MassPI holds one pain education conference in the Fall. Conferences provide educational content that offer continuing education contact hours for various health care professionals, depending on the program. The webinar is a new conference format for MassPI that provides more opportunities to feature guest speakers from around the country to provide pain education.


MassPI's 2021 Fall Pain Education Webinar

Thursday October 14, 2021

8:00 am - 1:15 pm EDT

Steering the Course of Pain Management
in Today's Changing Tide

As MassPI's first webinar, we are pleased to feature outstanding experts in pain management from around the country. They have experienced first hand the changing tide and how to steer a course for their patients and families to relieve suffering.

Keynote Speaker

Lynn Webster, MD

Senior Fellow, Center for U.S. Policy
Author of award-winning book, The Painful Truth
Documentary Co-Producer, It Hurts Until You Die
Senior Editor, Pain Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT

"Pain and the Opioid Odyssey"

Featured Speakers

Michael Schatman, PhD

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care & Pain Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Pain Research
New York, NY
"Opioid Moderatism and Rapproachment: The Search for a Sane
Middle Ground"

Virginia LeBaron, PhD, APRN, FAANP

Associate Professor of Nursing
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
”Leveraging Technology to Enhance Equitable Access to Pain Management”

James N. Campbell, MD

President, Chief Scientific Officer, Centrexion Therapeutics
Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery
Director, Blaustein Endowment for Pain Research and Education
Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

"Pathways for Innovation in Pain Treatment"


7:45 am Webinar link opens

8:00 am Welcome

8:30 am Dr. Michael Schatman

9:30 am Dr. Lynn Webster (Keynote Address)

BREAK - Vendor presentation

10:40 am Panel Discussion - Drs. Webster and Schatman

11:00 am Dr. Virginia LeBaron

BREAK - Vendor presentations

12:15 pm Dr. James Campbell

1:00 pm Recap, info on post test and evaluation

1:15 pm Webinar concludes

Continuing Education Credits: (All credits are nationally certified, by discipline, as detailed here). Note: Credits have increased since initially posted.

4.5 CME - Physicians
4.5 CE - Nurses, Pharmacists, Psychologists, and Social Workers

Note: Attendance at the live streaming of the webinar is required to receive CE or CME credit

Continuing education credit information is now available for download.
Submission deadline to receive continuing education credits is NOVEMBER 8, 2021.
Questions about continuing education credits should be addressed to:


$59 per person
$39 per person for students (requires a current educational institution email address)

Register Online:

Program Agenda: download here


Online - a link will be sent to registered participants before the webinar. Only those who are pre-registered and their login name matches their registration will be able to access the webinar. Any problems with login, email


People registered for the webinar will receive an email a few days before the event with a link to download handouts, if desired.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are available by request (excluding fees) until September 30, 2021. All cancellations must be made, in writing, to:

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