Dismiss Notice
Hey Texans—join us for a DFW meetup! Click here to learn more.

Best pain meeting?

Discussion in 'Pain Medicine' started by drrosenrosen, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. drrosenrosen

    drrosenrosen Anesthesiologist/Pain Physician
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    174
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    My department owes me one trip to a conference before I graduate. Thought I'd try to go to a pain meeting, but obviously just missed ASRA. Are there any reputable pain meetings between now and June? Am I correct in thinking that ASRA is the best one to go to? I'll probably try to hit that one up during fellowship next year. I know that AAPM is a disaster. What about ISIS, ASIPP, others? Thanks for advice.
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. algosdoc

    algosdoc algosdoc
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Messages:
    3,786
    Likes Received:
    1,470
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Much depends on what you want from a pain meeting...an overall survey? Scientific meeting? Cadaver course meeting? Political meeting?

    NASS, ISIS, SPPM, ASIPP, AAPMR have cadaver courses throughout the year...
    From the scientific, research, political, and educational standpoint, ISIS and ASIPP are almost diametric opposites but both have useful and necessary contributions. There is a perception that ASIPP is the only politically active organization for pain medicine, but this is incorrect. Their approach is designedly overt in that realm while other organizations use other approaches that may be just as effective in the long run. There is the perception that ISIS is the sole purveyor of science, but even with the position of ISIS in that realm, AAPMR, NASS, ASIPP, AAPM and others have many good publications and research models.
    The Bethnia spine course in Zurich in Jan is one of my favorites since it bridges pain and minimally invasive spine....
    So you need to pick your focus in pain....
     
  4. Disciple

    Disciple Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    2,472
    Likes Received:
    290
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    What's wrong with AAPM?
     
  5. PMR 4 MSK

    PMR 4 MSK Large Member
    SDN Advisor 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    4,182
    Likes Received:
    24
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    AAPMed or AAPMan?
     
  6. Jeff05

    Jeff05 Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2001
    Messages:
    1,059
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    if a Ca-3 who is doing a pain fellowship next year wants to go to a meeting, which one should he go to?
     
  7. Disciple

    Disciple Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    2,472
    Likes Received:
    290
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    AAPMed
     
  8. PMR 4 MSK

    PMR 4 MSK Large Member
    SDN Advisor 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Messages:
    4,182
    Likes Received:
    24
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    AAPMed I've enjoyed. AAPMan I won't join.
     
  9. brori

    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Because there are so many good meetings, I would make a list of your top five. The algosdoc website has a good list of relevant pain associations and meetings. If someone else is paying for it, I would then choose the location I would want to visit most out of the top five list.
     

Share This Page