Stephani Sutherland covered the APS 35th Annual Scientific Meeting with a three-part series of selected presentations that can be viewed on the Pain Research Forum website.
The Journal of Pain Advises Clinicians on Treating Patients Who Use Marijuana
The Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award recognizes significant career contributions of a psychologist who has a proven track record as an exceptional teacher of psychology.
Pain Research webinar was presented by 2013 Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain Awardees.
Today APS will receive a two-year research grant of $100,000 from the Mayday Fund to support the organization's Future Leaders in Pain Research Grant Program. The money will fund two $25,000 grants in 2016 and 2017 for basic science research.
Doctors Should Consider Cognitive Therapies as Potential First-line Treatment
AUSTIN, May 12, 2016 – Increasing practitioner skepticism about the long-term safety of opioid pain medications for treating chronic pain and compelling evidence showing the benefits of cognitive-based therapies are convincing more and more physicians to consider referring their pain patients for psychological care.
Two U.S. Pain Treatment Centers Honored for Achievements in Multidisciplinary Pain Care
AUSTIN, May 12, 2016 – The American Pain Society (APS), www.americanpainsociety.org, today honored recipients of its annual Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Awards recognizing the nation's outstanding pain care centers. Two multidisciplinary pain programs were recognized.
News from the American Pain Society’s 35th Annual Scientific Meeting
AUSTIN, May 12, 2016 – The American Pain Society (APS), www.americanpainsociety.org, today announced recipients of its prestigious achievement awards during the organization's annual scientific meeting. APS recognizes excellence in pain management with awards for career achievement, pain scholarship, education and public service, advocacy on behalf of children, outstanding service to APS, early career achievements, and journalism.
AUSTIN, May 14, 2016 – Although numerous studies prove that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is effective in chronic pain treatment, psychologists acknowledge they need to learn which components of CBT provide the best outcomes for different people with pain, according to UK-based clinical psychologist Lance McCracken, Ph.D. speaking in a plenary session today at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Conference, www.americanpainsociety.org.
AUSTIN, May 11, 2016 – Although policy issues may change, the debate on how to treat people with chronic pain has been a decades-long battleground in the ongoing liberal-conservative tug of war in American politics, according to author and medical historian Keith Wailoo, Ph.D., keynote speaker today at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Conference, www.americanpainsociety.org
National Pain Strategy Emphasizes Improved Self Care and Education To Help Reduce Pain-related Disability
AUSTIN, May 11, 2016 – The National Pain Strategy, released this year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, places strong emphasis on self management and patient education as critical pathways for improving treatment of chronic pain, especially the leading malady, back pain.
This is to equip states to improve the timeliness of surveillance of opioid-involved morbidity and mortality.
Chronic Pain Community Education Day - Attend the free pain management event on Wednesday, May 11 from noon to 4 pm at the JW Marriott Austin, Room 310-311.
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Up to $2 Million Pledged by Pfizer for Multiple Research Proposals
The American Pain Society (APS) today announced a new collaboration with Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) to allocate up to $2 million to fund research grants focused on solutions to improve care for individuals with chronic pain.
APS and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change (IGLC) are excited to announce their collaboration in a new $2 million funding opportunity focused on improving care for individuals with chronic pain.
Two new editions of Pain: Clinical Updates published in connection with the 2016 IASP Global Year Against Pain in the Joints offer help for clinicians treating patients with osteoarthritis and other joint ailments.
APS, a member of the Multi-society Pain Workgroup (MPW), representing more than 100,000 physicians and 15 medical societies, applauds the Washington State Health Care Authority's Health Technology Clinical Committee (HTCC) for preserving access to spinal injection therapies for millions of people who suffer from back pain.
In order to further scientific advancement, Leidos, a health, national security and engineering solutions company, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), created OnPAR (Online Partnership to Accelerate Research). OnPAR represents a new funding paradigm that provides a second opportunity for promising unfunded NIH research proposals. Leidos has developed the OnPAR processes and website and will manage the overall program.
Join us during the Twitter Chat on Thursday, 3/24 from 12-1 pm PST. Hosted by Standford Pain and Beth Darnall. #PainPsychChat @AmericanPainSoc