November 29, 2013: ACTTION Symposium at American Academy of Pain Medicine

A symposium on ACTTION – "Improving Pain Treatment Protocols: AAPM and the Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION) public-private partnership with the FDA" – will be held Friday, March 7 at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM). The symposium will provide an overview of ACTTION, including recent efforts addressing treatment effectiveness studies using electronic health records, classifying opioid abuse-related events in clinical trials, developing standardized diagnostic criteria for chronic pain conditions, and clinical study methods to improve assay sensitivity. Ajay D. Wasan, MD, MSc (ACTTION Co-Chair representing AAPM), will moderate the symposium and present β€œAn Overview of ACTTION,” and Shannon M. Smith, PhD (ACTTION Assistant Director), will describe "The Accomplishments of ACTTION."