The annual meeting will "offer current information about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various pain types."
The 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society will “offer current information about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute pain, chronic cancer and noncancer pain, and recurrent pain.” Attendees can signup to participate in workshops that are designed to “enhance research or clinical skills pertinent to the management of pain; they will feature content appropriate for professionals at several experience levels.”
A PDF of the complete conference program is available for download.
Abstracts and Poster Presentations
This year’s annual meeting will feature will feature two author-attended poster sessions, with more than 250 posters selected for presentation. The APS has created a database of poster abstracts that includes the poster title, author name, poster number, and abstract ID number.
The APS website reminds conference goers that “There will be two poster sessions at the annual meeting. Posters ending in an odd number will be on display on Thursday, May 6. Posters ending in an even number will be on display on Friday, May 7.”
Hotel and Travel Information
It’s a bit late in the day, but interested parties can find information about housing options, ground transportation, and Baltimore attractions here.
Exhibits and Exhibitors
The 2010 meeting will feature nearly 200 booths and exhibits of “products and services specifically designed for multidisciplinary leaders in the study and treatment of pain.” Use this handy floor plan to find your way around the exhibit hall.
Session Handouts, Recordings, and Other Materials
The APS meeting is paperless and proud of it, so you’ll have to visit the Webprogram and Handout Database to download and print handouts. You’ll need a WebID and password (the ID and password you set up for the APS Members only section of the website, or the ID and password that you established at the time of online registration for the annual meeting.) to access this resource.
Other Notable Conference Events
Clinical and Basic Science Data Blitz, moderated by George Wilcox, PhD.
Corporate Satellite Symposia. There is no fee to attend these symposia, but preregistration is required.