February 2015
David Craig, PharmD | Editor

APS E-News | February 2015


Are You Excited?

Lend your voice to this year’s Annual Meeting! Read more.


Reconnect with the passion that led you to your career as a pain researcher or clinician. Read more.

Submit Your Research for Presentation

The Clinical and Basic Science Data Blitz will be held on Wednesday, May 13, from 6:15–8:15 pm in Palm Springs as part of the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting. Read more.

Funding Announcements

Clinical Evaluation of Adjuncts to Opioid Therapies for the Treatment of Chronic Pain (R01)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) aims to fund applications designed to assess the clinical value of adjuncts prescribed to chronic pain patients together with opioid analgesics. Read more.

Development of Opioid and Adjuvant Fixed Combination Dosage Forms for the Treatment of Chronic Pain with Reduced Addiction Potential (R41/R42)

This funding opportunity announcement seeks small business organizations to develop opioid and adjuvant drug combinations within a single dosage form for treatment of a pain condition. Read more.

Neurobiology of Migraine (R01)

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is issued by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pain Consortium. Read more


Welcome New Members

APS is pleased to welcome and recognize the following new members from January 2015. Read more.


The Journal of Pain Highlights

The following highlights summarize selected articles from The Journal of Pain (Volume 16, Number 2, February 2015 Issue). 

Nonopioid Substance Use Disorders and Opioid Dose Predict Therapeutic Opioid Addiction

The Current State of Physical Therapy Pain Curricua in the United States: A Faculty Survey

Pain Medicine Highlights

The following highlights summarize selected articles from Pain Medicine (Volume 16, No. 1, January 2015 Issue).

A Brief Peer Support Intervention for Veterans with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Pilot Study of Feasibility and Effectiveness

The Influence of Healthcare Professional Characteristics on Pain Management Decisions

PAIN Highlights

The following highlights summarize selected articles from PAIN (Volume 156, No. 2, February 2015 Issue).

Association of Functional Variations in COMT and GCH1 Genes with Post-herniotomy Pain and Related Impairment

Effects of Testosterone Replacement in Men with Opioid-Induced Androgen Deficiency: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Important Dates

Clinical and Basic Science Data Blitz
Deadline: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Annual Scientific Meeting
Early-bird registration deadline: Monday, April 13, 2015