The Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative is a trans-agency effort to address the opioid crisis. One aim of the HEAL Initiative focuses on addressing the crisis by developing better pain management research, techniques, and practices. Opioids are commonly used to manage cancerassociated pain, thus there is room in the Initiative for research into new ways to manage cancer- or cancer treatment-associated pain. During this webinar, HEAL and NCI staff will provide an overview of the HEAL Initiative and discuss opportunities for cancer pain researchers to participate. We will cover funding opportunities for clinical, preclinical, and translational research in pain management and efforts to address health disparities in pain management. We will also discuss training opportunities available through the HEAL Initiative and address questions at the end of the webinar. We encourage cancer pain researchers to attend and learn about the opportunities available through the HEAL Initiative.
- Hear an overview of the HEAL Initiative
- Learn about overlapping areas of interest between the HEAL Initiative and the National Cancer Institute
- Learn about efforts to address health disparities in pain management
- Learn about training opportunities for cancer pain researchers
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DCP HEAL Webinar agenda
|11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.||Welcome and introduction||Philip Castle Ph.D.,MPH
Director, NCI Division of Cancer Prevention
|11:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.||Overview of HEAL||Rebecca Baker Ph.D.
Director, HEAL Initiative
|11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||HEAL and health disparities||Cheryse Sankar Ph.D.
Program Director, NINDS Office of Global Health and Health Disparities
|11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.||HEAL and training opportunities||Nastaran Zahir Ph.D.
Branch Chief, NCI Center for Cancer Training
|11:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.||HEAL and cancer-related pain||Alexis Bakos Ph.D., M.P.H., RN
Program Director, NCI Division of Cancer Prevention
Rachel Altshuler Ph.D.
Health Specialist, NCI Division of Cancer Prevention
|11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Questions|
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