On the 2nd to 4th March 2021, the IMI-PainCare consortium held its annual General Assembly, conducted as a virtual meeting owed to the Covid-19 pandemic. About half way into the funding period, more than 70 consortium members together with IMI scientific officer Elisabetta Vaudano, the external ethics and scientific advisors, discussed exciting achievements and ongoing activities.
Representatives of subproject TRiPP will give insights into IMI PainCare at the next WCE2021 VIRTUAL, the 14th World Congress on Endometriosis (6-10 March).
Two presentations on 9th of March will outline the work of IMI PainCare: Read More…
It’s all about patient reported outcome measures. Subproject PROMPT will present first findings on the virtual Euroanaesthesia congress on 28/29 November 2020. Read More…
We are glad to announce our virtual topical workshop “Large-scale Research Consortia in Pain: Experiences in Europe, USA and Japan”. Together with speakers from the USA and Japan, we will be sharing our experiences with building IMI-PainCare and current pain R&D initiatives in the USA and Japan and highlighting their recent progress. Read More…
We recently worked with Health Awareness on the 2020 Managing Pain campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the New Scientist magazine and the content is available online at https://bit.ly/34sqgfq The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry about living with chronic pain on a daily basis and the challenges of diagnosing and treating the pain associated with conditions such as Endometriosis and Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome.
■ INTEGRATE-PAIN, a transatlantic US-European interaction in pain research between the NIH HEAL InitiativeSM and the IMI-PainCare consortium ■
Together, we established INTEGRATE-Pain, the “IMI-NIH Transatlantic Emphasis Group on Research And Translation-to-care Efforts for Pain”. Our objectives are transatlantic knowledge sharing, harmonizing of standards, combination of infrastructures, coordination of data collection to improve the statistical power of data interpretation in future meta-analyses, and joint dissemination.
On August 5th and 6th 2020, INTEGRATE-Pain will have virtual meetings, originally planned as personal appointments during the IASP 2020 World Pain Congress.
The NIH HEAL Initiative:
The Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Almost every NIH Institute and Center is accelerating research to address this public health emergency from all angles.
The initiative is funding hundreds of projects nationwide. Researchers are taking a variety of approaches to tackle the opioid epidemic through:
- Understanding, managing, and treating pain
- Improving treatment for opioid misuse and addiction
We are delighted that our proposal for a topical workshop “Development of biomarkers for pain: recent advances from research consortia in Europe, U.S.A. and Japan” has been selected for inclusion in the program of the IASP World congress on Pain.
Together with speakers from the U.S.A. and Japan, we will be talking about the need for biomarkers in pain R&D and clinical practice, ultimately to develop novel approaches and for a paradigm change in pain management.
Recent progress of IMI-PainCare and current pain R&D initiatives in U.S.A. and Japan will be presented in generating a comprehensive set of tools which will expand knowledge about pain targets and pathways.
In addition, we will explain efforts to validate biomarkers which will enable stratification of pain patients to allow more individualized treatments, and discover innovative and objective methods for evaluating the success of pain therapies in real-world clinical practice and in clinical trials (Phase II and III).
Looking forward to meeting you at the congress to discuss and invite you to support and synergize with these initiatives.
For more details see https://iaspworldcongress.pathable.co/meetings/DQEhT9wx5Wt2QXdJJ#/
Follow the progress of IMI-PainCare subproject TRiPP at ESUR19!
Join the presentation of Ana Charrua: Neurothrophins and stress in bladder pain (10th Oct; 17:00; Plenary session 2: Translational research in bladder pain; Auditorium).
ESUR19 (10-12 October 2019 Porto, Portugal)
Furthermore, the co-leads Petra Bloms-Funke and Rolf-Detlef Treede are at the SIP Symposium on 7th November 2019 in Brussels
Join Petra's talk on “Working in public-private partnerships to improve clinical pain management” in the panel „Pain Research - SIP Joint Statement implementation (Malta)“ Read More…
Members of the subproject TRiPP will be attending at the 49th annual meeting of the ICS 2019 in Gothenburg/Sweden (3-6/09/2019).
You are kindly invited to join the oral session of the consortium member Francisco Cruz:
Thursday 5th September 2019; 14:15 - 14:22; Hall G1 / Scientific Podium Short Oral Session 21
Title: Early life stressful events induce chronic bladder pain in adulthood – involvement of TRPV1
Authors: Matos R, Cruz F, Charrua A
See details at: https://www.ics.org/2019
PROMPT consortium members as well as colleagues from hospitals that participate in the PROMPT NIT-1 study are kindly invited to join the PROMPT meeting at Euroanaesthesia. Read More…