Healthcare Under Attack: Tools for Combating Cybersecurity Risks

In the healthcare sector, patient data and cybersecurity are major concerns. Not only is the healthcare industry a preferred hacker target, but the management of workers’ compensation claims frequently requires sharing sensitive claimant data among service providers. This session at the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference uncovered best practices for mitigating growing insider […]

Biofeedback in Pain Management

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Felix Laevsky, MS, from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab discussed how biofeedback is used in pain management treatment. Role of Biofeedback Develop skills to evoke relaxation response and control stress response. Develop skills to manage pain and pain related symptoms at any time in any real life […]

Role of Physical Therapy in Multidisciplinary Pain Management

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Hannah Nilles, PT, DPT, from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, discussed the role of physical therapy in a multidisciplinary pain management program. When patients start physical therapy in a multidisciplinary pain management program, their initial reaction is to question how this therapy is going to be different […]

Role of Psychology in Interdisciplinary Pain Management

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Patricia Cole, PhD, from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab discussed the role of psychology in an interdisciplinary pain management program. The initial psychological assessment for an interdisciplinary pain management focuses on whether there are any contra-indications pain management including: Significant cognitive impairment. If the patient has cognitive […]

What to Do After Formal Pain Management Treatment

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Management Annual meeting, a panel discussed how you approach patients after they have completed an interdisciplinary pain management program. The panel included: James Atchison, DO – Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Ravi Prasad, PhD – Stanford University School of Medicine Patricia Cole, PhD – Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Elizabeth […]

Current State of Interdisciplinary Treatment Programs

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Michael Harris, PhD, from Pacific Rehabilitation Centers, discussed the current state of Interdisciplinary pain treatment programs. Interdisciplinary Care means a group of different specialties and experts who are involved in patient pain care in an equal fashion, and share a single goal of improving the […]

Intro to Interdisciplinary Treatment Programs

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Management Annual Meeting, Stephen Stanos, DO – Swedish Health System and President-American Academy of Pain Medicine talked about why the time is right for interdisciplinary pain treatment programs. The opioid epidemic is getting lots of media attention these days and this has been changing prescribing habits of physicians. […]

Sleep Away the Pain

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, a panel discussed how the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and chronic pain. The speakers included: R. Robert Auger, MD – Mayo Clinic Fiona Barwick, PhD – Psychiatric and Behavioral Sciences Heather Poupore-King, PhD – Stanford Hospitals and Clinics Most treatment for chronic […]

Virtual Reality and Acute and Chronic Pain

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, a panel discussed the use of virtual reality (VR) for acute and chronic pain. The panel included: Kim Bullock, MD – Stanford University Jeffrey Gold, PhD – Keck School of Medicine, USC Ted Jones, PhD – Pain Consultants of East Tennessee There is a shortage […]

Brain Imaging and the Treatment of Chronic Pain

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Sean Mackey, MD PhD, Chief, Pain Medicine Division at Stanford University discussed the use of brain imaging in the treatment of chronic pain. This session discussed brain imaging technologies to study chronic pain, research, use case application, and medicolegal considerations. A key question in the treatment of […]

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