General Session III

8:00 AM–9:00 AM Saturday, February 29

Pain Management in Dogs and Cats: Implications for Treating People

Mark Epstein

This session will also examine the One Pain concept, including the translational impact (and prospects) of animal pain as encountered in veterinary medicine and the relationship to its human counterpart in the research and clinical settings. Discussions will include recognition and assessment of pain in animals; an emerging focus on natural models of painful conditions in animals to analogous conditions in humans, the impact of the opioid crisis in veterinary medicine, veterinary organizations, initiatives, and guidelines focused on animal pain, a snapshot of pain management strategies that can be found in primary care veterinary settings, and emerging directions.


Patrick Tighe


Mark Epstein