Make the Most of Your Time in National Harbor with Preconference Courses

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AAPM 2020 preconference courses offer hands-on, practical information that you can immediately apply to practice.

Save $100 on each preconference course through Wednesday, January 8. Prices increase when the early-bird deadline expires this date at 11:59 pm CT. Each course will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. Register now!

Pharmacologic Management of Pain: Expanding the Options, Improving Outcomes

February 26, 2020 | 8 am–Noon; 1–4 pm
Chairs: Mike Hooten; Steven Stanos

The pharmacologic management of chronic pain is an important aspect of most if not all clinicians’ daily practices. However, strategies aimed at optimizing the use of nonopioid analgesics while mitigating the potential risks associated with opioid use can be difficult to implement. This course will provide timely, useful, and practical information about the use of opioid and nonopioid analgesics to treat adults with chronic pain.

With industry-leading faculty for numerous well-regarded institutions, this course will help the learner be better able to integrate various medications from different pharmacologic classes in order to optimize a rational polypharmacy approach to managing chronic pain including comorbid symptoms of depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances and implementing evidence-based assessment and treatment strategies supported by recent guidelines to optimize appropriate opioid analgesic use while applying a patient-specific stratification approach to mitigate the risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, and diversion.

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Advanced Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Interventions

February 27 | 8 am–Noon, 1:30–3:30 pm
Chairs: Jennifer Hah; Dmitri Souza

The field of pain medicine ultrasonography is rapidly evolving with new applications for acute and chronic pain that can be applied to clinical practice. Ultrasound guidance offers the potential benefits of accuracy, portability, direct visualization of vasculature, and decreased radiation exposure. Direct visualization of pathology may offer a bedside diagnosis and treatment when relevant. With improving technology, emerging applications continue to evolve for pain medicine sonography.

This program provides an overview of the advantages and limitations of ultrasound guidance in the practice of pain medicine and provides hands-on applications for the ultrasound novice. The advantages and disadvantages of ultrasound and fluoroscopy also will be discussed. Attendees will practice real-time techniques for common ultrasound procedures and will review the available literature regarding feasibility, safety, and outcomes.

Attendees will rotate through live model hands-on stations with low faculty-to-learner ratios covering various relevant treatments. A limited number of reduced-price registrations will be offered for trainees currently enrolled in fellowship programs.

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Integrating Behavioral Pain Medicine into Patient Care: Science, Practice, and Innovations

February 27 | 8 am–Noon, 1:30–3:30 pm
Chairs: Beth Darnall, Judith Scheman

This preconference course will equip participants with knowledge on the efficacy of pain psychology interventions in light of the changing healthcare environment. Special applications of pain psychology such as brief interventions and group-based treatments will be highlighted. Attendees will be able to demonstrate an increased knowledge of the evidence supporting pain psychology interventions and develop, implement, and deliver group interventions that can be tailored for various complexities and types of pain.

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AAPM 2020 is the must attend pain medicine meeting of year. We hope to see you there!