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Understanding and Restoring Whole Joint Health in Pain Management: An NIH HEAL Initiative Workshop

Date: July 25, 2023 to July 26, 2023

Virtual; Registration available soon

Understanding and Restoring Whole Joint Health in Pain Management

The purpose of this Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, workshop is to examine the current literature on joint pain research and identify critical knowledge gaps to gain a comprehensive understanding of the whole joint, including the contributions of various articular and periarticular tissue pathologies that lead to pain in different types of joints. In addition, the workshop will explore manipulations and interventions that may help to restore whole joint health. Of particular interest, workshop participants will examine the relationships and interactions among the different tissue components of joints, including myofascial tissues, and their contributions to and impact on reducing pain by preserving and restoring joint health and function. Five scientific sessions and a final discussion session will cover structural changes in joints, mechanisms of whole joint pathology, differences among joint types and joint pain populations, interventions to address joint pain and disease, and emerging technologies that can be leveraged to advance scientific understanding of joints as complex “organs.” The intended audience is interested scientists, clinicians, as well as patients, advocates, and other interested stakeholders.

Eventbrite registration and the agenda will be available soon!