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The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is the medical specialty society representing physicians practicing in the field of pain medicine. As a medical specialty society, the Academy is involved in education, training, advocacy, and research in the specialty of pain medicine.

The practice of pain medicine is multi-disciplinary in approach, incorporating modalities from various specialties to ensure the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the pain patient. AAPM represents the diverse scope of the field through membership from a variety of origins, including such specialties as anesthesiology, internal medicine, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, and psychiatry.

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AAPM FoundationThe Foundation’s purpose is to advocate for "patient safety" by providing funding support to expand and enhance research and education, and advocating for improved training and credentialing as a way to advance pain management.

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Latest Pain News

Drug-poisoning Deaths Involving Opioid Analgesics: United States, 1999–2011
September 2014 [Source: CDC, NCHS Data Brief]

Researchers Unlock New Mechanism in Pain Management
September 4, 2014 [Source: University of Calgary]

September is Pain Awareness Month
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New Drug Promises Relief for Inflammatory Pain, Stanford Scientists Say
August 27, 2014 [Source: Stanford University School of Medicine]

Some Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Affect More Than Their Targets
August 21, 2014 [Source: John Hopkins Medicine]

Opioid Users Breathe Easier with Novel Drug to Treat Respiratory Depression
August 19, 2014 [Source: American Society of Anesthesiologists]

Open Payments System Reopens, Extends Physician Registration and Review Period
August 15, 2014 [Source: CMS]

Stanford Study Reveals Brain Mechanism Behind Chronic Pain’s Sapping of Motivation
July 31, 2014 [Source: Stanford University]

Painkiller Reduces Hypersensitivity to Pain in Patients with Fibromyalgia
July 31, 2014 [Source: University of Florida]

Pain Care Coalition Supports S. 2529 to Reauthorize "NASPER" Law
July 17, 2014 [Source: Pain Care Coalition]

CMS Proposes to End Sunshine Act CME Exclusion
July 11, 2014 [Source: California Medical Association]

Opioid Painkiller Prescribing
July 2014 [Source: CDC MMWR]

Federal Pain Research Database Launched
May 27, 2014 [Source: NINDS]

AAPM Call for Nominations for 2015 Board and Nominating Committee and Awards: Submission Deadline is June 30, 2014. For more information...

Policy: NIH to Balance Sex in Cell and Animal Studies
May 28, 2014 [Source: Pain Research Forum]

UNC Researchers Find New Target for Chronic Pain Treatment
May 21, 2014 [Source: University of North Carolina School of Medicine]

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