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Advances in Pain

Advances in Pain

Monday, June 15 - Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Frequently a response to an injury or a marker of illness, pain is often a complex problem that can be difficult to evaluate, diagnose, and effectively treat.  Recent figures estimate that approximately 20% of adults suffer from pain globally and that 10% are diagnosed with chronic pain annually.  Researchers, however, are opening up new avenues in our understanding of the mechanistic underpinnings of pain, genetic components, diagnostics, as well as emerging therapies (particularly those that go beyond the traditional opioid drugs, or have non-addictive properties).

This 2-day conference will bring together international academic and industry researchers from diverse disciplines that include neuroscience/neurobiology, pharmacology, physiology, genetics/genomics, anesthesiology, psychology, and more, to explore the novel mechanisms underlining pain conditions and recent diagnostic/treatment progress.  Featuring a keynote address, plenary lectures, and poster presentations, the scientific agenda will present emerging basic and translational research in the following areas: dissection of central pain circuits, genetics of pain, biomarkers of pain, emerging therapies for pain, neuro-immune and auto-immune mechanisms, sex and ethnic differences in pain, and innovations in the identification and development of new therapeutic targets for pain.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session. For complete submission instructions, please visit our online portal. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, April 6, 2020.

Call for Fellowships

Applications are invited for travel fellowships from qualified early career investigators, underrepresented minorities, and for child care grants. For detailed information on eligibility and application instructions, please visit our online portal. The deadline for a fellowship application is Monday, April 6, 2020.

Registration

Member
By 05/04/2020
$250
After 05/04/2020
$340
Nonmember Academia, Faculty, etc.
By 05/04/2020
$400
After 05/04/2020
$540
Nonmember Corporate, Other
By 05/04/2020
$475
After 05/04/2020
$640
Nonmember Not for Profit
By 05/04/2020
$400
After 05/04/2020
$540
Nonmember Student, Undergrad, Grad, Fellow
By 05/04/2020
$270
After 05/04/2020
$365
Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow
By 05/04/2020
$220
After 05/04/2020
$300
Earlybird Registration:
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Deadline:
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Scientific Organizing Committee

Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD
Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Irene Tracey, MA (Oxon), DPhil, FRCA, FMedSci
Irene Tracey, MA (Oxon), DPhil, FRCA, FMedSci

Oxford University

Orla Smith
Orla Smith, PhD

Science Translational Medicine

Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith

Eli Lilly and Company

Frank Porreca
Frank Porreca, PhD

University of Arizona

Luda Diatchenko
Luda Diatchenko, MD, PhD

McGill University

Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc
Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc

New York Academy of Sciences

Keynote Speaker

David Bennett, MB, PhD

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Speakers

Lauren Atlas, PhD
Lauren Atlas, PhD

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), NIH

Allan Basbaum
Allan Basbaum, PhD

University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Iain Chessell
Iain Chessell, PhD

AstraZeneca

Alexander Chesler, PhD
Alexander Chesler, PhD

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), NIH

Isaac Chiu, PhD
Isaac Chiu, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Luda Diatchenko
Luda Diatchenko

McGill University

Patrik Ernfors, PhD
Patrik Ernfors, PhD

Karolinska Institutet

Roger Fillingim, PhD
Roger Fillingim, PhD

University of Florida

David J. Julius, PhD
David J. Julius, PhD

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Annemieke Kavelaars
Annemieke Kavelaars, PhD, MS

MD Anderson

Alban Latremoliere, MSc, PhD
Alban Latremoliere, MSc, PhD

Johns Hopkins University

Jeffrey Mogil, PhD
Jeffrey Mogil, PhD

McGill University

Aarno Palotie
Aarno Palotie, MD, PhD

Institute for Molecular Medicine, Finland

Frank Porreca
Frank Porreca, PhD

University of Arizona

Sarah E. Ross, PhD
Sarah E. Ross, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Bryan Roth
Bryan Roth, MD, PhD

University of North Carolina

Greg Scherrer, PhD
Greg Scherrer, PhD

University of North Carolina

Orla Smith
Orla Smith, PhD

Science Translational Medicine

Camila Svensson
Camila Svensson, MS, PhD

Karolinska Institutet

Irene Tracey
Irene Tracey, MA (Oxon), DPhil, FRCA, FMedSci

Oxford University

Jing Wang, MD, PhD
Jing Wang, MD, PhD

NYU Langone Health

Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD
Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Suellen Walker, PhD, MBBS, MMed, MS
Suellen Walker, PhD, MBBS, MMed, MS

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Monday

June 15, 2020

8:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast, and Poster Setup

9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

9:15 AM

Opening Keynote Presentation: Unravelling Pain Mechanisms through Patients

Speaker

David Bennett, MB, PhD
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

SESSION I: Dissection of Central Pain Circuits

Session Chairperson
Frank Porreca, PhD, University of Arizona
9:55 AM

Spinal Circuits

Speaker

Sarah E. Ross, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
10:20 AM

Opioid Actions on Brain Circuits

Speaker

Greg Scherrer, PhD
University of North Carolina
10:45 AM

Identifying and Manipulating Cortical Pain Circuits

Speaker

Jing Wang, MD, PhD
NYU Langone Health
11:10 AM

Networking Coffee Break

SESSION II: Genetics of Pain

Session Chairperson
Luda Diatchenko, MD, PhD, McGill University
11:40 AM

Genome-wide Association Studies (GWAS) in Migraine

Speaker

Aarno Palotie, MD, PhD
Broad Institute
12:05 PM

Overlapping Pain Conditions and the Genetic Basis for Overlapping Pain Conditions

Speaker

Luda Diatchenko, MD, PhD
McGill University
12:30 PM

Networking Luncheon

SESSION III: Biomarkers of Pain

Session Chairperson
Ryan M. Smith, PhD, Eli Lilly and Company
1:45 PM

Neuroimaging Biomarkers of Pain and Pharmacodynamics

Speaker

Irene Tracey, MA (Oxon), DPhil, FRCA, FMedSci
University of Oxford
2:10 PM

Interruptions of Sleep — A New Pain Biomarker

Speaker

Alban Latremoliere, MSc, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
2:35 PM

Computational Approaches to Understanding Pain

Speaker

Lauren Atlas, PhD
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), NIH
3:00 PM

Networking Coffee Break

Speaker

SESSION IV: Emerging Therapies for Pain

3:30 PM

Transplant of Cortical Cells for Pain Therapy

Speaker

Allan Basbaum, PhD
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Biomedical Sciences
3:55 PM

Emerging Treatment Approaches for Neonatal Pain

Speaker

Suellen Walker, PhD, MBBS, MMed, MS
UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
4:20 PM

Speaker to be announced

4:45 PM

Closing Remarks

Speaker

Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc
New York Academy of Sciences
4:55 PM

Networking Reception and Poster Session

6:00 PM

Adjourn

Tuesday

June 16, 2020

8:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

SESSION V: Neuro-immune and Auto-immune Mechanisms

Session Chairperson
To be announced
9:00 AM

Interactions of Nociceptors and Microbes

Speaker

Isaac Chiu, PhD
Harvard Medical School
9:25 AM

Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Speaker

Camila Svensson, MS, PhD
Karolinska Institutet
9:50 AM

T Cells as an Emerging Target for Chronic Pain Therapy

Speaker

Annemieke Kavelaars, PhD
MD Anderson
10:15 AM

Networking Coffee Break

SESSION VI: Data Blitz Presentations

Session Chairperson
To be announced
10:45 AM

Speaker to be selected from submitted abstracts

11:00 AM

Speaker to be selected from submitted abstracts

SESSION VII: Sex and Ethnic Differences in Pain

Session Chairperson
To be announced
11:15 AM

Sex Differences in Immune Mechanisms

Speaker

Jeffrey S. Mogil, PhD
McGill University
11:40 AM

Sex Differences in Nociception

Speaker

Frank Porreca, PhD
University of Arizona
12:05 PM

Ethnic Differences and Responses to Pain

Speaker

Roger Fillingim, PhD
University of Florida
12:30 PM

Networking Luncheon

SESSION VIII: Transduction of Somatosensation

Session Chairperson
Clifford Woolf, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
1:45 PM

Transduction Mechanisms Underlying Pain Sensation

Speaker

David J. Julius, PhD
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
2:10 PM

Neurons and Circuits of the Somatosensory System and Changes Related to Injury

Speaker

Alexander Chesler, PhD
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), NIH
2:35 PM

Schwann Cells as Pain Drivers

Speaker

Patrik Ernfors, PhD
Karolinska Institutet
3:00 PM

Networking Coffee Break

SESSION IX: Innovations in the Identification and Development of New Therapeutic Targets for Pain

Session Chairperson
Orla M. Smith, PhD, Science Translational Medicine
3:30 PM

Cell- Versus Target-based Screening for Novel Analgesics

Speaker

Clifford Woolf, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
3:55 PM

Developing Safer Opioids

Speaker

Bryan Roth, MD, PhD
University of North Carolina
4:20 PM

Novel Bifunctional Biologicals for Pain Control

Speaker

Iain Chessell, PhD
AstraZeneca
4:45 PM

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc
New York Academy of Sciences
Orla Smith, PhD
Science Translational Medicine
5:00 PM

Conference Ends