The Silver Book: Persistent Pain Hill Briefing

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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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