Federally Funded Centers of Education on Pain Management

Pain Consortium effort to boost understand of alternative (non-opioid) ways of treating pain

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    Doctors associated with these school should be more familiar with effective ways to treat pain.

    The curricula developed by the CoEPEs will advance the assessment, diagnosis, and safe treatment of a wide variety of pain conditions while minimizing the abuse of opioid pain relievers.

    The centers are focused on rehabilitation pain, arthritis and musculoskeletal pain (fibromyalgia), neuropathic and headache pain.

    In addition, the curricula will teach about the pathophysiology and pharmacology of pain and its treatment, the latest research in complementary and integrative pain management, factors that contribute to both under- and over-prescribing of pain medications, and how pain manifests itself differently by gender, in children, in older adults and in diverse populations.
    • University of Washington, Seattle
    • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
    • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia
    • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
    • University of Rochester, N.Y.
    • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
    • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
    • University of California, San Francisco
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore
    • University of Pittsburgh.