January 2016
David Craig, PharmD | Editor


Annual Meeting: New Year, New Meeting

It is time to register for the premier pain science event. The APS 35th Annual Scientific Meeting brings pain professionals together from across the country for one purpose and one passion—to increase the knowledge of pain and transform clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering.

At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to collaborate on innovative and ground-breaking research and to network with peers who share your passion and commitment to pain research.

Reconnect with your colleagues this spring at the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. Register by March 11 and receive a special discount.

Register now.

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. Presenters will present data for 5 minutes and then answer questions from the audiences for 5 minutes. The moderators are Michael Jankowski, PhD; Steve Davidson, PhD; and Marie Hoeger Bement, PhD MPT.

APS will issue a call for submissions for the data blitz in February. Submissions will be due March 17.



APS Responds to CDC Opioid Guideline

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invited subject matter experts and the public to provide independent reviews of its most recent draft of its Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. On January 13, the APS Board of Directors released its response to the guidelines in hopes to promote responsible opioid prescribing and reduce opioid-related harm for people with chronic pain.