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CBD-Microglia PET Study

This study aims to examine the effect of cannabidiol (CBD) pre-treatment on brain microglial activation in healthy human subjects. Secondarily, this study aims to examine the effect of cannabidiol (CBD) pre-treatment on central pain-sensitization in healthy human subjects. Read the details.

Could Electrical Impulses Relieve Chronic Pain by Stimulating the Vagus Nerve?

A new microanatomical study investigated in detail spatial arrangements of the nerve fibers and blood vessels in the ear to position the electrodes in the ear. Until now, physicians had to rely on experience to place the electrodes. The study captured high resolution photographs sectional images of tissue samples and then combined them into a three-dimensional model on the computer. Full story.

Sex Bias in Pain Research

According to a review paper from McGill University published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, most pain research remains overwhelmingly based on the study of male rodents, continuing to test hypotheses derived from earlier experiments on males. This points to an important blind spot in pain research, particularly as it relates to advancing research into new pain medications. This is especially troublesome given that it is well-documented that most chronic pain sufferers are female. Full story.

The Psychedelic Science of Pain

AAPM member Tim Furnish, MD discusses preliminary findings that indicate that psychedelics, alone or as part of multi-pronged treatment, can produce significant, meaningful and lasting reductions of chronic pain conditions such as cluster headache, complex regional pain disorder, phantom-limb pain, tinnitus and others. Full story.

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Multidisciplinary Pain Care Professionals

Effective pain care is multidisciplinary. We are, too.

Be part of the premier organization dedicated to advancing and promoting the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research. AAPM is a community of pain professionals from a diverse range of fields who are dedicated to improve function and quality of life for people in pain.

Discover how AAPM can equip you as a member of the pain care team. 

Discounted AAPM Annual Meeting registration, access to the Academy’s journal, Pain Medicine, and free/discounted online education are just a few benefits of AAPM membership.

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AAPM Expands Its Active Member Category

In 2019, the AAPM Board voted to expand its Active Member category to non-physicians who possess a doctoral degree in psychology or neuroscience. Hear what one member has to say about AAPM:

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AAPM is THE multidisciplinary pain society. While my clinical and academic focus is in interventional spine care and neuromodulation, I am a strong believer of multidisciplinary care for patients with chronic pain and AAPM is the one professional society that puts it all together.
–Tim J. Lamer, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

I invite you to learn more about the premier non-profit professional association serving the multidisciplinary pain care team, equipping members through education, advocacy, research, and engagement.

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AAPM Serves Multidisciplinary Pain Care Professionals

Effective pain care is multidisciplinary. We are, too.

Be part of the premier organization dedicated to advancing and promoting the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research. AAPM is a community of pain professionals from a diverse range of fields who are dedicated to improve function and quality of life for people in pain.

Additional Member Benefits

Discover how AAPM can equip you as a member of the pain care team.

Pain education products designed by experts in the field

Members receive waived or reduced rates on trusted, quality on-demand education presented by top experts and researchers in the field.

Practice management tools

Stay up to date on current events impacting your daily practice with coding and reimbursement news, tips, and updates, including AAPM position statements, clinical practice guidelines, and other evidence-based information. Members also have access to Common Pain Medicine CPTTM Codes.

A membership directory to facilitate peer connections

The membership directory is an essential networking and referral tool at the fingertips of all members.

Membership types

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Receive FREE Access to Annual Meeting Sessions

For a limited time, access some of our most popular recent Annual Meeting sessions by filling out the form below, as a sneak peek into some of the many premier pain medicine educational resources that members receive.

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