Recap from the American Academy of Pain Management's Clinical Meeting

Karen Lee Richards Health Guide
  • This is the third and final installment of my trip to Nashville for the American Academy of Pain Management's 19th Annual Clinical Meeting.

    I'm back home now – got back Friday evening – and have tried to get some rest over the weekend.  It was a good conference and I'm glad I went, but the location was definitely not patient-friendly.  Of course, since it was primarily a conference for physicians, I wouldn't expect it to be. 

    The conference was held at the Opryland Hotel, which is an incredibly beautiful complex.  It's also incredibly large and spread out.  When we checked in they gave us a map to find our way around and we didn't leave our room without that map in hand. 

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    It was quite a hike from our room to the conference area.  I had originally thought that if I got too tired, around midday I might skip a session and go back to my room for a short nap.  Unfortunately that was out of the question since it would have taken most of the hour-long session just to walk to my room and back. 

    I held up well, though, and succeeded in getting a good amount of exercise.  In fact, I probably got more exercise in that week than I usually get in a month! 

    One of the highlights of the trip for me was finally getting to meet Dr. John Claude Krusz.  He answers our Ask the Expert questions and reviews the articles here on ChronicPainConnection.  Dr. Krusz is a wonderful man who cares deeply about helping his patients get relief from pain. 

    Oh, and we finally got that video I've been promising you to work.  It's just a brief look at where we were last week.  Teri Robert, MyMigraineConnection expert and my roommate for the week, is narrating. 

    So, without further ado...


Published On: September 15, 2008