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30th Napa Pain Conference


August 18-20, 2023 | Napa Valley, CA


This year celebrates three decades of innovation and will take place on August 18-20, 2023 at the beautiful Culinary Institute of America at Copia in the heart of downtown Napa.
The 30th Napa Pain Conference promises to be an exciting opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field, discover new approaches to pain management, and connect with colleagues from around the world.

Topics and pathways at this year's conference

  • Cancer Pain
  • Neuromodulation
  • Advances in opioid therapy
  • Non-pharmacological treatments for chronic pain
  • Emerging technologies in pain management


Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD
Baker family director of Stanford chem-h, Anne t. and Robert m. Bass professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and professor, Nobel prize winner in Chemistry 2022

Marom Bikson, PhD
The City College of New York Shames professor of Biomedical Engineering

Steven P. Cohen, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical care medicine, Neurology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Roger B. Fillingim, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Director, university of Florida

Eric J. Grigsby, MD, MBA
Founder & CEO: Neurovations, a patient care and innovation company

Elliot S. Krames, MD
Pioneer & one of the leading experts in the field of intraspinal analgesia, co-founder on Neuromodulation: The Science Conference

Scott F. Lempka, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Anesthesiology Chronic Pain and Fatigue research center

Sten Lindahl, MD, PhD, FRCA
Chair Emeritus of the Nobel Committee in Physiology or Medicine

Shalini Shah, MD, BSFS
UCI Vice Chair, Anesthesiology School of Medicine

Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA, FIPP
Chief Medical Officer, National Spine & Pain centers

Nolan Williams, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Neuromodulation: The Science Conference joins the Napa Pain Conference August 18-20, 2023

NTS @ NPC exists to advance research, dissemination of knowledge, and implementation of new findings within neuromodulation and is the foremost meeting addressing the emerging mechanisms of neuromodulation and how these advances shape technology and clinical implementation.
Neuromodulation: The Science (NTS) is established as the forum where leaders across academia, industry, and health-care converge to share and discuss emerging science underpinning and disrupting neuromodulation. Conference co-founder of NTS, Elliot Krames, MD established the journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface in 1998 as the preeminent journal to advance basic science research in the field of neuromodulation.
Dr. Eric Grigsby is CEO and Founder of Neurovations, a national leader in medical device and pharmaceutical innovation, clinical research, and a world-class education program focusing in pain and neuroscience.
Dr. Marom Bikson previously co-chaired Neuromodulation The Science (NTS) conference and will support the NTS content at Napa Pain. Dr. Bikson is founder of Neuromodec, a leading free online service created to support the development of neuromodulation through shared resources. The 2023 Napa Pain conference is partnered with Neuromodec.

Meet the 2023 NTS @ NPC Chairs

  • Elliot S. Krames, MD
  • Eric J. Grigsby, MD, MBA
  • Marom Bikson, PhD


Friday, August 18

08:15 am: Welcome to the 30th Napa Pain Conference

08:45 am: Legacy Lecture - Museum
Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA, FIPP, American physician, educator, author, inventor and clinical researcher, specializing in interventional pain medicine.

10:15 am: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation - Museum
-History & Mechanisms
-Indications & Implementation

10:15 am: Buprenorphine, Naloxone, Low-dose Naltrexone - Ecolab Theater

01:30 pm: SCS Beyond the Spine | Cervical, Visceral, Sacral - Museum

01:30 pm: Managing Pain During Pregnancy & Pediatric Pain - Ecolab

01:30 pm: Product Theaters/Innovation Theaters (Napa Valley Vintners Theater)

03:30 pm: Interventions for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, and Neuroclaudication - Museum

3:30 pm: Intrathecal Drug Delivery - Ecolab
-Mono vs Combination Therapy
-Predicting Proper Patients for Pump Placements

06:30 pm: The 30th Napa Pain Conference Faculty and Vineyard Dinner

Saturday, August 19

08:15 am: (No CME) Welcome and Opening Remarks - Museum

8:45 am: Lindahl Lecture - Museum
Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD, Baker Family Director of Stanford ChEM-H, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2022

10:15 am: Ablation Station - Museum -Cryoablation vs RFA
-Opines on Tines: Is There an Optimal Number
-Basivertebral Nerve Ablation

10:15 am: Behavioral and Social Health Interventions - Ecolab

10:15 am: Product Theaters/Innovation Theaters - Napa Valley Vintners Theater

01:30 pm: Interventions for Instability - Museum

01:30 pm: Omics & Biomarkers - Ecolab

01:30 pm: Frontiers for Neuromodulation - Napa Valley Vintners Theater

05:30 pm: Roots Music and Dinner Under the Stars - Copia

Sunday, August 20

08:15am: Welcome - EcoLab

08:45 am: Session Title Coming Soon - EcoLab
Prof. Sten Lindahl, MD, PhD, FRCA, Chair Emeritus, Nobel Committee in Physiology or Medicine

10:00 am: Chronic Relapsing Pain Conditions (Sickle Cell Disease, CRPS, Migraines & Cluster Headaches, Parkinson’s, Lumbar Redicular Pain) - EcoLab

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