NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- During this past week Nov. 3-6, Manhattan Spine & Pain Medicine, in conjunction with The New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, hosted its annual Pain Medicine Symposium entitled New York and New Jersey Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians Pain Medicine Symposium 2016: Evolving Advanced Pain Therapies. Under the leadership of Course Directors Sudhir Diwan, M.D., and Peter Staats, M.D., a diverse group of thought leaders were brought together to facilitate in-depth discussions about the challenges facing the Pain Management specialty as a whole and enhance doctors ability to care for patients. Throughout the symposium, there were discussions about educating healthcare professionals to promote the development and practice of safe, high quality, cost effective interventional pain management techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of pain and related disorders, and to ensure patient access to these interventions. In all, over 556 attendees, physicians and administrators, traveled from all over the country to the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson to participate at this unique event. Nationally and internationally, Pain Medicine practitioners often gather to discuss clinical areas of interest. The New York and New Jersey Societies have dedicated themselves to understanding both the newest technologies and treatment options for their patients while also anticipating potential barriers in this increasingly complex, dynamic climate. The New York & New Jersey Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians leadership team appreciates the input and energy invested in this conference by course directors, planning committee, faculty members and staff to make this program informative, dynamic and useful for all those who participated.