The AAPM35 Program Committee has designed special topic tracks to help you navigate the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting program and select sessions that are most relevant to your practice. Five tracks will run throughout the meeting.
Procedural and Surgical Interventions Track
Sessions included 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, and other surgical and nonsurgical treatments of various pain conditions including back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, headache, leg pain, neuropathic pain, spinal pain, and pelvic pain.
Procedural and Surgical Interventions Track sessions:
- General Session II and Award Presentations (103)
- Indications and Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Back Pain: Getting the Right Patient to the Right Provider(s) (206)
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: A New Paradigm for Treatment of Neuropathic Pain (210)
- The Use of Anesthetic Blocks to Select Patients for Joint Denervation: An Update on the Best Evidence (214)
- General Session III and Award Presentations (104)
- Pain Debate! Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Radiofrequency Ablation for Back Pain, and Sacral Stimulation (302)
- Pain Debate! CGRP Drugs, Ketamine, and Opioids for Back Pain (306)
- Pain Debate! Stem Cell Therapy, Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation for Legs, and Stimulation for Back Pain (310)
- Multidisciplinary Care Leading to Contemporary Strategies for Intrathecal Drug Delivery (314)
- Regenerative Medicine and Pain (318)
- Interventional Spine Procedures: Adverse Events, Long-Term Complications, and Management of Anticoagulation Medications (402)
- New Safety Considerations for Interventional Pain: Anticoagulation Management, Early Adverse Events, Long-Term Complications (406)
- Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy: How Understanding Anatomy, Patient Selection, and Technique Affect Outcomes (410)
Pain Treatment for Special Populations Track
Sessions included will focus on providing pain care to various special patient populations including the cancer, athlete, obese, adolescent, elderly, and military/veteran patient, among others. Sessions in this track also will address clinicians coping with burnout.
Pain Treatment for Special Populations Track sessions:
- Oncologic Treatment Related Pain: Updates and Paradigms for Management of Cancer Treatment–Related Pain (201)
- Addressing Barriers to Effective Pain Care Faced by a Special Population: Clinician, Psychology, and Economic Perspectives (205)
- Obesity and Chronic Pain (213)
- Pain Management in Competition Athletes: Neurophysiological, Biomechanical, and Psychosocial Considerations (209)
- Pediatric and Adolescent Pain (301) Details coming soon!
- Pain in the Elderly: Chronic Pain, Delirium, and Dementia (305)
- Pain Management in Service Members and Veterans (309)
- Burnout in Pain Clinicians—Keys to Remaining a State-of-the-Art Practitioner (313)
Research: New & Translational Track
Sessions included will highlight new techniques and methodologies used to treat patients and report and analyze treatment outcomes.
Research Track sessions:
- The “Newish” Skill of Measuring Pain Care in Routine Clinical Practice and Outcomes So Far (203)
- I Got Them All: Pathophysiology and Treatment of Overlapping Pain Conditions (207)
- Chronic Post-Surgical Pain: Which Patients? Why? What Can Be Done? (211)
- Cutting Edge Science and Clinical Practice: Buprenorphine/Naloxone for Pain and Opioid Use Disorder (215)
- Poster Research Highlights Session 2 of 2 (304)
Behavioral Medicine/Pain Psychology Track
Sessions will highlight the critical role pain psychology plays in successfully treating the pain patient from a multidisciplinary, team-based approach.
Behavioral Medicine/Pain Psychology Track sessions:
- Chronic Pain Patient-Physician Scenarios Which Can Lead to Violence (307)
- Just the Facts, Ma’am: A Broad Overview of Evidence-Based Pain Psychology Treatments (311)
- Speed Dating: Brief Pain Psychology Interventions That Work (315)
- The Pain Psychology Imperative: Increasing Access, Improving Care (319)
- The Power of Groups: How, Why, When and Where to Start a Pain Psychology Group (403)
Sessions will focus on the interdisciplinary and interventional treatment of headaches and facial pain.
Headache Track sessions:
- It Takes a Village to Raze a Headache: Interdisciplinary Management of Primary Headaches (312)
- Headache for the Pain Practitioner (316)
- Facial Pain Syndromes: A Practical Approach to Orofacial, Dental, Cranial Neuralgia, and Atypical Facial Pain Syndromes (320)
- Practical Manual Medicine Techniques to Use in the Office for Cervicogenic Headache and Sacroiliac Pain (401)