Friday, April 27 (25)


7:30 am - 7 pm Registration Open

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

1:45–2:45 pm

Ketamine for Pain, Depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): What Do We Know? (206)

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A critical examination of the current use of ketamine for the treatment of intractable pain as well as for alleviating depression and PTSD. Faculty will also review the literature and addresses issues related to efficacy, side effects, and long term outcomes. In addition, case discussions will illustrate the synergistic use of ketamine and psychotherapeutic interventions to reduce severe neuropathic pain and PTSD.

Ketamine for Intractable Pain

May L. Chin, MD

Ketamine for Depression

Brian A. Erickson, MD

Interdisciplinary Ketamine for the War Against Co-Occurring Severe Neuropathic Pain and PTSD

Benjamin Keizer, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Review evidence based use of ketamine for intractable pain.
  • Review evidence based use of ketamine in depression.
  • Discuss interdisciplinary use of ketamine and psychotherapeutic interventions for co-occurring severe neuropathic pain and PTSD.
1:45-2:45 pm

How to Get Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals Featured

Gain invaluable tips and strategies on how to get your research published. Pain Medicine, the official journal of AAPM, considers international research and systematic review papers on all pain topics. Learn how to submit your best research to Pain Medicine! CME not provided.


Rollin M. Gallagher, MD MPH

R. Norman Harden, MD

2:45–3:45 pm

Networking Break

Visit exhibits and recharge in the Resource Center. Visit the AAPM booth to learn about membership, the AAPM Foundation, and Pain Medicine journal.

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