Saturday, April 28 (22)


7:30 am - 5 pm Registration Open

10 - 11:30 am Resource Center Open

10:15–11:30 am

Networking Break

Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the final opportunity to visit exhibits and see scientific posters (Group 2) in the Resource Center.

10:30-11 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.

11:30 am–12:30 pm

CDC Guideline: Where Do We Stand? Advocating for Physicians and Their Patients in Pain (304)

This session provides an update on the CDC Guideline, opioid regulatory issues, and the impact upon both patients in pain and their treating physicians. Speakers from the AMA Opioid Task Force, AAPM’s CDC Guideline project and Opioid Advisory Committee will provide their points of view followed by an interactive session with the goal of improving attendee and speaker perspectives on the intended, and unintended, consequences of the CDC Guidelines and resultant regulations.

Moderator and Introduction

Steven R. Hanling, MD

A GPS for a Maze of Guidelines and Regulations

Patrice A. Harris, MD MA CDC

Opioid Guideline: Lost in Translation

Kurt Kroenke, MD

11:30 am–12:30 pm

Web-Based Multimedia Curriculum for Training in Ultrasound-Guided Pain Medicine Procedures (305)

This educational session discusses how to develop a multimedia web-based ultrasound curriculum that provides standardized training in ultrasound techniques in education and clinical practice. Attendees will learn practical approaches to the design of curricula to improve training, competence, and patient outcomes. The faculty will also demonstrate this technology.

Content Creation and Demonstration

Matthew J. Pingree, MD

Assessing the Learner

Rebecca Sanders, MD

Outcome Measures and Future Directions

Thomas P. Pittelkow, DO MPH

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquire skills to develop a standardized web-based multimedia curriculum designed for either incorporation into a formal educational training program, or potentially for clinical practice.
  • Review how incorporation of ultrasound guidance into appropriate/applicable pain procedures can improve patient satisfaction, reduce unnecessary radiation exposure, and improve safety.
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