The CDC is seeking applications to investigate the connection between Rx opioid use and transition to heroin. Application submissions are due February 15, 2016. Click here for more information.
The North American Pain School, an educational initiative of IASP, in collaboration with ACTTION, will bring together leading experts in the fields of pain research and management to provide a unique educational and networking experience for the next generation of basic science and clinical pain researchers.
News from The Journal of Pain, new research on opioid prescribing in Washington State reports that a health plan initiative to change shared expectations of physicians regarding clinically appropriate drug levels for long-term management of chronic pain achieved significantly greater reductions in opioid dosing.
"Autoantibodies from RA patients administered to mice cause pain-like behavior, independent of inflammation, through chemokine signaling."
An e-newsletter from the Chronic Pain Research Alliance designed to provide up to date information on recent basic science and clinical pain research for all members of the pain community.
Children who still have moderate to severe post-operative pain one month after a surgical procedure are at risk for deterioration of their health-related quality of life, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain.
Join Jennifer Stinson, RN-EC, PhD, CPNP, from The Hospital for Sick Children, at the upcoming webinar - One size doesn't fit all: Personalized digital health approaches to chronic disease management. On Monday, January 25, 2016, from 3 pm - 4 pm EDT.
From the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, statistics show new findings in adolescent back pain.
The Clinical and Basic Science Data Blitz will be held Wednesday, May 11, 6–8 pm, in Austin, TX, as part of the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting. The Call for Submissions for the Data Blitz will be available on February 4, 2016. The submission deadline is March 17, 2016.
A multicenter team of Spanish researchers conducted a randomized clinical trial to compare the one-year effectiveness of manual physical therapies, including desensitization maneuvers of the central nervous system, and surgery in patients with CTS. CTS surgery has the highest utilization rate among upper extremity procedures performed.
At the American Society of Hematology meeting in November, attendees identified that chronic pain management is an significant need that hasn't been met for peope suffereing from sickle cell disease. Health care professionals and research organizations teamed up to discuss ways to improve collaboration between the groups.
The next meeting of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015. The meeting will feature invited speakers and discussions of committee business items including pain research updates from federal agencies and
discussion of a federal pain research strategy. The meeting will be open to the public and accessible by live webcast.
The Basic Science SIG in conjunction with Pain Research Forum (PRF) started a Q & A forum on the PRF website. The Q & A is now available for readers to ask the community for answers. Ask your questions today and start a discussion!
Marvelous interactive professional training on talking to patients about Pathways to Safer Opioid Use leading to better decisions & outcomes.
In a cohort of individuals on long-term opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain, greater opioid dose in oral morphine equivalents was associated with higher odds of mental health issues and concerning behaviors related to opioids.
Many people question how easy it is to fake pain. Marian Stewart Bartlett along with colleagues tested a computer system that is devised to discern true from fake facial expression of pain.