Pain affects more lives than the total number of lives affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined (Institute of Medicine Report, 2011). Pain is a leading cause of disability and a major public health problem. Moreover, the issue of ensuring appropriate interdisciplinary assessment and treatment of pain has a far-reaching impact on morbidity, mortality, quality of life, and economics—both of individuals and across the healthcare system. There is a continued need to connect the work of researchers studying the science of pain with those from multiple disciplines who seek to use the best-available evidence to treat and thus improve pain care. As the United States’ premier pain meeting, the American Pain Society (APS) provides attendees with a unique forum for sharing advances and standards in evidence based pain research and treatment by colleagues from all disciplines in pain, in a setting that encourages interactions between scientists and clinicians.
This meeting accomplishes that by providing you the opportunity to:
- interact with the best and brightest in pain research
- translate scientific discoveries into clinical practice
- connect with colleagues across settings and disciplines at numerous networking events, including shared interest group meetings and the opening reception with exhibits and posters
- raise questions, debate the implications, plan follow-up studies, and discuss results
- discuss your own research and clinical observations
- meet with more than 400 poster presenters to learn about their work and future research directions
- visit an extensive number of exhibit booths featuring products and services specifically designed for professionals who study and treat pain.
Speaker Presentations and Handout Materials
Registrants will be able to access and view the handout materials via the online Webprogram before the annual meeting. APS will not print a paper syllabus of speakers’ handouts. The Webprogram will become available for attendees’ use in April 2014.
Program Evaluation Tool
APS offers its meeting evaluation in an online format. Registrants will receive access to the evaluation system on April 30, 2014, and will login to the system using the same username and password that are used to register online for the annual meeting or to access the “Members Only” section of the APS website. The online evaluation can be completed during the meeting or after returning home. Participants will receive their CE certificate immediately after submitting their evaluations online. We encourage all attendees to complete this evaluation regardless of whether they are seeking CE credits.
Contacts:Phone: 847-375-4715 American Pain Society 8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60631