Changing Mindsets to Enhance Pain Treatment Effectiveness is organized by Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) and will be held during May 01, 2018 - May 01, 2021.
The target audience for this medical event is all clinicians who treat chronic pain. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Patient expectations shape the experience of pain, pain treatment needs, and powerfully influence treatment response. Acquiring a positive mindset is critical to extinguishing nocebo responses and optimizing outcomes. Evidence shows that structure and function of the brain is changed by reducing a negative mindset in chronic pain. However, barriers exist for current “gold-standard” psychological treatment. Brief, low-cost treatments that target mindset as a psychological saboteur of pain and outcomes may be scaled to efficiently and economically address a key aspect of the pain crisis in the U.S. This program reviews the evidence, current studies, and future directions that hold promise for harnessing the mind-body connection for pain relief.
Conference Objectives are:
• Discuss how negative and positive expectations influence pain intensity
• DIscuss how negative expectations influence opioid analgesia
• Define pain catastrophizing and discuss its impact on pain outcomes
• Discuss how brief, targeted interventions may help shift mindset and address the unmet needs of patients who cannot access psychological treatment for pain
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.