Friday, February 28 (17)

1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Pain Debate 2020! (207)

Rapid-fire debates about 3 controversial topics in pain medicine:what is the role of regenerative medicine; does radiofrequency ablation work for joints; should we be using peripheral nerve stimulation for back pain prior to spinal cord stimulation.

Regenerative Medicine Should Be Standard of Care

Pro: David Kennedy; Con: Jianguo Cheng

Radiofrequency Ablation of (Hip and Shoulder) Joints is Effective

Pro: Zachary McCormick; Con: Zirong Zhao

Pro/Con: Spinal Cord Stimulation Is Better Than Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Back Pain

Pro: Stephanie Neuman; Con: David Provenzano

Learning Objectives:

  • Review key updates on controversial pain medicine topics in order to integrate and decide how to use each therapy in practice: regenerative medicine, radiofrequency ablation of joints, spinal vs peripheral stimulation for back pain.
  • Listen and reflect on each topic, and internalize each discussion.
  • Create excitement and interaction to help improve these sessions and bring up interesting topics for future meetings.
1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Frontiers in Denervation for Chronic Pain: Sacroiliac Joint Complex, Knee, Shoulder, and Hip (206)

This session presents and critically evaluates the best evidence and recent developments relevant to the use of radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of chronic sacroiliac joint complex, knee, shoulder, and hip joint pain.

Lateral Branch Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation: A Best-Evidence Update

Byron Schneider

Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Neurotomy: What We Know and What Remains on the Horizon

Zachary McCormick

Terminal Sensory Articular Nerve Denervation: Anatomical Foundations and Emerging Techniques

Ameet Nagpal

The Hippest Procedure Yet: Current State of Denervation for Hip Pain

Patricia Zheng

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe appropriate workup and patient selection for radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac joint complex, knee, shoulder, and hip joint.
  • Summarize outcomes data regarding radiofrequency ablation for chronic pain of the sacroiliac joint complex, knee, shoulder, and hip joint.
  • Discuss current limitations in the current literature on radiofrequency ablation for chronic pain of the sacroiliac joint complex, knee, shoulder, and hip joint and potential areas of future growth and research.
1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Poster Research Highlights #2 (205)

Increasing both the quality and quantity of scientific pain research is a primary goal of the AAPM Annual Meeting. The Scientific Poster Abstract Committee has selected three of the highest ranking, most novel 2020 poster submissions for live presentation in this session.

Applying Machine Learning to Decrease Research Chart Reviews of Electronic Health Records: A Method of Automated Opioid Medication Classification for Pain Medicine Research

Sean McDermott, MD

Factors Related to Chronic Pain Patients' Decision to Initiate Behavioral Pain Treatment Following Their Pain Specialist Referral

Nathaniel Schuster, MD

Analysis of the Validity of Factors Predicting Performance in a Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program

Robert Bolash, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply machine learning to decrease chart reviews of EHRs.
  • Interpret factors related to patient decisions to initiate behavioral pain treatment following pain specialist referral.
  • Analyze validity of factors predicting performance in a multidisciplinary pain medicine fellowship program.
11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Leveraging Technology and Brief Behavioral Treatments to Expand Rapid Access to Low-Cost Perioperative and Outpatient Pain Care (204)

In this practical session attendees will learn about how currently available evidence-based digital solutions (e.g. internet and mobile app–delivered perioperative and chronic pain treatments and virtual reality) and ultra-brief evidence-based behavioral treatments can be leveraged to provide youths and adults with acute and chronic pain with rapid access to low-cost behavioral pain care.

Expanding Rapid Access to Pain Treatment Across the Continuum of Care: 'Empowered Relief' and 'My Surgical Success'

Beth Darnall

Web-Based Behavioral Pain Medicine for Youth

Tonya Palermo

Virtual Reality for Pain Relief and Opioid Reduction

Brennan Spiegel

Learning Objectives:

  • List two digital treatments available for youths with pain.
  • Describe two evidence-based digital treatments for adults with perioperative and chronic pain.
  • Discuss scientific results for ultra-brief behavioral pain medicine for chronic pain.

Tonya Palermo

Brennan Spiegel


Beth Darnall

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