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 […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Management Annual Meeting, a panel discussed approaches to diagnosis and treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The speakers included: R. Norman Harden, MD – Northwestern University, Athens, GA Viviana Tawfik, MD, PhD – Stanford University School of Medicine Complex regional pain syndrome, formerly known as reflex sympathetic […]

The Evolving Health System

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, EVP, Chief Clinical Officer from Providence Health & Services gave a physician executive’s perspective on the evolving healthcare system. The good news about healthcare is that almost everything is getting better around the world. Life expectancy around the globe is increasing as […]

Developing Collaborative Multidisciplinary Models

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Management Annual Meeting, Catriona Burist, DPhy, from Oregon Health Sciences University discussed the State of Oregon’s experience in developing collaborate Care multidisciplinary models for Medicaid patients. The goal of the Oregon Opioid Initiative was to reduce deaths, non-fatal overdoses, and harm to residents from prescriptions while expanding non-opioid […]

Collaborating with Insurers

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, a panel discussed how payers and providers can better collaborate to provide treatment that is both cost-effective and evidence based. The panel included: Kimberly George – Sedgwick (moderator) Steven Stanos, DO – Swedish Health System (moderator) Teresa Bartlett, MD – Sedgwick Geralyn Datz, PhD – […]

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