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We believe innovation and technology are key to advancing healthcare, improving outcomes, and driving pain medicine forward.

Join us in finding novel and creative ways to advance our mission by taking part in our Innovation Challenge, designed specifically for innovators, healthcare entrepreneurs, startups, researchers and teams with solutions to improve the lives of people living with pain across all specialties and fields of medicine.

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AAPM is excited to announce our continued partnership with MIT Hacking Medicine to present the 3rd Annual Pain Innovation Challenge at the AAPM Annual Meeting at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, in Scottsdale, AZ, on March 9th, 2024. Our Founding Sponsors include Abbott and Saluda Medical – two incredibly innovative companies on the cutting edge of neuromodulation in pain medicine and digital health. Venture capital firms, including Rock Health, Health 2047, and Point32, will also participate in the event.

AAPM and MIT Hacking Medicine stand on the shoulders of giants to catalyze change in pain management. We seek pre-seed, seed, and Series A companies that have developed innovative solutions or technology to improve the lives of people living with pain across all specialties and fields of medicine. This includes, but is not limited to, pain management, nutrition, sleep medicine, neuromodulation, behavioral health, and process innovation. 

If your solution can change the lives of those living with pain, we want to hear from you.

During the AAPM-MIT Hacking Medicine Innovation Challenge, participants will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and solutions in a “shark tank” style competition in front of patients, providers, institutional and industry leaders, and venture