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Call for AAPM 2020 Educational Sessions Open Through July 15, 5 pm CT

Present at the Must-Attend Meeting of the Year for all Clinicians Treating Patients in Pain

The AAPM Annual Meeting is the perfect venue to disseminate important information to the entire field. AAPM Annual Meeting faculty represent some of the foremost leaders in the multidisciplinary, multimodal practice of pain management. Join the ranks of this distinguished group by submitting a proposal to present at AAPM 2020. Faculty members receive complimentary meeting registration and reimbursement for select travel expenses and are prominently featured throughout AAPM Annual Meeting publications as well as on the AAPM Annual Meeting microsite and mobile app, where they are recognized with their own personal page that can easily be used to promote their participation in AAPM 2020.

All AAPM 2020 sessions will be recorded and made available online following the meeting in the AAPM Education Center as part of the on demand meeting course, further expanding the reach of your presentation.

AAPM 2020 to Highlight Innovation and Technology in Pain Medicine

Employing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to pain management means staying abreast of the latest and most up-to-date pain management therapies and technical innovations. That's why AAPM 2020 will focus on the theme Innovation and Technology in Pain Medicine.

Proposals should be innovative and interdisciplinary in nature and relevant to one of the broader categories defined below. Presentations selected for the 2020 meeting will seek to improve the evaluation, diagnosis, and multidisciplinary inter-professional treatment for pain disorders. Methodologies to assess and improve the delivery and practice of evidence-based pain care throughout the healthcare continuum and changing healthcare environment should also be included. Proposals should include a descriptive element of audience engagement.

Educational Proposal Submission Categories

Proposals should incorporate the theme Innovation and Technology in Pain Medicine using any of the submission categories shown below:

PROCEDURAL AND SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS

Examples might include:

  • Combining newer interventional approaches, such as implantable devices with CBT, PT, complimentary medicine, etc. for better results - as opposed to using these techniques individually
  • When a patient fails psychological screenings for SCS, what treatments can be offered to the patient instead of just saying “no”
  • Advances in neuromodulation (e.g. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Brain Stimulation, newer techniques for spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation, etc.)

ACUTE PAIN / PREVENTING TRANSITION TO CHRONIC PAIN

Example might include:

  • Novel treatment approaches or best practices that may help or prevent a patient’s acute pain from becoming chronic.

PHARMACOTHERAPIES

Example might include:

  • Pharmacological approaches to chronic pain, treatment decisions/pathways

PHYSICAL AND BEHAVIORAL THERAPIES

Examples might include:

  • Case-based sessions or problem-based learning discussions presented by an interdisciplinary panel with active participation of the attendees
  • Patient selection, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of chronic pain rehabilitation programs

INTEGRATIVE AND TRANSDISCIPLINARY CARE

Examples might include:

  • Outcomes and delivery models for more traditional programs
  • Affecting quality of life (QOL) of patients with chronic pain by incorporating additional treatment teams such as nutritionists, endocrinologists, etc.
  • Helping patients become more holistically involved and/or self-directed with their own care

DIAGNOSTICS AND IMAGING SCIENCES

Examples might include:

  • Newer technology used for evaluation or outcomes (e.g. fMRI)
  • Sessions such as radiologic interpretations and needle placement views
  • Ultrasound guided procedures in pain management

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT: REGULATORY, FISCAL, AND LEGAL/ETHICAL ISSUES

Examples might include:

  • Interaction with insurers, Workers' Compensation issues, etc.
  • Novel, web-based pathways to assist with decision-making and/or measuring outcomes
  • Epidemiology with applications to public health and policy

PAIN TREATMENT FOR SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS

Example might include:

  • Treatments in providing pain care to those patients with physical or mental disabilities, with limited English proficiency, institutionalized individuals, the elderly, children, those from diverse cultures, the transportation-disadvantaged, those who are geographically or culturally isolated or medically/chemically dependent, those who are homeless, among others.

PROVIDING EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO TOMORROW’S CLINICIANS

Examples might include:

  • The National Pain Strategies recommends improving the training of all physicians, students and the community. What are you doing in your practice or institution to push the training movement forward?
  • Career decisions – group vs. private practice, research, specialties

PRO/CON DEBATE

Example might include:

  • Panelists may choose amongst contemporary topics related to pain medicine

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH

Examples might include:

  • New insights, technologies, trends, and emerging therapies, to include data and/or initial/pilot results in this area
  • New techniques and devices
  • Cutting-edge innovation/technology still in the planning stages

BASIC AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE

Examples might include:

  • “Bench to bedside” translation of research findings into clinical practice
  • Current pathways for treatment of specific problems that lead to greatest success
  • How your pathways differ from current pathways (provide data to support your outcomes)
  • A series of presented cases with non-optimal decisions/poor outcomes that discuss better, more appropriate interventions/treatments. Use of a web-based Audience Response System in these types of sessions would be required

Visit the AAPM 2020 Submission Center to Learn More and Propose an Educational Session

Log in using your AAPM username and password, or create an account to get started. Contact AAPM Member Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (847) 375-4731 during business hours for assistance verifying your username.

The deadline to submit educational session proposals is Monday, July 15, 5 pm CT. No extensions to this deadline will be granted.

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