8:00 AM–9:00 AM Saturday, February 29

General Session III

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.

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Moderator:

Patrick Tighe

Co-Presenters:

Mark Epstein

11:00 AM–12:00 PM Sunday, March 1

Identifying Phenotypes and Advancing Precision Pain Care: Leveraging the Data Gap (410)

With the explosion of health information technology, there is potential to rapidly advance phenotyping in pain medicine to inform mechanistic gaps and identify novel treatments. The interface between traditional and novel (AI and machine-learning) techniques will be presented for pain research and precision pain care.

The Interface of Traditional and Machine-Learning Approaches to Assess Persistent Post-Surgical Pain

Jennifer Hah

Spine Pain Mechanistic Phenotyping

Andrea Nicol

Electronic Health Data Challenges and Applications in Pain Medicine Research and Treatment

Meredith Adams

Learning Objectives:

  • Define current approaches used to comprehensively phenotype patients with chronic spine pain, including deep characterization through patient-reported outcome measures, quantitative sensory testing, and neuroimaging techniques. Identify gaps in knowledge in spine pain phenotyping and provide a conceptual framework for how clinical phenotyping can interface with machine learning and big data.
  • Define fundamental challenges to pain data organization and collection in electronic health data in the United States. Identify advanced analytic methods for working with electronic health data and current solutions to large-scale data modeling. Identify potential roles for informatics in pain research.
  • Identify current limitations to perioperative risk stratification for persistent postsurgical pain and opioid use. Define how machine learning and data mining of the electronic health record can advance knowledge discovery to augment risk stratification, inform prevention efforts, and complement clinical treatment pathways.
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Moderator:

Jennifer Hah

Co-Presenters:

Andrea Nicol

Meredith Adams

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