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

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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Doctors Call California’s Probe of Opioid Deaths a ‘Witch Hunt’

AAPM Board Member Robert E. Wailes, MD contributed this coverage of investigations by the Medical Board of California into doctors who prescribed opioids to patients who suffered fatal overdoses. "What we're finding is t...
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AAPM President Expresses Disappointment in Senator Wyden’s Letter Discrediting the Work of the HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force

A statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) President Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, issued a response expressing deep disappointment in Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)'s Decem...
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Applying for Pain Medicine Fellowship: Insider Tips from Fellowship Program Directors

A panel of three program directors from pain fellowship programs around the country present information for potential applicants on what an accredited pain medicine fellowship program teaches, who can and does apply, the...
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AAPM35 Early-Bird Rates & Late Breaking Poster Call

Registration for the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting & Preconferences is live, with early-bird registration rates expiring on January 9. Secure the lowest registration prices by registering now . The AAPM Call for Late-Brea...
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Opioids Offer Little Chronic Pain Benefit and Wane Over Time, Study Says

AAPM President Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD contributed to CNN coverage of a new analysis of opioids for chronic noncancer pain, saying it reinforces what's become conventional wisdom for pain specialists. "We're going to try t...
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