U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD MPH, to Discuss Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis During AAPM 2020


The American Academy of Pain Medicine Program Committee is excited to announce that U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD MPH, will deliver a keynote address about the importance of pain management in combating the opioid crisis during General Session II on Friday, February 28, 9:15 am.

Dr. Adams is an inspirational speaker with first-hand knowledge of the intersection of pain, opioid use, and addiction. If there is one meeting you should attend in 2020, this is it!

-Program Committee Co-Chair Steven P. Cohen, MD 

During his tenure as Surgeon General, Dr. Adams has created several initiatives to tackle our nation's most pressing health issues, including the opioid epidemic

Dr. Adams is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. His mission as the "Nation's Doctor," is to advance the health of the American people.

Dr. Adams issued the first Surgeon General's Advisory in thirteen years, urging more Americas to carry naloxone, an FDA-approved medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Dr. Adams also released Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids, and a digital postcard calling for a cultural shift in the way Americans think about, talk about, and respond to the opioid crisis. His Surgeon General's postcard recommends actions that can prevent and treat opioid misuse, and promote recovery.

Dr. Adams joins a slate of renowned AAPM 2020 speakers

Browse a full list of meeting faculty, including Eric Schoomaker, MD PhD, the 43rd U.S. Army Surgeon General; Brian Hainline, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the NCAA; Francis J. Keefe, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of PAIN; James C. Eisenach, MD, immediate past Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesiology; Mark E. Epstein, DVM CVPP, Chairperson of the Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats; and many others.

Advance meeting registration is available through February 21

Register now! Full conference and single-day registration rates are available. After February 21, on-site registration will be available at the Gaylord National in National Harbor.