August 10, 2016: ACTTION Presentation at World Congress on Pain

Shannon Smith, PhD, ACTTION Assistant Director, will be presenting a talk on "Assessing pain intensity in analgesic clinical trials: ACTTION recommendations" as part of a Topical Workshop on "Critical appraisal of current recommendations for the assessment and treatment of chronic pain" at the 16th World Congress on Pain in Yokohama, Japan on September 28. Her presentation will focus on how the validity of pain intensity ratings can be improved by training study participants, and she will also discuss the results of meta-analyses comparing the assay sensitivity of ratings of average and worst pain intensity in clinical trials.