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New Consensus Practice Guidelines on Interventions for Lumbar Facet Joint Pain

Consensus practice guidelines on interventions for lumbar facet joint pai n are now available in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine .  Many AAPM members contributed to these consensus guidelines, which were dev...
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Coding Services in the Wake of COVID-19 Webinar on April 15

AAPM coding expert Emily Hill, PA will discuss the rapidly changing options for reporting non-face-to-face services in the wake of COVID-19. There is no cost associated with this webinar; however, registration is re...
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Staying Sane and Current on COVID-19

COVID-19 presents new challenges for everyone. However, healthcare professionals are facing unique personal and professional challenges within the context of this rapidly shifting landscape. AAPM Member Beth Darnall, PhD...
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Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Spine Care: Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain

AAPM members Ravi Prasad, PhD and Randall Brewer, MD represented the Academy as one of 11 stakeholder societies who contributed to NASS-led clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of nonspecific low-back pain...
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AAPM Member Discusses Award Winning AAPM 2020 Poster: Investigating Factors Predictive of High Performance in a Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Team

Cleveland Clinic receives more than 300 applications for 10 fellowship positions in a given year. AAPM member Robert Bolash, MD discusses the design and findings of research conducted and presented at AAPM 2020 that inve...
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Message from the AAPM President about COVID-19

​AAPM has been monitoring CDC guidance related to COVID-19. Today AAPM President Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc issued the following message to members. Dear Colleagues: By now I am sure that you have received many...
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AAPM 2020 a Success in National Harbor: Course Recordings & Meeting Coverage

Thanks to everyone who participated in AAPM 2020, which was held February 26-March 1 in National Harbor. Recordings of all Annual Meeting sessions as well as select preconference courses will be online soon. Learn more a...
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AAPM Member Discusses Challenges of Treating Chronic Pain Patients Amidst Opioid Crisis

"We're de-prescribing without having sufficient evidence on how to do this the right way, how to protect patients," says AAPM member, Beth Darnall, PhD , in a recent Guardian Australia interview. Full story .

AAPM Members Discuss Clinical Challenges to Opioid Tapering in MedPage Today

AAPM members Beth Darnall, PhD , and W. Michael Hooten, MD , contributed to this MedPage Today article, Clinical Challenge: Opioid Tapering—New trials look at ways to help chronic pain patients take fewer drugs. Full sto...
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AAPM 2020 a Success in National Harbor

Thanks to all who participated in #AAPM2020 ! Hundreds of volunteer leaders, speakers, poster presenters, industry partners, attendees, and staff came together to create this fun and successful meeting.  Full meetin...
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