Advanced Pain Discovery Platform

The Advanced Pain Discovery Platform (APDP) is a consortium-based UK network resource that is breaking through the complexity of pain and revealing new treatment approaches to address a wide spectrum of chronic and debilitating clinical conditions.

Who Are We?

The APDP comprises experts in clinical and laboratory aspects of pain, psychologists, sociologists, and data specialists, linked to key academic and commercial facilities across the UK and beyond. At the heart of the APDP are people with lived experience of chronic pain, ensuring that together we meet their urgent needs.

Why is the Advanced Pain Discovery Platform needed?

Pain is a major unmet global public health challenge. It blights the lives of many thousands with chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, headache, or diseases of the gut or uterus. It affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Pain is complex, and experts across many disciplines need to work together to better understand mechanisms of pain and improve treatments. Our approach will ultimately improve the lives of people living with pain conditions, their families and carers.

Advanced Pain Discovery Platform Annual Conference 2024

7th June 2024

The APDP Annual Conference 2024 incorporated a PPI/E agenda, with content selected by experts in public involvement and engagement together with diverse people with lived experience of pain.