Message from the AAPM President about COVID-19

​AAPM has been monitoring CDC guidance related to COVID-19. Today AAPM President Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc issued the following message to members. Dear Colleagues: By now I am sure that you have received many lengthy COVID emails and so I will get to the point. AAPM has been monitoring CDC guidance related

AAPM 2020 a Success in National Harbor

Thanks to all who participated in #AAPM2020! Hundreds of volunteer leaders, speakers, poster presenters, industry partners, attendees, and staff came together to create this fun and successful meeting.  Full meeting details are available at annualmeeting.painmed.org, including instructions for completing evals and accessing handouts via the mobile app. All of the educational

U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD MPH, to Discuss Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis During AAPM 2020

January 29, 2020, CHICAGO – The American Academy of Pain Medicine Program Committee is excited to announce that U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD MPH, will deliver a keynote address about the importance of pain management in combating the opioid crisis during AAPM 2020, the 36th Annual Meeting

AMA House of Delegates Interim Meeting Update

Pain medicine was represented at the recent American Medical Association House of Delegates Interim Meeting by AAPM delegate Robert Wailes, MD, and alternate delegate Donna Bloodworth, MD. Read Dr. Wailes’ meeting report.  View highlights from the 2019 Interim Meeting.

AAPM Members Featured in Scientific American

Beth Darnall, PhD, and Sean Mackey, MD PhD, are quoted in the recent article “How to Break the Bonds of Opioids” about opioid tapering challenges and patient-centered solutions.   Learn more (subscription required).

Registration Officially Open for AAPM 2020

You can now register and reserve your hotel room for AAPM 2020 in National Harbor, MD. The program features 3 excellent preconferences and a packed 36th Annual Meeting with more than 40 sessions covering the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care.   View full education schedule.  Register.  

Questions to Ask a Pain Management Doctor

AAPM President Tim J. Lamer, MD, is interviewed in this U.S. News & World Report, about the importance of taking time to research the types of pain management doctors and the treatments they provide their patients.   Full story.

AAPM Member Receives Prestigious Award

AAPM member Richard Vaglienti, MD, along with his colleagues, received the Congressman John P. Murtha Memorial Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Military Pain Medicine at the WVU Medicine Center for Integrative Pain Management Conference. The Award was presented by AAPM liaison board member and director of the Defense

Fighting Opioid Addiction and Chronic Pain Through Psychology

  AAPM members Magdalena Anitescu, MD, PhD, Madhuri Are, MD, Samer Narouze, MD, PhD, and Dennis J Patin, MD, are featured in this U.S. News and World Reports article: A Patient’s Guide to Pain Management. Full story.

Reducing Pain Patients’ Opioid Doses an Ongoing Challenge

  AAPM member Beth Darnall, PhD, recently spoke at the annual meeting of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute about tapering opioids and the EMPOWER (Effective Management of Pain and Opioid-Free Ways to Enhance Relief) study her team is currently conducting. Full story. 

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