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February 7, 2018

NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins and NIH Deputy Director, Dr. Larry Tabak presented ‘A Trans-NIH Response to the Opioid Crisis, followed by questions and discussion.  Updates were presented on:  The Public Private Partnership to Address the Opioid Crisis; Common Fund Proposal on the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain; NCCIH IRP Pain Research Consortium; NIH Pain Consortium-IASP Exhibitor Booth; Update on the 2018 Pain Consortium Symposium; and the IASP Satellite Meeting: The Science of Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches.


August 2, 2017

This meeting included updates on NIH’s efforts to reduce the opioid epidemic, The Comprehensive and Recovery Addiction Act (CARA) Advisory committee, a common fund proposal for pain, a NIH-DoD-VA Pain management collaboratory initiative, and discussion of new pain-related initiatives led by the National Institute of Nursing Research.

May 8, 2017

This meeting included updates on NIH study section changes for pain research applications, upcoming meetings and workshops including the NIH cutting edge research workshops on pain and opioids, the National Pain Strategy stakeholder meeting, the Federal Pain Research Strategy Public Comment Period and Forum and the Pain in Animals Workshop.  In addition, an FOA on optimization research of mind and body interventions for pain management was discussed.

February 13, 2017

The Office of Portfolio Analysis presented an analysis of collaboration among NIH-funded principal investigators that study pain.  A proposed RFA concept for a clinically-available objective pain measurement tool using the SBIR program was presented.  Updates included the Centers of Excellence in Pain Education, the contract for Survey of Insurance Coverage, National Pain Strategy implementation and development of the Federal Pain Research Strategy.


December 19, 2016

Topics of discussion include updates on, the Federal Pain Research Strategy (FPRS), the new FPRS and National Pain Strategy (NPS) Implementation webpages, the 2017 Pain Consortium Symposium, and the Centers of Excellence in Pain Education.  A pilot study on examining insurance coverage for acute & chronic back pain treatment was presented. A recent funding announcement: The NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory was presented.


September 3, 2015

This meeting included an introduction of the federal pain research strategy framework and updates on the interagency pain research database and new online coding system; the pathways to prevention workshop and planned follow-up meeting; the centers of excellence in pain education; and the Stanford-NIH Pain Registry.


October 16, 2014

First Quarterly consortium meeting with Dr. Koroshetz as chair.  Dr. Ralph Nitkin introduces NCMRR to the group. Topics of discussion include a Geroscience book chapter, the Pathways to Prevention Workshop on Opioids and Chronic Pain, and recommendations from the overlapping pain conditions meeting. Updates on IPRCC activities include the National Pain Strategy, development of a federal research strategy, and the Interagency Pain Research Portfolio grant coding, ontology and data upload.