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Innovative Mobile Health Technology to Improve Acute and Chronic Pain | Pain Management Conference
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Role of Innovative Mobile Health Technology to Improve Acute and Chronic Pain 

Faculty: Robert Jamison, PhD

You’ve probably heard a lot about mHealth -- a general term for the use of mobile phones and other wireless technology in medical care -- but what does it mean for your practice exactly, and what are the pros and cons? Get the evidence behind mHealth technology, learn about its challenges, and find out where mHealth is headed in the future.

Learning Objectives
After completing this educational activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Summarize evidence regarding mobile health (mHealth) technology in different clinical settings.
  2. Describe the clinical challenges associated with using innovative mHealth technology.

  3. Discuss future areas of research with use of mHealth technology for pain.

  4. Review the notion of computer learning in pain management

This session will take place on November 9, 2018 as part of the Global Pain Clinician Summit 2018.
Learn more and register here.


Robert N. Jamison, PhD, is a professor in the departments of anesthesia, psychiatry, and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts and has over thirty-five years experience working with persons with chronic pain. Dr. Jamison is the chief psychologist at the Pain Management Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts, where he directs a structured pain management program.  Dr. Jamison has received numerous grants from the NIH and has authored 2 books and over 250 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in the area of behavioral medicine and chronic pain.  He has a long history of mentoring students, fellows, and junior faculty members. He is active in many national and international organizations and has been on the Board of Directors for the American Pain Society and is Past President of the New England Pain Association. Dr. Jamison has been a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and has served as principal investigator in many government and industry-sponsored research studies. He also serves on the editorial boards of five different journals, is a frequent ad hoc reviewer for other established medical journals, has served as a member of the NIH Behavioral Medicine and NIDA Study Sections, and has been the invited speaker at many national and international conferences.

Dr. Jamison reports that he has an investigator-initiated grant relationship with Pfizer, Inc.