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JAMA Surgery Article – Concerns About Pediatric Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

In November 2020, JAMA Surgery published, “Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing in Children and Adolescents After Surgery: An Expert Panel Opinion”. These new guidelines generated important conversation within the pediatric pain medicine community and SPPM.  SPPM members Dr. Rita Agarwal, Dr. Vidya Chidambaran and Dr. Stephen Hays submitted a formal response to the study, which was then […]

Fourteen (14) Medical Specialty Organizations Achieve Pathway to Collaborative Guide for Acute Surgical Pain

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) hosted a virtual pain summit on February 20, 2021 with 14 medical specialty societies to discuss acute surgical pain principles that will serve as the basis for a multi-society acute pain resource. Follow link for more information: https://www.asahq.org/about-asa/newsroom/news-releases/2021/02/14-medical-specialty-organizations-achieve-pathway-to-collaborative-guide-for-acute-surgical-pain

NIH Pain Consortium Grant-Mechanism Webinar Series

The NIH PainConsortium has developed a monthly webinar series on NIH grant mechanisms in pain research across career stages (training, transition and independent stages). The goal of this webinar series is to inform the pain research community of funding opportunities and other resources provided by the NIH. Each webinar will cover information on specific types of grant mechanisms […]

USASP and The Journal of Pain

The US Association for the Study of Pain along with the pain community has banded together to help USASP purchase The Journal of Pain, one of the highest impact factor journals in pain medicine. All members of  will now have access to the Journal of Pain with full member status. This includes access to all documents […]

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