Friday, February 28 (23)

8:35 AM-10:00 AM

General Session II Featured

Pain Management in Athletes (103A)

Brian Hainline

Pain is a common problem in athletes and often results from sport injury. Both pain and injury interfere with athletic performance and quality of life. Injury is too often pre-supposed as the causal mechanism of pain, but pain in athletes often results from a breakdown in periodization and the kinetic chain continuum, and is influenced by psychosocial stressors. This session will focus on the relationships and differences between pain and injury in athletes, and will provide a broad management strategy, the foundation of which includes defining the nature of pain, assessing the kinetic chain continuum and training schedule, and appreciating the role of psychosocial influencers. Non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies will be described.

AAPM 2020 Keynote Address: Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis (103B)

VADM Jerome M. Adams, MD MPH

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss federal efforts to combat the nation's opioid crisis. 
  • Describe successful public health approaches and pain management best practices from across the country.

AAPM Awards Presentation (103C)

Tim Lamer

7:00 AM–8:30 AM

AAPM Foundation Spotlight: Opioid Reduction (102)

Members of a consensus committee formed to address the care of those on long-term, high-dose opioids, especially “legacy patients,” will discuss methods and ethics of compassionate management with extensive audience participation. Criteria for maintaining vs. weaning, opioid use “gray zones,” the role of buprenorphine, i.a., will be discussed.

This is a non-CME event.

AAPM Foundation Opioid Reduction Consensus Project Introduction

Charles Argoff, MD

High Dose Patients: Taper or Maintain?

Ajay Manhapra

What Should Be Done About Dangerous Combinations

Michael Hooten, MD

When Is Referral Actually Abandonment

Mark Sullivan

Continue or Curtail, Consensual or Coercive: Who Decides?

Ed Covington

How to Taper

Mark Sullivan

Complex Persistent Dependence

Jane Ballantyne, MD FRCA

Fiscal Responsibility Versus Duties as Healers

Steven Stanos, DO

A Balancing Act: Tools to Help Taper

Jennifer Murphy, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine whether and how to reduce opioids.
  • Develop and implement a plan for comfortable opioid and sedative reduction.
  • Effectively manage those who, despite no opioid use disorder, respond poorly to both opioid escalation and reduction.
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