American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Austin, May 11-14
Featured sessions include:
- Results with Marijuana for Treating Chronic Pain
- Stem Cell Treatments for Chronic Pain
- Impact of Psychology in Pain Relief
CHICAGO, March 8, 2016 -- The American Pain Society (APS), www.americanpainsociety.org, will host its 35th annual scientific meeting May 11-14 at the Austin Convention Center. APS is the leading multidisciplinary professional society in the United States dedicated to advancing pain-related research, education, treatment and team-oriented professional practice.
More than 1,000 scientists and clinicians specializing in pain and pain management will attend. Clinical, translational and pre-clinical and basic science pain research is the major focus of the meeting, and the nation's leading pain scientists will present their discoveries at the conference.
The program describing all sessions is available at www.americanpainsociety.org. Noteworthy topics include:
*** Results with Marijuana for Treating Pain: Is there a role for cannabis and its derivatives in pain management? Clinicians and researchers will evaluate progress in exploiting the cannabinoid system to develop treatments for chronic pain and report new data on patients who have used medical marijuana.
*** Can Stem Cells Treat Pain?: Symposium panelists will report new preclinical data showing that stem cell injections, especially bone marrow stromal cells, can produce long-term pain relief.
*** Pain Psychology 101: Psychologists and other clinicians who work with pain patients will participate in a symposium to review psychological principles at the core of pain psychology and relate how psychological factors influence pain assessments and patient care.
*** New Findings on Arthritis Pain: Pain is the defining symptom of arthritis but available treatment options offer inadequate relief and are associated with serious long-term health risks. Two sessions at the meeting will cover new approaches to designing better therapies based on new discoveries on the interaction of between joint damage and sensory neurons and on the sensitization of the peripheral nervous system.
*** Poster Presentations: Author attended poster sessions are May 11, 12 and 13. This year, there will be more than 450 posters reporting on new research in the study and treatment of pain. Accepted abstracts can be viewed at http://americanpainsociety.org/annual-meeting/2016/2016-accepted-poster-abstracts
*** Media Registration: Journalists interested in covering the APS meeting should contact Chuck Weber at (262) 473-3018 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain media credentials and complimentary advance registration. The pressroom will open at 1:00 p.m. on May 11.
About the American Pain Society
Based in Chicago, the American Pain Society (APS) is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering. APS is the professional home for investigators involved in all aspects of pain research including basic, translational, clinical and health services research to obtain the support and inspiration they need to flourish professionally. APS strongly advocates expansion of high quality pain research to help advance science to achieve effective and responsible pain relief. For more information on APS, visit www.americanpainsociety.org.