11th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium on Advances in Pain Research

Bethesda, Maryland
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
11th Annual Pain Consortium Symposium

05/31/2016 - 06/01/2016

Tuesday May 31, 2016

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Martha J. Somerman, D.D.S., Ph.D., Director, National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research, Pain Consortium Executive Committee Member 

8:50 a.m. Keynote Address
Challenges of Translational Pain Research: What Makes a Good Model?

David J. Clark, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
  Panel Session:  Lessons Learned in Translational Research
Yolanda Vallejo-Estrada, Ph.D., National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Pain Consortium Representative
9:40 a.m.

Does My Mouse Have a Headache? Translational Models of Migraine
KC Brennan, M.D., University of Utah 

10:00 a.m. Beyond Traditional Assessments of Pain: What Can Animals Tell Us about Analgesic Efficacy?
Andrea Hohmann, Ph.D., Indiana University
10:20 a.m.  Panel Q and A
10:40 a.m. Poster Session and Break in the Atrium
11:10 a.m. Introduction to the Junior Investigator Presentations
Patricia A. Grady, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research, Pain Consortium Executive Committee Member
11:20 a.m. Haploinsufficiency of the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Gene Causes Reduced Pain Sensitivity in an Animal Model and Humans with the WAGR Copy Number Variant.
Matt Sapio, Ph.D., NIH Clinical Center
11:35 p.m. A Dual Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase and Monoacylglycerol Lipase Inhibitor Produces Opioid Sparing Analgesic Effects in Mice
Jenny Wilkerson, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
11:50 p.m. Nicotine Deprivation Increases Pain Sensitivity, Neurogenic Inflammation, and Secondary Hyperalgesia among Daily Tobacco Smokers
Joseph W. Ditre, Ph.D., Syracuse University
12:05 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session in the Atrium

Panel Session: Bridging The Gap Between Models And The Clinic
Moderator:  Ann O’Mara, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, National Cancer Institute, Pain Consortium Representative
1:25 p.m. Translational Role Models of Pain: The Transgenic Sickle Mice
Kalpna Gupta, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
1:45 p.m. Pain Begets Pain: Modeling Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions
Richard Traub, Ph.D., University of Maryland
2:05 p.m. Stress And Pelvic Pain Model
Julie Christianson Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center
2:25 p.m. Panel Session Q and A
2:45 p.m. Break and Poster Session
3:20 p.m. A Patient’s Perspective On Pain Research
Christin Veasley, co-Founder, Chronic Pain Research Alliance
3:40 p.m. Mitchell Max Award For Best Junior Investigator Presentation
Wilson Compton, M.D., M.P.E., Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
 Wednesday, June 1
8:30 a.m. Update From The American Pain Society
Greg Terman, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington, American Pain Society President Elect
8:50 a.m. Enhancing The Reproducibility And Transparency Of Research Findings
Shai Silberberg, Ph.D., National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
9:20 a.m. Keynote Address 
New Technologies In Translational Pain Research

Rob Gereau, Ph.D., Washington University
  Panel Session: Applying New Approaches to Pain Research
Moderator: Dave Thomas, Ph.D., National Institute on Drug Abuse, Pain Consortium Representative
10:10 a.m. Visualizing Touch and Pain in the Periphery
Alex Chesler, Ph.D., National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
10:30 a.m. Poster Session and Break
11:00 a.m. Imaging Glial Activation In Human Pain Disorders
Marco Loggia, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
11:20 a.m. Developing Models For New Treatment Technologies
Alex DaSilva, D.D.S., D. Med. Sc., University of Michigan
11:40 a.m. Q and A panel
12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks 
Pain Consortium Executive Committee
12:15 p.m. Adjourn

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