Facial Pain Association Regional Conference at Stanford

Join Patients and Clinical Care Experts at Stanford for the 2018 FPA Regional Conference

FPA patient-physician based conferences present a wide scope of information for those who suffer with neuropathic facial pain, including trigeminal neuralgia. This conference will bring together patients, researchers, neurosurgeons, radiologists, psychiatrists, and pain management specialists, under the expert guidance of the Facial Pain Association, and will help us build a strong community of local advocates. Our hope is that this Conference will serve as an important step in enabling this community to learn from, and teach one another, and to bring us one step closer to finding long-term, safe, and minimally-invasive solutions for those suffering from trigeminal neuralgia and chronic facial pain.

Date: March 24, 2018

Time: 8:30AM - 5PM

Location: McCaw Hall, Arillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford

Presenters: Steven D. Chang, MD, Geoffrey Appleboom, MD, PhD, Jeffrey A. Brown, MD, Dyani Guadilliere, DMD, Iris C. Gibbs, MD, FACR, Allen Ho, MD, Bret Schneider, MD, Xiang Qian, MD

Conference Agenda


8:30AM - Registration

9:15AM - Welcome and Introduction (Steven Chang, MD, Faculty Director, and Jeff Bodington, Chairman, FPA Board of Directors)

9:30AM - Classifications of 7 Face Pain Types (Steven Chang, MD)

10:15AM - What Can Ablative Procedures do for My Type of Facial Pain (Jefferey Brown, MD)

11:00AM - Break

11:15AM - Percutaneous Procedures for Trigeminal Neuralgia (Xiang Qian, MD)

11:45AM - Cyberknife Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia (Iris Gibbs, MD)

12:15PM - Lunch


1:15PM - Understanding Microvascular Decompression (Steven Chang, MD)

2:00PM - Anxiety, Depression and Coping with the Diagnosis of TN (Bret Schneider, MD)

2:45PM - Break

3:00PM - Dental Pain versus Trigeminal Neuralgia (Dyani Gaudilliere, DMD)

3:30PM - Anatomic Nuances of the Trigeminal Nerve with Respect to Neurosurgery (Geofferey Appleboom, MD)

3:45PM - Meta-analysis of MVD in Patients Younger than 65 versus Older than 65 (Allen Ho, MD)

4:00PM - Meet the Experts (All participating conference presenters)