March 2016
David Craig, PharmD | Editor


Join Your Colleagues at the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin!

Collaborate with other pain professionals from across the country at the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting for one purpose and one passion: to increase the knowledge of pain and transform clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering.

These meeting events are ones you won’t want to miss:

  • Session Sound Bytes—Interact with speakers and engage in clinical and science dialogues during these TED-style talks in the Learning Lounge.
  • Town Hall Talks—Discuss trending topics in pain with colleagues in the Experience Exchange.
  • Author-Attended Poster Sessions—Interact with poster authors during two sessions in the Experience Exchange.
  • Special Interest Group Meetings—Open to all attendees to meet with colleagues who share similar interests.

The full schedule and more information about conference events is available online!

We look forward to seeing you in Austin and hope you’ll invite your peers to benefit from the meeting experience as well!

Register for the 2016 Annual Meeting

Fundamentals of Pain Management: An Interdisciplinary Primer

APS offers the 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 from 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 who 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