Make the Most of the AAPM35 Mobile App

The AAPM35 mobile app is your guide to all of the education and networking activities taking place this week in Denver.

Search AAPM 2019 in the App Store or Google Play to access the AAPM35 mobile app.

The app allows you to browse sessions, build your personal schedule, learn about speakers, and connect with fellow attendees.

Here are some tips to help you make the most of the AAPM35 mobile app:

Build your schedule and take notes

You can navigate meeting educational sessions by browsing the schedule by tab. Sessions can be sorted by day, by track, and by event type. Once you are viewing a session, click on the note pad and calendar icons to either take session notes or add a session to your personal schedule.

Review AAPM35 scientific poster abstracts

Go to the app posters tab to view a listing of each of the more than 180 scientific poster abstracts that were accepted for presentation at the meeting. Learn more about AAPM35 scientific poster abstracts, including when you can meet with poster authors during poster presenter-attended sessions.

Complete session evaluations and access handouts

There are two ways you can access preconference and Annual Meeting evaluations and handouts:

  1. By visiting the attendee information page at painmed.org/denver.
  2. By accessing the Evaluations & Handouts tab of the AAPM35 mobile app.

Both will require that you are registered for the preconference and/or Annual Meeting in order to access evaluations and handouts. You must enter your AAPM username and password to login. Please visit the registration desk or contact AAPM at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 847-375-4731 (Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm CT) for assistance with your username and password.

All speaker handouts that were provided to AAPM in advance of the meeting are shared in the app and on the attendee page. For any speakers who did not provide their slides in advance of the meeting, a handout will be posted at painmed.org/denver by March 15.

Completing meeting evaluations is an opportunity to provide your honest feedback about the sessions you are attending in Denver. Please note it is also required to complete session evaluations in order to claim CME/CE credit.

Learn about exhibitors and sponsors

The support of exhibitors and sponsors help make the AAPM Annual Meeting possible. Learn about each of these companies in the Exhibitors and Sponsors mobile app tabs.

The AAPM35 Resource Center is sold out and we have an excellent line-up of industry representatives at the meeting to speak with you about the latest technological and pharmacological advancements in pain medicine. View a map of the resource center, browse exhibitor information, and add exciting events taking place in the Resource Center this week to your schedule by going to the Exhibitors tab of your app.

Platinum, Silver, Bronze, Commercially Supported Symposia sponsors, and Corporate Relations Council members have all contributed to this meeting. Learn about them in the app and visit their booths in the Resource Center throughout the meeting.

Connect with fellow meeting attendees online and in-person

The Social and Networking tab of the mobile app helps you connect with fellow meeting registrants and presenters on social media and by using the attendee-to-attendee chat tool (Click Attendees to access this tool in the Social and Networking tab).

Follow along as meeting participants share their insights, photos, and highlights using the #AAPM35 on Facebook and Twitter. Link directly to your accounts through the mobile app to easily track all of the action and follow @AmerAcadPainMed and our AAPM Social Media Ambassadors to stay current.

Easily navigate important meeting and AAPM membership information

Browse the About the Meeting, AAPM Membership, and Explore Denver mobile app tabs to learn about membership in the Academy and what sites and attractions to check out while you're in town. Visit the AAPM membership booth located in Mile High Ballroom Foyer and in the Resource Center, booth #420, to join or renew your membership.

Make sure you allow for app notifications to get meeting alerts

Get important reminders and updates from AAPM by allowing the app to send you notifications and also by checking the Alerts mobile app tab.

Check for updates and get app support

Click the Help icon on the bottom right-hand side of the app menu to sync your app for updates, manage your notes, and share the app with friends. You can also browse the Help tab here for additional instructions on using your mobile app, such as how to e-mail yourself notes and build your personal schedule.

Thanks to all of our AAPM35 attendees for being with us this week in Denver!

If you haven't yet registered, learn how to register on-site when you arrive at the Colorado Convention Center. If you can't be with us in person but you want to obtain access to the important educational content being presented during the meeting, learn about AAPM35 On Demand.

Jijun Xu, MD PhD--Cleveland Clinic

Jijun Xu, MD, PhD, is an interventional pain management specialist and a physician-scientist working at Cleveland Clinic. He has a joint appointment at the Department of Inflammation and Immunity in the Lerner Research Institute at Cleveland Clinic. His research lab is studying the mechanisms underlying chronic neuropathic pain including CRPS and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

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AAPM35 Social Media Ambassadors

Whether you will be attending the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting & Preconferences in-person this week or if you are unable to get away for the trip to Denver, following AAPM and the following AAPM35 social media ambassadors will help you stay on top of education program highlights and insights leading up to, throughout, and following the meeting.

Tweet & Follow Using #AAPM35

Be sure to tag your Twitter and Facebook posts with #AAPM35 to participate in and track an ongoing conversation about the meeting.

Follow AAPM on Twitter, Facebook, & LinkedIn

Follow and tag AAPM at @AmerAcadPainMed on Twitter and on Facebook. You can also follow AAPM on LinkedIn and join the Academy's private LinkedIn Group for members of the pain medicine community.

Follow AAPM35 Social Media Ambassadors on Twitter

The following AAPM35 faculty members will serve as Social Media Ambassadors throughout the meeting. Follow them to see their insights, comments, and photos from the meeting:

 deer

Tim Deer, MD

@doctdeer

 gupta

Sahil Gupta, MD

@sg2506

 tawfik

Vivianne Tawfik, MD PhD

@TawfikLab

 narouze

 

Samer Narouze, MD PhD

@NarouzeMD

 

Jason Friedrich, MD--University of Colorado School of Medicine

Jason Friedrich MD is an assistant professor of PM&R at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is board certified in PM&R, Pain Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is associate fellowship director for Pain Medicine and course director for the clinical musculoskeletal medicine course for the department of PM&R. He practices interventional spine, rehabilitation and electrodiagnostic medicine at the Spine Center at University of Colorado Hospital. His academic interests include spine care pathway development and secondary prevention of chronic pain.

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Poster Information

More than 180 Scientific Poster Abstracts will be presented throughout the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting.

Access scientific poster abstracts.

Abstracts are listed in the AAPM35 Mobile App.

Search AAPM 2019 in the App Store or Google Play to access the AAPM35 mobile app. Select the Posters tab from the app homepage to navigate through every poster that will be presented in Denver.

Abstracts are published in AAPM's official journal, Pain Medicine.

View AAPM35 poster abstracts, published in Pain Medicine.

Attend Poster Presenter-Attended Sessions throughout the meeting.

Posters will be displayed in the AAPM35 Resource Center throughout the meeting. Five Poster Presenter-Attended Sessions will offer you an opportunity to discuss the important research on display about the latest in advancements in pain medicine with poster authors. Please note the following important dates and times:

Thursday, March 7

  • 5:45 pm-7:15 pm: Presenter-Attended Session & Reception in the Resource Center

Friday, March 8

  • 10-11 am: Presenter-Attended Session in the Resource Center
  • 2:45-3:45 pm: Presenter-Attended Session in the Resource Center
  • 6-7:30 pm: Presenter-Attended Session & Reception in the Resource Center

Saturday, March 9

  • 10:15-11:15 am: Poster Session & Exhibits
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Meet the Faculty Events in Denver

Network with experts and get your questions answered in Denver!

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

Each session will be held at the AAPM booth (#420) in the Resource Center, located at the Colorado Convention Center in Mile High Ballroom 1-3.

Friday, March 8

10:15am-10:45am

Neuropathic Pain

Attending faculty: Charles E. Argoff, MD; Amitabh Gulati, MD; Neel D. Mehta, MD; Einar Ottestad, MD; Scott Pritzlaff, MD; James C. Watson, MD

3pm-3:30pm

Headache

Attending faculty: Meredith J. Barad, MD; Alexander Feoktistov, MD; Narayan R. Kissoon, MD; Kevin I. Reid, DMD, MS, MA: Nathaniel Marc Schuster, MD; James C. Watson MD

Saturday, March 10

10:30am-11:00am

Behavioral Medicine

Attending faculty: Sara Davin, PhD, Beth Darnall, PhD; Jennifer Murphy, PhD; Michael Schatman, PhD; Judith Scheman, PhD; Alison M. Vargovich, PhD

Advance registration for the meeting is available until March 1, and after this date you can visit the registration desk at the Colorado Convention Center to get signed up.

AAPM35 Mobile App Now Available for Download

Search AAPM 2019 in the App Store or Google Play to access the AAPM35 mobile app.

Download the AAPM35 mobile app to 

  • Access the full meeting schedule and build your personal calendar
  • Browse meeting speakers
  • Learn about companies exhibiting at the meeting
  • Review scientific poster abstracts that will be presented
  • Navigate the meeting space and Resource Center with maps
  • Communicate with fellow meeting registrants
  • Plan your time in Denver outside of the Convention Center
  • Access handouts and CME evaluations (Coming Soon!)

Advance registration for the meeting is available until March 1. After March 1 only on-site registration will be available and rates increase.

Register now!

Special Sessions and Events for Fellows, Residents, and Students

AAPM35 receptions and networking events will offer a chance for pain physicians in training to meet program directors and colleagues.

AAPM encourages fellows, residents, and students attending AAPM35 next week in Denver to connect with leaders in the pain field from around the country during these events:

Check out other specific sessions that may be of most interest to trainees.

  • Pain Medicine Trainees Special Session: Advanced Procedures for Pain Practice: Patient Selection, Performance, Documentation and Billing (400)
  • Pain Debate! Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Radiofrequency Ablation for Back Pain, and Sacral Stimulation (302)
  • Treating Pain in the Elderly (305)
  • Just the Facts, Ma’am: A Broad Overview of Evidence-Based Pain Psychology Treatments (311)
  • I’m Exhausted! Physician Burnout and What to Do About It (313)
  • Facial Pain Syndromes: A Practical Approach to Orofacial, Dental, Cranial Neuralgia, and Atypical Facial Pain Syndromes (320)
  • New Safety Considerations for Interventional Pain: Risks Associated with Cumulative use of Steroid Injections, Short and Long-Term Complications of Disc Puncture and Provocation Discography (402)
  • Neuropathic Pain: Beyond Adjuvants and Opioids—A Look at New and Reemerging Treatments (407)

Danielle Weitzer, MD--Rowan University

Dr. Danielle Weitzer is currently a second year resident in Psychiatry at Rowan University. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2012 and from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2017. She currently serves on the diversity and admissions committees at Rowan University. Dr. Weitzer has spoken at national conferences and appeared in the media discussing Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer mental health. Her current interests include continued awareness and diversity opportunities for minority individuals.

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Karl J. Haake, MD

Karl J. Haake, MD, is currently the President of Haake Medical Services, LLC.  He is an anesthesiologist who specializes in pain medicine and is certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine.  He formed the first pain clinic at a Federally Qualified Health Center in the United States at the Community Health Center of Central Missouri and consults with hospitals, health systems, managed care organizations, private clinics, and FQHC’s throughout the country regarding coordination of primary care, behavioral health, and pain management.  He is currently the chair of the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Special Interest Group in Primary Care and previously served as interim Chief Medical Director for Home State Health, one of Missouri Medicaid’s managed care organizations.  He is also the lead facilitator for Missouri's Chronic Pain ECHO Project. 

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