Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Pain Effectiveness Research Network

The NIH initiative to address the opiate use crisis is now fully engaged!

The HEAL initiative is a series of RFAs soliciting proposals to address pain management, with the goal of reducing use of opiates and identifying the best non-opiate medications and other treatments for pain.

In December, an RFA will be released soliciting proposals for pragmatic randomized trials testing drugs, devices and other interventions to better treat pain in outpatients. These will be moderate sized trials, most likely be multi-site, and use the UG2/UG3 staged mechanism. These are NIH-wide solicitations, so they are interested in a variety of types of pain. The NIH informational notice link provides an idea of what they are looking for:

The RFA will be released around 12/18 with due dates as early as Feb. Given that we are heading into the holidays, it would be wise for investigators who are considering applying to begin organizing now. NC TraCS is happy to provide technical assistance, although trials will need to be managed through an appropriate center or department.

Join us for a Conversation on this topic!


Webex also available.

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Refreshments will be served.

Location information

Brinkhous-Bullitt, room 219

United States
North Carolina
27599 Chapel Hill
North Medical Drive 160

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