Charles E. Argoff, MD, DASPE, CPE, is Professor of Neurology, Albany Medical College, and Director, Comprehensive Pain Program at the Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York. is Professor of Neurology at Albany Medical College and Director of the Comprehensive Pain Center at Albany Medical Center in New York. He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Society of Pain Educators, among other professional organizations.
Dr. Argoff serves on the editorial board of the Clinical Journal of Pain and as a reviewer for the Journal of Pain, Brain, Journal of the American Medical Association, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and Clinical Journal of Pain. He is co-editor of the Neuropathic Pain Section of Pain Medicine.
Dr. Argoff had an active role in the development of the diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain guidelines published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and he has contributed to other published neuropathic pain treatment guidelines. He is one of the editors of the recently published textbook Ra’s Practical Management of Pain, Fourth Edition. He has recently published the third edition of Pain Management Secrets.
Thomas B. Gregory, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, DASPE, CPE, is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for General, Trauma, and Orthopedic Surgery at Truman Medical Centers–Hospital Hill in Kansas City, Missouri. He has served as the Corporate Pain Committee Co-chair since 2008 for Truman Medical Centers.
Dr. Gregory is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for the Division of Pharmacy Practice with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and an Adjunct Clinical Instructor with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He is also an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Pain Management.
Gregory L. Holmquist, PharmD, CPE, is a clinical pain management and palliative care pharmacist; a consultant with Group Health, Seattle; and owner, Palliative Care Strategies. He was trained by the American Medical Association as an Educator for the Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care and certified by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties as a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (2000-2007).
Gordon A. Irving, MBBS, FFA, MSc, MMed, CPE, is Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington School of Medicine and Medical Director of Swedish Pain and Headache Center, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle. Dr. Irving is a specialist in sports medicine, pain control therapies, and hospital standards of pain management and is a former President of the South African Pain Society.
Barbara L. Kornblau, JD, OTR/L, FAOTA, DAAPM, ABDA, CDMS, CCM, DASPE, CPE, is a practicing attorney specializing in disability discrimination. She is a Past President of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Professor of Occupational Therapy and Public Health at the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Allied Health and Nursing at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. served as the Dean of the School of Health Professions and Studies at the University of Michigan - Flint. She is formerly a Professor of Public Health and Occupational Therapy and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University, and a Past President of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
As a recipient of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship (2006-2007), she worked for Senators Harkin and Rockefeller on health and disability issues, and healthcare financing. She served as the Health Reform Czar for the American Association of People with Disabilities and helped draft language for many aspects of the Affordable Care Act that pertained to people with disabilities and chronic conditions. HHS Secretary appointed her to HRSA's Negotiated Rule-making Committee on Medically Underserved Populations and Health Professions Shortage Ares representing the disability community.
Ms. Kornblau has lectured nationally and internationally about health policy, ethical and legal issues in health care, pain management, work rehabilitation, autism spectrum, mental health, participation, and quality of life. She has published over 150 publications, including books, book chapters, and journal articles.
Sandra H. Williams, RN-BC, OCN, CPE, is a clinical nurse educator and a facilitator for the Pain Performance Improvement Team at Scotland HealthCare System in Laurinburg, North Carolina.