The 24th annual scientific meeting of the American Pain Society will take place in Boston (March 30 - April 2, 2005).The highlights will include: -5th Annual Paediatric Pain Forum; -Paper Sessions; -Internationally Renowned Plenary Speakers; -Special Interest Group (SIG) opportunities; (New this year!) -APS art exhibit.

BM&L reports “Conference Purpose and Objectives” as described in the program.

The 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society will offer the most current information about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute pain, chronic cancer and non-cancer pain, and recurrent pain. Pre-conference workshops are designed to enhance research or clinical skills pertinent to the management of pain. Useful as either refreshers or skill builders, they will feature a wide variety of subjects for professionals at several experience levels.

The 24th Annual Scientific Meeting is an arena for interdisciplinary exchange among pain scientists and healthcare professionals. By participating in this meeting, attendees can expect to achieve the following:

  1. Describe various pain management models.
  2. Critique current basic science, clinical, and psychological research with regard to its applicability to practice.
  3. Evaluate new trends, techniques, therapies, and diagnostic procedures in pain research and pain management.
  4. Assemble a network of professional colleagues.




Roger B. Fillingim, PhD, Chair
Gregory Terman, MD PhD, Chair-elect
Karen O. Anderson, PhD
Robert W. Gear, DDS PhD
Debra Gordon, MS RN CS
Carmen R. Green, MD
Joel D. Greenspan, PhD
William Maixner, DDS PhD
Timothy J. Ness, MD PhD
Karen G. Raphael, PhD
Lori A. Reisner, PharmD
Kathleen A. Sluka, PhD
Diana J. Wilkie, PhD RN
Lonnie Zeltzer, MD
Donna S. Zhukovsky, MD

EX-OFFICIO: Dennis C. Turk, PhD, APS President
Kenneth Lofland, PhD, Education Committee Chair


BM&L-March 2005