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Coping with Arthritis Pain: What We Know and What We Need to Learn
Over the past 25 years, much has been learned about how people deal with arthritis pain. This presentation is divided into two sections. The first section summarizes the current state of knowledge about pain coping in arthritis including key concepts, measurement approaches, and strategies for enhancing pain coping. The second section highlights important future needs in this area, e.g. the role that mobile devices can play in: a) tracking pain coping in efforts in real time and, b) delivering novel, brief interventions.

About the speaker:
Francis (Frank) Keefe, PhD
Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Professor in Anesthesiology, and Professor of Medicine
Duke University

Dr. Keefe is Director of the Duke Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program, an active NIH funded clinical research program focused on developing new and more effective ways of assessing and treating patients having acute and persistent pain. Dr. Keefe played a key role in the development of clinical pain services and pain research programs at Duke Medical Center. For over 20 years, he directed the Duke Pain Management Program and was a leader in the development of Duke Medical Center's multidisciplinary pain programs (both out-patient and in-patient.) Dr. Keefe has developed and refined a number of treatment protocols for persistent pain conditions (e.g. pain in patients with advanced cancer; or persistent joint pain due to osteoarthritis) including spouse and partner-assisted pain coping skills training interventions.

The OA Action Alliance Lunch & Learn webinars keep you up-to-date on the latest osteoarthritis research, news and activities. Each monthly webinar begins at 12:00 pm ET and runs for 30 minutes. Webinars are free and open to the public. Webinars are archived on our website events page (URL: and on the OA Action Alliance YouTube channel in case you missed one or can't get enough!

Jan 18, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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