The AAPM 2020 educational program will be available in fall 2019. In the meantime browse 2019 meeting sessions and speakers to get a sense of the premier pain education offered during the AAPM Annual Meeting & Preconferences. Access recordings of past meeting sessions on demand.

Regenerative Medicine and Pain (318)

4:45–5:45 pm Saturday, March 9

How Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Control Pain and their Use Clinically

Arnold Caplan, PhD

The fact that perivascular cells can differentiate into MSCs and these cells produce molecules that sit on opioid receptors opens up a new logic for the control of pain at various anatomical locations. The scientific logic and basis for using MSCs for pain management will be the focus of the lecture. New vehicles for pain management will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define a Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC).
  • Discuss how MSCs are involved in pain management.
  • Discuss the clinical ramifications of intrinsic mechanisms of pain management.

Regenerative Medicine in 2019: Basic Principles and Practical Considerations for Pain Physicians

Dmitri Souza, MD PhD

This session will examine recent developments in clinical and basic science relevant to regenerative medicine interventions for chronic pain. The critical analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of regenerative medicine techniques pertinent to pain practice will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define key clinical science advancements and utilization of regenerative medicine for chronic pain