The Alliance and our partner organizations host various events to raise awareness about the field of aging research and to present the latest innovations and advancements that are helping extend people’s healthspans. Those events are featured here.


Start Date: February 20th, 2013

Start Time: 12:00PM

End Time: 1:30PM

City: Washington, DC

Contact Address: B-354 Rayburn House Office Buliding

An Educational Lunch Briefing

Approximately 100 million Americans live with persistent pain--more than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. Persistent pain makes patients five times more likely to utilize health care services, more than five times more likely to miss work, and results in an estimated annual cost of almost $635 billion in health care costs and lost-productivity.

Join the Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the American Osteopathic Association, American Chronic Pain Association, and the U.S. Pain Foundation, as they discuss the latest volume of the Alliance's Silver Book®, which shines the spotlight on the human and economic burden of persistent pain and explores the value of innovation in reducing these burdens.


Daniel Perry, President & CEO
Alliance for Aging Research

Penney Cowan, Founder & CEO
American Chornic Pain Association

Ellen Smith, Ambassador
U.S. Pain Foundation

Jennifer Haythornthwaite, PhD, Director
The Center for Mind-Body Research
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Olivia Carter-Pokras, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Univeristy of Maryland College Park, School of Public Health


American Chronic Pain Association

American Osteopathic Association

U.S. Pain Foundation

Special thanks to Representative Allyson Schwartz for making this briefing possible.

The Silver Book: Persistent Pain is supported by Pfizer

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