The Fundamentals of Translational Pain Medicine: Integrating Science into Clinical Care
Ideal for Students, Trainees and Early Career Professionals
Advances in the management of people in pain are linked to advances in basic science and its translation to clinical care. The Fundamentals Course will provide a foundation for students, trainees and early career pain scientists and clinicians with a translational focus for each topic presented. A goal is to foster new levels of multidisciplinary integration in the care and treatment of the patient in pain.
High Level Course Learning Objectives:
- Explore basic science foundations and their relationship to assessment and treatment protocols.
- Discover evidence-based approaches to pain science and its translation to clinical practice.
The 2017 Fundamentals Course is unique in that it is designed for students, trainees and early career pain science professionals, including basic scientists as well as clinicians. The faculty bring interdisciplinary perspectives, representing the spectrum of pain science; from basic science research to clinical best practices. The Course offers both self-study advance work in addition to the interactive, live program formatted to include didactic instruction with application to optimize transferability of learning into practice. Registration for the Course includes access to the self-study materials noted below. All participants are expected to complete self-study prior to attending the live course. A link to the pre-requisite modules will be sent to registrants within 24 hours of registration Monday through Friday.
Self-study, pre-work will include a total of three (3) 60 minute modules and topics will focus on:
- A review of key basic science principles of pain medicine
- The clinical assessment of the person in pain;
- A functional, restorative approach to managing pain.
Module 1 - Pain Assessment: History and Screening Tools (60-minute self-study module)
Module 2 - The Science and Management of Pain Assessment (60-minute self-study module)
Module 3 - A Functional, Restorative Approach to Managing Pain (60-minute self-study module)
Educational support for the pre-study portion of the Fundamentals course is provided by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
Pre-registration is required. The registration fee for students, trainees and early career professionals is $350 and includes the student registration rate for the APS Annual Scientific Meeting which will be held Wednesday May 17 – 20.
To register for the course, please complete the online registration. Once logged-in, follow the instructions below:
- Select "Full Registration" and choose the "Student/Trainee" option from the drop-down menu. Only Students, Trainees and Early Career professionals may select this rate! Early Career professionals who qualify for this rate, have up to five years of post-fellowship experience in pain science or management.
- Scroll down to the tab section below. Select the Additional Info tab and select "Early Career Professional".
- Next, click the Tuesday, May 16 tab and select the Fundamentals option and Student/Trainee rate from the pull down menu.
- If you wish to attend the Early Career Forum, which immediately follows the conclusion of the Fundamentals Course, click on the Wednesday, May 17 tab and select this option. The Forum is included in your registration.
- If you need assistance with your registration, please call Member Services at 847.375.4715.
CME credit is not offered for this course.
The live, interactive portion of the Course will take place Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 5:00-9:00pm and Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 7:00am-1:00pm.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
5:00 – 9:30pm
Trending Topics: The initial focus for the Fundamentals course will be a provocative exploration of trending topics in pain from both pain science and clinical perspectives.
- Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain – What is the evidence?
- Opioids as treatment for chronic pain – the intersection of science and current views on this controversial topic.
- Cognitive therapies as a potential first-line treatment – how science has advanced treatment
- Enhancing translational research studies to improve clinical outcomes.
- Can advances in the science and management of acute pain translate into reduced incidence of chronic pain?
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7:00 – 7:15am
Welcome & Introduction
7:15 – 9:15am
The Medical Management of Pain and its Scientific Foundation – Exploring how advances in treatment are founded in interdisciplinary pain science.
- Non-opioid analgesics
- Interventional Pain
- Multidisciplinary management of pain
- Overview of Palliative Care
9:15 – 9:30am
9:30 – 11:30am
Examining the whole person – integrating evidence-based research into clinical care
- Neuropathic pain
- Low Back pain
11:30 – 11:45am
Break and Pick-Up Lunch
11:45am – 12:55pm
Emerging research and treatment innovation
- Acute and chronic pain
1:00 – 4:15pm
Early Career Forum (Immediately follows the conclusion of Fundamentals)
CME credit is not offered for Fundamentals or the Early Career Forum.