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SIS Member Discount

SIS members are welcome additions to the AAPM member community.

Beginning in 2021, the Spine Interventional Society (SIS) will no longer co-publish the journal Pain Medicine with the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anesthetists (ANZCA) and the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM).

AAPM is offering a one-time membership discount for 2021 to all current SIS members at the significantly reduced yearly dues rate of $100.

This membership allows you to continue receiving Pain Medicine through 2021 (offer not available to current AAPM members.) This offer is available now through December 31, 2020.

Anyone who can provide evidence of a current SIS membership and is not a current AAPM members is eligible to receive the AAPM membership discount, so long as that individual is otherwise eligible for AAPM membership. Review AAPM member categories to determine what category is right for you.

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Current AAPM members are not eligible for the discount. After the first year of membership, current SIS members will be subject to full, undiscounted AAPM membership dues. Please note standard annual dues rate of $50 will apply to eligible students, residents, and trainees (fellows).

Here’s how to claim your discount:

  1. Contact AAPM Member Services at 847-375-4731 or [email protected], and be prepared to provide verification of your SIS membership status. The following are examples of documents you may use to verify SIS membership: a receipt for a paid dues invoice, a membership letter and certificate, a member communication received from SIS.
  2. Once an AAPM Member Services representative has verified your membership, they can assist you in completing the membership application process and accept payment over the phone, or they can provide you instructions to complete your membership application and provide payment online, at the discounted dues rate.
  3. Following final review and approval of your AAPM membership application, you will receive an AAPM membership certificate and immediately can start claiming AAPM member benefits, including the continuation of Pain Medicine.

AAPM Member Benefits

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AAPM A Place to Grow

AAPM is a place where you can grow

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is committed to offering the leadership, education, and networking tools that pain medicine physicians in training need to grow their careers. 

Discounted membership is available for students, residents, fellows, and first-year practitioners.

AAPM offers pain medicine physicians in training yearly membership dues rate of $50 during medical school, residency, and fellowship, with a significantly reduced dues rate of $100 during their first year in practice. This membership provides access to all AAPM member benefits, while getting established in your pain medicine career.

Gain experience while getting noticed through AAPM leadership and research publication opportunities for residents and fellows

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As a former resident and trainee member, AAPM provided me with an opportunity to share my clinical interests with others and enhance our knowledge in pain medicine. As a current member, I continue to benefit from membership services through advances in pain education, advocacy, career development, and practice improvement.”
–Charles De Mesa, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor, Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of California, Davis

The AAPM Trainee Committee is comprised of resident, fellows, and early career-level AAPM members who are charged with serving as a liaison to the AAPM Board of Directors. AAPM leadership committees >

The Resident Fellow Education Shared Interest Group is dedicated to developing potential projects and initiatives within pain at the graduate medical education level and oversee the pain medicine fellowship scholarship program. AAPM SIGs >

The Residents’ and Fellows’ Forum in AAPM’s journal Pain Medicine provides residents and pain fellows a novel forum for publication is advancing the boundaries of postgraduate pain education. This journal section covers case reports, small case series, innovative use of technology in clinical practice, informatics, descriptions of innovative solutions to difficult clinical problems, and observations from pilot studies. W. Michael Hooten, MD and Kayode Williams, MD introduced the section in this November 2019 editorial >

Join & Participate

Access to in-person and virtual pain medicine education is included in membership and provides unparalleled learning and networking opportunities

The AAPM Annual Meeting is typically a 5-day in-person educational event that AAPM trainee members can attend at significantly reduced rates. AAPM 2021 will be held virtually, on dates to be determined, and calls for education session proposals and scientific poster abstracts will be available during summer 2020. Join the AAPM 2021 mail list to receive updates about the meeting and calls for participation >

AAPM Annual Meeting highlights include:

  • Pain Program Director, Fellow, Resident and Student Meet & Greet where trainees have the opportunity to network with program directors from across the country.
  • The AAPM Women in Pain Medicine Shared Interest Group (SIG) reception provides a meeting place for those with an interest in recruiting and nurturing the careers of women in pain medicine to connect and engage in conversation.
  • Opportunities to present and discuss the latest pain education available. AAPM 2020 featured an all-day research track. Browse AAPM 2020 research highlights >
  • Each year AAPM presents a fellowship program with the Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award. Learn about the award and view past recipients >

AAPM members receive free and discounted access to a robust library of on demand educational courses and live activities, including:

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Sample Free AAPM Education

Welcome to a free sample of AAPM education.

Discounted AAPM Annual Meeting registration and free/discounted access to AAPM online education are just a few benefits of AAPM membership. Take a free test drive of this AAPM member resource by previewing some of our most popular Annual Meeting sessions from the 2018 and 2019 Annual Meetings.

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Guidelines for the Use of Ketamine to Treat Acute and Chronic Pain

An expert panel offers insight into key findings on indications for the use of ketamine, optimal dosing, physiological monitoring, and contraindications from a newly developed clinical guideline.
Steven P. Cohen, MD; Robert W. Hurley, MD PhD; Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc; W. Michael Hooten, MD

Behavioral Medicine Workshop for Healthcare Professionals: Advanced Skills Target High-Impact Chronic Pain!

This 2018 Annual Meeting session discusses the foundational nuts-and- bolts knowledge on integrating behavioral medicine into clinical care.
Beth Darnall, PhD

Brain Imaging of Chronic Pain, Research Findings and Guidelines for Medicolegal Applications

This 2018 AAPM Annual Meeting session discusses brain imaging technologies to study chronic pain, along with nerve and brain nerve abnormalities in chronic pain conditions, treatment effects, and pretreatment outcome indicators. In addition, faculty discuss International Association for the Study of Pain task force findings of the technical and neuroethical issues of using brain imaging to diagnose and prognosticate treatment outcomes.
James W. Atchison, DO; Sean Mackey, MD, PhD; Rami Jabakhanji, PhD

Pardon the Interruption: Rapid-Fire Neuromodulation

In this interactive 2019 AAPM Annual Meeting session, the audience hears varying perspectives on the rapidly evolving field of neurostimulation from experts in this area, to include indications, contraindications, patient selection including the need for trials and alternative selection schemes, long-term outcomes such as the durability of pain relief and the ability to reduce opioid consumption, preventing and managing complications, and differences between the various modalities.
Michael S. Leong, MD; Timothy R. Deer, MD; Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD; Robert Hurley, MD PhD

Explore the AAPM Education Center to learn more about AAPM online education offerings, including several free courses.

AAPM members receive significantly reduced rates on courses available for purchase. (Login required.)

AAPM Education Center

Be part of the premier organization dedicated to advancing and promoting the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research.

AAPM is a community of pain professionals from a diverse range of fields who are dedicated to improve function and quality of life for people in pain.

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Contact AAPM Member Services with questions at [email protected] or 847-375-4731.

APS AIPM Member Discount

Former APS and AIPM members are welcome additions to the AAPM member community.

The recent dissolutions of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) as well as the American Pain Society (APS) have deeply disheartened AAPM leaders and members. AAPM has been fortunate to serve alongside both AIPM and APS over the years in shared efforts to advance pain education, research, and advocacy. The closing of these organizations is a loss for the entire pain community, and especially for former AIPM and APS members.

In acknowledgement of dues already paid to AIPM and/or APS, AAPM is offering former AIPM and APS members a 50% discount on their first year of Academy membership.

Anyone who can provide evidence of an AIPM and/or APS membership is eligible to receive the AAPM membership discount, so long as that individual is otherwise eligible for AAPM membership. Review AAPM member categories to determine what category is right for you.

Current AAPM members are not eligible for the discount. After the first year of membership, former AIPM and APS members will be subject to full, undiscounted AAPM membership dues.

Here’s how to claim your discount:

  1. Contact AAPM Member Services at 847-375-4731 or [email protected], and be prepared to provide verification of your AIPM or APS membership status. The following are examples of documents you may use to verify AIPM or APS membership: a receipt for a paid dues invoice, a membership letter and certificate, a member communication received from APS or AIPM.
  2. Once an AAPM Member Services representative has verified your membership, they can assist you in completing the membership application process and accept payment over the phone, or they can provide you instructions to complete your membership application and provide payment online, at the discounted dues rate.
  3. Following final review and approval of your AAPM membership application, you will receive an AAPM membership certificate and immediately can start claiming AAPM member benefits.

Resources to Equip

Resources to Equip You and Your Pain Care Team

Be part of the premier organization dedicated to advancing and promoting the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research. AAPM is a community of pain professionals from a diverse range of fields who are dedicated to improve function and quality of life for people in pain.

COVID-19 Resources for Pain Medicine Professionals

AAPM is actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and working to provide our members the resources they need during this time. The Academy has created a series of free CME webinars that offer expert guidance on topics such as re-opening and revitalizing your pain practice during the pandemic, COVID-19 pain management practice guidelines, as well as a special webinar for pain fellow education during COVID-19. News coverage and other helpful resources are also regularly updated.

AAPM 2021 Poster Call and Mail List

Submissions for the 2021 AAPM Annual Meeting Scientific Posters are now being accepted through August 14, 2020, at 5 pm CT.

Want to receive 2021 Annual Meeting updates? Sign up for our 2021 Annual Meeting mail list so we can send you meeting updates.

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Multidisciplinary Pain Care Professionals

Effective pain care is multidisciplinary. We are, too.

Be part of the premier organization dedicated to advancing and promoting the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research. AAPM is a community of pain professionals from a diverse range of fields who are dedicated to improve function and quality of life for people in pain.

Discover how AAPM can equip you as a member of the pain care team. 

Discounted AAPM Annual Meeting registration, access to the Academy’s journal, Pain Medicine, and free/discounted online education are just a few benefits of AAPM membership.

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AAPM Expands Its Active Member Category

In 2019, the AAPM Board voted to expand its Active Member category to non-physicians who possess a doctoral degree in psychology or neuroscience. Hear what one member has to say about AAPM:

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AAPM is THE multidisciplinary pain society. While my clinical and academic focus is in interventional spine care and neuromodulation, I am a strong believer of multidisciplinary care for patients with chronic pain and AAPM is the one professional society that puts it all together.
–Tim J. Lamer, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

I invite you to learn more about the premier non-profit professional association serving the multidisciplinary pain care team, equipping members through education, advocacy, research, and engagement.

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AAPM Serves Multidisciplinary Pain Care Professionals

Effective pain care is multidisciplinary. We are, too.

Be part of the premier organization dedicated to advancing and promoting the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research. AAPM is a community of pain professionals from a diverse range of fields who are dedicated to improve function and quality of life for people in pain.

Additional Member Benefits

Discover how AAPM can equip you as a member of the pain care team.

Pain education products designed by experts in the field

Members receive waived or reduced rates on trusted, quality on-demand education presented by top experts and researchers in the field.

Practice management tools

Stay up to date on current events impacting your daily practice with coding and reimbursement news, tips, and updates, including AAPM position statements, clinical practice guidelines, and other evidence-based information. Members also have access to Common Pain Medicine CPTTM Codes.

A membership directory to facilitate peer connections

The membership directory is an essential networking and referral tool at the fingertips of all members.

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For a limited time, access some of our most popular recent Annual Meeting sessions by filling out the form below, as a sneak peek into some of the many premier pain medicine educational resources that members receive.

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Get Involved with AAPM

Make an Impact in Pain Medicine and Explore Ways to Get Involved

Members are the lifeblood of AAPM and are invited to contribute to and engage with AAPM in the following ways. The Academy offers many opportunities to bring your expertise to the field of pain medicine and make an impact.

Connect with Colleagues

Publish and Present Your Research

Serve Your Colleagues

AAPM Committees and Task Forces drive the Academy’s strategic initiatives and is composed of volunteer member leaders. Learn more about these leadership groups and how to be considered for a position.

Recruit Members

Refer a colleague to AAPM and be entered into a monthly drawing for a $100 Amazon card and recognition in the AAPM E-News. Referrals are easy. Just log in to “My Account” and select “Refer a Colleague.”

Expand Your Voice

As a member of the AMA House of Delegates (HOD), AAPM speaks for its members concerning issues critical to their pain practices. Consider joining the AMA to help AAPM maintain its representation in the HOD, which is apportioned to medical specialty societies based on the portion of its physician members that also maintain AMA membership.

Member Benefits

Gain access to publications, tools, and discounts on pain management education and events with your AAPM membership.

As a member of AAPM, you are part of the premier organization dedicated to advancing and promoting the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research to improve function and quality of life for people in pain.

AAPM members have access to a wide array of educational and professional benefits, such as those below.

Pain Medicine

AAPM’s journal, the premier source of peer-reviewed research and commentary on the multidisciplinary clinical practice of pain medicine.

AAPM E-News

Stay informed with AAPM’s bimonthly e-newsletter that provides timely updates on the latest developments in pain research, advocacy and legislative issues, practice management, clinical trials, and news about the Academy and its members.

AAPM E-News is the only newsletter I read to get the latest news and research in the specialty of pain medicine. It’s provides comprehensive coverage of the field and provides valuable information applicable to my practice. It’s a fantastic resource and one of the best benefits of AAPM membership.”
—AAPM Board of Director Robert W. Hurley, MD PhD, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC

Discounted Registration Rates for the AAPM Annual Meeting

AAPM Annual Meeting attendees can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, get the most current advances in pain medicine, and network with leaders in the field of pain medicine.

AAPM Education Center

Members receive waived or reduced rates on trusted, quality on-demand education presented by top experts and researchers in the field.

Practice Management Tools

Stay up to date on current events impacting your daily practice with coding and reimbursement news, tips, and updates, including AAPM position statements, clinical practice guidelines, and other evidence-based information. Members also have access to Common Pain Medicine CPTTM Codes.

Membership Directory

The membership directory is an essential networking and referral tool is at your fingertips simply by logging in to your account. You must be a current member to access the directory.  

AMA Representation

AAPM’s seat in the AMA House of Delegates allows us to speak for our members about issues critical to their pain practices.

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Join/Renew

Join AAPM or Renew Your Membership

Joining AAPM means gaining access to exclusive member benefits and becoming part of the multimodal organization dedicated to the treatment of pain. There are several membership types to choose from depending on your career status and location. You can learn more and join online or by contacting member services.

Join online Renew your membership

Renew automatically and never miss another benefit.

When joining AAPM or renewing your membership, you can set yourself up to auto renew, ensuring that you’ll never lose access to AAPM’s member benefits such as Pain Medicine and AAPM E-News, discounts on all of AAPM’s educational content including the Annual Meeting, and free tools like clinical practice guidelines and coding tips. Select auto renewal at checkout and secure your membership status.

You now have the opportunity to manage your benefits when you log in to your AAPM account.

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