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.

8 am–4:30 pm Wednesday, March 6

Pain Management Best Practices: Integrative Solutions for Critical Challenges Preconference (PME)

Pain Management Best Practices aims to address the most critical challenges currently facing pain medicine, and to address the needs and demands of the growing population of patients suffering from chronic pain to improve this population’s quality of care.

Timely and practical information for pain management will be delivered through didactic lectures, case studies with audience participation and interactive small group discussions. Bring your toughest clinical dilemma and join expert faculty to examine the compelling challenges facing pain medicine practitioners today as well as in the coming decades. Together, faculty and attendees will explore the current evidence, best practices, and emerging therapies in order to develop practical and integrative solutions.

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8 am–3:30 pm Thursday, March 7

Ultrasound-Guided Acute and Chronic Pain Medicine Interventions Preconference (002)

The field of pain medicine ultrasonography is rapidly evolving with new applications for acute and chronic pain that can be rapidly applied to clinical practice. Ultrasound guidance offers the potential benefits of accuracy, portability, direct visualization of vasculature and decreased radiation exposure. With improving technology, emerging applications continue to evolve for pain medicine sonography.

This program provides an overview of the advantages and limitations of ultrasound guidance in the practice of pain medicine and provides hands-on applications for the ultrasound novice. The advantages and disadvantages of ultrasound and fluoroscopy also will be discussed. Attendees will practice real-time techniques for common ultrasound procedures and will review the available literature regarding feasibility, safety and outcomes.

Attendees will rotate through live model hands-on stations with a low faculty-to-learner ratios covering treatments listed below. A limited number of reduced-price registrations will be offered for trainees currently enrolled in fellowship programs.

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8 am–3:30 pm Thursday, March 7

Opioid and Non-Opioid Medications Management: Filling in the Gaps, Prescribing for the Whole Patient Preconference (001)

The pharmacologic management of chronic pain is an important aspect of most if not all clinicians’ daily practices. However, strategies aimed at optimizing the use of non-opioid analgesics while mitigating the potential risks associated with opioid use can be difficult to implement. This course will provide timely, useful, practical information about the use of opioid and non-opioid analgesics to treat adults with chronic pain.

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