Training Health Care Providers on Pain Management and Safe Use of Opioid Analgesics – Exploring the Path Forward
Persons interested in attending this public workshop must register online before May 1, 2017.
Moving Toward Improving Health & Quality of Life of Individuals Living in Chronic Pain - Webinar on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Hosted by the office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is pleased to launch NIDCR 2030, a strategic visioning initiative designed to advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research over the next 15 years.
"We are committed to going through all of the important work HHS does — in payments, prescribing guidelines, and more — to ensure that we are not pushing doctors toward quick fixes that risk lives. Our goal, in all that we do, should be to promote healthy, evidence-based ways of managing pain and to help providers and patients make responsible choices.
In part, that will happen through the implementation of the National Pain Strategy, led by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the NIH, and through the Interagency Task Force on Pain Management, which is in the process of being assembled this spring," Thomas E. Price, M.D.
CDC launches the first in a series of interactive, online trainings for healthcare providers. These trainings feature the recommendations in the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, providing sample scenarios, feedback, and resources.
The President and other leaders of the APS have met with the Steering Committee of the NIH Pain Consortium annually since 2005.
The NIDCR is pleased to launch NIDCR 2030, a strategic visioning initiative designed to advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research over the next 15 years.
CHICAGO, March 31, 2017 – The American Pain Society (APS), www.americanpainsociety.org, today condemned the Trump Administration's proposed 19 percent cut in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and warned that such a draconian budget reduction would devastate biomedical research in the United States unless Congress acted to prevent it.
APS has a responsibility to our members and the scientific community to advocate against issues that can negatively impact the ability to conduct research and treat patients effectively.
Registration is open for the 2017 Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium to be held on May 31st and June 1st, 2017, NIH Campus, Natcher Auditorium, Bethesda, MD.
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) will hold a seminar, "Natural Approaches to Chronic Pain," on Saturday, April 29 from 8 am-2 pm at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on approaches to improve pediatric care. Through the RFI, CMS is specifically seeking input on approaches to improve the quality and reduce the cost of care for children and youth enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CMS is exploring concepts that encourage pediatric providers to collaborate with health-related social service providers at the state, tribal, and local levels and share accountability for health outcomes for children and youth enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.
The IASP Early Career Research Grants Program supports the development of young researchers starting their careers as independent investigators. The application deadline has been extended until February 8. Don't miss this opportunity!
Proposal from DEA to go from temporary to permanent Schedule 1 scheduling for three synthetic cannabinoids. Comments due February 27th.
Applications for NAPS 2017 are being accepted through February 28, 2017.
"Two years after the United States saw a record 27,000 deaths involving prescription opioid medications and heroin, doctors and regulators are sharply restricting access to drugs like Oxycontin and Vicodin. But as the pendulum swings in the other direction, many patients who genuinely need drugs to manage their pain say they are being left behind."
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other federal agencies issued a final rule to update regulations that safeguard individuals who participate in research.
PCORI re-opens funding announcement, "Comparison of Surgical and Nonsurgical Options for Management of Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain."
ICCNU 2017 will be held in Seoul, Korea from September 21 to 23, 2017, organized by the International Society of Peripheral Neurophysiologic Imaging (ISPNI), Korean Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Sonography (KANMS∙SONO), and Korean Association of Pain Medicine (KAPM).
The AMA recently alerted the Federation to a notice from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that effective January 1, 2017, the DEA was changing its long-standing policy of allowing a grace period for registrants who failed to file a timely renewal application.