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The Pain Beat (Episode 16) – A2CPS: Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures

The Pain Beat Team

1 September 2023

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Senior Manager’s note: Welcome to the 16th episode of The Pain Beat. Launched and supported by a generous grant from the MAYDAY Fund, with additional funding from the Rita Allen Foundation, The Pain Beat brings together the world’s leading pain investigators with the purpose of sparking dialogue and debate around important ideas in pain research. Guided by Rebecca Seal, scientific director of The Pain Beat, the podcasts feature open and spirited discussions about the hottest topics in pain and how the field moves forward. 

This 16th episode of The Pain Beat highlights the work of a vibrant consortium of pain researchers working on a project known as Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures (A2CPS). A2CPS is focused on the identification of biomarkers to predict which patients will transition from acute to chronic pain, and which patients living with chronic pain can improve their quality of life with management (see related PRF news story). The Pain Beat invited several principal investigators from A2CPS to talk about the work of the consortium, and how listeners of The Pain Beat can get involved themselves!




Podcast participants include:

Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA, A2CPS principal investigator; University of Iowa, USA

John Burns, PhD, A2CPS principal investigator; Rush University Medical Center, Illinois, USA

Chad Brummett, MD, A2CPS principal investigator; University of Michigan, USA

Michael Olivier, PhD, A2CPS principal investigator; Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA

Stephani Sutherland, PhD, A2CPS communications director; Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA (moderator)

Listen below, and also consider listening to the third episode of The Pain Beat to learn more about the biological underpinnings of the transition from acute to chronic pain.



All The Pain Beat podcasts are also available on Apple Podcasts here and on Spotify here.

PRF thanks Gary Hobish for providing the audio mastering for this podcast, and Kevin Seal for creating the music.

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