Pain Research Forum (PRF)
Launched in May, 2011, the Pain Research
Forum (PRF) is an interactive web community dedicated to finding
treatments for untreatable pain conditions. Modeled on the highly
Research Forum and similar sites for schizophrenia and Parkinson’s
disease, the PRF aims to build a virtual meeting place for investigators
in academia, industry, medicine and other fields who are working to
translate basic neurobiology into new treatments for chronic pain.
The ultimate goal of the site is to help researchers to speed the
rendering of new knowledge into novel therapies by improving information
sharing between labs and the clinic, by fostering new collaborations
among researchers, and by raising interest in pain research among a
wider community of scientists and clinicians.
The Pain Research Forum is a joint project of the Harvard
NeuroDiscovery Center and MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease
Informatics. The site is supported by two anonymous charitable
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Pain Genetics: A Meeting of Their Own
PRF co-Executive Editor Pat McCaffrey attended and reported on the 10th
Research Symposium, "The Genetics of Pain: Science, Medicine and
Drug Development," which took place February 7-9, 2012, in Miami Beach,
Florida, USA. Read her four-part report at PRF.