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3rd Annual UM CACPR Symposium - "Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions & Stress"
The University of Maryland Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research hosted its 3rd Annual Symposium on a topic of considerable interest in the pain research and clinical communities. It is well recognized that chronic pain conditions co-occur in much greater frequency than would be expected by chance association. Recently, more attention has been directed to exploring the basis for such comorbidities, rather than just focusing on individual pain conditions. Both basic and clinical scientific work indicates that stress plays an important role in chronic pain development and persistence. Recent work suggests that it may have a particular role in establishing multiple pain conditions. This symposium explored the current research and thought on this topic, and envision the likely future directions for research and clinical care.
Video of the symposium will be forthcoming.