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

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.

Scott Grubman, JD 

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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