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2018 Annual Meeting On Demand

About the 34th Annual Meeting On-Demand Recordings
The 2018 meeting theme -- Managing Acute and High-Impact Chronic Pain Through Multidisciplinary Care -- has been woven throughout the 2018 AAPM educational program. Sessions address a challenge among all healthcare providers, the patients clinicians care for, and the communities they live in: balancing the need for improving comprehensive pain care while responding to the growing societal epidemic of prescription opioid abuse and opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Now, amidst the current opioid crisis and the devastation it has inflicted, is a critical time for the pain medicine specialty to lead the way in advocating for comprehensive pain care. Patients are in need of greater access to evidence-based pharmacologic approaches, behavioral health interventions, interventional procedures, substance abuse treatment, and rehabilitation-based care. To that end, the AAPM 34th Annual Meeting was designed to provide key stakeholders—including physicians and members of their treatment teams, payers, and researchers— with the skills and knowledge necessary to improve the care provided to patients and to optimize patient outcomes.

Target Audience
Clinicians treating patients in pain are invited to join leading experts in pain medicine in viewing recordings from the AAPM 34th Annual Meeting. The program has been designed by a multidisciplinary, multimodal committee of experts at the forefront of pain medicine practice. Its primary audience is physicians whose scope of practice is targeted at the multidisciplinary practice of pain medicine, and its secondary audience of non-physician healthcare clinicians includes nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, psychologists, and pharmacists who are part of the multidisciplinary pain management team.

Learning Objectives

After watching these on-demand non-CME recordings, participants should be better able to:
• Describe recent advances in research, clinical best practices, patient management, practice management, and the diagnosis and treatment of patients in pain to pain medicine clinicians.
• Assess the most up-to-date, evidence-based scientific developments and clinical best practices in the field of pain medicine
• Review the wide range of treatment therapies available to help patients suffering from pain and pain-related psychosocial dysfunction regain their quality of life.
• Assess, treat, and improve outcomes for patients suffering from multiple types of pain through the use of evidence-based, integrative/multidisciplinary pain management strategies, and patient-centered treatment plans.
• Improve patient safety and decrease the rate of opioid- and pain analgesic–related adverse events.

Technical Support
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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.


Disclosure information for the 34th Annual Meeting Program Committee and Faculty can be found at


CME is not provided for the 34th Annual Meeting On-Demand Recordings.

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All rights reserved, including that of translation into other languages. No part of this on demand course may be shared, reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including printing, photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright holder.