The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has announced an opportunity to hear stakeholders’ perspectives on and experiences with pain and pain management, including but not limited to the benefits and harms of opioid use.  These stakeholders include patients with acute or chronic pain, patients’ family members and/or caregivers, and healthcare providers who care for patients with pain or conditions that can complicate pain management (e.g., opioid use disorder or overdose). As part of this effort, CDC will be holding approximately 100 individual conversations with stakeholders over the phone or through an internet-enabled virtual platform. Persons interested in participating should contact CDC no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT August 21, 2020.

Contact information and additional detail is located here:
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/07/22/2020-15855/management-of-acute-and-chronic-pain-opportunity-for-stakeholder-engagement