Friday, April 27 (25)

 

7:30 am - 7 pm Registration Open

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

3-3:30 pm

Meet the Faculty

Take advantage of the opportunity to experience brief, informal yet meaningful conversations with Annual Meeting faculty, beyond the educational presentations. Three Meet the Faculty events will feature faculty addressing a specific pain treatment hot topic. Stop by the AAPM booth in the Resource Center to ask the experts your most burning questions, engage in evocative dialogue, share best practices, and network with faculty and fellow attendees.

Meet the Faculty session topic: Neuropathic Pain

3:45–4:45 pm

Neuropathic Pain: Beyond Adjuvants and Opioids: A Look at New and Reemerging Treatments (207)

View a recording of this live session when you purchase 2018 Annual Meeting On Demand.

The Role of Low-Dose Naltrexone for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

Neel Mehta, MD

Emerging Therapies in the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

Charles E. Argoff, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the role of low dosed naltrexone in the treatment of neuropathic pain.
  • Recognize novel treatments in development and emerging evidence for role of currently available or repurposed treatments in the treatment of neuropathic pain.
  • Review how or if novel or re-emerging treatments fit within current evidence based treatment algorithms.
3:45–4:45 pm

Sleep Away the Pain: Whether and How to Treat Insomnia to Improve Chronic Pain (208)

View a recording of this live session when you purchase 2018 Annual Meeting On Demand.

Review recent research on how disrupted sleep can worsen chronic pain and better-quality sleep can improve it, as well as effective interventions for treating insomnia and chronic pain that go beyond basic sleep hygiene or the use of pharmaceutical sleep aids. The session will introduce attendees to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for insomnia and chronic pain and explore approaches for combining CBT protocols to treat concomitant chronic pain and insomnia. In addition, faculty will provide an introduction to the literature regarding circadian rhythmicity and pain, with an emphasis on therapeutic considerations.

Relationship Between Sleep and Pain

Heather Poupore-King, PhD

Non-Drug Treatments for Sleep and Pain

Fiona Barwick, PhD

Circadian Rhythms in Sleep and Pain

R. Robert Auger, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the prevalence and impact of disrupted sleep (including circadian dysrhythmias) on chronic pain.
  • Describe ACP-recommended CBT treatment for insomnia and chronic pain.
  • Review recent research reporting outcomes on combined or integrated CBT treatment protocols for chronic pain and co-occurring insomnia.
  • Assess nascent literature regarding circadian rhythmicity and pain, with an emphasis on therapeutic considerations.
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