The AAPM 2020 educational program will be available in fall 2019. In the meantime browse 2019 meeting sessions and speakers to get a sense of the premier pain education offered during the AAPM Annual Meeting & Preconferences. Access recordings of past meeting sessions on demand.

4:45–5:45 pm Saturday, March 9

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.
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4:45–5:45 pm Saturday, March 9

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.
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4:45–5:45 pm Saturday, March 9

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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4:45–5:45 pm Saturday, March 9

Pain Medicine in the Crosshairs: Government Enforcement Priorities in the Pain Space (317)

Pain management is now forefront on the government's radar for fraud and abuse enforcement. Hear from a former federal healthcare fraud prosecutor who know represents healthcare providers on government enforcement priorities in the pain space and how to stay off of the government's radar.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the government's enforcement priorities in the pain space.
  • Build an effective compliance program.
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Moderator:

Scott Grubman, JD 

3:30–4:30 pm Saturday, March 9

Headache for the Pain Practitioner (316)

Migraine is the second most common type of pain experienced in the US. It is important for the pain provider to understand how to effectively manage this common pain complaint. The goal of this session is to address updates in headache treatment, medically and interventionally for the pain practitioner.

Chronic Migraine: I Have Tried Everything I Know How to Do, Now What?

Meredith J. Barad, MD

Is There a Role for Nerve Blocks in Headache?

Nathaniel Marc Schuster, MD

Cervicogenic Headache: Diagnosis and Treatment

Narayan Kissoon, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most up to date treatment recommendations for migraine and the most interesting research from the past year.
  • Assess the role of nerve blocks in headache treatment.
  • Identify the difference between cervicogenic headache and migraine and the treatment differentiations.
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Moderator:

Meredith J. Barad, MD

Speakers:

Nathaniel Marc Schuster, MD

Narayan Kissoon, MD

3:30–4:30 pm Saturday, March 9

Speed Dating: Brief Pain Psychology Interventions That Work (315)

This is the second of a 4 hour workshop. These sessions will equip participants with knowledge on the efficacy of pain psychology interventions in light of the changing healthcare environment. The session will highlight special applications of pain psychology such as brief interventions and group based treatments.

Where the Past Meets the Future: Pain Psychology in a Changing World

Judith Schman, PhD

Speed Dating: Brief Pain Psychology Interventions That Work

Jennifer Murphy

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate increased knowledge of the evidence supporting pain psychology interventions.
  • Deliver brief interventions based in the science of pain psychology.
  • Develop, implement and deliver group interventions that can be tailored for various complexities and types of pain.
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3:30–4:30 Saturday, March 9

Multidisciplinary Care Leading to Contemporary Strategies for Intrathecal Drug Delivery (314)

This session highlights management strategies for patients receiving multidisciplinary care with a targeted drug delivery system.

Multidisciplinary Care with Oral Analgesics Can Lead to Intrathecal Therapy: Selected Adverse Effects and Efficacy

Michael S. Leong, MD

Intrathecal Drug Delivery: Is Bolus Administration Better Than Continuous?

Jason E. Pope, MD

Cost Effectiveness of Targeted Drug Delivery

Robert Bolash, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Present the current best practice intrathecal treatments.
  • Demonstrate cost-effectiveness data about intrathecal therapy compared with conservative multidisciplinary care.
  • Select optimal patients for intrathecal therapy and adjust dosages, including tapering off intrathecal medications.
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3:30–4:30 pm Saturday, March 9

I’m Exhausted! Physician Burnout and What to Do About It (313)

This presentation reviews recent research on physician burnout—including signs, symptoms, and consequences—as well as effective strategies for addressing this growing epidemic. It introduces individual and organization based strategies targeting burnout in physicians that treat chronic pain. 

Why Should We Care About Physician Burnout?

Heather Poupore-King, PhD

Burnout in Pain Medicine Clinicians: What Do We Know?

Drew Sturgeon, PhD

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the prevalence of physical burnout.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of burnout.
  • Review recent research reporting individual- and organization-based strategies and outcomes on reducing burnout.
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