Friday, March 8 (24)

11 am–Noon

Oncologic Treatment Related Pain: Updates and Paradigms for Management of Cancer-Treatment Related Pain (201)

Cancer treatment related pain is a small but significant pain population which often present with difficult to treat pain. The treatment algorithms for treating cancer pain are evolving and this session will update the audience to the latest advances in the care of this patient population.

Advanced Therapies for Radiation Induced Neuropathy

Vinay Puttanniah, MD

Treatment Paradigms for Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Related Pain

Amitabh Gulati, MD

Advanced Treatment Options for Post-Surgical Pain in the Oncologic Population

Thomas Van de Ven, MD PhD

What Constitutes a Cancer Pain Survivor Patient: Identifying and Risk Stratifying Patients for Appropriate Cancer Pain Treatments

Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the mechanisms of how specific cancer treatments can lead to pain syndromes.
  • Recognize the latest advances in treatments for cancer treatment related pain.
9:15–10 am

General Session II: Pardon the Interruption: Rapid-Fire Neuromodulation (103)

The AAPM 35th Annual Meeting General Session II will feature awards presentations and a must-see plenary presentation on neuromodulaion. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions from the audience to an expert panel.

Pardon the Interruption: Rapid-Fire Neuromodulation – Interventions

In this interactive session, the audience will hear varying perspectives on the rapidly evolving field of neurostimulation from experts in this area, to include indications, contraindications, patient selection including the need for trials and alternative selection schemes, long-term outcomes such as the durability of pain relief and the ability to reduce opioid consumption, preventing and managing complications, and differences between the various modalities. Audience members will be given the opportunity to present their own questions, to include the management of challenging cases.

8:15–9:15 am

General Session I: Cannabis and Pain (102)

Be sure to attend the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting General Session I & Awards Presentation! Dr. Jianguo Cheng will deliver introductory remarks.

Cannabis and Pain: Closing the Gap Between Experience and Evidence

David Casarett, MD MS
Mark A. Ware, MBBS MRCP(UK) MSc

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine controversies in systematic reviews of cannabinoids and pain.
  • Analyze potential for cannabinoid-opioid therapeutic synergy.

Please note this session does not provide CME.

7–8 am

CDC Guideline Implementation Spotlight Session

The AAPM Foundation convened a multidisciplinary panel of pain medicine experts, reflecting a spectrum of clinical, research, and academic experience, to develop practical recommendations for opioid prescribing in light of the 2016 "CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain," and other professional organization guidelines. That panel's "Challenges with Implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opioid Guideline: A Consensus Panel Report" was published in Pain Medicine.

Members of the multidisciplinary panel that authored the report will present during this AAPM Annual Meeting Spotlight Session on their findings and recommendations to address challenges with implementing the CDC Guideline.

Please note this session does not provide CME.


Michael Hooten, MD

Charles E. Argoff, MD

Bernard Canlas, MD

Joseph W. Frank, MD MPH

Karl J. Haake, MD


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