Pain Management through the lens of Whole Person Health


Junior Investigator Poster Abstracts(pdf, 470 KB)

Speaker Bios(pdf, 250 KB)


Inna Belfer, Md, PhD | NCCIH
Melissa Ghim, PhD | NIDCR

Banner advertising the 17th annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium

June 1, 2022
11:00am to 5:15pm


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Walter Koroshetz, MD | Director, NINDS| Chair, NIH Pain Consortium Executive Committee


Keynote Address - Transforming Healthcare to Whole Health: What Can it Mean for Pain Management?
Tracy Gaudet, MD | Former Executive Director of The Whole Health Institute | Former Executive Director of Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) National Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation


Panel Session: Complexity of Pain and the Interplay of Comorbidities
Moderator: Alex Tuttle, PhD | NINDS


Overview: Complexity of Pain & the Interplay of Comorbidities: Through the Lens of the Military Health System 
Tracy Perez Koehlmoos, PhD, MHA | Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Reframing Endometriosis: A Systemic Disease Beyond the Pelvis
Sawsan As-Sanie, MD | University of Michigan

How Affective Function Frames the Association of Sleep and Pain
Patrick Finan, PhD |Johns Hopkins University  

Treating Chronic Pain in Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
Mark Ilgen, PhD | University of Michigan

Orofacial Pain – More Than One System at Play
Eli Eliav, DMD, PhD | University of Rochester


Panel Session Q&A




Junior Investigators Session 
Moderator: Laura Wandner, PhD| NINDS

Pre-recorded presentations and Q&A


Panel Session: Integration of Whole-Person Tools and Approaches
Moderator: Yu Lin, MD, PhD | NIDA


Overview:  Ideas for Designing Pain Research from a Whole Person Perspective
Mark Jensen, PhD | University of Washington

Pain, Expectancy, Arousal, and the Role of the Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex
Lauren Atlas, PhD| National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

A Person Oriented Approach to Research on Pain and Pain Management
Daniel Bauer, PhD| University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assessing chronic overlapping pain conditions within individuals.
David Williams, PhD | University of Michigan


Panel Session Q&A


Junior Investigator Session
Moderator: Sarah Woller, PhD | NINDS

Pre-recorded presentations and Q&A

5:15 pm


June 2, 2022
11:00am to 5:15pm


Opening Remarks and Keynote Introduction
Helene Langevin, MD | Director, NCCIH| NIH Pain Consortium Executive Committee


Keynote Address - The Value of Deconstructing Experience to Discover the Whole Person
Ruth Wolever, PhD | Vanderbilt University


A Patient's Perspective 
Konstanze  E. Snyder, Lt Col, USAFR, Ret. 


Junior Investigator Session
Moderator: Leah Pogorzala, PhD | NINDS

Pre-recorded presentations and Q&A


Mitchell Max: The Person Behind the Award
Inna Belfer, MD, PhD | Program Director, NCCIH


Mitchell Max Awardee Presentation
Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN| Director, NINR| NIH Pain Consortium Executive Committee


Mitchell Max Awardee Presentation




Implementation of Whole-Person Approaches to Pain Management
Moderator: Xincheng Zheng, MD, PhD | NIAMS

Memories and Lessons Learned from a Dialysis Graduate
David White | Patient Advocate

Whole-person Pain Treatment Implementation: Engaging Stakeholders
Ardith Doorenboos, PhD, RN, FAAN| University of Illinois Chicago

Personalized Psychological Approaches to Chronic Pain Informed by Whole Person Health
Linsey McKernan, PhD, MPH | Vanderbilt University

Barriers to Implementation of Whole-Person Approaches to Pain Management
Wally Smith, MD | Virginia Commonwealth University


Q&A and Facilitated Panel Discussion
Facilitator - Misha Mackonja, MD | NCCIH
Leah Discussant - Karen Seal, MD, MPG | University of California, San Francisco | VA, Healthcare system 


Closing Remarks
Rena D'Souza, DDS, MS, PhD | Director, NIDCR | NIH Pain Consortium Executive Committee


Networking Session Transition






17th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium
Pain Management through the lens of Whole Person Health

Keynote presentation by Dr. Tracy Gaudet and Dr. Ruth Wolever.

The NIH Pain Consortium sponsors an annual symposium on a significant topic relevant to pain. This symposium features NIH supported researchers whose work has made an important contribution to pain research. In addition to speakers and panel sessions the symposium includes a patients' perspective talk and a session featuring early career investigators. 


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