1 in 10 Americans Uses a Prescription Painkiller

AAPM President Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc contributed to this WebMD article that discusses a new CDC report. “This survey and other research is showing that pain management is becoming safer,” said Dr. Wasan. “It is becoming less reliant on opioids, and physicians are prescribing much more responsibly.” Full story.

The Pain Management Revolution Amid Coronavirus and the Opioid Crisis

AAPM President Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc comments in the ABC News interview that he “is optimistic about the future, with several new pain treatments in the pipeline which could broaden options for the one in five Americans experiencing chronic pain.” Full story. 

Guidance for Reopening Pain Practices Amidst COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges to healthcare in general and to pain management practices in particular. Chronic pain patients being one of the most vulnerable patient populations under normal circumstances, have been affected particularly hard during the pandemic when pain management practices were closed and most treatment modalities,

New Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease Co-Authored by AAPM Board Member, Rob Hurley, MD PhD

AAPM Director-at-Large Robert W. Hurley, MD PhD co-authored new clinical practice guidelines on management of pain in sickle cell disease (SCD) published in the American Society of Hematology (ASH) journal, Blood Advances. Pain is the most common complication of SCD and it significantly decreases daily quality of life. Severe pain

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The Academy is exploring ways to enhance its online educational offerings and wants to know what you think. You should have received an email from [email protected] inviting you to complete a 10-minute survey about how you prefer to receive continuing education. Thank you in advance for taking the time to

New Injection Techniques for Treating Chronic Foot Pain

  AAPM member Steven Richeimer, MD discusses new research that focused on the various injection techniques that are used for addressing chronic pain and how effective they are in alleviating chronic foot pain. Full story.

Congratulations to Inaugural AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant Recipient, Ben Alter, MD PhD

June 17, 2020, CHICAGO –   The AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant was created in partnership with US WorldMeds to support preliminary or pilot research projects relevant to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to pain management. AAPM members who are early stage investigators were invited to submit proposals for the opportunity

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.

AAPM Statement on Racism in Health Care

The American Academy of Pain Medicine condemns racism and acknowledges its heavy toll on public health. Racial and ethnic disparities in pain treatment and pain treatment outcomes have been widely documented. AAPM is committed to working with its members and the health care community at large to eradicate these disparities,

Re-opening and Revitalizing Your Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic Free Live CME Webinar May 21, 6 pm CT

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing substantial disruptions to daily life around the world and pain practitioners across the globe are affected by these disruptions while care for their patients with chronic pain. Slowly social distancing regulations are beginning to lift throughout the country, and providers are navigating how to re-open

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