Tom Norris is a retired USAF Lt. Colonel whose chronic pain journey is an inspiration. Managing pain for nearly 40 years, he was able to cease fentanyl use after a decade. Tom has experienced the power of VR and shares his story to help others. Tom has been a ACPA member, facilitator, regional director, head of various member advisory committees, and has represented ACPA at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institutes by supporting meetings, interviews, symposia and social media. Tom has also served as a consumer peer reviewer for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, including the Chronic Pain Management Research Program (CPMRP) in FY19 through FY21, the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program in FY18 and FY20, and the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program in FY20.
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