On December 6, 2016, the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management convened its third annual Summit on Balanced Pain Management. The summit’s attendees and presenters included patients, advocates, health care providers, industry representatives and government officials.
Through panel discussions, featured speakers and on-stage interviews, the summit highlighted the benefits of balanced pain management and the barriers that prevent patients from accessing comprehensive, personalized and multimodal pain care.
Participants and attendees also explored the role of balanced pain management in national efforts to reduce opioid abuse. Summit programming concluded with the presentation of a Blueprint for Balanced Pain Management, which identifies next steps for summit participants to increase awareness and access to balanced pain management.