CDC is looking for new panel members with expertise in prescription drug overdose. Nominations are due March 31, 2017. More information.
The new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will be releasing a new funding announcement titled, "Optimal Treatment Sequences for Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain."
Chronic pain is a major health problem, particularly among economically disadvantaged people. Preliminary results of a PCORI-funded project suggest that group sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy and education about pain can help disadvantaged people deal with chronic pain. If the methods prove effective, healthcare providers may be able to offer evidence-based pain-management approaches that don't require advanced technology.
Tai Chi, a low-impact mind-body exercise, can be as effective as neck exercises in relieving persistent neck pain, according to results of randomized controlled trial reported in The Journal of Pain.
The two priority research questions of this funding announcement are:
HHS has funded 44 states, four tribes and the District of Columbia in an effort to improve access to treatment, reduce opioid related deaths, improve drug misuse preventios efforts, and support data and analysis of overdoses.
Strategies to Prevent Unsafe Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care among Patients with Acute or Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, has been released. Submit letters of intent by September 14, 2016, 5 pm EST.
The first-ever North American Pain School (NAPS) took place June 26-30, 2016, in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. An educational initiative of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP); Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION); and the Quebec Pain Research Network (QPRN), NAPS brought together leading experts in pain research and management to provide 30 trainees with scientific education, professional development, and networking experiences.
Research indicates racial bias may affect diagnosis and pain treatment in minority patients.
CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2016 -- As many as 25,000 people a year worldwide lose limbs from land mine blasts, and a new study, published in The Journal of Pain, shows that transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) administered to the scalp can stimulate the brain and provide significant reductions in phantom limb pain.
Celebrating 40 years of innovation, research and collaboration, the 2016 Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain recipients gathered at the plenary meeting held July 15-18, 2016, in Palo Alto, CA. Many APS past recipients spoke at the 40th Anniversary of the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars to support an outstanding investment in biomedical sciences for early career professionals. Click here to read coverage of the event.
Study Shows Pain Often Improves in Older Veterans
Study Shows Distress Intolerance Associated with Opioid Misuse
Call for Nominations for the American Psychological Foundation's (APF) 2017 Gold Medal Awards for Life Achievement in Psychology.