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NIH Workshop on Nonpharmacologic Management of Back Pain—Agenda

William H. Natcher Building, Conference Room D

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Speakers & Discussants


8:30 a.m.

Introduction to Workshop

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Welcome

Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D. Organization of Workshop

8:45 a.m.

Overview of the Complexity of Chronic Back Pain

Session Chair—Gert Bronfort, D.C., Ph.D.

Biology and functional anatomy associated with pain

A. Vania Apkarian, Ph.D. 8:55 a.m.

Judith A. Turner, Ph.D. 9:05 a.m.

William Marras, Ph.D. 9:15 a.m. Discussant:

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

“5 Questions” That Are Promising with Testable Hypotheses

Session Chair—Daniel C. Cherkin, Ph.D.

Which nonpharmacologic interventions are most promising; which study designs are most relevant; what scientific questions are of most importance?

Roger Chou, M.D. 10:55 a.m.

Andrea Furlan, M.D., Ph.D. 11:05 a.m.

Timothy Carey, M.D., M.P.H. 11:15 a.m. Discussants:

Debra K. Weiner, M.D.

Sharon Henry, P.T., Ph.D.

Richard Chapman, Ph.D.

12:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

What are the relevant outcome measures?

Session Chair—Richard Deyo, M.D., M.P.H.

Mitchell Haas, D.C., M.A. 1:50 p.m. Discussants:

Julie Fritz, P.T., Ph.D., ATC

Naomi Lynn Gerber, M.D.

3:15 p.m.


3:30 p.m.

Summary and Integration of Ideas

Session Chairs—Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. & Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D.

Gert Bronfort, D.C., Ph.D. 3:45 p.m. Discussants:

Daniel C. Cherkin, Ph.D.

Richard Deyo, M.D., M.P.H.

4:30 p.m.


Workshop Description

Speakers & Discussants