NIH BACPAC Research ProgramThe NIH Back Pain Research Consortium (BACPAC) is a new patient-centric translational research initiative that will address the need for effective and personalized therapies for chronic low back pain by probing the biomedical mechanisms in a biopsychosocial context using interdisciplinary methods and innovative technologies. NIH BACPAC is part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative.

Expected Benefit to the Public Health:

Back pain is a major contributor to the use of opioids in the U.S., however, at present no effective treatment exists that provides long term, sustained relief of back pain and disability for all patients. Further, there is no way to predict what treatments are most likely to be effective in individual patients. This initiative will foster development of integrated models of back pain to improve understanding of the condition and generate new tools for better targeting of existing and new therapies.

Webinars

Upcoming Webinar on BACPAC

There are currently no upcoming BACPAC Webinars.

Past Webinars

The NIAMS held a public webinar about the NIH BACPAC Research Program Initiative, Detailed Discussion of the four BACPAC FOAs , on January 15th, 2019 and January 23rd, 2019.

The NIAMS held a public webinar about the NIH BACPAC Research Program Initiative on December 19, 2018.

The slides from the December 19 webinar are available.

Video of the December 19 webinar is available here.

The NIAMS held a public webinar about the NIH BACPAC Research Program Initiative on October 15, 2018.

The slides from the October 15 webinar are available.

Additional Information

The NIAMS published a Request for Information (RFI) to seek input from researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and health advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, federal agencies, and other interested members of the public on a new initiative for a Back Pain Consortium (BACPAC) Research Program. The RFI was open from September 28 to October 18, 2018.

View the BACPAC Frequently Asked Questions

For additional questions, please contact us at: BACPAC-NIH@mail.nih.gov

Funding Opportunities

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