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Registration Officially Open for AAPM 2020

You can now register and reserve your hotel room for AAPM 2020 in National Harbor, MD. The program features 3 excellent preconferences and a packed 36th Annual Meeting with more than 40 sessions covering the full spectru...
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Questions to Ask a Pain Management Doctor

AAPM President Tim J. Lamer, MD , is interviewed in this U.S. News & World Report , about the importance of taking time to research the types of pain management doctors and the treatments they provide their patients....
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AAPM Member Receives Prestigious Award

AAPM member Richard Vaglienti, MD , along with his colleagues, received the Congressman John P. Murtha Memorial Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Military Pain Medicine at the WVU Medicine Center for Integrative...
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AAPM Leaders Awarded NIH Heal Initiative Funds

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $945 million in total fiscal year 2019 funding for grants, contracts and cooperative agreements across 41 states through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiat...
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Fighting Opioid Addiction and Chronic Pain Through Psychology

  AAPM members Magdalena Anitescu, MD, PhD, Madhuri Are, MD, Samer Narouze, MD, PhD , and Dennis J Patin, MD , are featured in this U.S. News and World Reports article: A Patient's Guide to Pain Management. Full sto...
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Reducing Pain Patients' Opioid Doses an Ongoing Challenge

  AAPM member Beth Darnall, PhD , recently spoke at the annual meeting of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute about tapering opioids and the EMPOWER (Effective Management of Pain and Opioid-Free Ways to...
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New DoD Pain Rating Scale Will Help Military Doctors Assess Patients' Misery

AAPM member Chester "Trip" Buckenmaier III, MD , comments on the DoD's new pain rating scale that bears the familiar 0-10 numbers, smiley and frowny faces and green, amber and red stoplight colors meant to signal a patie...
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New AAPM SIG: Interventional and Neuromodulation

AAPM recently created a new Interventional and Neuromodulation Shared Interest Group. This SIG is dedicated to supporting interventional pain medicine through: Research and evaluation by identifying knowledge gaps and pr...
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Mixing Marijuana with Opioids May Not Be Good for Mental Health

AAPM Secretary W. Michael Hooten, MD comments on a new study on opioid and cannabis co-use, pointing out that the study shows us "that individuals with chronic pain who use opioids and cannabis concurrently are more likely to have mental health problems and other substance use issues, and that is very important." Dr. Hooten was not an author in the study.

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Women May Be More Adept Than Men at Discerning Pain

AAPM member Roger B Fillingim, PhD discusses his continued research regarding gender differences and pain, and its importance toward finding more effective treatments for pain in this NPR interview.

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