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.

2–3 pm Saturday, March 9

Pain Debate! Stem Cell Therapy, Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation for Legs, and Stimulation for Back Pain (310)

Pain Debate! High energy short presentations will inform participants of current controversies and allow them to make decisions with high quality evidence for their patients.

Stem Cell Therapy Should Be Used Prior to Other Injections for Joint and Spinal Pain

Pro: Corey Hunter, MD ; Con: James S. Khan, MD MSC

Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation is the Best Treatment for Hip and Knee Arthritis

Pro: Tim R. Deer, MD; Con: Vafi Salmasi, MD

Low Back Pain: Spinal Cord Stimulation Is Better than Percutaneous or Peripheral Therapies

Pro: Mehul J. Desai , MD MPH / Con: Michael S. Leong, MD

Please note this session does not provide CME.

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11:15 am–12:15 pm Saturday, March 9

Pain Debate! CGRP Dugs, Ketamine, and Opioids for Back Pain (306)

Pain Debate! High energy short presentations will inform participants of current controversies and allow them to make decisions with high quality evidence for their patients.

CGRP Blockers Are the Wonder Drugs for Migraine Prevention

Pro: Alan M. Rapoport, MD; Con: Robert P. Cowan, MD

Ketamine Should be Used Beyond CRPS

Pro: May Chin, MD; Con: Stephen D. Coleman, MD

Chronic Back Pain in 2019 Should Include Opioid Therapy

Pro: Charles Argoff, MD; Con: Timothy R. Deer, MD

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9:15–10:15 am Saturday, March 9

Pain Debate! Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Radiofrequency Ablation for Back Pain, and Sacral Stimulation (302)

Pain Debate! High energy short presentations will inform participants of current controversies and allow them to make decisions with high quality evidence for their patients.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Everything But Stimulation

Pro: Vivianne Tawfik, MD PhD; Con: Jason E. Pope, MD

Lumbar Spondylosis: The MINT Study - Radiofrequency Ablation is NOT Effective

Pro: Ajay B. Antony, MD / Con: Steven P. Cohen, MD

Sacral Nerve Stimulation is Better Than Conservative Care for Pelvic Pain

Pro: Corey W. Hunter, MD / Con: Jennifer Hah, MD MS

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess if spinal cord stimulation or other stimulation is necessary to treat CRPS.
  • Describe the role of CGRP for modern migraine therapy.
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