We are planning a great meeting, which will bring together national and international thought leaders to cover interventional and non-interventional pain management topics. Sessions will include refresher courses, general sessions, parallel sessions, cadaver workshops, special session intensive workshops, problem-based learning discussions and e-Poster presentations. In addition, special sessions are being developed on substance abuse management, disc degeneration (basic science and future therapies), practice management, evidence guidance for physical therapy for chronic pain states, implantable pain therapies including advances in neuromodulation, and controversies and challenges surrounding medical marijuana. A representative from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency will present on the current status of opioid therapy and diversion. The offered workshops will cover high-end interventional techniques. Full day special sessions for both interventional pain medicine and interventional and diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound will be offered and taught by leading experts in the field of ultrasound.