APS’ Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) offers innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary pain science educational sessions. These sessions focus on the following areas of acute pain, chronic cancer and non-cancer pain, and recurrent pain:
Attendees of the annual meeting
discuss real-world topics with pioneers and esteemed pain science professionals;
discover how current research is translated into clinical practice;
interact and reconnect with pain science professionals;
apply current research to clinical practice.
Educational sessions are developed to address the needs of both novice and advanced pain management researchers and clinicians in basic science, clinical research, and treatment advances. It is an interdisciplinary learning forum for scientists, pain clinicians, and other pain professionals and offers continuing education credit/contact hours for nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and psychologists.
Register for the APS Fundamentals of Translational Pain Medicine, a foundational pain science and pain management educational course specifically benefiting residents, fellows, PhD candidates and other early-career researchers and clinicians. The course will be held prior to the start of the 36th Annual APS Scientific Meeting and will provide participants an opportunity to intensify their interest in this specialty and enhance their professional practice. Learn more.
The annual dinner facilitates direct interactions among basicpain scientists on current trends in the field in an informal environment where debate and discussion are encouraged. Previous dinner topics addressed NIH rule changes to encourage the inclusion of males and females in research (2015), and the interpretation of novel animal models in preclinical pain research (2016). See highlights from the 2016 dinner here.
The Clinical and Basic Science Data Blitz will be held Wednesday, May 17, 6-8 p.m., in Pittsburgh as part of the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting. This year's Data Blitz will include selected presentations of new research in a rapid format, with presenters having 5 minutes to present data and 5 additional minutes for questions from the audience.
The APS Scientific Program Committee (SPC) invites you to submit a poster abstract and present to hundreds of pain professionals at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in Pittsburgh. The SPC is seeking original research that has not been previously presented or published elsewhere, prior to the APS meeting. All accepted posters will be presented at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting and will be published in a supplement to The Journal of Pain. Learn more.
Do you have a question you'd like the community to weigh in on? Maybe you'd like to ask your colleagues about the best experimental techniques to use in the lab, how to improve clinical care, or even about unpublished data? Now you can with PRF's new Q & A feature. Steve Davidson, U of Cincinnati, and Jeffrey Petruska, U of Louisville, have each posed a question--one about place preference boxes, the other about local anesthetics--to get things started. We'd love to hear what you have to say! Read more here.