The latest updates and information from AAPM regarding its upcoming 35th Annual Meeting and Preconferences in Denver.

Make the Most of the AAPM35 Mobile App

The AAPM35 mobile app is your guide to all of the education and networking activities taking place this week in Denver.

Search AAPM 2019 in the App Store or Google Play to access the AAPM35 mobile app.

The app allows you to browse sessions, build your personal schedule, learn about speakers, and connect with fellow attendees.

Here are some tips to help you make the most of the AAPM35 mobile app:

Build your schedule and take notes

You can navigate meeting educational sessions by browsing the schedule by tab. Sessions can be sorted by day, by track, and by event type. Once you are viewing a session, click on the note pad and calendar icons to either take session notes or add a session to your personal schedule.

Review AAPM35 scientific poster abstracts

Go to the app posters tab to view a listing of each of the more than 180 scientific poster abstracts that were accepted for presentation at the meeting. Learn more about AAPM35 scientific poster abstracts, including when you can meet with poster authors during poster presenter-attended sessions.

Complete session evaluations and access handouts

There are two ways you can access preconference and Annual Meeting evaluations and handouts:

  1. By visiting the attendee information page at
  2. By accessing the Evaluations & Handouts tab of the AAPM35 mobile app.

Both will require that you are registered for the preconference and/or Annual Meeting in order to access evaluations and handouts. You must enter your AAPM username and password to login. Please visit the registration desk or contact AAPM at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 847-375-4731 (Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm CT) for assistance with your username and password.

All speaker handouts that were provided to AAPM in advance of the meeting are shared in the app and on the attendee page. For any speakers who did not provide their slides in advance of the meeting, a handout will be posted at by March 15.

Completing meeting evaluations is an opportunity to provide your honest feedback about the sessions you are attending in Denver. Please note it is also required to complete session evaluations in order to claim CME/CE credit.

Learn about exhibitors and sponsors

The support of exhibitors and sponsors help make the AAPM Annual Meeting possible. Learn about each of these companies in the Exhibitors and Sponsors mobile app tabs.

The AAPM35 Resource Center is sold out and we have an excellent line-up of industry representatives at the meeting to speak with you about the latest technological and pharmacological advancements in pain medicine. View a map of the resource center, browse exhibitor information, and add exciting events taking place in the Resource Center this week to your schedule by going to the Exhibitors tab of your app.

Platinum, Silver, Bronze, Commercially Supported Symposia sponsors, and Corporate Relations Council members have all contributed to this meeting. Learn about them in the app and visit their booths in the Resource Center throughout the meeting.

Connect with fellow meeting attendees online and in-person

The Social and Networking tab of the mobile app helps you connect with fellow meeting registrants and presenters on social media and by using the attendee-to-attendee chat tool (Click Attendees to access this tool in the Social and Networking tab).

Follow along as meeting participants share their insights, photos, and highlights using the #AAPM35 on Facebook and Twitter. Link directly to your accounts through the mobile app to easily track all of the action and follow @AmerAcadPainMed and our AAPM Social Media Ambassadors to stay current.

Easily navigate important meeting and AAPM membership information

Browse the About the Meeting, AAPM Membership, and Explore Denver mobile app tabs to learn about membership in the Academy and what sites and attractions to check out while you're in town. Visit the AAPM membership booth located in Mile High Ballroom Foyer and in the Resource Center, booth #420, to join or renew your membership.

Make sure you allow for app notifications to get meeting alerts

Get important reminders and updates from AAPM by allowing the app to send you notifications and also by checking the Alerts mobile app tab.

Check for updates and get app support

Click the Help icon on the bottom right-hand side of the app menu to sync your app for updates, manage your notes, and share the app with friends. You can also browse the Help tab here for additional instructions on using your mobile app, such as how to e-mail yourself notes and build your personal schedule.

Thanks to all of our AAPM35 attendees for being with us this week in Denver!

If you haven't yet registered, learn how to register on-site when you arrive at the Colorado Convention Center. If you can't be with us in person but you want to obtain access to the important educational content being presented during the meeting, learn about AAPM35 On Demand.

AAPM35 Social Media Ambassadors

Whether you will be attending the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting & Preconferences in-person this week or if you are unable to get away for the trip to Denver, following AAPM and the following AAPM35 social media ambassadors will help you stay on top of education program highlights and insights leading up to, throughout, and following the meeting.

Tweet & Follow Using #AAPM35

Be sure to tag your Twitter and Facebook posts with #AAPM35 to participate in and track an ongoing conversation about the meeting.

Follow AAPM on Twitter, Facebook, & LinkedIn

Follow and tag AAPM at @AmerAcadPainMed on Twitter and on Facebook. You can also follow AAPM on LinkedIn and join the Academy's private LinkedIn Group for members of the pain medicine community.

Follow AAPM35 Social Media Ambassadors on Twitter

The following AAPM35 faculty members will serve as Social Media Ambassadors throughout the meeting. Follow them to see their insights, comments, and photos from the meeting:


Tim Deer, MD



Sahil Gupta, MD



Vivianne Tawfik, MD PhD




Samer Narouze, MD PhD



Meet the Faculty Events in Denver

Network with experts and get your questions answered in Denver!

AAPM is excited to again feature Meet the Faculty events during meeting breaks. Plan to attend in the Resource Center for the opportunity to get your questions answered by pain medicine experts and engage in discussion with fellow meeting attendees.

Each session will be held at the AAPM booth (#420) in the Resource Center, located at the Colorado Convention Center in Mile High Ballroom 1-3.

Friday, March 8


Neuropathic Pain

Attending faculty: Charles E. Argoff, MD; Amitabh Gulati, MD; Neel D. Mehta, MD; Einar Ottestad, MD; Scott Pritzlaff, MD; James C. Watson, MD



Attending faculty: Meredith J. Barad, MD; Alexander Feoktistov, MD; Narayan R. Kissoon, MD; Kevin I. Reid, DMD, MS, MA: Nathaniel Marc Schuster, MD; James C. Watson MD

Saturday, March 10


Behavioral Medicine

Attending faculty: Sara Davin, PhD, Beth Darnall, PhD; Jennifer Murphy, PhD; Michael Schatman, PhD; Judith Scheman, PhD; Alison M. Vargovich, PhD

Advance registration for the meeting is available until March 1, and after this date you can visit the registration desk at the Colorado Convention Center to get signed up.

AAPM35 Mobile App Now Available for Download

Search AAPM 2019 in the App Store or Google Play to access the AAPM35 mobile app.

Download the AAPM35 mobile app to 

  • Access the full meeting schedule and build your personal calendar
  • Browse meeting speakers
  • Learn about companies exhibiting at the meeting
  • Review scientific poster abstracts that will be presented
  • Navigate the meeting space and Resource Center with maps
  • Communicate with fellow meeting registrants
  • Plan your time in Denver outside of the Convention Center
  • Access handouts and CME evaluations (Coming Soon!)

Advance registration for the meeting is available until March 1. After March 1 only on-site registration will be available and rates increase.

Register now!

Special Sessions and Events for Fellows, Residents, and Students

AAPM35 receptions and networking events will offer a chance for pain physicians in training to meet program directors and colleagues.

AAPM encourages fellows, residents, and students attending AAPM35 next week in Denver to connect with leaders in the pain field from around the country during these events:

Check out other specific sessions that may be of most interest to trainees.

  • Pain Medicine Trainees Special Session: Advanced Procedures for Pain Practice: Patient Selection, Performance, Documentation and Billing (400)
  • Pain Debate! Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Radiofrequency Ablation for Back Pain, and Sacral Stimulation (302)
  • Treating Pain in the Elderly (305)
  • Just the Facts, Ma’am: A Broad Overview of Evidence-Based Pain Psychology Treatments (311)
  • I’m Exhausted! Physician Burnout and What to Do About It (313)
  • Facial Pain Syndromes: A Practical Approach to Orofacial, Dental, Cranial Neuralgia, and Atypical Facial Pain Syndromes (320)
  • New Safety Considerations for Interventional Pain: Risks Associated with Cumulative use of Steroid Injections, Short and Long-Term Complications of Disc Puncture and Provocation Discography (402)
  • Neuropathic Pain: Beyond Adjuvants and Opioids—A Look at New and Reemerging Treatments (407)

AAPM35 Poster Abstracts Now Online

More than 100 scientific poster abstracts will be presented throughout the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting March 7-10 in Denver. Six award-winning poster authors will also present their research during live sessions at the conference.

Now you can preview this premier pain science by reviewing poster abstracts online.

View AAPM35 poster abstracts, published in Pain Medicine.

Poster authors will attend evening receptions on Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8 to answer your questions and discuss their research and work.

Advance registration for the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting & Preconferences is available until March 1.

Register now!

Congratulations to 2019 AAPM Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award Recipient, UC San Diego

AAPM is pleased to announce the UC San Diego Pain Medicine Fellowship Program as the 2019 Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award recipient.

The AAPM Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award recognizes pain medicine fellowship programs within the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and provide an exceptional learning experience to their fellows, preparing them to deliver the highest standard of care to patients with pain.

The UC San Diego Pain Medicine Fellowship has been accredited for 25 years and offers specialist training in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain syndromes, cancer and palliative care, and acute pain. The program has five accredited, 12-month positions and also offers the option of a two-year combined fellowship in clinical research and clinical pain management. The multidisciplinary training of pain fellows includes core faculty from anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and neurology. Fellows also receive training from guest lecturers and rotation faculty from psychiatry, psychology, palliative medicine, gynecology, orthopedic surgery, radiology, and physical therapy. The program's guiding principle for the fellowship is to produce well-rounded graduates with a balanced approach to clinical training, procedural training, and academic accomplishment while maintaining a good work-life balance for trainees.

View the full AAPM award announcement to learn more about UC San Diego's Pain Medicine Fellowship Program and the award itself.

Additional Discounted Ultrasound Spots Just Released

Additional discounted-rate registrations are now available to fellows, residents, and medical students interested in participating in the AAPM35 Ultrasound-Guided Acute and Chronic Pain Medicine Interventions Preconference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on March 7.

This hands-on course featuring low faculty-to-learner ratios and the opportunity to test out state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment on live models is available to all interested meeting registrants for $850 (members receive the reduced rate of $750). Fellows, residents, and students may participate at a significantly discounted rate of just $250.

Course directors Jennifer Hah, MD MS, of Stanford University and Dmitri Souza, MD PhD, of Yale University have identified a stellar lineup of pain medicine specialists to lead attendees through each station. Faculty will also deliver an overview of the advantages and limitations of ultrasound guidance in the practice of pain medicine.

View the course agenda for the full schedule and additional information about what will be covered at each station.

This preconference is anticipated to sell out. Online registration is available online until March 1 or until space has filled.

Register now!

Congratulations to AAPM's 2019 Class of Fellows Scholars

The AAPM Pain Medicine Fellows Scholarship was established in 2015 to help foster the field's future leaders. Over the past four years, the program has funded the travel of dozens of deserving pain medicine fellows to attend the AAPM Annual Meeting, where they are exposed to premier education and networking opportunities.

The Academy is excited to have six 2019 Pain Medicine Fellow Scholars in attendance at the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting, March 6-10, 2019, in Denver.

Bonita Franklin, DO

Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA

Aaron Heller, DO, MS

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Saba Javed, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Andrew Joyce, MD

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Ashwin Rangavajjula, MD

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Loc Thang, MD, PhD

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Please join us in congratulating these scholarship recipients. You can identify them by looking for scholarship ribbons on their name badges in Denver.

Not registered for the meeting yet? Sign up today! Advance registration ends March 1.

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