Saturday, March 9 (34)

7:30–9 pm

Problem-Based Learning Discussions at Blue Moon Brewery

Experience the local culture of Denver and network with colleagues in a special off-venue event during the AAPM Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 9 from 7:30–9 pm.

Based on feedback from our membership, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, for the first time, will offer four Problem Based Learning Discussions on the following topics to be held at Blue Moon Brewery:

  1. Behavioral Psychology
  2. Intervention
  3. Legal/Practice Management
  4. Acute Pain

Led by renowned experts, these sessions will feature interactive, state-of-the-art discussions on controversial topics revolving around real-world cases with fellow colleagues. Attendees will be able to chat with the discussion leaders in a relaxed, social atmosphere to promote more in-depth discussions on contemporary topics especially pertinent to practicing pain medicine physicians.

This event will offer drinks and refreshments for a modest entrance fee. To sign up for the event, add the Saturday evening session to your meeting registration during registration step 2, session selection, while you are registering for the meeting online or over the phone (847-375-4731). To add the PBLD event to an existing meeting registration, simply login to your AAPM account and edit your conference registration to include this session.

Space is limited, and registration will be available until the event sells out.

4:45–5:45 pm

Facial Pain Syndromes: A Practical Approach to Orofacial, Dental, Cranial Neuralgia, and Atypical Facial Pain Syndromes (320)

Facial pain syndromes are a common referral to the pain medicine specialist, but frequently misdiagnosed. This session will provide a practical approach to distinguishing facial pain generators and an evidenced based multimodal (pharmacologic, CBT, interventional, surgical) treatment algorithm for dental, oromaxillofacial, cranial neuralgia, and atypical facial pain syndromes.

Oromaxillofacial and Dental Pain Syndromes

Kevin I. Reid, DDS

Cranial Neuralgias and Atypical Facial Pain

James C. Watson, MD

Multimodal Facial Pain Treatments

Alexander Feoktistov, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the diagnostic approach to determining the pain generator in a patient presenting with facial pain.
  • Identify the pathophysiology and classification of trigeminal neuralgia and other facial pain conditions.
  • Describe an evidence based algorithmic approach to the treatment options for patients with facial pain: pharmacological, CBT, interventional, and surgical.
4:45–5:45 pm

The Pain Psychology Imperative: Increasing Access, Improving Care (319)

Although Academy members hear much about “pain psychology,” there are many questions regarding how to find them and integrate them into their practices to maximize interdisciplinarity. This symposium will demystify pain psychology, providing attendees with concrete information regarding the benefits that the discipline offers to physicians as well as patients.

Physician Perspectives on the Role and Value of Pain Psychology

W. Michael Hooten, MD

Psychologist Perspectives on the Role and Value of Pain Psychology

Jennifer Murphy

The Ethical Imperative to Train More Pain Psychologists

Michael Schatman, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the benefits with which affiliation with pain psychologists can provide their practices.
  • Employ strategies for integrating pain psychologists into their practices.
  • Identify strategies for optimal reimbursement and effective communication tools to increase physician and patient buy-in.
4:45–5:45 pm

Regenerative Medicine and Pain (318)

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
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