American Academy of Pain Management to Hold 16th Annual Clinical Meeting

American Academy of Pain Management to Hold 16th Annual Clinical Meeting

Interdisciplinary Pain Organization Breaks Boundary Between Conventional
Western Medicine and Complementary and Alternative Approaches

SONORA, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ — The American Academy of Pain
Management (the Academy), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization
for clinicians who treat people with pain, will hold its 16th annual clinical
meeting, Clinicians United to Manage Pain, in San Diego, at the Manchester
Grand Hyatt, from September 22-25. The meeting will be co-sponsored by the
University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health
Sciences, and in association with Cleveland Chiropractic College.

The clinical meeting will offer sessions, lead by some of the nation’s top
pain experts, that will focus on: current trends and therapies in the field
including both allopathic and complementary and alternative (CAM) approaches
to pain conditions; clarify laws and policies related to pain management; and,
provide pain practitioners with the information and tools they need to
prescribe opioids correctly and within the boundaries of state and federal
law. Up to 28 Continuing Education credits will be available for most

A special California Workers’ Compensation track will be offered on
Thursday, September 22, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm that will cover topics such
as: ways to work within the system; understanding legal issues; and, how to do
functional capacity evaluations.

“Our clinical meeting is different from all others focusing on pain
management,” says Kathryn Padgett, PhD, Academy Executive Director. “We
educate clinicians from a truly interdisciplinary perspective. Our
organization supports an integrative model of healthcare — one in which
allopathic and CAM clinicians work together to find the most effective ways to
treat people with pain.”

In addition, at the Annual Meeting, the Academy will be launching an
initiative, called Project Connect, to help members and other pain management
clinicians, who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina, find work.
For more information about the meeting and a schedule of sessions, visit

About the Academy

The American Academy of Pain Management is a non-profit organization that
serves a broad range of clinicians who treat people with pain. Founded in
1988, the Academy has approximately 6,000 members and is the largest
interdisciplinary pain organization in the United States. The Academy
believes that effective pain management can be achieved through cooperation,
shared knowledge, and the collective wisdom of healthcare professionals from
many disciplines.

SOURCE American Academy of Pain Management
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