Date: Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern (US) Time
This webinar is being produced through a collaboration of the IASP’s Pain and Placebo Special Interest Group and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA – in particular – the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s Placebo Beyond Opinions Center and the University of Maryland’s Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research. All three groups are aligned on advancing unbiased knowledge of placebo effects by promoting interdisciplinary investigation of the placebo phenomenon and nurturing placebo research.
THIS WEBINAR IS UNIQUE IN THAT IT IS BEING HOSTED (BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUALLY) BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND. AS SUCH, A LINK TO THE WEBINAR WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED UPON REGISTRATION – RATHER – A LINK TO THE WEBINAR WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO REGISTRANTS VIA EMAIL BOTH 24 HOURS AND 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE WEBINAR. FOR ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL GREGORY CARBONETTI AT GREGORY.CARBONETTI@IASP-PAIN.ORG.
The IASP defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage” to better articulate the biopsychosocial dimensions of this phenomenon. While our understanding of pain has greatly evolved over the past decades, there are still fundamental questions that need to be addressed, including its psychological components.
Over the past few years, the role of psychological positivity has garnered increased attention. One such psychological factor that has been a focal point of this research is resilience, or the ability to maintain positive emotional and physical functioning despite physical or psychological adversity (i.e., pain). Join us as we explore the role of resilience in pain management, and its effect on behavior and pain outcomes. The webinar will feature:
- Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, University of Maryland School of Nursing, USA
- Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, University of Maryland School of Nursing, USA (host)
About the Presenter
Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, obtained her BSN from the University of Connecticut, USA, her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and her PhD from the University of Maryland, USA. She is currently a professor, the associated dean of research, and holds the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She has more than 40 years of clinical experience as a nurse practitioner across all settings of care. Her research program is focused on optimizing function and physical activity among older adults, exploring resilience and genetics on function and physical activity, and testing dissemination and implementation of interventions in real-world settings. She currently has several R01s, with one focused on optimizing physical activity among hospitalized older adults living with dementia, and another testing the implementation of a Pain Management Clinical Practice Guideline in Nursing Homes. Her work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Health Care Quality, and foundations such as the Helen and Leonard Stulman Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Resnick has more than 300 published articles, numerous chapters in nursing and medical textbooks, and books on restorative care and resilience. She is the current co-editor of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, past editor of Geriatric Nursing, and an associate editor on editorial boards for numerous other journals. She has held leadership positions in multiple aging and interdisciplinary organizations including the American Geriatrics Society and the Gerontological Society of America and the American Medical Directors Association. She has been recognized for numerous national awards, the most recent of which include the 2017 David H. Solomon Memorial Public Service Award, the 2018 Johns Hopkins Leader in Aging Award, the 2018 Loretta Ford Award, the 2019 Lawton Powell Award, the 2020 Dodd Award, and the 2022 University of Maryland Distinguished Professor Award and the Elkins Professorship and the 2023 Lamy Lecturer for the American Society for Consultant Pharmacists.
About the Host
Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, is an NIH-funded physician-scientist who conducted ground-breaking studies that have advanced scientific understanding of the psychoneurobiological bases of endogenous systems for pain modulation in humans including the discovery that the vasopressin system is involved in the enhancement of placebo effects with a dimorphic effect. Currently, her team conducts basic and translational research on genomics of orofacial chronic pain, brain mechanisms of expectancy – and observationally induced hypoalgesia – and immersive virtual reality. Her research has been published in top-ranked international journals including Biological Psychiatry, Pain, Nature Neuroscience, JAMA, Lancet Neurology, Science, and NEJM. The impact of her innovative work is clear from her outstanding publications, citation rate, numerous invited lectures worldwide, and media featured by The National Geographic, The New Scientist, Washington Post, Boston Globe, The New Yorker, Nature, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and News and World Reports.