Friday, April 27 (21)


7:30 am - 7 pm Registration Open

10 - 11 am; 2:30 - 7:30 pm Resource Center Open

8:15–9:15 am

General Session I and Award Presentations (102)

The first full-day of AAPM 34th Annual Meeting educational programming will kick off with opening remarks from AAPM President, Steven P. Stanos, DO, and the 2018 Keynote Address, delivered by Amy Compton-Phillips, MD. Dr. Compton-Phillips is executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Providence Health & Services and she her address is titled Practicing Medicine in the Age of Accelerations.

The Phillipp M. Lippe and Distinguished Service Awards will be presented.

President’s Opening Remarks

Steven P. Stanos, DO

Keynote Address: Practicing Medicine in the Age of Accelerations

Amy L. Compton-Phillips, MD

AAPM is pleased to welcome Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Providence Health & Services, to deliver the 2018 Keynote Address. Dr. Compton-Phillips has an extensive background in directing patient care programs and leading healthcare organizations. She will share a physician executive’s perspective while speaking to AAPM annual meeting attendees about navigating healthcare system changes, systems’ responses to pain management issues, and the general state of health care and its impact on pain physicians practicing at both private and academic institutions.

9:15–10 am

General Session II and Award Presentations (103) Featured

AAPM received a record high number of scientific abstract poster submissions in 2018. The Scientific Poster Abstract Committee, Chaired by James C. Watson, MD, thoroughly reviewed abstracts. The highest-ranking poster abstract authors were invited to present their research to AAPM Annual Meeting attendees during this General Session. Attendees can look forward to learning about some of the most cutting-edge science in the field of pain medicine.

The Founders Award will be presented.

Plenary Research Highlights

Increasing both the quality and quantity of scientific pain research is a primary goal of the AAPM annual meeting. The Scientific Poster Abstract Committee has selected the highest-ranking, most novel 2018 poster submissions for live presentation in this plenary venue.

Poster reviews are currently underway and speakers will be announced in early-2018.


James C. Watson, MD

10–11 am

Networking Break

Visit exhibits and see scientific posters (Group 1) in the Resource Center.

10:15-10:45 am

Meet the Faculty

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

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