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Meeting Highlights from American Pain Society 35th Annual Meeting

Meeting Information

May 11-14, 2016
Austin, TX

The American Society of Pain recently held their annual meeting in Austin, Texas. The PPM editorial team was on hand, including Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA, Robert J. Gatchel, PhD, Nikki Kean, John Claude Kursz, MD, PhD, and Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH. We were all impressed by the research presented about the impact of pain on the brain and central sensitization. Following are highlights from the meeting.

From this Meeting:

Dr. Forest Tennant reviews the highlights from the American Pain Society's annual meeting, including low-dose naloxone, CRPS, TBI, neurosteroids, and opioid resistence.
Three new research studies presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Pain Society offer new insight about the role of sleep, pain, depression and genetics.
New research presented at the American Pain Society's annual meeting provides new insights on the benefits of exercise for managing pain.
An exercise regimen prior to surgery may help reduce post-operative pain. But when starting a program, go slow to avoid muscle soreness, according to presentations at APS.
A new study has found African Americans patients appeared to experience a greater overall pain severity compared to European Americans and a greater number of body regions with moderate to severe pain.
Centralized pain and pain catastrophizing differ among African American and non-Hispanic whites. Learn more about these differences.
Very little information regarding optimal pain treatments for overweight or obese children undergoing tonsillectomy exists, according to a new literature review presented at this year’s meeting of the American Pain Society.
Two new studies presented at the American Pain Society's annual meeting examine pain and fibromyalgia and how they may be impacted by cognitive dysfunction and circadian activity rhythms.
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