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COVID-19 Resources for Pain Medicine Professionals

COVID-19 Resources for Pain Medicine Professionals

AAPM is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak with a goal of providing pain medicine professionals with the news and information they need. Resources for health care providers responding to the COVID-19 crisis are emerging daily. Refer to and for the most up-to-date guidance.

Re-opening and Revitalizing your Pain Practice Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

This CME webinar was originally presented on May 21 and addresses the practical aspects of revitalizing your practice in these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Panel members from both private and academic practices share their experiences about how to provide safe patient care and make your practice successful in the new environment. An interactive Q & A panel follows the presentation.

Re-opening and Revitalizing your Pain Practice Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic Free CME course >

Download a summary of the expert guidance presented during the free CME course, prepared by course presenters >

COVID-19 Pain Management Practice Guidelines

The official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), Pain Medicine, has published a practice guidelines article titled “Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises” to assist pain medicine providers, health care leaders, and regulatory bodies as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Read the guidelinesAAPM press release

Access a free online CME course about these COVID-19 pain management practice guidelines in the AAPM Education Center

In partnership with Pain Medicine, AAPM held a webinar with a panel of the guideline authors on April 13. A recording of the live activity is now available and eligible for up to 1.25 CME credits.

Pain Management Best Practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic Free CME course >

View a video conversation with guideline authors Stephen Cohen, MD and Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD

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Pain Fellows’ Education and Research During COVID-19

Pain Medicine also published guidance for pain fellows’ education and research during COVID-19 authored by representatives from APPD. “Pain fellows are the future of our specialty, and it’s critical that we provide them with the resources and guidance they need to effectively complete their training and launch their careers,” says Dr. Wasan.

Maintaining high quality multidisciplinary pain medicine fellowship programs: Part I: Innovations in pain fellows’ education, research, applicant selection process, wellness and ACGME implementation during the Covid-19 pandemic >

Pain Fellows’ Education and Research During COVID-19 Free CME course >

AAPM regularly updates its website with news items related to COVID-19.


COVID-19 coverage in AAPM E-News

AAPM E-News is sent to all members every other week, and beginning in March 2020, the Academy will include a COVID-19 News section in each issue of the newsletter through the duration of this pandemic. If you have related news, stories, or information that you wish to share with AAPM members via this medium of communication, email us at [email protected] To subscribe to AAPM E-News, join AAPM today.

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Other resources for health care providers during the COVID-19 crisis

How to Advocate



Learn how to be an advocate for the field of pain and its patients.

AAPM’s mission is 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. AAPM is pleased to offer members the following tools to enhance political activism and information needed to advocate to Congress.

What to Do When the Media Calls

Prepare for media requests with this primer on media relations. It includes key messages for AAPM, how to prepare for the interview, tips on taking the call, and how to handle the tough questions. Specific information on broadcast interviews is included.

Need a refresher before your call? Check out the Facts on Pain for updated stats about the burden of pain and its prevalence.

Every action helps.

To take a more active role please visit these government websites:


Career Center

AAPM Career Center

The AAPM Career Center offers the perfect forum for targeted recruitment and career development. Start here to reach more than 2,000 pain physicians and members of their treatment teams, who are actively involved in AAPM.

AAPM physician members are multidisciplinary and specialize in

  • anesthesiology
  • neurosurgery
  • family medicine
  • orthopedics
  • physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • internal medicine
  • oncology
  • neurology
  • psychiatry
  • emergency medicine
  • and more.

AAPM is a home for the entire pain care team, including

  • nurse practitioners
  • physician assistants
  • psychologists
  • physical therapists
  • nurses
  • occupational therapists

The AAPM Career Center connects pain medicine clinicians to hiring practices.

Job Seekers

  • Free profile posting – Post your professional profile online today.
  • View all jobs – Browse all available positions in pain medicine practices around the country
  • Job search – Refine your job search using specific criteria.
  • My account – Save up to 100 jobs in your account to view and apply later.
  • Help/FAQs

Find a Job


  • Specialties – Demographic information on our members.
  • Job posting rates – Single rate and discounts for placing multiple listings.
  • Post a job – Use the online posting form to find qualified candidates.
  • Manage jobs – Update job description, check the status of postings, renew or discontinue postings
  • Search profiles – Review the professional profile database and receive e-mail notifications when new profiles match your criteria.

Post a position

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Pain Awareness Initiatives

Pain Awareness Initiatives

The core purpose of AAPM is to optimize the health of patients in pain and eliminate the major public health problem of pain by advancing the practice and the specialty of pain medicine. In line with this purpose, AAPM and the AAPM Foundation engage in a variety of initiatives to raise public awareness and education about pain.

Pain Awareness Month

Established in 2001, September is Pain Awareness Month. Join AAPM and many other organizations in raising public awareness of pain and pain management. Check out these resources from the American Chronic Pain Association and help bring attention to all types of pain and pain treatment.

AAPM Foundation Pain Awareness Emblem

unity circleThe Pain Awareness Unity Circle emblem was developed with the assistance of numerous pain advocacy organizations to amplify the voices of pain patients, survivors, and caregivers as they work to increase patient access to research, treatment, and care through public awareness. The Unity Circle provides a visual tool to assist advocates in reaching the shared desired goal: a sustainable model for funding and provider resources. Learn more about the emblem.

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