March 13, 2017: Two New ACTTION Working Groups

ACTTTION is pleased to announce the formation of two new Working Groups: "Addressing Disparities in the Distribution and Assessment of Pain and its Treatments" (ADDAPT), the chair of which is Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, PhD (University of Buffalo), and "Promoting Research on Phenotyping, Biomarkers, and Genotyping to Augment Treatment Efficacy" (PROPAGATE), the co-chairs of which are Allan Basbaum, PhD (UC San Francisco), Robert Edwards, PhD (Harvard University), and Clifford Woolf, MD, PhD (Harvard University). The ADDAPT Working Group consists of an interdisciplinary group of researchers and advocates aiming to document, understand, and help address social disparities in pain and its treatment (including disparities by gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status). The PROPAGATE Working Group will promote the development of novel pain therapies by bridging the study of preclinical and clinical pain genotypes and phenotypes and identifying biomarkers of acute and chronic pain.