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Released: 28-Jun-2019 3:30 PM EDT
American Pain Society To Cease Operations
American Pain Society

Since 1977, the American Pain Society (APS) has served as a leading advocate for advancing pain research and multidisciplinary pain management. Its annual meetings and publications have provided many years of cutting-edge education for practitioners treating patients with chronic pain. Today, the organization announced it filed for Chapter 7 protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

5-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
NIH Calling Pain Investigators to Join HEAL Initiative Research
American Pain Society

In April 2018, NIH launched the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to attack the national opioid public health crisis. Today, at the American Pain Society Scientific Meeting, a leading NIH official said the HEAL Initiative offers a tremendous opportunity to advance the science of pain and more effective, nonaddictive treatments. The HEAL Initiative will foster unprecedented collaboration among federal agencies, academic research institutes and the health care industry.

4-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Targeting Emotional Aspects of Pain Could Reduce Opioid Dependency
American Pain Society

Today at the American Pain Society Annual Meeting, a plenary session speaker asked: “What if it were possible to develop a pain medication that could curb the negative emotions experienced by patients with chronic pain without causing euphoria and downstream addiction?”

3-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Put the Brain and Body Back Together in Pain Research
American Pain Society

Advances in pain research are yielding new insights into mysteries lurking inside the brain and how brain mechanisms influence chronic pain. However, a senior official at the National Institutes of Health, speaking today at the American Pain Society Scientific Meeting, says let’s not forget how muscles and other tissues in the body can be successfully treated to help alleviate low-back pain and other chronic pain conditions.

Released: 25-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
American Pain Society Scientific Conference, April 3-6, Milwaukee
American Pain Society

The 2019 American Pain Society Scientific Meeting will convene in Milwaukee, April 3-6, and the theme of the conference is "Combating the Opioid Epidemic Through Innovation in the Treatment of Pain.”

Released: 18-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
American Pain Society Scientific Meeting, April 3-6, Milwaukee
American Pain Society

Unique opportunity to cover the latest clinical and scientific discoveries concerned with solving the opioids epidemic and developing effective alternative therapies.

Released: 15-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST
American Pain Society Scientific Meeting, April 3-6, Milwaukee
American Pain Society

Plenary sessions and panel symposia during the APS conference will dwell on new research to discover safer pain medications and on promising non-pharmaceutical interventions for chronic pain. Speakers will share emerging science and how it translates to clinical practice. Officials from the National Institutes of Health will provide updates on the NIH HEAL Initiative (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) and its potential to significantly advance pain science.

Released: 5-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Effective for Fibromyalgia
American Pain Society

Canadian researchers writing in The Journal of Pain reported that fibromyalgia (FM) patients participating in online acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and treatment as usual (TAU) showed significant improvement in primary disease outcomes, such as depression, pain, sleep and pain acceptance, compared with TAU alone.

Released: 5-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
American Pain Society Encouraged by Pain Research Funding Progress
American Pain Society

It’s been more than two years since the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its National Pain Strategy, a comprehensive population health-level strategy for pain, and a year since announcing its Federal Pain Strategy, a long-term strategic plan for pain research. The American Pain Society said today it is pleased and encouraged by significant progress that is occurring as a result toward achieving the goal of increased funding of pain research grants for both basic scientific and clinical studies.

Released: 18-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
American Pain Society Statement on Research, Funding and Opioids
American Pain Society

New and innovative pain treatments to replace opioids will not be discovered unless pain research funding becomes a priority on Capitol Hill. The APS Pain Research Agenda, published in the Journal of Pain in 2014, states “the most direct path to achieving dramatic advances in pain treatment is through substantially increased investment in pain research and education, which would enable the pursuit of an aggressive translational pain-research agenda.”

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