Coverage of Pain Research for Patients to Elevate Public Awareness and Understanding of Chronic Pain

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Since 2011, the Pain Research Forum has served as a virtual meeting space for basic, translational and clinical pain researchers throughout the world. The Pain Research Forum provides freely available research news and other content and resources to promote discussions and collaborations around the basic biology of chronic pain, as well as clinical studies aimed at advancing new therapies. Chronic pain is an under-recognized and costly problem that affects more than 100 million individuals in the United States alone. Support from the Rita Allen Foundation is enabling the Pain Research Forum to produce webinars and podcasts, accessible stories about new research, and enhanced resources, which will empower patients with the objective information they need to advocate for advances in basic research and clinical care. This grant builds on the Rita Allen Foundation’s support of pain research through its American Pain Society Scholars program, now in its seventh year.