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Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants Hosts 18th Annual Pain Symposium

Dr. Fox speaking
Dr. Ira Fox speaking at the symposium

Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants hosted its 18th Annual Pain Symposium at the Coral Springs Marriott Heron Bay to a large and appreciative audience. After nearly two decades of providing critical information to physicians across a wide spectrum of disciplines, the symposium has developed a well-earned reputation for excellence.
Designed to provide the latest news on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain conditions, attendees included orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, family medicine physicians, physiatrists, psychologists, attorneys, nurses, case managers, adjusters and other interested health care professionals.
“Our symposium not only attracts a significant crowd, but also some of the most distinguished and respected doctors in the country,” said Ira Fox, MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP, co-founder of Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants. Dr. Fox said that the symposium supplies participants with a clear understanding of interventional techniques used in diagnosing and treating pain patients.
The keynote speaker was Standiford Helm, MD, MBA, DABPM, FIPP, the founder of The Helm Center in California. A graduate of Harvard College (magna cum laude) at Harvard University, and Tufts University, Dr. Helm is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, with a subspecialty certification in pain medicine. He has been practicing interventional pain management since 1982. Dr. Helm is a past president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). He serves in leadership positions with statewide and national pain management societies, and publishes and lectures extensively.
Other featured speakers included Jacob Lazarovic, MD, FAAFP, the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Broadspire Services Inc., and Michael Coupland, CPsych, RPsych CRC, the CEO of IMCS Group, as well as a psychologist and vocational rehabilitation consultant. Additionally, Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants’ Dr. Ira Fox, Dr. Joseph Alshon, DO and Dr. Javier Vilasuso discussed various pain management topics.