September launched "It Doesn't Have to Hurt" campaign by the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research and Dr. Christine Chambers. This campaign aims to provide parents with research evidence to help manage pain for children.
We were a Stakeholder Review Group for the draft CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and that the Opioid Issues Workgroup of the Public Policy Committee reviewed the document. We have elected to honor the request of the CDC in temporarily keeping both the Guidelines and our comments confidential in order to NOT create unnecessary dismay at a draft guideline that we have been assured is a first draft.
Register now for upcoming Pain Research Forum webinar, "Targeting Unusual Voltage-Gated Sodium Currents for Pain Therapy."
On September 15, 2015, the field of Neuroscience lost a giant and colleagues around the world mourned the passing of a friend, a gentleman and a scholar. After a long and very productive research career, William Darrell “Bill” Willis, Jr MD, PhD, 81, passed away, leaving behind a legacy of trainees and colleagues who were better scientists and better people for having known him.
Co-prescription of opioids and benzodiazepines or other sedating medications remains common, and unlike long-term opioid prescribing, has not peaked in the US.
On Friday, September 25, Laura Stone will discuss some of the latest research that is advancing the understanding of chronic low back pain.
IASP will present an award at the IASP World Congress on Pain to an individual or to a team who has achieved a level of excellence in programs of either: (1) Basic science research in pain or pain management OR (2) Clinical research or practice and/or policy changes in pain management in the developing world. Deadline is October 15.
A Virtual Balloon-Popping Task for Kids with CRPS. Virtual reality (VR) has been used to treat pain for over twenty years. Initial attempts took advantage of the immersive, interactive qualities of VR to distract patients who were undergoing painful procedures.
The IASP Council has approved plans to publish PAIN Reports, a peer-reviewed, online-only journal devoted to pain research and management.
This paper demonstrates that mammals have the capacity of nerve regeneration, and this process seems to be driven at a large extent by Activin signaling. The paper contain a series el elegant studies in different mouse strains and whole-genome expression screens.
The Basic Science Shared Interest Group (SIG) in conjunction with Pain Research Forum will be launching a Q&A section on the forums page mid-September.
Poor pain care is an unfortunate reality for many patients, especially those belonging to racial minorities. Adam Hirsh's study aimed to better understand how provider racial and contextual ambiguity influenced providers' pain care decisions.
The Midwest Pain Society is holding its 39th Scientific Meeting in Chicago October 16-17!
From the APS Newsroom
Current newsroom releases from The Journal of Pain.
The "It Doesn't Have to Hurt" social media initiative (#itdoesnthavetohurt) starts in September! This campaign will encourage people to share and discuss children's pain through blogs, videos, Twitter parties, Facebook polls, and social media images, all posted and promoted on the YMC website and social media.
Read this important message from NIH Deputy Director, Lawrence Tabak, and review the NIH Strategic Plan Framework and submit your comments.
This not-for-profit activity is intended for Clinical Psychologists, PhD/NP level Nurses, and Physicians who are interested in the assessment and treatment of Insomnia, and will include information on both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment. October 15-17, 2015.
The ASHP Foundation is now accepting applications for the Oncology Patient Care Traineeship and the Pain and Palliative Care Traineeship.