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Call for Submissions: Accelerating Innovative Strategies for Greater Equity and Inclusion in Pain Care and Research
Guided by the Healthy People 2030 framework, the Journal of Pain and Health Psychology are collaborating on companion special issues focused on pain disparities. With this joint effort, the journals aim to stimulate innovative scholarship that reaches a broad audience across the biological, psychological, social, and implementation sciences.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) Services is supporting this Special Supplement to Medical Care on the topic of how measurement of well-being and whole person outcomes can improve healthcare and healthcare delivery.
Abstract submissions are open to members and non-members for consideration as pre-conference courses, symposia, panel discussions, papers, research spotlights, and posters. The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) meeting is a multidisciplinary behavioral medicine conference, offering more than 30 topic areas, including cancer, diabetes, pain, physical activity, obesity, and digital health.
HSR&D/QUERI National Conference 2022: Advancing Health Equity through Research, Implementation Science, Diversity, and Inclusion
Veterans and Caregivers are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations that highlight research projects, Veteran Engagement Groups (VEGs), or other research-related activities. Posters sessions provide an opportunity meet researchers, other Veterans, and Caregivers from all over the United States. Accepted posters will be displayed during a poster session.
The issue includes articles related to addressing and assessing risk factors for chronic pain and opioid misuse and articles related to psychological and integrated treatment approaches to pain management and opioid-risk mitigation.
Recently, a multidisciplinary group of leading experts in pain updated the definition of “pain” on behalf of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Particularly relevant is the acknowledgement that pain is a personal, subjective and multidimensional experience that can be shaped by a range of biological, psychological and social factors.
The COVID-19 pandemic affects all of us and people with pain may feel particularly anxious. Managing physical and emotional aspects of pain is difficult under normal circumstances, and veterans and military service members and their families may feel particularly vulnerable due to the many new physical and emotional challenges brought on, or heightened, by the pandemic.