AAPM SIGs bring together members with shared interests.
The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) recognizes that its members value opportunities to come together for the purpose of sharing their interests as they relate to our specialty. To provide a forum for this, AAPM has created shared interest groups (SIGs). SIGs provide a forum for individuals to come together and network, discuss, and advance shared interests in a particular field or topic.
How do I get involved in a SIG?
AAPM SIGs meet in-person during the AAPM Annual Meeting and may meet via teleconference at other times throughout the year. SIG meetings at the AAPM Annual Meeting are open to all Annual Meeting attendees. AAPM members can add their names to the SIG e-mail list by updating their account preferences on the my account page.
AAPM Shared Interest Groups
Acute Pain Medicine
Lead in developing systems, methods, and interventions to obviate suffering from perioperative and acute pain. The SIG will advocate for effective perioperative and acute pain management to limit its chronification, whether from trauma, medical conditions, and/or surgical operations by advancing the science and practice of acute pain medicine.
Chair: David Allan Edwards, MD PhD
APRNs/PAs in Pain Medicine
A professional meeting place at the annual conference for APRNs/PAs and other clinicians with an interest in interprofessional pain management. A key goal is to advance and promote the education, research and clinical role of APRNs/PAs functioning in interprofessional pain management.
Co-Chairs: Sean Mackey, MD PhD; Theresa (Tracey) Mallick-Searle, MS RN-BC ANP-BC; Jeremy Adler, MS PAC
A meeting place for Annual Meeting attendees from the military or VA.
Co-Chair: Ali S. Mchaourab, MD
Headache and Orofacial Pain Medicine
A meeting place for people who are interested in headache and orofacial pain, a group intended to bring together pain practitioners from different specialties including anesthesia, neurology, primary care, psychology, and dentistry to promote interdisciplinary idea exchange and research collaboration and education.
Chair: Meredith Barad, MD
Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine
A group that itself is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on supporting research that identifies best practices across disciplines; assessing and overcoming barriers to delivery of interdisciplinary pain treatment; and educating providers on interdisciplinary pain treatment approaches.
Co-Chair: James W. Atchison, DO; Ravi Prasad, PhD
Give pain psychology a specific home at the Annual Meeting; allow for the development of focused goals deemed important by the group; be the unified voice of the growing pain psychology contingency, and non-psychologist friends of said contingency; potentially serve as a draw for new psychologist AAPM members.
Co-chairs: Beth D. Darnall, PhD; Sean Mackey, MD, PhD; Judith Scheman, PhD
Meeting place for primary care providers. Current AAPM primary care-related activities: drafting a white paper on when to refer to a pain specialist.
Chair: Karl Haake, MD
Vice-chair: David J. Tauben, MD, FACP
Resident Fellow Education
Develop potential projects and initiatives within pain at the graduate medical education level, and oversee the pain medicine fellowship scholarship program.
Co-chairs: Mark Bicket, MD; Scott G. Pritzlaff, MD, CIPS, FIPP
Women in Pain Medicine
The Women in Pain SIG aims to recruit women to the subspecialty. In addition it will work with AAPM to ensure diversity within committees, panels, and leadership. Furthermore, the SIG will consider professional offerings, such as a speed mentoring session, at the annual AAPM meeting to recruit more early career, and diverse individuals to participate more fully within AAPM.
Co-chairs: Susan Moeschler, MD; Stephanie Neuman, MD
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