The 27th Annual American Academy of Pain Medicine Meeting March 24-27, 2011

Mar 22, 2011, 06:00 ET from American Academy of Pain Medicine

More than 800 Pain Scientists and Physicians Gather to Learn the Latest Advances in Pain Medicine

Pain Medicine DC: The Governing Voices of Pain: Medicine, Science and Government

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest research, education and regulations that affect the practice of pain medicine by physicians and their treatment teams will be the focus of the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 27th Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland this week. In addition, 175 scientific abstracts, as well as practical and plenary sessions will be presented March 24-27, 2011 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

The American Academy of Pain Medicine expects this year's meeting to benefit both primary care and pain physicians, as expert faculty focus on improving the care delivered to pain patients and advancing the knowledge of comprehensive pain medicine. AAPMedicine's Annual Meeting "maintains the Academy's commitment to the continuum of care for the chronic pain patient by bridging together emerging medical management therapies and protocols with the latest advancements in interventional pain procedures," said Perry G. Fine, MD, President-Elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. "We are also pleased that Harvard Business School economist, Regina Herzlinger, Ph.D., one of the country's most knowledgeable and articulate experts on the U.S. healthcare system, will speak to the Academy regarding its future implications on the specialty of Pain Medicine."

Newsworthy Topics: Innovative management strategies for patients suffering with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS); army pain management: from injury to home; advancements in pelvic pain; evidence-based therapies in cancer pain management; and a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) update—e-prescribing.

Keynote: Consumer-Driven Health Care: Implications for the Pain Physician

Regina E. Herzlinger, Ph.D., the Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School

Plenary: Medical Specialties Converge: Future Perspectives of Interventional Pain Physicians and Spine Surgeons

Timothy R. Deer, MD
President & CEO
Center for Pain Relief Inc, Charleston, WV

Robert M. Levy, MD, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurological Surgery & Associate Professor of Physiology
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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For more than 27 years, the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) has been the medical specialty society representing more than 2,500 physicians practicing in the field of comprehensive pain medicine. The Academy is involved in education, training, advocacy and research in the specialty of pain medicine. Information is available on the practice of pain medicine at

SOURCE American Academy of Pain Medicine