Past Events

Peri-Operative Pain Management

Aired on 8.14.2013
Peri-Operative Pain Management CME

This live, interactive, online course is the result of an exciting collaboration between MITIE and GlobalCastMD.  It will cover various techniques to manage post-operative pain and improved recovery after surgery in adults and children.  The format will be brief presentations as well as panel discussions from world leaders in pain-management and, as always, will follow the exciting and dynamic interactive format used by all GlobalCastMD shows.


Directors & Faculty


Brian Dunkin, MD

Professor of Clinical Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College; John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Chair in Surgical Innovation and Technology; Head, Section of Endoscopic Surgery Houston Methodist Hospital; Medical Director, Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE), Houston, Texas and President Society of Endoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgeons, SAGES Telementoring Task Force Member

Girish Joshi, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He is also the Director of Perioperative Medicine and Ambulatory Anesthesia at Parkland Health and Hospital Systems, Dallas, Texas.

Todd Ponsky, MD

Todd Ponsky is currently Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati and a pediatric surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Akron Children’s Hospital. He is the Director of Clinical Growth and Transformation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 1995-1999,Residency in General Surgery at The George Washington University in Washington, DC from 1999-2005, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC from 2005-2007,and an Advanced Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO from 2007-2008. Dr. Ponsky was the first to perform and report single port surgery in children and modernized the methods of the laparoscopic pediatric hernia repair. He has published over 125 manuscripts, edited 3 textbooks, and authored over 30 book chapters. He has directed over 50 national/international courses and has given over 200 visiting lectureships. He is the Associate Editor for The Journal of Pediatric Surgery, and serves on three editorial boards. He is the immediate past president of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) and holds, or has held, leadership positions in the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the International Society for Pediatric Innovation (iSPI). He has won numerous faculty teaching awards. He is involved in both outcomes and animal research with a focus on inguinal hernia physiology, surgical telementoring, endoscopic repair techniques for pure esophageal atresia, and innovations in education. He founded GlobalcastMD and Stay Current in Surgery, both of which serve to democratize and internationalize medical knowledge and modernize the way we teach and learn surgery.

Additional Faculty

Allen Burton, MD

Board-Certified Anesthesiologist, with added Certification in Pain Medicine. He was formerly Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pain Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he practiced and led the pain program from 2000 to 2010. Houston Pain Center, Houston, Texas.

Ibrahim Farid, MD

Chairman, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine; Director, Pain Center, Akron Children's Hospital. Akron, OH

Liane Feldman, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery, McGill University; Director, Division of General Surgery at the MUHC and McGill University; Program Director, MIS Fellowship Program, Montreal, Canada

Melanie H. Simpson, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, CHPN

Coordinator of the Pain Management Resource Team at The University of Kansas Hospital.


11:00 am - 11:10 am
Introduction to multimodal therapy concept

11:10 am - 12:00 pm
Presentation and Panel Discussions
What can I do as a surgeon for better pain management?
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presentation and Panel Discussions
Optimal use of opioids as part of multimodal pain management
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Presentation and Panel Discussions
Long term pain problems from poor short term pain management
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presentation and Panel Discussions
Putting it all together in an enhanced recovery pathway
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Presentation and Panel Discussions
Postoperative Pediatric Pain Practice Post the Codeine Era
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm