At the 25th Annual Clinical Meeting, you will get information and education you won’t find anywhere else. Engaging presentations by top experts in the field of integrative pain management will expand and support the way you think about caring for people in pain. Practical, roll-up your sleeves, hands-on sessions provide you with tools you can use and allow you to network with your peers—all in a joyful and collegial atmosphere that welcomes all clinicians who care for people with pain.
The Academy's annual meeting is open to any clinician who practices, or is interested in, practicing pain management from an integrative perspective.
Network with your peers and exhibitors at the official kick-off event of the annual meeting in the exhibit hall.
Our pre-conference courses are led by experts in the field.
Enjoy cocktails and and hors d’oeuvres while mingling and networking in the exhibit hall.
Test your knowledge, compete with your peers, and have a lot of fun at our second annual Pain Game.
Present your research, or discover new scientific breakthroughs, in pain management at the 2014 poster sessions.
Gain a professional edge and become a credentialed member. Presentations at the meeting can serve as study aids for either the General or the Advanced Credential. Apply now if you would like to take the exam. The exam will be offered Sunday afternoon.
The 2014 mobile meeting app will let you plan what you want to see, find where you want to go, and a way to share your favorite sessions through your social networks. Free downloads for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, or Android will be available soon!
The Academy is applying for approval of 26 hours of credit (6 hours pre-meeting; 20 hours meeting) for the following disciplines:
After attending the annual meeting, you will be able to:
Describe the benefits of using an integrative model of care to manage pain.
Explain how research is supporting integrative pain management techniques.
Assess pain using a variety of strategies.
Create a treatment plan for the patient with chronic pain that incorporates complementary, lifestyle, and mind-body therapies when appropriate.
Our meeting is a collaborative effort and each year we look to our partners to help us create and promote the meeting to their constituents. This marks the sixth year that the Academy has partnered with the University of Arizona center for integrative medicine and graduates from their fellowship program will be presenting throughout the meeting. For the third year, we are partnering with Project Echo™ Chronic Pain and Headache Clinic at the University of New Mexico, and for the second year, the University of Nebraska School of Nursing and the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy will partner with us and continue to provide accreditation.