Sunday, March 1 (11)

8:30–9:30 AM

Using Mobile Health (mHealth) Technology to Improve Acute and Chronic Pain: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? (403)

Increasingly, text messaging, pain apps, social media, movement monitors, and telemedicine are being used as part of clinical treatment in pain medicine. Unfortunately, little attention has been given to knowing how mHealth technology can best be used with those who deal with daily pain and the providers who treat them.

mHealth Technology for Management of Pain: Implementation of Electronic Pain Assessment, Smartphone Pain Apps, Activity Data Recorders, and Teletherapy in Pain Medicine

Robert Jamison

Key Issues Related to mHealth and Pain Care in Patients in Later Life

Cary Reid

Who Benefits from Artificial Intelligence and Use of a Pain App in Pain Medicine? - Lessons Learned in Clinical Practice

Edgar Ross

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize evidence regarding the use of mHealth technology (smartphone pain apps, text messaging, activity monitors, telemedicine) in different clinical settings with special patient populations (cancer and noncancer pain; pediatric and geriatric subjects).
  • Describe the clinical challenges associated with using innovative mHealth technology for remotely monitoring and managing acute and chronic pain.
  • Discuss future areas of research designed to assess reliability, validity, and feasibility of remote data collection and improve compliance (two-way messaging, gamification) with use of mHealth technology with acute and chronic pain patients.

Cary Reid

Edgar Ross


Robert Jamison

8:30–9:30 AM

Advancing Pain Care for Veterans: Innovations in Interdisciplinary Pain Management, Telehealth, and Opioid Safety (402) Featured

The session will highlight innovations in pain care to expand access to pain specialty care and improve outcomes in the Veterans Health Administration. We will present strategies to improve collaboration between pain specialists and primary care providers including telehealth. We will also highlight the technological innovations that can assist pain providers to improve outcomes including dashboards and clinical decision support tools.

Interdisciplinary Pain Care for Veterans: The VA Stepped Care Model That Integrates Pain Specialty and Primary Care

Friedhelm Sandbrink

Telehealth for Pain: Bringing Pain Care to Veterans Everywhere

Timothy Dawson

Big Data and Predictive Analytics: Using Dashboards and Decision Support Tools to Advance Opioid Safety and Suicide Prevention

Elizabeth Oliva

Learning Objectives:

  • Review at least two strategies to coordinate care between specialty and primary care in an integrated stepped care model for pain.
  • Describe how to efficiently utilize telehealth for pain.
  • Discuss how dashboards and clinical decision support tools based on predictive analytics improve outcomes for patients with severe chronic pain and reduce risks such as opioid overdose and suicide.
8:30–9:30 AM

The Headache Toolkit: Treating (and Teaching) Headache for Non-Neurologists (401) Featured

Afraid of treating headache patients? Drs. Schuster, Barad, and Kissoon are headache and pain neurologists on faculty at anesthesiology-based pain fellowships. They will share a simple, methodological approach to headache evaluation and treatment for non-neurologists using mnemonics and other tools available at your fingertips.

Headache Diagnosis Made Simple

Nathaniel Schuster

Acute, Preventive, and Rescue Treatments for Migraine: Grading the Evidence

Meredith Barad

Interventional Treatments for Headache: Evidence and Mechanisms of Action

Narayan Kissoon

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and utilize the SNOOP mnemonic as a screening tool for the evaluation of possible secondary headache disorders.
  • Formulate an algorithmic approach to headache diagnosis using ID-Migraine and the Bigal and Lipton Chronic Daily Headache algorithm.
  • Formulate an algorithmic approach to headache treatment using the AAPMF Migraine Guidelines (in development; may instead include resources as able to be presented by Meredith Barad at that time, which may include the AAN/AHS Migraine Prevention Evidence Assessment and the AHS Acute Migraine Evidence Assessment).
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