Saturday, February 29 (26)

12:45 PM-1:45 PM

Opioid Induced Respiratory Depression – latest thinking – is safety within our reach?


Dr Martin Cheatle PhD. Director, Behavioral Medicine - Penn Pain Medicine Center. Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Dr Andrew Germanovich DO. Anesthesiologist, Orange County, Ca.

Educational Objectives

After attending this symposium, participants should be better able to:

  • Understand latest understanding of, and risks from, OIRD.
  • Understand who is at risk and how Physicians can minimize the issue.
  • Learn of latest thinking around how to prevent OIRD in the future.


Over 100 Americans die every day due to OIRD, yet it is not well understood by patients and some Physicians. This Symposium will take participants through the latest thinking and science, and define who is at risk in each segment of the population, from those with legitimate prescriptions, to those misusing Opioids. It will cover issues of concomitant medications and how they impact the risk profile, and will guide participants through the best ways to mitigate risk in a highly vulnerable population.

Activity sponsored by: Masimo


Martin, Cheatle, PhD

Andrew Germanovich DO

11:15 AM–12:15 PM

The Future of IPM? Evidence, Technique, Documentation, Billing and Coding Strategies for Percutaneous Surgeries (318)

AAPM and APPD welcomes you to attend this inaugural three-session educational event where fellowship directors from across the country will discuss the fellowship selection process, provide tips for a successful match, and discuss the literature, patient selection, and billing/coding for popular Interventional procedures.

This is a non-CME event.

Spinal Neurostimulation: DRG and SCS Pearls

Scott Brancolini, MD MPH

Vertebral Augmentation Pearls

Amitabh Gulati, MD

Percutaneous Image Guided Lumbar Decompression

Sayed Wahezi, MD and Chong Kim, MD

Panel Discussion

Learning objectives:

  • Define the evidence behind percutaneous surgical procedures.
  • Describe percutaneous surgical procedure techniques.
  • Define CPT and ICD-10 codes important to coding/billing for pain medicine practices.
11:15 AM–12:15 PM

Innovative Approaches to Providing Quality Pain Care to Under-Served Populations (308)

This session will outline the needs of under-served and under-resourced patients with chronic pain and provide specific assessment and treatment implications for working with three under-served groups: older African Americans, LGBTQ patients, and rural-dwelling patients. Experts will offer research-based evidence to guide clinical practice for these high-risk patients.

Access to Self-Management Interventions Among Rural-Dwelling Patients with Chronic Pain

Katie Hadlandsmyth

'Dealin’ with Pain: What Older African Americans with Multi-Joint Osteoarthritis Want from Healthcare Providers

Staja Booker

Providing LGBTQ Informed Medical Care

Emily Silverman

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the unique needs and preferences for chronic pain treatments in older African American patients.
  • Identify approaches to providing optimal and gender-congruent care to LGBTQ patients.
  • Apply an innovative clinical framework for considerations related to providing pain care to rural-dwelling patients.
11:15 AM–12:15 PM

The Promise and Reality of Regenerative Medicine in Pain Management (307)

Regenerative medicine (RM) in pain management provides new hope for not only reducing pain as a symptom but also for modifying the disease processes that underlie the mechanisms of pain, whether it is degenerative or neuropathic in nature. However, there are conspicuous gaps between the current clinical practice and the science/clinical evidence for the application of RM in pain management. This session specifically was designed by internationally recognized experts in basic science, translational science, and clinical practice of RM to bridge these gaps.

Emerging MSC Therapy to Combat Opioid Tolerance

Jianguo Cheng

The Science of MSCs and MSC Therapies

Arnold Caplan

The Pivotal Evidence or the Lack of it for Regenerative Medicine in Clinical Practice

Wenchun Qu

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the scientific rationale of RM in pain management.
  • Describe the future direction of RM in pain management by presenting emerging and translational research.
  • Describe the pivotal evidence of RM for specific clinical indications in pain management in terms of metrics, data, and outcomes.

Arnold Caplan

Wenchun Qu


Jianguo Cheng

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