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December 17, 2019

Meeting topics include updates on current and future HEAL initiative proposals, the upcoming HEAL investigator’s meeting; the NIH-IMI Pain Care Collaboration, Centers of Excellence in Pain Education modules and RFI results; and 2020 PC Symposium planning. 

September 3, 2019

The NIH Pain Consortium Quarterly meeting included an overview of the HEAL spending plan. Updates were presented on the NCCIH Natural Products and Pain workshop and the Common Fund Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures program. The consortium representatives were updated on plans for the 2020 Pain Consortium Symposium, the Pain Consortium website and a potential project using survey data to examine prescribing practices.

June 20, 2019

This Pain Consortium quarterly meeting covered new topics on obtaining survey data on implications of reductions in opioid prescribing for pain patients and sex as a biological variable. Updates included the status of the Centers of Excellence in Pain Education; the NIH HEAL Initiative; PC Symposium/HEAL Investigators’ Planning; and the Mechanisms, Models, Measurement and Management in Pain Research FOAs.  Lastly, there was a brief announcement regarding booth coverage for the upcoming IASP 2020 meeting.


October 26, 2018

The NIH Pain Consortium Quarterly meeting included an overview of the in-progress and published pain-related HEAL projects across the different institutes. There was a discussion about communication of HEAL and associated funding opportunity announcements. An update on the National Pain Strategy population research group was given.

July 27, 2018

Dr. Koroshetz welcomed the group and provided an update on the NIH HEAL Initiative.  The following meetings and workshops were discussed:  CMS/NIH Leadership Forum on Pain and Addiction; Pain Biomarker Discovery Workshop; Cold Spring Harbor Meeting on Models of Pain Care for Management of Chronic Pain; and several pain-related NCCIH-led workshops and meetings.  Updates were given on the following topics:  Interagency Pain Research Portfolio Database/Call for Coders; Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC) pain categories; and the Centers of Excellence for Pain Education.

April 4, 2018

The NIH Pain Consortium meeting included updates on congressional funds given to NIH for pain and opioids research and IC pain/opioid proposals submitted to the NIH Office of Director for consideration.  Additional updates were presented on the following topics: 2018 Pain Consortium Symposium planning; Common Fund proposal on the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain; Receipt and referral guidelines for the omnibus funding initiative for pain research; Center for Scientific Review update on the new study section on Somatosensory and Pain Systems; and request for comments for a new AHRQ review on opioids and pain.

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.