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Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force First Meeting

May 30, 2018 - May 31, 2018

The inaugural meeting of the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force was held in the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.  The meeting proceedings will be posted soon.

Public Comments

Members of the public have an opportunity to provide written comments until June 15, 2018 through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.

Agenda

The meeting agenda is noted below.

Day 1

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

Time Agenda

9:30AM – 9:40AM

Call to Order, Roll Call and Rules of Engagement

Ms. Alicia Richmond Scott, Designated Federal Officer

Dr. Vanila M. Singh, Task Force Chair

9:40AM – 10:10AM

Opening Remarks

Secretary Alex M. Azar II, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

ADM Brett P. Giroir, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Associate Director, External Affairs, Office of National Drug Control  Policy

10:10AM – 10:40AM

Introduction of the Task Force Members

Dr. Vanila M. Singh, Task Force Chair

10:40AM – 10:55AM

Break

10:55AM – 11:20AM

Task Force Charge, Purpose and Scope of the Task Force

Dr. Vanila M. Singh, Task Force Chair

11:20AM – 11:40AM

Pain Management Pain Patient Testimonials

11:40AM – 12:10PM

Public Comment

12:10PM – 1:10PM

Lunch

1:10PM – 1:25PM

Scientific Landscape

Overview of the science of pain

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

1:25PM - 1:40PM

Clinical Guidelines:  The Current State of the Field

An overview of the clinical guideline landscape from the environmental scan will be presented.

Dr. Matt Aldag, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

1:40PM – 3:30PM

 

 


      1:40PM

 

 

 

 

 



      2:10PM

 

 

 


      2:30PM

 

 

 

 



      3:00PM

Current Perspectives on Pain Management

Perspectives from the federal, regional and professional association efforts around pain management.

Federal Perspectives

HHS Overview: Dr. Vanila M. Singh, Task Force Chair

CMS Overview: Mr. Demetrios Kouzoukas, Principal Deputy, Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Director for the Center of Medicare, Centers for Medicare and

Medicaid Services, CMS, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

VA Overview: Dr. Friedhelm Sandbrink, Acting National Program Director for Pain Management Specialty Care Services, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Regional Perspectives

Texas: Dr. Sherif Zaafran, President, Texas Medical Board

West Virginia: Dr. Rahul Gupta, Commissioner and State Health Officer, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health

 

Medical and Professional Perspectives

Dr. Andrea Trescot, Director, The Pain and Headache Center

Dr. Peter S. Staats, Chief Medical Officer, ElectroCore and National Spine and Pain Centers

Dr. Asokumar Buvanendran, Chair, Committee on Pain, American Society of Anesthesiologists

 

Task Force Discussion

3:30PM – 3:45PM

Break

3:45PM – 4:30PM

Pain Management Provider Panel

Best practices and challenges on pain management needs from a clinical perspective will be discussed.

Dr. John Prunskis, Founder and Co-Medical Director, Illinois Pain Institute

Ms. Cindy Steinberg, National Director, U.S. Pain Foundation

Dr. Sondra Adkinson, Clinical Pharmacist, Bay Pines Veteran Health care System

Dr. Harold Tu, Director, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota and Chairman, Department of Dentistry, Fairview Hospital

Dr. Jan Losby, Division of Unintentional Injury, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

4:30PM – 5:00PM

Day One Wrap-Up

Dr. Vanila M. Singh, Task Force Chair

Day 2

Thursday, May 31, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EDT)

Time Agenda

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Welcome

Dr. Vanila M. Singh, Task Force Chair

9:10AM – 9:20AM

Opening Remarks

RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams, Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mr. Edwin Simcox, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

9:20AM – 12:15PM

 

 


     9:20AM

 

 


     9:45AM

 

 

     10:10AM

 

 

     10:30AM

Clinical Topic Discussions:  Best Practices, Gaps and Inconsistencies

Key topic areas related to the Pain Management Task Force will be addressed including best practices, gaps and inconsistencies in guidelines.

 

Prevention and Treatment

Dr. Rollin Gallagher, Emeritus Investigator, Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion

 

Mental Health and Addiction

Dr. Jonathan Fellers, Medical Director, Maine Tobacco Help Line, MaineHealth CTI

 

Special Populations

Dr. Amanda Brandow, Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Education

Dr. Sharon Hertz, Director, Division of Anesthesia & Addiction Products, Center for Drug Evaluation & Research, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

10:50AM – 11:00AM

Break

     11:00AM

 

 

     11:25AM

 

 

     11:50AM

Providers

Dr. Daniel Clauw, Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan

 

Service, Payment and Delivery

Dr. Halena Gazelka, Director, Inpatient Services, Mayo Clinic

 

Research and Innovation

Dr. Howard Fields, Professor Emeritus, University of California San Francisco

12:15PM – 1:15PM

Lunch

1:15PM – 1:30PM

Remarks

Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Executive In Charge, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

1:30PM – 1:50PM

Roundtable Discussion

Task Force to discuss key needs and considerations for the report.

1:50PM – 2:20PM

Public Comment

2:20PM – 2:30PM

Remarks

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2:30PM – 3:00PM

Task Force Subcommittee Structure Presentation

Dr. Vanila M. Singh, Task Force Chair

3:00PM – 3:30PM

Deliberate and Vote on Task Force Subcommittees

3:30PM

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Dr. Vanila M. Singh, Task Force Chair

Meeting Materials