CPRA Director & Scientific Advisory Board Member Present on TMD and Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

Posted on 2022-06-09 17:49:21.0

The Chronic Pain Research Alliance – an initiative of The TMJ Association – was created in 2009 to advance high-caliber research on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions (COPCs), of which TMD is one. This spring, the CPRA’s director, Christin Veasley, and Scientific Advisory Board Member, Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine and Redlich Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University, gave a presentation on COPCs at the ...

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Chronic Pain Patients Pinpoint the Need for Improved Methods to Assess Pain

Posted on 2019-11-22 21:41:35.0

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Pain Collaborative, comprised of advocacy leaders from across the pain community, today announced the publication of a report, titled "Chronic Pain Assessment: Patient Perspectives." The report, driven by survey data on patient awareness and satisfaction with current chronic pain assessment instruments, provides patient-informed recommendations that should be taken by physicians, patients, and advocacy organizations immediately to imp ...

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CPRA Releases First CME on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

Posted on 2019-06-27 19:43:29.0

Please circulate this announcement to your professional and/or departmental networks. ---- The Chronic Pain Research Alliance, in partnership with the International Pelvic Pain Society, is pleased to announce the release of our newly developed Continuing Medical Education (CME) program on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions (COPCs) titled, "A Biopsychosocial Approach to the Clinical Management of Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions."   This activity - hosted by the Interna ...

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Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations

Posted on 2019-06-20 18:45:08.0

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) required the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force to develop the Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations - PDF*, which identified gaps or inconsistencies, and proposed updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain. HHS Blog: Patient-Centered Care Is Key to Best Practices in Pain Management by Dr. Vanila M. S ...

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New Pain & COPCs Research Funding Opportunities

Posted on 2018-10-03 15:06:17.0

The NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) have just been released. Webinars to introduce the audience to a selection of these FOAs,  all seeking to develop medical devices to treat pain, are scheduled on (all times are eastern): December 13, 2018 | 3:00 to 4:00 PM  REGISTER December 20, 2018 | 1:00 to 2:00 PM  REGISTER   Funding Opportunity Announcements HEAL Initiative: Translational Development ...

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Patient-Focused Drug Development on Chronic Pain; Public Meeting; Request for Comments

Posted on 2018-08-29 16:00:30.0

We encourage patients with chronic pain to submit written comments for FDA's Chronic Pain Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting.                 $("#shareRoundIcons").jsSocials({ showLabel: false, showCount: false, shares: ["email", "twitter", "facebook", "googleplus", "linkedin", "pinterest", "stumbleupon", "whatsapp"] }); ...

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New Research Funding Opportunities - NIH Common Fund’s Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures Program

Posted on 2018-08-29 15:58:20.0

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is inviting applications for 5 funding opportunities for the NIH Common Fund’s Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures program. The NIH will host a pre-application interactive Q&A webinar for the FOAs on Sept 6, 2018 from 2-4 PM ET. Learn more at:                     $("#shareRoundIcons").jsSocials({ showLabel: false, showCount: false ...

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Digital Signals in Chronic Pain Study Seeks Participants

Posted on 2018-06-29 20:20:11.0

The CPRA took notice when Evidation Health announced a new study called the DiSCover Project (Digital Signals in Chronic Pain). We sat down with Evidation’s co-founder and president, Christine Lemke, who has chronic pain herself, to learn about this exciting new initiative and how those with pain can participate.     CPRA: Could you share with our readers a bit about your personal experience with pain? LEMKE: About 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with a genetic disorder – ...

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New Patient Self-help Guidebook

Posted on 2018-02-13 18:28:05.0

Read our self-help guidebook for patients with Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions. ...

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Cutting Edge Science Meeting to End Opioid Crisis - Understanding the Neurobiological Mechanisms of Pain

Posted on 2017-10-03 18:41:10.0

Partnering to Improve Chronic Pain Care. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) held three meetings this summer with the goal of developing the first public-private partnership (PPP) to develop safe and effective treatments for chronic pain, as well as new treatments for opioid addiction and overdose. The proposed partnership would be a joint effort of the NIH, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Christin Veasley, Director of the Chr ...

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New NIH Research Opportunities

Posted on 2017-08-31 17:17:27.0

Symptom Cluster Characterization in Chronic Conditions (R21) Symptom Cluster Characterization in Chronic Conditions (R01) ...

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CPRA Brochure Now Available

Posted on 2017-07-07 18:47:36.0

Read our new brochure, Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions.  This brochure addresses what are COPCs, how COPCs are diagnosed, the complexity of the chronic pain experience, and how to work with your health care provider to develop a treatment plan. ...

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Maternal Chronic Pain Study

Posted on 2017-07-07 18:44:37.0

A high proportion of women with children experience chronic pain conditions such as temporomandibular disorders, low back pain, headache, and fibromyalgia. Parenting with chronic pain is a unique challenge that many parents face. Oregon Health & Science University , Stanford, and Seattle Children's Hospital are conducting a study to learn more about the impact of maternal chronic pain in hopes of helping mothers and families in the future.  This study might be a good fit for you ...

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Sign and Share the White House Petition - Urging Implementation of National Pain Strategy

Posted on 2016-07-21 14:58:52.0

The Chronic Pain Research Alliance is a member of the Consumer Pain Advocacy Task Force (CPATF). The CPATF started a White House Petition to urge the implementation and funding of the National Pain Strategy (NPS). The NPS is a federal blueprint for a better future for people with chronic conditions to increase discovery research for new treatments, pain education, and insurance coverage and to recognize chronic pain as a disease. Currently, the NPS is housed at the Department of Health & Hu ...

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New NIH Funded Studies Focused on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

Posted on 2016-05-05 19:28:57.0

The following two studies have received funding through the National Institutes of Health Program Announcements on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions.   Title: GCAMP6 MICE FOR DETERMINATION OF MECHANISMS OF CHRONIC MUSCLE ACHE, PAIN AND FATIGUE Project Leader: Dr. Alan R. Light, University of Utah DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): GCAMP6 mice for determination of mechanisms of chronic muscle ache, pain and fatigue. Muscle pain and muscle fatigue are symptoms in many chronic diseases ...

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National Pain Study Released

Posted on 2016-04-06 17:59:10.0

Terrie Cowley, the TMJA's President and Co-founder of the Chronic Pain Research Alliance, Christin Veasley, Director and Co-founder of the Chronic Pain Research Alliance, and Drs. Ronald Dubner, William Maixner, Sean Mackey, and Allan Basbaum Scientific Advisors to the CPRA's Scientific Advisory Board served on the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC). The IPRCC was directed to develop the National Pain Strategy report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servic ...

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Your URGENT Attention is Needed TODAY before 12 PM Eastern

Posted on 2016-03-10 15:54:29.0

Your urgent attention is needed on an amendment up for vote today by our U.S. Senators. The Amendment 3435 to the S. 524 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act will direct the National Institutes of Health to intensify its research efforts on chronic pain and develop safe and effective treatments for chronic pain. This is critically important and your action can help to ensure that this important directive gets included in this bill! Please take 2 minutes to Contact Senator Minority Leader Ha ...

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Painful Truth about Opiod Abuse

Posted on 2016-02-29 20:44:02.0

Currently, bills addressing opioid misuse, overdose and addiction are quickly moving through Congress. However, legislation proposed to date has failed to include a critical component - funding for vital pain research to elucidate the causes and mechanisms of chronic pain and to develop safe, effective, non-addictive therapies to replace the need for addictive medications in the treatment of chronic pain. We authored a blog post published in the Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill, on February 23r ...

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Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee - December 2015 Webcast

Posted on 2015-12-17 18:39:15.0

The Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) is a Federal advisory committee created by the Department of Health and Human Services to enhance pain research efforts and promote collaboration across the government, with the ultimate goals of advancing the fundamental understanding of pain and improving pain-related treatment strategies. CPRA’s co-founder and director, Christin Veasley, has served on the IPRCC since its inception. She was asked by the IPRCC leadership to upd ...

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NIH takes action to bolster research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted on 2015-10-29 18:07:14.0

The National Institutes of Health is strengthening its efforts to advance research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), a disease for which an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment have remained elusive. The actions being taken include launching a research protocol at the NIH Clinical Center to intensely study individuals with ME/CFS and re-invigorating the efforts of the long-standing Trans-NIH ME/CFS Research Working Group with the National Institute of Neurolog ...

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Long-term opioid therapy relieves chronic pain in only 20 percent of women

Posted on 2015-10-21 17:51:47.0

The following article is by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News and was featured in EurekAlert!. New Rochelle, NY, October 8, 2015--Women, and especially younger women, are much less likely than men to have good relief of chronic, non-cancer pain with long-term opioid use, with only one in five women reporting low levels of pain and high levels of function with chronic opioid therapy in a new study published in Journal of Women's Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary An ...

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The Politics of Pain

Posted on 2015-10-21 17:42:42.0

Christin Veasley, Director of the Chronic Pain Research Alliance, was interviewed by Proto Magazine for the article entitled Politics of Pain which was published, October 2, 2015.  The following is an excerpt from this article. To read the full article, click here. ""We don't want this [National Pain Strategy] to be another federal report that gets published and shelved," says contributor Christin Veasley, co-founder of the Chronic Pain Research Alliance, ...

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NIH Study Finds More Than 1 in 10 American Adults Experience Chronic Pain

Posted on 2015-08-27 18:47:02.0

The Washington Post recently published an article discussing the NIH prevalence pain study findings.  It states "More than 25 million American adults -- about 11.2 percent -- reported having pain every day for the previous three months. Researchers said the same data suggests that more than 23 million Americans felt "a lot" of pain in the preceding months, and more than 126 million -- or more than half of all U.S. adults -- reported experiencing some sort of pain during ...

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NIH Holds Meetings on COPCs

Posted on 2015-07-23 14:45:32.0

With the goal of maximizing the federal research investment in COPCs, the NIH convenes the second federal meeting on COPCs, specifically to develop a NIH Common Data Elements program and federal data-sharing repository. This was called for in FY2015 U.S. Senate report language and included several CPRA Scientific Advisory Council members and CPRA co-founders. ...

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Posted on 2015-07-23 14:44:14.0

The interview conducted by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) with Dr. William Maixner on the publication of results of the OPPERA study was very informative. We thought you would like to read it.   In December 2013, the Journal of Pain published a special issue that featured the latest findings from the NIDCR-supported clinical study Orofacial Pain: Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment (OPPERA). The latest OPPERA findings, folded into eight original a ...

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NIH Reseases Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions Report

Posted on 2015-07-23 14:42:32.0

In September 2014, a meeting sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium was held to: Identify resources needed to enhance integration of existing data and optimize collection of data in the future to best advance research on overlapping pain conditions. Develop tools, models, and approaches to integrate ongoing and future data collection, analysis, and sharing. Address confidentiality issues relevant to accessing shared data. Develop approaches to expand clinical resear ...

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 New CPRA White Paper Released

Posted on 2015-07-23 14:40:31.0

The Chronic Pain Research Alliance produced its second white paper, Impact of Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions on Public Health and the Urgent Need for Safe and Effective Treatment, to promote awareness and research of a cluster of prevalent pain conditions that frequently co-occur.  These conditions come at a high cost; misdiagnosis, lack of coordinated medical care, and sparse safe and effective treatments. This report, which can be viewed and downloaded, includes detailed policy recom ...

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