The Science and Practice of Pain in a Changing Healthcare Environment: The 26th Annual American Academy of Pain Medicine Meeting February 3-6, 2010

Jan 21, 2010, 08:57 ET from American Academy of Pain Medicine

More Than 600 Scientists and Physicians Gather to Learn the Latest In Pain Medicine

GLENVIEW, Ill., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The science and practice of pain medicine, as well as the changing healthcare environment and what it means for patient treatment, will be addressed at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 26th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas next month.  More than 200 scientific abstracts, as well as practical and plenary sessions will be presented February 3-6, 2010 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  

"AAPMedicine's Annual Meeting is the only medical meeting related to pain that 'puts it all together,'" said Eduardo Fraifeld, MD, and president-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. "Our members, attendees, and leaders bring together scientific research and the practical aspects of treating patients in one place.  This year we are poised to learn more about up and coming treatments for pain such as biologics, updates on newer, non-opioid approaches like peripheral nerve stimulation, as well as discuss how the coming healthcare reform will affect the way pain physicians care for their patients."

Newsworthy Topics:

Healthcare reform and pain management; cost analysis

of pain treatments; integrated, efficient approaches to

pain management; converting patients to methadone;

advances in pain genomics, new biologic treatments for

pain, advances in peripheral nerve stimulation;

comprehensive cancer pain care; and the future of

pain as a specialty.


Pain Medicine's Stake in Healthcare Reform

Daniel B. Carr, MD

Saltonsall Professor of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesia

Tufts University School of Medicine


Pain Genomics

Debra A. Schwinn, MD

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

University of Washington, Seattle

More Information:

For more than 25 years, the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) has been the medical specialty society representing more than 2,200 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