April 26-29, 2018: ACTTION at American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), Vancouver

  • A symposium focusing on the ACTTION-American Pain Society-AAPM Pain Taxonomy (AAAPT) for acute pain was chaired by Patrick Tighe, MD, and included presentations by him, Stephen Bruehl, PhD, and Carleton Dampier, MD, who discussed progress in the development of new taxonomies of pain, research methods for validating novel diagnostic criteria, and recent diagnostic criteria for acute and chronic pain associated with sickle cell disease.
  • Patrick Tighe, MD, received an AAPM Presidential Commendation in recognition of his contributions to the development of the AAAPT acute pain taxonomy and multidimensional framework and to the AAPM acute pain special interest group and journal, Pain Medicine.
  • Robert H. Dworkin, PhD, ACTTION Director, received the AAPM Founders Award, which is given "for outstanding contributions to the science or practice of pain medicine. This award is given for continued contributions for the basic or clinical science of pain medicine or for demonstration of clinical excellence or innovation in the practice of pain medicine."