2021 NIH Pain Consortium Symposium

Date: May 24, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. ET to May 25, 2021 5:30 p.m. ET

Location: Virtual Meeting

Event Description

Pain and Pandemics: Challenges and Opportunities in the Current Social and Healthcare Climate

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, there is a poster session featuring early career investigators. Researchers with the best abstracts are selected to give an oral presentation, and the best presenter receives the Mitchell Max Award for Best Poster.

Keynote Presentations: 

Pain Management in a Time of Dual Pandemics: Opportunities to Advance Health Equity
Julie Fritz, Ph.D., P.T., FAPTA | The University of Utah

Neural Mechanisms of Prosocial Behaviors 
Robert C. Malenka, M.D., Ph.D. | Stanford University

Expert Panel Sessions:

  • The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Chronic Pain and Pain Management
  • The Impact of COVID-19 and Co-morbidities on Chronic Pain and Pain Management
  • Interventions for Reducing Pain Disparities

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