Each year, AAPM chooses to recognize individuals who have provided exceptional service to the Academy or to the field of pain medicine.
Honorees are selected by the AAPM Awards Committee and presented during the AAPM Annual Meeting. Voting members may nominate individuals for the Awards Committee for consideration during the annual call for nominations.
The Philipp M. Lippe, MD Award is given to a physician for outstanding contributions to the social and political aspect of Pain Medicine.
Social and political accomplishments could be those that benefit the science, the practice or the recognition of the specialty.
The Founders Award is given to an individual for outstanding contributions to the science or practice of Pain Medicine.
This award is given for continued contributions for the basic or clinical science of Pain Medicine or for demonstration of clinical excellence or innovation in the practice of Pain Medicine.
The Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual for commitment and contributions to the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
This award is given to an individual for specific outstanding contributions.
The Patient Advocacy Award recognizes the activity of an individual in advocating for appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from pain.
This award was created to honor those healthcare professionals whose deeds reflect their recognition of the importance and impact of the specialty of Pain Medicine.
The Robert G. Addison, MD Award was created to honor the memory of the late AAPM President, Bob Addison.
The award is given to an individual or organization in recognition of outstanding efforts to foster international cooperation and collaboration on behalf of the specialty of Pain Medicine.
The award is intended to recognize programs whose efforts coincide with AAPM’s mission “To advance and promote the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research to improve function and quality of life for people in Pain.”
Pain medicine fellowship programs within the United States, accredited by ACGME, that meet the following award criteria are encouraged to apply:
➥Exemplify educational excellence, including, but not limited to:
➥ Demonstrate a commitment to providing evidence-based, safe, and patient-centered care.
➥ Facilitate the most rewarding fellowship experience to trainees, including (but not limited to) work-life balance and opportunities to pursue interests and accomplish their professional goals.
Past recipients are eligible to reapply five years after receiving the award.
➥ November 14th, 2019: Request for Applications (RFA) Release Date
➥ January 20th, 2020: Letter of Intent (non-binding) due to [email protected]
➥ February 17th, 2020: Proposal Application due to [email protected]
➥ Mid-May, 2020: Notification of Award (Delayed)
➥ July 1st, 2020: Anticipated start date of funding
Each year, the AAPM President may choose to honor additional worthy individuals with a Presidential Commendation.
➥ Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD; Halena Gazelka, MD; Rollin Gallagher, MD MPH
➥ Robert Hurley, MD PhD
➥ Patrick Tighe, MD MS; Steven Cohen, MD
➥ B. Todd Sitzman, MD MPH