Calls to Rename “Pain Catastrophizing” Backed by International Patient-Researcher Partnership

The Rename Pain Catastrophizing study is the product of a patient-researcher partnership between AAPM member Beth Darnall, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Andrea Anderson, lead patient advocate on the study team and former executive director of the Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain. Full story.

Telemedicine for Chronic Pain in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

Given the wealth of information important to convey to Pain Medicine readers regarding telemedicine for chronic pain care, this commentary will use a bullet point format to present combined expert opinions regarding the utility, implementation, and our experiences of telemedicine in several multidisciplinary academic and community-based pain medicine practices, in

Opioid Patient Protection Recommendations accepted for publication in Mayo Clinic Proceedings

October 1, 2020, CHICAGO, Illinois – A multidisciplinary consensus panel convened by the American Academy of Pain Medicine Foundation has issued new recommendations in Mayo Clinic Proceedings about ensuring patient protections when tapering opioids. The recommendations offer guidance to pain specialists and primary care providers—as well as patients, payors, and

AAPM Honors the late President Richard L. Stieg, MD

Richard Stieg served as President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine in 1994. AAPM was barely a decade old. As is customary for AAPM leaders, he served the Academy in the years leading up to his presidency and for a few years after that before returning to the “civilian

New Look for the AAPM E-News

AAPM is excited to announce that we have partnered with MultiView, to produce our email newsletter, AAPM E-News. We know how important it is to have direct access to the latest information, trends, and developments in our ever-changing field of pain medicine. This customized news brief will continue to offer AAPM members

Mindfulness Eases Stress, Anxiety Among Healthcare Providers

Prior surveys estimated close to half of physicians were experiencing burnout before the pandemic, and with the onset of COVID-19, HCPs are experiencing even higher levels of stress, exhaustion, and loss. Full story.

UC San Diego Health Offers New Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain

AAPM Treasurer Farshad M. Ahadian, MD discusses a new minimally invasive approach to provide relief for patients suffering from chronic low back pain (CLBP). The new treatment is called “Intracept”— an outpatient procedure that targets nerves located in the vertebrae or bones of the spine. UC San Diego Health is

AAPM Call for Nominations Deadline is August 23

The Academy is accepting nominations for available 2021-22 positions on the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee. Nominees should be Active members who are interested in and qualified for service in a leadership role. The deadline to submit nominations is August 23. Learn More & Nominate. 

What Is Pain? For the First Time in 40 years, IASP Revises Pain’s Definition

AAPM member Beth Darnall, PhD, comments in this MedPage Today article that “the challenge to redefining pain was to be highly inclusive, not just of stakeholder perspectives, but also inclusive of results for pain science.” The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) announced the revised definition of pain

Minimizing Distress During Deprescribing: Tools for Optimizing Outcomes Now Available On Demand

Watch this previously recorded free 60-minute CME webinar presented by Jennifer Murphy, PhD, and Jeannie Sperry, PhD LP ABPP. The session addresses whole-person treatment approaches that clinicians can incorporate into their practices to help manage pain, address patient fears, and minimize withdrawal or discomfort during opioid tapering. Learn more. 

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