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Meeting Highlights from HealthyWomen Chronic Pain Summit

Meeting Information

July 17-18, 2019
Turf Valley Conference Center Ellicott City, MD

This two-day event aimed to advance and amplify current dialogues on the impact of chronic pain on women's health. Speakers, including both clinicians and patients, addressed the current knowledge gaps and existing challenges in treating and managing chronic pain in women. 

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From this Meeting:

Using the biopsychosocial approach to understand key challenges and potential action plans, including trauma-informed care, for managing chronic pain in women, with Mary Driscoll, PhD, of Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
The gaps in pain research for women are clear. The question is, how can the medical community eliminate those healthcare disparities?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may help those experiencing insomnia as part of their chronic pain symptoms.
From preclinical studies to clinical practice, males and females require unique assessments when managing chronic pain. HealthyWomen Summmit 2019 with Jeffrey Mogil, PhD, Roger B. FiIlingim, PhD, and Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD
HealthyWomen survey shows room for improvement in provider understanding and resources.
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