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Eastern Pain Association Annual Meeting 2019 Abstract Session Award Winners

Authors Gharibo C, Nicholas D, Ohara K, Cao L, Saint-Preux F, Mendoza J, Portugal S, Gupta A, Sze-Tu R, Ibim SE, Levy HJ, El-Amin III SF

Received 15 January 2020

Accepted for publication 15 February 2020

Published 20 April 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 755—760

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S246073

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Robert B. Raffa


Christopher Gharibo

NYU Langone Health, New York, NY, USA

Correspondence: Christopher Gharibo NYU Langone Health, 333 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016, USA Tel +1-212-201-1004 Email cgharibo@usa.net

Introduction
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Pain Association provided a clear foundation for the future of pain medicine as it heralded the year 2020. The best way to optimally manage chronic pain patients of the future is for pain professionals to go back  to our past as a multidisciplinary discipline. The multimechanistic, multimodal and multidisciplinary approach lies at the heart of  Eastern Pain Association’s mission as a multidisciplinary society that is dedicated to disseminating scientific knowledge as it relates to pain medicine through improved pathophysiological understanding, discovery of new therapeutic targets and interventions to improve patient outcomes.
Moderation and a combination approach are key. We are not allowing the field of pain to be reduced to pro vs anti-opioid or pro vs anti-interventional pain wars. The focus is to gain a deeper understanding of our patients’ pain through improved knowledge, and the abstracts presented at the Eastern Pain Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting are a small step in that direction.
The three award-winning abstracts that are presented here give us a glimpse into what the future holds, from improved understanding of chronic pain mechanisms to further progress in the field of regenerative medicine. Enjoy.


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