Meeting Agenda — Understanding the Neurobiological Mechanisms of Pain

NIH Cutting Edge Science Meeting Series to End the Opioid Crisis

8:30 a.m.
Welcome/Opening Remarks
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health

9:15 a.m.
Patient Perspectives on Conducting Meaningful Research on Chronic Pain Treatment (presentation)
Speaker: Christin Veasley, Co-Founder and Director, Chronic Pain Research Alliance

9:30 a.m.
Challenges to Advancing Research on Pain Mechanisms (case study presentations and group discussion)
Moderator: Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
Current/Future Research to Better Understand Pain Mechanisms (presentation and group discussion)
Moderator: Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D., Director, National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke

12:30 p.m.
LUNCH (pre-purchased box lunch)

1:30 p.m.
Enhancing Pain Mechanism Research (small group discussion)

2:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m.
Future Directions (presentation and group discussion)
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D.

4:30 p.m.