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Northern California CASIPP Fellow Cadaver Course - May 12, 2018

Message from Course Directors Dr. Samir Sheth and Dr. Vafi Salmasi:

This past May, CASIPP held its first Northern California fellow cadaver course. With the help of the esteemed faculty – Dr. Lawrence Poree, Dr. Ruben Kalra, Dr. Line Jacque, Dr. Mark Wallace, Dr. Scott Pritzlaff, Dr. Ramo Naidu, Dr. Eric Lee, Dr. Charles DeMesa, Dr. Lisa Kroopf, Dr. Vafi Salmasi and Dr. Samir Sheth and our industry support from Boston Scientific, Nuvectra, Medtronic, Nevro, Stimwave, SPR therapeutics, Bioness and Abbott – CASIPP’s fellow cadaver course went extremely well and was very well received. The morning consisted of 5 didactic lectures covering fundamental spinal cord, dorsal root ganglion and peripheral nerve stimulation principles followed by a lively panel discussion. The afternoon consisted of cadaver stations focusing on refining neuromodulation techniques. There was also a live model for ultrasound to complement the cadaveric peripheral nerve station.

Dr. Samir Sheth and Dr. Vafi Salmasi, as course directors, would like to extend a big thank you to the faculty, the industry sponsorship and to Dr. Jason Pope and Stephanie Aycock.

President-Elect Announced

Jason Pope, MD is the current President of CASIPP and began his term after the 8th Annual Meeting concluded.

2018 Annual Meeting Announced

Our 9th annual meeting will take place November 2-4, 2018 at the at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, California. Once again, we will be providing relevant, up-to-date lectures and valuable networking opportunities for pain management practitioners and staff. Save the date for this once-per-year event!

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CURES Update

Notice from the Medical Board of California:

On January 8, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released the upgraded Controlled Substances Utilization Review and Evaluation System, also referred to as CURES 2.0. A new streamlined registration process has been implemented that allows prescribers to request and receive approval to access CURES entirely online. Existing CURES users do not need to re-register; however, you will need to confirm your account with DOJ and update security information the first time you access CURES after January 8.

For additional information and frequently asked questions regarding the new CURES system, visit the Medical Board’s website at: https://oag.ca.gov/cures/faqs