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#AAPM35: Pain Management, Collaboration, Innovations at the AAPM Annual Meeting

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For the last 35 years, the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting has been the premier place for physicians to network and speak to key stakeholders in Pain Medicine.

It’s an opportunity to form and further develop relationships among specialities in order to better improve patient care.

The meeting is the prime place for research in Pain Medicine. This year brought forth clinical pearls that aim to answer important questions around EMG …

… new research into effective therapies for complex regional pain syndrome …

… the prevalence of obesity in pain management …

… migraine mangement …

… as well as insights into combat medicine.

Of course, there was much debate and discussion on the opioid epidemic.

AAPM as always highlighted different takes on treatment, underling the fact that pain management is especially complex and requires an evidence-based approach.

Overall, it was a productive meeting!

That’s a wrap for the 2019 AAPM Annual Meeting!

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