The American Pain Society's 36th Annual Scientific Meeting
May 17-20, 2017
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
The 2017 Call for Symposia is now closed.
The American Pain Society will hold its 36th Annual Scientific Meeting May 17-20, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA.
The Scientific Program Committee requested that all proposals reflect APS' multidisciplinary approach to pain, and should therefore include faculty representing varied areas of pain science, translational research, and treatment. For example, translational proposals that include both basic science and clinical treatment were encouraged.
The committee also sought proposals which include perspectives from several disciplines (e.g.; basic scientists, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, psychologists, etc.). The maximum number of participants per proposal was 3 speakers. APS has moved away from the traditional format of 1 moderator and up to 3 additional speakers, one of the speakers will act as moderator. All 3 faculty are expected to present content during the session. Proposal submitters were asked to be creative in terms of designing their sessions to offer attendees an opportunity to interact with the faculty (e.g.; facilitate lively discussions, include sufficient time for Q&A, make use of case-based learning, debates, etc) and to provide attendees with clear ideas for how they can use the information learned in the session in their day to day research and/or clinical settings. Submitters were required to describe methods for achieving these outcomes within the body of the abstract; submitters could also use the "Comments to Organizers" section of the submission system to highlight unique ways in which faculty will involve participants during the session.
The APS Education Advisory Committee has identified the following topics as educational needs for the 2017 scientific meeting, and the Scientific Program Committee sought submissions focusing on:
- Basic Science Research
- Big Data
- Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Including Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis
- Clinical Practice Guidelines Applications
- Disparities in Pain Experience and Pain Management
- Evaluating the Patient with Chronic Pain
- Functional Neuroimaging of Pain
- Interventional Pain Management
- Medical Marijuana
- Non-Pharmacological Pain Management
- Obstacles to Optimal Care
- Pain and Sleep
- Personalized Medicine Approaches
- Reducing Disability from Low Back Pain
- Research Ethics Including Genome Studies and Placebo Research
- The Biopsychosocial Model of Chronic Pain
- Translational Pain Research
Faculty will be notified in October, 2016, regarding selection of their proposals. All presenters will receive complimentary meeting registration. Other terms of participation will be communicated to faculty upon acceptance of the proposal.
Faculty Disclosure Requirements
The American Pain Society requires full disclosure of relevant financial relationships from every moderator and faculty. Completed disclosure forms must have been received by July 18, 2016 to be reviewed and discussed by the appropriate monitoring group, i.e. the American Pain Society's Scientific Program Committee. Please note that the submission system will close on July 18, but the disclosure forms will remain accessible to faculty until July 20. Faculty members failing or refusing to complete the disclosure form or conflict of interest resolution agreement in ample time will not be considered. In addition, the American Pain Society requires that all contributions to a CE activity are based on the best available evidence (refer to Policy on Content Validation). All proposed faculty named on this proposal will receive an email notice which instructs each of them, individually, to visit the proposal before July 20, 2016 to complete their disclosure forms. This notice will be sent to all faculty as soon as the submission forms are complete and the "Submit to APS" button has been selected. Please note that the completion of the disclosure form is a required part of the online submission.