Friday, February 28 (17)

8:45 AM-10:00 AM

General Session II Featured

Pain Management in Special Populations (103A)


Pain Management in Athletes

Brian Hainline

Pain is a common problem in athletes and often results from sport injury. Both pain and injury interfere with athletic performance and quality of life. Injury is too often pre-supposed as the causal mechanism of pain, but pain in athletes often results from a breakdown in periodization and the kinetic chain continuum, and is influenced by psychosocial stressors. This session will focus on the relationships and differences between pain and injury in athletes, and will provide a broad management strategy, the foundation of which includes defining the nature of pain, assessing the kinetic chain continuum and training schedule, and appreciating the role of psychosocial influencers. Non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies will be described.

Pain Management in Dogs and Cats: Implications for Treating People

Mark Epstein

This session will also examine the One Pain concept, including the translational impact (and prospects) of animal pain as encountered in veterinary medicine and the relationship to its human counterpart in the research and clinical settings. Discussions will include recognition and assessment of pain in animals; an emerging focus on natural models of painful conditions in animals to analogous conditions in humans, the impact of the opioid crisis in veterinary medicine, veterinary organizations, initiatives, and guidelines focused on animal pain, a snapshot of pain management strategies that can be found in primary care veterinary settings, and emerging directions.

AAPM Awards Presentation (103B)

Tim Lamer

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