Case Reports

  1. Two total case reports are required and are due at time of application (by January 15th of each year)
    1. Case reports may pertain to perioperative, major acute medical or traumatic, or chronic pain management.
    2. Case reports must present different pain related scenarios.
    3. Case reports should employ a well-structured, balanced analgesic strategy.
  2. Review criteria will be the same for all applicants.
  3. Should involve patient care delivered during the 5-year period preceding the application date.
  4. Must be submitted with certification application.  (Deadline:  January 15th of each year)
  5. Each case report should reflect a coherent, cogent thought process regarding PAIN MANAGEMENT, patient assessment and management, and presented in a manner such that would be published in a peer reviewed journal above and beyond what is consistent with publication in JAVMA or other peer reviewed journals indexed in Pubmed.  Grammar, punctuation and spelling should be on a level consistent with that of a professional journal.
  6. Must be saved in PDF format, and emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by January 15th of each year.  Please save each case report in the following format:  ARN XX-XXXXXX-XX Case Report 1; ARN XX-XXXXXX-XX Case Report 2.
  7. Must be in English, typed in 12-font Times New Roman, double-spaced, and limited to 10 pages.
  8. Format (in order):
    1. Cover page to include Title and Applicant Registration Number. Do not write your name anywhere on the report.
    2. Applicant Registration Number: Please include in the upper right hand corner of each page.
    3. Introduction: Include on a separate page. Introduction should state the type of pain management case featured in the report, a brief listing of therapeutic modalities and/or pharmaceuticals used and outcome. The IVAPM looks favorably upon an integrated, multidisciplinary and/or multimodal approach to the management of pain with the use of physical modalities (including but not limited to: physical rehabilitation, physiotherapy, acupuncture, etc.) as well as pharmacologic interventions whenever possible.
    4. Clinical Report: Should consist of signalment, clinical history, findings, subjective assessments, objective assessments (including measurements, diagnostic findings, etc.). A detailed description of the pain management protocol employed including all therapeutic modalities and/or pharmaceuticals (to include dosages and references), and responses to therapy. All laboratory data should be formatted in a table.
    5. Clinical Outcome: A subjective and objective response to therapy (use of a pain- or disability-scoring system required). In chronic pain patients include recommended long-term pain management.
    6. Discussion: Author’s subjective critique. Can include rationale for use of analgesics and physical modalities, critical evaluation of patient care, deficiencies, and areas of possible case management improvement
    7. Summary: Provides an interpretive summary of the case report.
    8. References: MUST BE INCLUDED FOR ALL INFORMATION DERIVED FROM TEXTS OR SEARCH OF PAIN RELATED LITERATURE. Placed as Endnotes to document. Reference page numbers are required. References may include standard reference texts, online reference material (e.g. www.ivis.org, www.vin.com), published conference proceedings, and peer-review literature as indexed in PubMed (www.pubmed.org).
  9. Case Report will be graded by the following scores:
    1. Pass
    2. Fail
    3. Resubmit with revisions or clarifications

Examples: Case Report #1, Case Report #2, Case Report #3

For assistance please e-mail ivapm@xmi-amc.com.