ASA launched a Pain Awareness Month campaign in September to educate and empower people with conditions that cause pain. Campaign materials included a video of a patient who worked with her physician anesthesiologist to gain control of her pain and a quiz for consumers on pain management options.

James D. Grant, M.D., M.B.A., FASA, on the opioid crisis and safe, effective pain management was featured in Becker’s Spine Review and HealthNewsDigest.com. Additionally, a mat release (a feature article that appears in newspapers or online to complement staff-written material) on the topic appeared in more than 1,000 online news outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Chicago Tribune, reaching more than 131 million people.

John Dombrowski, M.D., FASA, also wrote a LinkedIn article outlining the role pain management specialists have in providing treatments for pain beyond...

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