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Trans-NIH Sleep/Pain Workshop: Contribution of Sleep Disturbances to Chronic Pain

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Date: 
May 29, 2014 to May 30, 2014
Location: 

William H. Natcher Conference Center
Bethesda, MD

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Event Description

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Spearheaded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Purpose

To foster greater collaboration between sleep and pain investigators to conduct cross-cutting research on the sleep/pain interaction, especially how sleep disturbances impact chronic pain.

Meeting Objectives

The charge to the workshop participants was to identify:

  • Mechanistic gap areas/questions on neurobiological systems that operate in sleep and pain and their convergence to exacerbate or reduce pain
  • Clinical gap areas/questions focused on
    • Experimental design and methodology, within the context of particular populations
    • Mediators and mechanisms
    • Pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions, particularly the possibility that alleviating sleep disturbances might reduce chronic pain.

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