February 2016
David Craig, PharmD | Editor


Register Today for the 2016 American Pain Society Annual Meeting

People. Purpose. Passion.

The APS Annual Scientific Meeting unites pain professionals from across the country to ignite passion for pain research and treatment. Join us to learn about new advances in the field, network with your colleagues, and share your expertise.

Meeting events you don’t want to miss:

The 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting is unlike anything else because APS is your pain science home. Do not miss out on this live learning event!

Register before March 11 and save $100!

Clinical and Basic Science Data Blitz

The Clinical and Basic Science Data Blitz will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 6–8 pm, in Austin, TX, as part of the APS 35th Annual Scientific Meeting. The blitz will include selected presentations of new research in a rapid format, with presenters having 5 minutes to present data and 5 additional minutes for questions from the audience. The blitz will be moderated by Michael Jankowski, PhD; Steve Davidson, PhD; and Marie Hoeger-Bement, PhD MPT.

Submissions for the Data Blitz are due March 17.

Download the Submission Form

Fundamentals of Pain Management: An Interdisciplinary Primer

Just Added! APS offers popular Fundamentals of Pain Management: An Interdisciplinary Primer course to a wider audience in 2016

This 1½-day course will take place on Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11, as a preconference event before the APS 35th Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, TX. The course is designed to provide each participant with a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary learning, a mentored first exposure to the annual scientific meeting, and a foundation for lifelong learning focused on pain management. Past course agendas have included topics such as:

  • Communication: Patient-Centered Interactions
  • Are Opioid Analgesics Ever Appropriate for the Treatment of Chronic Pain?
  • Pain Assessment: Key Mechanisms of Nociception, Pain, Pain States, History, and the Use of Screening and Diagnostic Tools
  • Examining the Person in Pain: Spine and Neurologic Assessment
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Headache
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • and more!

The Fundamentals course is open to early career professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in pain management. Participants also have the opportunity to attend the Early Career Forum, which will take place 1–4:15 pm on Wednesday immediately following the close of Fundamentals. Please be sure to register for Fundamentals and also select the Early Career Forum from the list of annual meeting opportunities on Wednesday, May 11. Fundamentals attendees are also invited to attend the Early Career Breakfast on Saturday, May 14, 8–9 am; make this selection when completing your registration form.

The 2016 course is open to the first 100 early career professionals to register. The course fee is $225, which includes both the Fundamentals course and the student registration rate for the Annual Scientific Meeting! APS is not requesting applications to attend the Fundamentals course this year; registration is open to all early career professionals until capacity is reached.

Register for the Fundamentals course online.