Dr. Staats has written or co-edited 14 books, well over 500 articles, abstracts, monographs, and book chapters on pain medicine. His work has been highlighted on multiple national media outlets. Dr. Staats has received numerous awards including the lifetime achievement awards from the New York, New Jersey, and West Virginia branches of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, from American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), the North American Neuromodulation society (NANS) and the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN), the trailblazer award from the World Institute of Pain, and the Legacy Award from the Napa pain conference.

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Sean Li, MD - Course Director

Sean Li, M.D. specializes in interventional pain management. His clinical interest is in neuromodulation therapy such as spinal cord stimulation, high-frequency stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation.

Prior to joining National Spine & Pain Centers, Dr. Li served as the medical director of Premier Pain Centers LLC. In addition to his work at National Spine & Pain Centers, Dr. Li continues to serve as an attending physician at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ. He has published numerous professional articles and written textbook chapters on the topic of pain and is actively involved in clinical research that will help advance the field of interventional pain medicine.

Dr. Li serves on the Ethics Committee at the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the Education Committee and Young Neuromodulators Committee at the International Neuromodulation Committee, on the Mentoring Committee for the North American Neuromodulation Society, and is secretary of the New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Dr. Li earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and underwent residency training in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and later in anesthesiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He completed his fellowship in interventional pain medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.


Connect with those from across the nation who are involved in the business of pain medicine, including clinical physicians, mid-level practitioners, fellows, nurses, CEOs, operations managers, practice managers, billing personnel, and everyone else involved.

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Cutting edge science abstracts that present new products, procedures and data for outcome measures.

The deadline to submit your abstract is August 1st, 2024.


The Business of Pain presents: The Next Big Thing has contracted a guaranteed room block with:

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, TN

2100 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203

Group Block Closes: August 26, 2024

Experience a blend of genuine Southern hospitality and refined luxury. Located in the heart of Nashville, the premier property sets the stage for a soulfully-inspired stay. Enjoy seasonal flavors and creative cuisine at Mason’s and Mason Bar before exploring Music Row’s legendary recording studios. Steps from the hallowed halls of Vanderbilt University and popular area attractions, the energy and culture of Music City are infused throughout the Loews experience.



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