AAPM 2021 highlights the theme Innovation & Technology in Pain Medicine and will be held February 3-7 in Phoenix.
The AAPM Annual Meeting is the must-attend meeting of the year for clinicians treating patients in pain, making it the perfect venue to disseminate important information to the entire field. AAPM 2021 will bring together specialists of varying modalities and disciplines to address evidence-based, innovative best practices that treat the whole patient through multimodal and multidisciplinary approaches and will allow clinicians to more fully incorporate multimodal pain care efficiently and effectively into their practices.Educational session proposals are now being accepted for the AAPM 37th Annual Meeting, February 3–7, 2021, in Phoenix, AZ.
Faculty members will be prominently featured throughout AAPM Annual Meeting publications as well as on the AAPM Annual Meeting microsite and mobile app, where they are recognized with their own personal page that can easily be used to promote their participation in AAPM 2021. The AAPM 2021 Annual Meeting Program Committee will review educational session submissions and announce those that have been accepted for presentation in fall 2020.
All AAPM 2021 sessions will be recorded and made available online following the meeting in the AAPM Education Center as part of the on demand meeting course, further expanding the reach of your presentation.
Thank you to all of the AAPM35 Corporate Showcase presenters and attendees. Several 30-minute Showcase sessions took place throughout the meeting in the Resource Center featuring the latest treatments, products, services, and programs to enhance patient care and outcomes in the field of pain medicine.
Presented by Aegis Sciences Corporation.
Presented by American Medical Association.
Presented by CHAMP. Sponsored by Eli Lilly.
Presented by SPR Therapeutics.
The AAPM 2021 Scientific Poster Abstract Committee invites submissions of scientific poster abstracts for the chance to present at the AAPM 37th Annual Meeting, February 3–7, 2021, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ. Past meetings have drawn audiences of more than 1,000 pain professionals and accepted and presented posters may be published in Pain Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of AAPM.
As a catalyst for initiating investigative research critical to the advancement of pain medicine as a specialty, AAPM offers unequaled opportunities for clinicians to advance knowledge and improve skills in the management of pain. AAPM is dedicated to its mission of advancing and promoting the full spectrum of multidisciplinary pain care, education, advocacy, and research to improve function and quality of life for people in pain.
Abstracts will be accepted within the following categories:
Abstracts must be submitted by 5 pm CT on August 14, 2020. Please note no extensions to this deadline will be granted.
The 2021 Scientific Poster Abstract Committee may select up to 6 scientific poster abstract submitters to present their research during a live session at the Annual Meeting. Two of the six 'winning awardees' from the scientific poster abstracts submissions will be selected from either student, resident, or fellow submitters. All awardees will be featured during educational sessions within the annual meeting. Winning abstract faculty are entitled to all benefits provided to Annual Meeting speakers.
Only the lead author may submit an abstract. By submitting an abstract, you are agreeing that you, or a co-author designated by you during submission, will present the abstract in poster form at the Annual Meeting, from Thursday, February 4, through Saturday, February 6. Poster presenters must register to attend the full Annual Meeting and will be responsible for all expenses incurred in registering for, traveling to, and attending the Annual Meeting. Notification of abstract selection will be sent via email to the lead author (only) in September.
Review educational highlights or sessions you missed at AAPM 2020 by purchasing AAPM Annual Meeting On Demand, a collection of recordings from the 36th Annual Meeting and preconference courses. AAPM 2020 On Demand allows you to view presentations you weren't able to attend live in National Harbor or refer back to content of interest with a full library of course and session voiceover PowerPoint videos—all from the comfort of your home or office.
The following AAPM 2020 activities were recorded and are now available in the AAPM Education Center as on-demand courses:
If you preordered AAPM 2020 on demand courses, log in to the AAPM Education Center to access your content.
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More than 50 meeting sessions focusing on the theme, Innovation & Technology in Pain Medicine and addressing topics such as:
Presentation topics include:
Recordings include educational content addressing:
Please note CME is not available for AAPM 2020 On Demand courses. Courses will be available in the AAPM Education Center within 2 weeks of the Annual Meeting. Specific presentations with a session may not be available or may be audio only if the presenter has confidential patient information or otherwise declines to be recorded.
Access all AAPM on demand education in the AAPM Education Center.
AAPM members receive reduced-price registration rates. Members consistently rank the annual meeting as one of the most important membership benefits. Not a member? Join today and become part of the premier association for pain.*
In addition to reduced-price meeting registration, AAPM members enjoy the following benefits:
AAPM has evolved over the past 37 years as the premier organization for clinicians with a sustained interest in pain disorders and their management.
The practice of pain medicine is multidisciplinary in approach, incorporating modalities from various specialties to ensure the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the pain patient. Pain medicine is recognized as a discrete specialty by the American Medical Association (AMA), and AAPM is the only comprehensive pain medicine organization with representation in the AMA.
Industry partners looking to reach clinicians specializing in pain medicine and their team members are invited to participate in the AAPM Annual Meeting and Preconferences by exhibiting and maximizing their presence by taking advantage of sponsorship opportunities including commercially supported satellite symposia and industry sponsored posters. Materials regarding these opportunities will be available end of the summer 2020.
The AAPM Annual Meeting is the must-attend meeting of the year for the entire pain care team. It brings together specialists of varying modalities and disciplines to address evidence-based, innovative best practices that treat the whole patient through multimodal and multidisciplinary approaches.
The Academy is continuing to plan for an in-person meeting to take place. For the first time this year, we anticipate offering virtual participation in the live AAPM Annual Meeting. No matter the delivery, we will use these dates of February 3-7, 2021 to gather members of the pain medicine community for our annual meeting, and we hope you will participate.
The AAPM Annual Meeting is the must-attend meeting of the year because it brings together a multidisciplinary group of pain medicine clinicians. A full schedule of networking activities taking place during AAPM 2021 in Phoenix, AZ, will be available in fall 2020.
A full schedule of Commercially Supported Satellite Symposia (CSS) taking place during AAPM 2021 in Phoenix, AZ, will be available in fall 2020. These events are designed for the attendee to gain comprehensive insight into important topics and issues facing today’s pain specialists.
Last meeting, there were two satellite events and not part of the official AAPM 2020 Annual Meeting. They were planned solely by the sponsoring companies and their medical communication firms. CSS descriptions for certified activities, faculty disclosures, and procedure for obtaining CME credit were provided by individual organizers. Registration was not required; however, seating was limited for all events. There were no fees to attend any of these CSS. Nonmedical professionals or members of industry were only allowed to participate at the discretion of the CSS sponsoring company.
Clinicians treating patients in pain are invited to join leading experts in pain medicine at AAPM 2021. The program has been designed by a multidisciplinary, multimodal committee of experts at the forefront of pain medicine practice for a primary audience of physicians whose scope of practice is targeted at the multidisciplinary practice of pain medicine and a secondary audience of nonphysician healthcare clinicians including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, psychologists, and pharmacists who are part of the multidisciplinary pain management team.
After attending the meeting, participants should be better able to
Session-specific learning objectives can be viewed following the description for each session.
It is the policy of AAPM to plan and implement educational activities in accordance with the ACCME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. As an ACCME-accredited provider, AAPM may receive commercial support from industry providers but does not receive guidance, either nuanced or direct, on the content of the activity or on who should deliver the content. All program faculty and planners are required to disclose all financial relationships they may have or have had within the past 12 months with commercial interests whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the presentation. Faculty are expected to disclose this information to the audience both verbally and in print (slideshows) at the beginning of each presentation. A full list of real-time Planning Committee and faculty disclosures can be found at painmed.org.
Please check back for a full list of approved credits available for AAPM 2021.
All dates and pricing listed are tentative and subject to change.
Phoenix, AZ is the capital of Arizona and located just west of Scottsdale in the Salt River Valley. Known as the “Valley of the Sun,” Phoenix is surrounded by multiple mountain ranges. The area is easily accessible to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
While mountain trails, gardens, and museums are just a quick trip away, Phoenix itself is committed to providing visitors with a never-ending variety of things to do.
Four miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the Phoenix Convention Center is Located in the center of a vibrant walkable downtown, steps from a variety of urban eateries, live music, professional sports, art museums and more. Phoenix Convention Center is the perfect place to connect with colleagues and take in 5 days of premier pain medicine education.
100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
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AAPM has secured a limited number of sleeping rooms at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, which is adjacent to the convention center. AAPM 2021 attendees can begin making room reservations within the AAPM block in fall 2020. Check back for additional information to receive the latest updates from AAPM, including when meeting registration and housing become available.
The AAPM Annual Meeting is the must-attend meeting of the year for the entire pain care team. It brings together specialists of varying modalities and disciplines to address evidence-based, innovative best practices that treat the whole patient through multimodal and multidisciplinary approaches. AAPM 2021 will provide attendees with the skills and knowledge necessary to more fully incorporate multimodal pain care efficiently and effectively into their practices.
2020 has been an unprecedented year, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting every aspect of our professional and personal life. For us in the pain medicine field – this public health crisis came as we continue to combat the persisting public health problems of chronic pain and the opioid epidemic. Pain care providers have risen to meet these challenges in order to continue delivering care through ingenuity, commitment, and grit. The pandemic has shown an even brighter light on why multimodal approaches are crucial to the treatment of acute and chronic pain, and no other medical specialty has as much command of these modalities as AAPM. AAPM 2021 will offer pain care teams the much-needed opportunity to convene and share what they have learned and experienced this past year as the delivery of pain care in a post-COVID-19 world continues to be reshaped.
The Academy is continuing to plan for an in-person meeting to take place. We hope a trip to sunny Phoenix will offer an additional respite for AAPM members and meeting goers this February. However, the AAPM 2021 Program Committee, chaired by Halena Gazelka, MD and Gagan Mahajan, MD, are preparing for any eventuality. For the first time this year, we anticipate offering virtual participation in the live AAPM Annual Meeting. If necessary, we are prepared to shift to a fully virtual experience should convening in-person not be feasible. No matter the delivery, we will use these dates of February 3-7, 2021 to gather members of the pain medicine community for our annual meeting, and we hope you will participate.
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AAPM shares its gratitude with members of the Annual Meeting Program Committee and Scientific Poster Abstract Committee. Learn more about these committees, which are chaired by the following volunteer leaders:
Halena Gazelka, MD
Program Committee Co-Chair
Robert Bolash, MD
Scientific Poster Abstract Committee Co-Chair
Marie Hanna, MD
Scientific Poster Abstract Committee Co-Chair