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Meeting Highlights from APS 2018

Meeting Information

March 4-6, 2018
American Pain Society Scientific Summit Anaheim, CA

The American Pain Society (APS) held its annual Scientific Meeting in the form of a Scientific Summit in March 2018, in Anaheim, California. Discussions and presentations focused on the central theme of Understanding Pain Mechanisms, including through clinical, translational, and basic science research.

Practical Pain Management reports on the highlights.

From this Meeting:

When assessing how to treat a patient in pain, first take gender into account
With greater emphasis placed on nonpharmaceutical management of pain, certain patient education and CBT approaches may benefit patients and practitioners.
Pain and emotions are processed by many of the same areas of the brain—helping physicians to connect the dots for effective treatment.
Biopsychosocial pain assessment may improve treatments for chronic and comorbid pain.
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