Pain Connections Meeting December 4, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

At this time I would like to announce the final meeting of Pain Connections for 2014. After a very successful meeting back in September I look forward to seeing everyone back again for what promises to be another interesting presentation and opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues!!

At the December meeting the speaker will be Adrian Blotner, MD, FAPA who is the Chief of Pain Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology in the College of Medicine at UF.  Dr. Blotner is recognized as an expert in the multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of chronic pain disorders and associated sleep, anxiety and mood disorder symptoms. He is also an expert in the safe and effective prescription of narcotic pain medications. His presentation will focus on “Comprehensive Management of Chronic Pain – A ‘New’ Treatment Model.”

As always the goal of Pain Connections will continue to center around the sharing of experiences and knowledge about the topic of pain management. We will count on your active participation that has generated outstanding discussions on a wide range of topics in the field of pain research and pain management. A secondary goal of Pain Connections is to provide an opportunity for colleagues from the University and local community to interact in an effort to learn about the many resources and areas of expertise that exist within the Gainesville area.

The December meeting will be held at Napolitano’s Italian Restaurant (606 N.W. 75th. St., Gainesville, Tower Road).  From 6:30-7:00 pm will be time to socialize with friends and colleagues and from 7:00-8:30pm we will enjoy dinner and begin our discussion. Please send RSVP’s to Linda Tanner ( and mark your calendar for Thursday December 4th, 2014.

Pain Connections is sponsored by support from the UF Pain Research and Intervention Center for Excellence and Medtronic.

Please circulate this announcement to colleagues who might be interested.

Sincerely yours,
Robert P. Yezierski, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director