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 CDC.gov and WHO.int 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

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.

 AAPM COVID-19 News

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To subscribe to AAPM E-News, join AAPM today.

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

The AAPM Annual Meeting offers education and networking opportunities for all members of the pain care team.

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