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Inaugural Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress Taking Place October 21-22, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nicole Stagg
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More than 50 Organizations and Growing Unite to Address Opioid Epidemic and Overcome Barriers to Comprehensive, Integrative Pain Care 

Representing the full scope of licensed and certified health care professionals involved in pain care, along with insurers, people with pain, researchers, policymakers, and policy experts, the first-ever Integrative Pain Policy Congress will take place on October 21-22, 2017 in San Diego to bring together 75 leaders from more than 50 organizations committed to advancing individualized care for people with pain.

This Congress will connect key stakeholders in discussion to:

  • Achieve consensus on the definition of comprehensive, integrative pain care. 
  • Review the evidence base for this approach to pain management, and identify the gaps.
  • Explore payment models that take into account the intersections between pain management, addiction, and behavioral health.
  • Develop meaningful outcomes for post-Congress action among the participants and other interested organizations.

The Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) is hosting the Congress in partnership with the Integrative Health Policy Consortium, PAINS Project, and the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management. The event will be held at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront during AIPM’s 28th Annual Meeting.

Participating organizations and agencies include:

Read the full press release.

Media Relations Contact:
Amy Goldstein

Director, State Pain Policy Advocacy Network
Academy of Integrative Pain Management

913-484-2120

agoldstein@integrativepain.org