German Pain Society submits a research agenda
Pain research must be interconnected, transparent and patient-centered
The German Pain Society e.V claims that the aim of pain research should be the therapeutical needs of the patients. With its recently published agenda "The perspective of Pain Research Germany", the specialist society wants to set a new course for the research of pain: it should help to better connect researchers in various fields of expertise and to focus the scientific studies on the patient's perspective. New findings are expected to be fast implemented in treatment practice.
After two science meetings in 2015 and 2016 as well as the intensive work of more than 70 pain experts from the society, the Specialists are now presenting their research agenda. One of the main questions is, for example, how to transfer the knowledge from basic research with cell and animal experiments more quickly into practice.
The president of the Pain Society summarised that application-based basic research that has a focus on the patient, connecting of researchers, research funding, supply research and the establishment of a pain register are more than mere demands of our agenda. It is a roadmap that shows how to build networked structures and thus improve the supply of pain patients in the medium and long term.
The German Pain society is and endorser of SIP and you can learn more about them on our Endorsers page.
You can read the full research agenda in German here.