March 4, 2019

Multi-Disciplinary Working Group Meeting Agenda

Goal: Introduce the aims NIH HEAL Initiative’s research aims and projects, facilitate sharing of expertise from Multi-Disciplinary Working Group relevant to the overall Initiative and to specific HEAL projects, and plan for future review of more detailed plans for specific HEAL research studies where Multi-Disciplinary Working Group input will be particularly important for achieving portfolio balance

8:30 a.m.
Welcome and goals for the meeting
Rebecca Baker, Ph.D., Director, HEAL Initiative, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

8:45 a.m.
Conflict of interest reminder and declarations
Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., Principal Deputy Director and Deputy Ethics Counselor, NIH
Presentation

9:00 a.m.
Self-introductions

9:30 a.m.
Incorporating perspectives of people living with pain and addiction
Jessica Hulsey Nickel, Founder, Addiction Policy Forum
Presentation
Christin Veasley, Co-founder and Director, Chronic Pain Research Alliance
Presentation

9:50 a.m.
Break

Session 1: HEAL Overview

Goal: Introduce the aims and scope of the NIH HEAL Initiative

10:00 a.m.
Introduction to the HEAL Initiative 
Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NIH
Presentation

10:20 a.m.
Improving Prevention and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Misuse and Addiction 
Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

10:50 a.m.
Enhancing Pain Management 
Walter Koroshetz, M.D., Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

11:10 a.m.
General Discussion 

Session 2: Presentation of Selected HEAL Program Areas on Improving Prevention and Treatment Strategies for Opioid Addiction
Presentation

Goal: Introduce selected HEAL research projects on opioid misuse and addiction for input from the Multi-Disciplinary Working Group

11:25 a.m.
Research to determine the optimal length of medication treatment for opioid use disorder
Betty Tai, Ph.D., Director, Office of the Center for Clinical Trials Network, NIDA

11:40 a.m.
Discussion 

12:10 p.m.
Lunch 

1:10 p.m.
Behavioral Research to Improve Medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder (BRIM)
David Shurtleff, Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

1:25 p.m.
Discussion

Session 3: Presentation of Selected HEAL Program Areas on Enhancing Pain Management
Presentation

Goal: Introduce selected projects related to pain management for input from the Multi-Disciplinary Working Group

2:00 p.m.
Preclinical research in pain treatments: Discovery and validation of targets for pain, animal and human-based screening platforms
Walter Koroshetz, M.D., Director, NINDS; Amir Tamiz, Ph.D., Director, Division of Translational Research, NINDS; Joni Rutter, Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

2:15 p.m.
Discussion 

2:45 p.m. Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network (EPPIC Net) 
Clinton Wright, M.D., Director, Division of Clinical Research, NINDS

3:00 p.m.
Discussion 

3:30 p.m.
Pain Management Effectiveness Research Network (Pain ERN)
Jane Atkinson, D.D.S, Director, Trial Innovation Network, NCATS

3:45 p.m.
Discussion 

Session 4: Closing Discussion and Next Steps 

4:15 p.m.
Summary of the day’s discussion
Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NIH
Presentation

4:45 p.m.
Next steps and plans for subsequent meetings 
Rebecca Baker, Ph.D., Director, HEAL Initiative, Office of the Director, NIH

5:00 p.m.
Adjourn

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