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

AAPM 2020 Call for Sessions Now Live

The AAPM 2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee is now accepting educational session proposals through July 15, 5 pm CT . The AAPM Annual Meeting is the must-attend meeting of the year for clinicians treating patients in ...
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June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

Bring awareness and recognition of headache disorder as a legitimate neurobiological disease and help make individuals with headache disorder know that there are new treatments available. Read about the AAPM Foundation's...
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AAPM Issues Updated Position Statement on Research into the Use of Cannabinoids for Medical Purposes

​ More than 30 states as well as Washington D.C. have legalized cannabis for medical purposes, making it more accessible than ever before to patients throughout the country, including patients suffering from chronic pain...
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AAPM Endorses Pain Management Task Force Final Report on Best Practices for Treatment of Pain

June 5, 2019, CHICAGO – The American Academy of Pain Medicine Board of Directors (AAPM) enthusiastically endorses the HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Final Report , which calls for a balanced, ...
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Predicting Whether Surgery Patients Will Continue to Refill ‘Scripts

 AAPM Resident Fellow Education SIG Co-Chair, Mark Bicket, MD , discusses his research findings published in The American Journal of Surgery , including recommendations to reduce the chance that patients will contin...
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A Look at Two Novel Pain Management Approaches

  Continuous femoral nerve block research conducted by AAPM member André P. Boezaart, MD PhD and presented during the 2019 AAPM Annual Meeting is highlighted in this review of novel pain management approaches for jo...
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How The Brain Shapes Pain And Links Ouch With Emotion

AAPM member Beth Darnall, PhD, contributed to this  ​National Public Radio  ​story about how physical pain can interact with different brain areas to ultimately impact emotions, feelings, and behaviors. "For pe...
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Real Pain Relief, Now!

AAPM members Beth Darnall, PhD and David J. Tauben, MD are interviewed in this Consumer Reports article that explores the latest research on supplements, exercise, sleep, and more.
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AAPM Acute Pain Medicine Textbook Now Available

Place your order for the Academy's latest textbook publication, Acute Pain Medicine , which covers the diagnosis and treatment of acute pain from both surgical and non-surgical causes. Pain syndromes are reviewed in a ca...
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New Chronic Pain Treatments Help the Whole Person

AAPM President Tim Lamer, MD contributed to this ​HealthyWomen article about the benefits of multidisciplinary chronic pain treatment, saying "It's more of a patient-centered, goal-oriented, holistic approach."

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