The AAPM 2021 educational program will be available in fall 2020. In the meantime browse 2020 meeting sessions and speakers to get a sense of the premier pain education offered during the AAPM Annual Meeting & Preconferences. Access recordings of past meeting sessions on demand.

3:00 PM–4:00 PM Saturday, February 29

Perioperative Opioid Prescribing: A Quantitative and Qualitative Perspective—Getting Prescribers to 'Do the Right Thing' (314)

This session shares the evaluation of perioperative prescribing practices, evidence-based assessment of patient opioid requirements postoperatively, development and implementation of institutional guidelines around opioid prescribing, and qualitative factors that influence provider prescribing at a large academic medical center.

Defining the Problem and Identifying Solutions: Development of and Opioid Stewardship Program

Halena Gazelka

Beyond Discharge: A Qualitative Perspective

Nafisseh Warner

Discharge Prescribing: Impact of Guideline Implementation

Elizabeth Habermann

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify problems and develop solutions to help guide perioperative opioid prescribing.
  • Describe how discharge prescribing guidelines are developed and implemented and how they improve patient care.
  • Assess the dynamics of a team-based approach from a qualitative perspective and how they affect perioperative opioid prescribing.
9:45–10:45 AM Sunday, March 1

Moving from Patient-Reported Outcomes to Medical Informatics Approaches to Help Your Practice (407)

This session will discuss how patient-reported outcomes, advanced analytics, and medical informatics can help your pain practice.

Combining PRO's and Medical Record Information to Predict Patient Outcomes in Your Practice

Ajay Wasan

Medical Informatics Approaches to Pain Management Beyond Patient-Reported Outcomes

Meredith Adams

Latest Advances in CHOIR, Results, and Practice Lessons Learned

Sean Mackey

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify cutting-edge approaches to collecting patient-reported outcomes.
  • Interpret the role of advanced medical informatics and their approaches to pain management.
  • Examine how the combination of PRO collection plus medical informatics, AI, and predictive analytics will revolutionize the approach to assessing and treating chronic pain.

Ajay Wasan


Meredith Adams

Sean Mackey

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