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

Practice Real-Time Techniques for Common Ultrasound Procedures during AAPM35

Registration is filling quickly for the AAPM35 Ultrasound-Guided Acute and Chronic Pain Medicine Interventions Preconference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on March 7.

This highly interactive course offers a premium learning experience, with low faculty-to-learner ratios and rotations through live model hands-on stations.

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.

Members receive the best AAPM35 preconference and meeting rates. Secure member discounts when you join-and-register.

AAPM35 to Feature Procedural & Surgical Interventions Track

Leaders in neuromodulation and interventional techniques will present on surgical and non-surgical treatments for various pain conditions throughout meeting.

New for 2019, special session tracks will help you navigate the more than 50 sessions taking place over the course of 5 days and select sessions that are most relevant to your practice.

The Procedural and Surgical Interventions Track includes more than a dozen sessions that will feature newer interventional approaches and include pro/con debates that address various treatments and implantable devices, such as:

  • Stem cell therapy
  • Radiofrequency
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Sacral nerve stimulation
  • Neuromodulation
  • Other surgical and nonsurgical treatments for various pain conditions including back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, headache, leg pain, neuropathic pain, spinal pain, and pelvic pain

Explore all interventional track sessions.

Meeting registration will be available online until March 1. After March 1, only on-site registration will be available and registration rates will increase.

The deadline to secure discounted hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Denver in the AAPM room block is February 1. Book your room now.

Shared Interest Groups to Meet in Denver

AAPM Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) provide a forum for individuals to come together and network, discuss, and advance shared interests in a particular field or topic.

Eight SIGs will meet during the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting in Denver on Saturday, March 9. All AAPM members and annual meeting registrants are invited to participate in one more of these meetings:

  • Acute Pain Medicine SIG
  • APRNs/PAs in Pain Medicine
  • Federal Medicine
  • Headache and Orofacial Pain Medicine
  • Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine
  • Pain Psychology
  • Primary Care
  • Resident Fellow Education
  • Women in Pain Medicine

Learn more about SIG meetings and browse the schedule.

Meeting times are subject to change, and any updates to the schedule will be reflected at annualmeeting.painmed.org.

To review or update your SIG selections, log into your AAPM account and select “Shared Interest Groups” from the left-hand menu in the Membership and Participation section.

If you haven't already done so, register now to attend AAPM35, which includes the 4-day AAPM 35th Annual Meeting as well as three interactive preconference courses. Contact AAPM headquarters with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-375-4731.

Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts Now Live

AAPM is pleased to announce that the AAPM35 call for late-breaking scientific poster abstracts is now open.

Share your knowledge and experience with colleagues attending the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting & Preconferences March 6-10 by submitting any significant and recently concluded research abstracts for possible presentation in Denver.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • The research is limited to highly significant and timely research abstracts that were not available by the September 11, 2018 AAPM 35th Annual Meeting abstract submission deadline.
  • Only abstracts that are deemed to be of high scientific priority and which merit presentation will be considered as part of the Late-Breaking Abstract category.
  • Late-Breaking Abstracts cannot be a revision of an abstract submitted during the original AAPM 35th Annual Meeting abstract submission process.
  • Late-Breaking Abstracts must not have been submitted, presented, accepted for presentation or published in any other scientific venue.

Guidelines for Late-Breaking Abstract Submissions

  • Authors may submit only one Late-Breaking Abstract.
  • An abstract may only be submitted to the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting once. Duplicate abstracts (reporting the same data) that are submitted under a different author will not be considered.
  • Late-Breaking abstracts will be published exactly as they are submitted, with no exceptions. Proofread your abstract before it is submitted to avoid errors.

Late-Breaking Abstract Publication

Late-Breaking abstracts will be published in Pain Medicine, the official journal of AAPM. Late-breaking abstracts will publish online in Advance Access on approximately February 18, 2019 and subsequently in the April 2019 issue (Volume 20, Issue 4).

Submission Deadline

The late-breaking abstract submission deadline is January 21, 2019, 11:59 pm CT.

Access the AAPM abstract submission portal.

Contact AAPM with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by calling 847-375-4731 during the hours of 8 am and 6 pm CT.

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