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

AAPM Call for Nominations Open Through August 23

The Academy is now accepting nominations for available 2021-22 positions on the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee, as well as for 2021 Annual Meeting Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is August 23.

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Members' Update from AAPM President Ajay Wasan, MD MSc

Today AAPM President Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc issued the following message to members. Dear Colleagues, I want to keep you apprised of how AAPM is responding to the extraordinary circumstances we are living in this year. Th...
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The AAPM 2021 Call for Scientific Poster Abstracts is Open

The AAPM Annual Meeting is the perfect venue to disseminate important information to the entire pain medicine field. Poster abstracts will be accepted for the AAPM 37th Annual Meeting, February 3-7, 2021, in Phoenix, AZ....
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Addiction Course Provides Much-Needed Guidance to Pain Practitioners

AAPM member Kevin L Zacharoff, MD presented at AAPM's 2020 Annual Meeting in National, MD, and discusses his research on the need to include substance use disorders and addiction in medical school curriculum in this Pain...
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Next-Gen Spinal Cord Stimulators Offer Physical and Emotional Benefits for Pain Patients

 AAPM members Timothy Deer, MD and Corey Hunter, MD both comment in the Practical Pain Management article about burst spinal cord stimulation. Full story .

New Therapy Reduces Chronic Low Back Pain in Large International Study

AAPM member John Markman, MD is the lead author of a new study that has found tanezumab, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits nerve activity, provides relief in patients with chronic low back pain, one of the leading reas...
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New Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease Co-Authored by AAPM Board Member

Pain is the most common complication of sickle cell disease (SCD) and it significantly decreases daily quality of life. New guidelines published in Blood Advances and co-authored by AAPM Director-at-Large Robert W. Hurle...
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1 in 10 Americans Uses a Prescription Painkiller

AAPM President Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc contributed to this WebMD article that discusses a new CDC report . "This survey and other research is showing that pain management is becoming safer," said Dr. Wasan. "It is becoming...
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The Pain Management Revolution Amid Coronavirus and the Opioid Crisis

AAPM President Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc comments in the ABC News interview that he "is optimistic about the future, with several new pain treatments in the pipeline which could broaden options for the one in five Americans ...
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AAPM Announces Disparities in Pain Management Shared Interest Group

AAPM is happy to announce its newest Shared Interest Group (SIG), Disparities in Pain Management! Chaired by Juliet Gaisey, MD; James Khan, MD MSc; Sean Mackey, MD PhD; Fabienne Saint-Preux, MD; Natacha Telusca, MD MPH; ...
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