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May 12, 2015

news, resources, and events

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NCCIH Research Blog: NCCIH Research Programs to be Featured at the 2015 American Pain Society Meeting

In this recent blog post, Extramural Division Director, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses the critical need for effective systemic and nonpharmacologic pain management strategies that are feasible and acceptable to complement the medical management of pain. NCCIH priorities in pain research and cutting-edge pain management research will be presented at the upcoming 2015 American Pain Society (APS) annual meeting.

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Video archive available of May 11 lecture, When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making (Speakers: Drs. Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband)

RFI: Soliciting Input for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health’s New Strategic Plan - Responses will be accepted until May 18, 2015.

NIH recently announced the launch of a new Web portal on rigor and reproducibility - with so much news highlighting the importance of unbiased experiments and reproducible results, NIH created this portal to serve as a resource on NIH efforts under way to enhance rigor and reproducibility in scientific research. View the portal:

Resources for Researchers

Bullet New Funding Opportunities:
-Developing the Therapeutic Potential of the Endocannabinoid System for Pain Treatment (R01) PA-15-188
-Administrative Supplements for Common Basic Sociobehavioral Mechanisms and Processes that Facilitate or Impede Self-Management of Chronic Conditions (Admin Supp) PA-15-122
-Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (U24) RFA-EB-15-005

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Upcoming Events

American Pain Society
Date: May 13, 2015

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The Trial To Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT)—Connecting Silos of Scientific Information
Date: May 18, 2015
Speaker: Gervasio Lamas, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C.
Location: Lipsett Amphitheater at the NIH Clinical Research Center (Building 10)

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NIH Pain Consortium Symposium: “Looking Back and to the Future”
Date: May 26, 2015
Location: Natcher Conference Center NIH Campus Bethesda, Maryland  

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Towards fMRI-Based Biomarkers for Pain and Emotion
Date: June 2, 2015
Speaker: Tor D. Wager , Ph.D.

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