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2019 Annual Meeting On Demand

AAPM35: State-of-the-Art Advancements in Pain Medicine

More than 100 million American adults suffer from chronic pain, making pain more prevalent than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Addressing this public health problem of pain while also facing our nation’s opioid crisis continues to be a primary challenge, responsibility, and – ultimately – opportunity for the field of pain medicine. Innovative solutions to address these dual crises are rapidly emerging, and each year the AAPM Annual Meeting is a must-attend event for clinicians and their teams members treating patients in pain to ensure they’re up-to-speed on the latest advancements in the field.

The AAPM 35th Annual Meeting brought together members of the pain care team for five days of comprehensive pain education, presentation, discussion, and networking.

Educational sessions focused on the AAPM theme, State-of-the-Art Advancements in Pain Medicine, selected by AAPM President, Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD, to advance clinical practice that is mechanism-guided, evidence-based, and personalized in nature.
Attendees obtained tangible, hands-on, discussion- and case-based experiences focusing on:
  • Best practices in treating patients with acute, chronic, and end-of-life pain
  • The latest science and advancements related to treating pain through an integrated multidisciplinary and multimodal approach
  • Promising, new therapeutic strategies emerging in areas such as pharmacotherapy, stem cell therapy, and neuromodulation
  • Bench to bedside translation of science exploring the molecular and cellular mechanisms of pain.
It is increasingly clear that the future of pain medicine practice should be patient-centered, multidisciplinary, and integrated. Research of pain should focus on finding innovative delivery models, treatment, drugs/biologics, and devices. This will be based on new therapeutic strategies and better mechanistic understanding at molecular and cellular levels.

In addition to focusing on how emerging science and research will improve future clinical pain practice, the 2019 AAPM Annual Meeting recorded content offers an opportunity to reflect on how far the field of pain medicine has come.

Purchasers of the 2019 Annual Meeting On Demand are sure to receive premium educational content designed to improve their practice and ability to coordinate the multidisciplinary pain management team.

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Faculty/Planner Disclosures & Policy

AAPM plans and implements educational activities in accordance with ACCME which calls on accredited providers to offer educational activities that address physicians’ real-world practice needs, whether their scope of practice is in clinical care, research, health care administration, or other areas of medicine. AAPM's educational programs are designed to change either physicians’ competence, by teaching them strategies for translating new knowledge into action, or physicians’ performance (what they actually do in practice), or patient outcomes. AAPM continually evaluates its programs’ effectiveness in achieving these goals.

All program faculty and planners are required to disclose all financial relationships they may have or have had within the last 12 months with commercial interests whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest are resolved prior to the presentation. All confirmed faculty disclosure is made available to participants prior to the activity. Faculty are also expected to disclose this information to the audience both verbally and in print (slide presentation) at the beginning of a presentation. Faculty members must also inform learners if any unlabeled uses of products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be discussed.


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CME is not provided for the 2019 Annual Meeting On-Demand Recordings.

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