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 25

The Academy is now accepting nominations for available 2020-21 positions on the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee, as well as for 2020 Annual Meeting Awards. The deadline to submit nominations is August 25.

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American Pain Society

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is disheartened to learn of the dissolution of the American Pain Society ( APS ). Over the past nearly 40 years, AAPM has been fortunate to serve alongside APS in shared effor...
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New AAPM SIG: Academic Pain Medicine

AAPM recently created a new Academic Pain Medicine Shared Interest Group. This SIG is dedicated to supporting academic pain medicine through: Deliberate mentorship of academic pain clinicians, under the rubric of faculty...
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Upcoming Free CME Webinar: Navigating the Challenges in an Era of Opioid Deprescribing: Behavioral Strategies for Patient Engagement and Success

AAPM will host a free CME webinar on Friday, July 12, 2-3 pm CT. Presenters include AAPM members Beth Darnall, PhD , and Aram Mardian, MD . View course description and instructions on how to register here .  

16 Key Findings about Arachnoiditis

AAPM Member Forest Tennant, MD , presents a short report on his interim finding of the "Arachnoiditis Research Project" that began about 6 months ago. Full story.  

Vitaly Gordin, MD Recognized for Exceptional Moments in Teaching

AAPM Vice President for Scientific Affairs Vitaly Gordin, MD , chief of the Chronic Pain Management Center at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, is featured in the "Exceptional Moments in Teaching" progr...
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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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