1:30–3 pm Saturday, January 13

Psychology of Pain

Pain perception involves sensation, emotion, and cognition. This session will discuss how optimal patient care requires inclusion of pain psychology and psychopharmacology in interventional pain management treatment planning.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by the psychology of pain.
  • Support the utility of presurgical screening for implantable device medical decision making.
  • Review psychological issues related to opioid analgesic and psychopharmacologic regimens.
  • Recognize the range of psychotherapy approaches appropriate for patients with pain.
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1:30–3 pm Saturday, January 13

American Academy of Pain Medicine Session: Management of the Patient on Systemic Opioids

The opioid epidemic has prompted regulatory changes and new guidelines for the management of patients. In this session, we examine alternative strategies to opioids and advise on how to manage these challenging patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the literature on opioid reduction with neuromodulation.
  • Describe risks and benefits of continued opioid management.
  • Strategize management options for the dependent and addicted patient.
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1:30–3 pm Friday, January 12

Neuromodulation Primer-Advanced Practice Providers & Residents and Fellows

During this session, we will discuss the A to Z of implementing neuromodulation in practice, including patient identification, recruitment, screening, surgical pathway, and tracking outcomes. We aim to provide pearls of academic and professional wisdom.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify emerging pain treatments, supportive evidence, and practice integration.
  • Support your skills and practice confidently, humbly, and gracefully to patients and peers.
  • Explain how to enter the real world and manage opioids in the community and beyond, including patient selection, risk mitigation, and common pitfalls.
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