This section includes general updates about AAPM including Annual Meeting news, member news, and any other promotions, changes, and events, etc.

Consensus Panel Report Addresses Challenges of Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

February 15, 2019, CHICAGO – A new report issued by a multidisciplinary consensus panel convened by the American Academy of Pain Medicine Foundation discusses the challenges clinicians have experienced since the 2016 release of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain . The report also ...
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Congratulations to 2019 AAPM Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award Recipient, UC San Diego

The AAPM Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award recognizes pain medicine fellowship programs within the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and provide an exceptional learning experience to their fellows, preparing them to deliver the highest standard of care to patients with pai...
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Hot Topics in Pain Management Available On Demand

The newest AAPM Education Center on demand course features recordings of talks delivered during the Academy's December 8, 2018, Chicago Hot Topics in Pain Management live meeting. The program includes updates on the latest policies, guidelines, and approaches to pharmacological safety, procedural interventions, and interdisciplinary pain care. Lear...
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Countdown to AAPM35: Join Fellow Members in Denver March 6-10

AAPM35 is shaping up to be one of AAPM's strongest meetings yet. The education program is packed with 3 hands-on, interactive preconferences featuring pain medicine best practices, medications management, and ultrasound-guided pain interventions – as well as more than 50 AAPM 35th Annual Meeting sessions. As an AAPM member, you receive discounted r...
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Once a Last Resort, This Pain Therapy Is Getting a New Life Amid the Opioid Crisis

Pain specialists, including AAPM Resident Fellow Education SIG Co-Chair Mark Bicket, MD , say neuromodulation is part of the solution to alleviating pain and should be considered earlier in the treatment process, instead of as a last resort. Full story .
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Chronic Pain Patients: The Baby with the Bathwater?

AAPM longtime member David Nagel, MD , spoke to the New Hampshire Medical Society about unintended consequence of the battle against the opioid epidemic, and the negative impact on chronic pain patients. Full story .

Identify AAPM35 Sessions of Interest & Reserve Hotel Rooms by February 1

Three preconference courses featuring pain medicine best practices, medications management, and ultrasound-guided pain interventions – as well as more than 50 AAPM 35th Annual Meeting sessions – make up AAPM35 March 6-10 in Denver. As an AAPM member, you receive discounted registration and access to special on-site benefits, like a Member Lounge an...
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Polls for the 2019-20 AAPM Elections Are Open

There is still time to cast your vote before polls for the AAPM 2019-20 Leadership Elections close on Monday, February 4 . Active, voting members were sent an email from AAPM on January 4 with their unique voting link.

Dr. Cheng to Chair Opioid Management Summit

AAPM President Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD will chair and present during The 3rd Opioid Management Summit in Washington D.C. February 26-27. The summit will offer hospital and healthcare system clinical leaders an opportunity to discuss initiatives that address the opioid epidemic. Full story .

What We Don't Know About Chronic Pain

AAPM Member Jonathan D. Mayer, PhD , is interviewed in a Health Affairs podcast titled: What We Don't Know About Chronic Pain . The interview highlights his article in the January issue of Health Affairs , 'Pain Behavior': What My Pain Treatment Got Wrong . Listen to podcast .