Scientific Meeting SIG Schedule
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are a forum where APS members can meet and discuss a field or topic of common interest. Hear the latest in pain research from experts as they share emerging science and how it translates to clinical practice at the Scientific Meeting. Members and Nonmembers may attend any Special Interest Group meeting in Milwaukee.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Precision Pain Care and Ethical Implications: Pain and Genetics and Ethics SIGs Meeting
Pain and Genetics SIG Chair: Vidya Chidambaran, MD @Vidyachidambar1
Ethics SIG Co-Chair: Samantha Rafie, PhD @ChronicPain_Doc
Ethics Sig Co-Chair: Sarah Rispinto, PhD
Esther Bernhofer, PhD RN-BC, CPE; Associate Professor; Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University
Inna Belfer, MD PhD; Program Director, Nasic & Mechanistic Research Branch; National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
3:15 - 4:15 pm
Nursing, Geriatric, and Pain Education SIGs: Pain Management in the Context of the Opioid Epidemic
Nursing SIG Chair: Staja Booker, PhD RN
Pain Education SIG Chair: Shaheen Lakhan, MD
Panelists will include: Dr. Miroslav Backonja, MD; Dr. Renee Manworren, PhD APRN-BC FAAN; Dr. Barbara St. Marie, PhD ANP-BC GNP-BC; and will be moderated by Dr. Shaheen Lakhan, MD.
SIG Chairs: Dr. Staja Booker, PhD RN and Dr. Keesha Roach, PhD RN (Nursing); Dr. Ellen Terry, PhD and Marilyn Bazinski, BSN RN-BS (Geriatric Pain); Dr. Shaheen Lakhan, MD and Dr. Talal Khan, MD (Pain Education).
Clinical Trials SIG Meeting
Chair: Neil Singla, MD
This SIG meeting does not offer CE.
Friday, April 5, 2019
1:45 - 2:45 pm
Sickle Cell Pain SIG Meeting
Chair: Carlton Dampier, MD
VA/DoD SIG Meeting
Chair: Laura Wandner, PhD
Co-Chair: Mary Driscoll, PhD
3 -4 pm
Basic Science SIG Meeting
Chair: E. Alfonso Romero-Sandoval, MD PhD
Co-Chair: Sarah Ross, PhD
Geoffroy Laumet, PhD
Michael Burton, PhD
Psychosocial Research SIG Meeting
Co-Chair: Patrick Finan, PhD
Co-Chair: Shreela Palit, MA
Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents SIG Data Blitz
Chair: Jennifer Rabbitts, MD
Vice Chair: Eric Scott, PhD
Past Chair: Bill Zempsky, MD
4:45 - 5:45 pm
Primary Care SIG Meeting
Chair: Jessica Merlin, MD MBA
Headache SIG Meeting
Chair: Greg Dussor, PhD
Co-Chair: Andrew Russo, PhD
Pain and Disparities SIG Meeting
Chair: Vani Mathur, PhD
Vice Chair: Mary Janevic, MPH PhD
Three panelists will share their experiences in recruiting and retaining diverse samples for pain-related research, highlighting effective strategies and lessons learned.
Kate Yeager, PhD, RN, MS [Emory University] is a nurse scientist who will talk about her experience recruiting African American cancer patients with pain and other burdensome symptoms from a safety net hospital and tertiary cancer center.
Jamie Rhudy, PhD [The University of Tulsa] is a clinical psychologist who serves as the PI for the Oklahoma Study for Native American Pain Risk, an NIH funded study to identify the physiological and psychosocial mechanisms of pain risk in Native American adults. He will discuss his experiences with the challenges (and advantages) of working with Native American IRBs and the local communities. Further, he will talk about the tactics his team uses for recruitment, as well as methods for maintaining engagement in long term follow up assessments.
Mary Janevic, PhD, MPH [University of Michigan School of Public Health] is a community health researcher who will discuss strategies for recruiting older African African adults in an economically-challenged urban setting to participate in behavioral interventions.
Speakers will use a solution-oriented approach that will enable audience members to think about new strategies for how they can increase the diversity of participants in their own studies. We will then engage in a discussion, encouraging audience contributions and questions.
The annual Pain and Disparities SIG Young Investigator Poster award will also be presented.
Integrative Pain Management Case Studies in Holistic and Patient-Centered Care: CAM SIG Meeting
Chair: Norman Kettner, DC
Co-Chair: Lucy Chen, MD
Shaheen Lakhan, MD
6 - 7 pm
Measurment of Pain and Its Impact SIG: Laboratory-Based and Practical Bedside Applications of Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST)
Co-Chair: Kristin Schreiver, MD PhD
Co-Chair: Elizabeth Roy Felix, PhD
Sex & Gender in pain and Analgesia SIG Meeting
Chair: Samar Khoury, PhD
Co-Chair: Carol Meloto, DDS PhD
This SIG meeting does not offer CE.