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2012 Meetings and Workshops

Medicine: Mind the Gap - Evidence-Informed Factors for Promoting Psychological Resilience in the U.S. Military

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 10:00a.m. ET to 12:00p.m. ET

Speaker:

Terri Tanielian, M.A., Senior Research Analyst

Location:

Building 45 (Natcher), Balcony A
NIH Campus

Bethesda Maryland

The Medicine: Mind the Gap seminar series explores a wide range of issues at the intersection of research, evidence, and clinical practice, especially areas in which conventional wisdom may be misleading. The seminar series aims to engage the National Institutes of Health community in thought-provoking discussions to challenge what we think we know and to think critically about our role in today’s research environment. Seminars to date have explored gaps between ethical theory and medical practice, the role of medical evidence in reducing practice variation and controlling costs, and special challenges of “rules of evidence” in translational research.

Sponsored by: Office of Disease Prevention, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Unveiling the NIH Toolbox

Date: Monday, September 10, 2012 to Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Free scientific conference
Overview of the development, testing, and use of the NIH Toolbox in biomedical research.
Lectures — Interactive demonstrations — Panel discussions

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Registration Information

Workshop on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

Date: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 8:30am to Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 3:30pm

Location:

Natcher Conference Center, NIH, Bethesda, MD

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, together with the NIH Pain Consortium, is sponsoring a workshop on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions, to be August 13 and 14, 2012 in the Natcher Conference Center, Building 45 on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Chronic overlapping pain conditions represent a complex set of painful disorders that occur frequently in the population, lack a mechanistic understanding, and are in need of hypothesis-driven research efforts. This workshop will bring together researchers with expertise in various pain conditions and other expertise to discuss these conditions and to develop a forward-thinking research agenda. The workshop will focus on our current understanding of chronic overlapping pain conditions, their etiology, risk factors, mechanisms of disease, outcome measures, and diagnosis. It will be a two-day meeting with short presentations by panelists and extensive discussion periods. The workshop will be co-chaired by Daniel Clauw from the University of Michigan and Elizabeth Unger from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The goal of the workshop is to develop a coordinated research strategy that addresses underlying etiology; the trajectory of disease; risk factors for onset, progression and reversal; and approaches for developing outcome measures and diagnosis of these conditions.

The meeting is open to the research community and free registration will occur on Monday morning at the door beginning at 8 am. The workshop will start at 8:30 am.

AGENDA

A Workshop on Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions
August 13–14, 2012
Natcher Conference Center, Building 45
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Day One

Monday, August 13, 2012

8:30 am

Introductions and Welcome

John Kusiak, Program Officer, NIDCR
Story Landis, Director, NINDS
Martha Somerman, Director, NIDCR
Workshop Co-chairs: Dan Clauw, Univ. of Michigan and Beth Unger, CDC
Guidance to the Workshop Members

Session 1: Overview and Epidemiology of Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

9–9:30 am

Overview of the meeting and chronic overlapping pain conditions

Dan Clauw, Univ. of Michigan

9:30–9:40 am

Discussion

9:40–10 am

Epidemiology of vulvodynia and overlapping conditions

Barbara Reed, Univ. of Michigan

10–10:10 am

Discussion

10:10–10:30 am

Epidemiologic approaches to pain progression: Lessons from migraine

Richard Lipton, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

10:30–10:40 am

Discussion

10:40–11 am

Coffee Break

11–11:20 am

Overlapping pain conditions: Disparities and special populations

Carmen Green, Univ. of Michigan

11:20–11:30 am

Discussion

11:30–11:50 am

The presence of multiple functional somatic syndromes may be a marker for a common pathogenesis

John Warren, Univ. of Maryland Medical School

11:50–noon pm

Discussion

noon–12:30 pm

General Discussion

12:30–1:30 pm

Lunch

(on your own)

Session 2: Risk Factors and Mechanisms of Disease

1:30–1:50 pm

Phenotypes/genotypes in common and specific to chronic overlapping pain conditions

Bill Maixner, Univ. of North Carolina

1:50–2 pm

Discussion

2–2:20 pm

Understanding chronic overlapping pain conditions: Lessons learned from twin studies

Niloofar Afari, Univ. of California San Diego

2:20–2:30 pm

Discussion

2:30–2:50 pm

Role of quantitative sensory testing in determining mechanisms of overlapping conditions

Eli Eliav, Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

2:50–3 pm

Discussion

3–3:20 pm

What has the CDC’s CFS program taught us about overlapping conditions?

Beth Unger, CDC

3:20–3:30 pm

Discussion

3:30–4 pm

General Discussion

4–4:15 pm

Break

4:15 pm

Patient/Advocate Forum:

Terrie Cowley, The TMJ Association
Kim McCleary, The CFIDS Association of america
William Norton, International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Christin Veasley, National Vulvodynia Association

4:45 pm

Summary and Adjourn for the day

Day Two

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Session 3: Current and Future Research Issues

8:30–8:50 am

Patient reported outcomes: Which are most critical? Are new ones needed?

David Williams, Univ. of Michigan

8:50–9 am

Discussion

9–9:20 am

What can we learn from the study of other complex disorders using a systems biology approach (cardiovascular and autonomic nervous systems)?

Daniel Beard, Medical College of Wisconsin

9:20–9:30 am

Discussion

9:30–9:50 am

Large scale pain neuroimaging using the PAIN.LONI repository

Bruce Naliboff, Univ. of California Los Angeles

9:50–10 am

Discussion

10–10:30 am

General Discussion

10:30–10:45

Coffee Break

Session 4: Breakout Groups

10:45 am

Guidance to the Breakout Groups

Co-chairs: Dan Clauw and Beth Unger

10:50–noon pm

Breakout Groups Meet

Room D: Approaches to standardize patient classification
Room B: Common mechanisms of disease
Room C1: Risk factors for trajectory of disease
Room C2: Development of research diagnostics and outcomes measures

Topics to be discussed by each group:
Identify challenges/opportunities to advancing each area
Identify new knowledge needed to go forward with each area
How to develop a consensus approach
What is feasible in 5 years/10 years?
How to advance training and workforce growth in each area

noon–1 pm

Lunch

1–2 pm

Individual Reports from Breakout Groups

2–3:30 pm

Develop a consensus set of research recommendations addressing the 5 discussion topics

3:30 pm

Wrap-up and Closing Comments

John Kusiak, NIDCR
Story Landis, NINDS
Martha Somerman, NIDCR

Medicine: Mind the Gap—Cancer Care: The Patient's Role, Palliative Care, and Implications for Health Policy

Date: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:00a.m. ET to 12:00p.m. ET

Speaker:

Amy Berman, R.N.

Location:

Building 45 (Natcher), Rooms E1/E2
NIH Campus

Bethesda Maryland

The Medicine: Mind the Gap seminar series explores a wide range of issues at the intersection of research, evidence, and clinical practice, especially areas in which conventional wisdom may be misleading. The seminar series aims to engage the National Institutes of Health community in thought-provoking discussions to challenge what we think we know and to think critically about our role in today’s research environment. Seminars to date have explored gaps between ethical theory and medical practice, the role of medical evidence in reducing practice variation and controlling costs, and special challenges of “rules of evidence” in translational research.

NEA Federal Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development Webinar

Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:00p.m. ET to 3:00p.m. ET

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development Webinar will feature presentations by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and ARTLAB+, a digital media studio at the Hirshhorn Museum

How can arts educators reach youth who are immersed in today's interconnected, multimedia environment?  That question and others will be discussed at the latest public webinar hosted by the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development, an alliance of 14 federal agencies and departments that encourage more and better research on how the arts help people reach their full potential at all stages of life.

The NEA and the Interagency Task Force periodically host public webinars to share compelling research, practices, and/or funding opportunities for research in the arts and human development.  Task Force members include representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and other agencies and departments.  More information on the Task Force can be found at http://www.nea.gov/research/convenings.html

FDA Scientific Workshop: Assessment of Analgesic Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Scientific Workshop

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 to Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bethesda Maryland

Further information and registration www.fda.gov/Drugs/NewsEvents/ucm283979.htm

The 7th Annual Pain Consortium Symposium on Advances in Pain Research

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 to Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bethesda Maryland

Further information and registration: www.cvent.com/d/2cq0dk

International Research Congress: Integrative Medicine & Health Conference

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 8:00am to Friday, May 18, 2012 - 5:00pm

Portland Oregon

On May 15–18, 2012, the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine will host the third International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. This Congress will showcase original scientific research through eight keynote and plenary sessions, oral and poster presentations, and innovative sessions. Areas of integrative medicine and health research presented and discussed at the Congress will include basic science, clinical trials, lifestyle and prevention, methodology, health services, cost effectiveness, and education. The Consortium is committed to making this meeting an international focal point for this wealth of talent and resources.

Dietary Supplement–Drug Interactions Meeting Summary

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:00a.m. ET

On March 27, 2012, NCCAM of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) held a “Roundtable Meeting on Dietary Supplement-Drug Interactions.” The meeting was cosponsored by NCCAM, ODS, and NCI. Craig Hopp, Ph.D., program officer in the NCCAM Division of Extramural Research, served as chair.

The Roundtable Meeting brought together researchers and other experts on dietary supplements (including herbs, botanicals, and other supplements) and drugs to discuss outcomes, methodologies, the state of the research, and prioritization of a research agenda.

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