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New Frontiers of Pain Research in the 21st Century

October 14-15, 2016
Birmingham, AL

New Frontiers of Pain Research in the 21st Century is a symposium organized by the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine in the School of Medicine, the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center.

We welcome you to join us in Birmingham, Alabama, October 14-15, 2016. New Frontiers of Pain Research in the 21st Century will host scientists, clinicians, and other pain professionals with a shared interest in research, therapeutics, and treatment of pain. Attendees will hear the latest data from national and regional research experts and will include an opportunity to network during a poster session and cocktail hour in the impressive new Hill Student Center.

The symposium's goal is to bring together pain scientists and clinicians, facilitate awareness and collaboration, and serve as an educational resource on basic science, clinical research, and treatment advances. Continuing medical education credit will be offered.

  • Program

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    New Frontiers of Pain Research in the 21st Century kicks off on Friday, October 14, with a full day of talks and networking opportunities, followed by a half day of talks on Saturday, October 15.

    Agenda revised

    Program highlights include Keynote Speakers Robert Edwards, Ph.D. (Harvard Medical School), Jon Levine, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco), and Jeffrey Mogil, Ph.D. (McGill University) with a special plenary session by John Kusiak, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Director of the Office of the Director at the National Institutes of Health. The program also includes talks by 12 presenters with a focus on breakthrough and cutting-edge data and an overall focus on identifying meaningful directions for the future of pain research and treatment.

    Basic research will be the main topic on Friday, with special emphasis on clinical data and treatment on Saturday.

    Keynote speakers

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    Robert Edwards, Ph.D, Harvard Medical School / Harvard School of Dental Medicine
    Pain Management Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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    John Kusiak, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health
    Acting Deputy Director, Office of the Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

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    Jon Levine, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
    Departments of Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Physiological Nursing

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    Jeffrey S. Mogil, Ph.D., McGill University
    Department of Psychology

    Speakers

    Stephen Bruehl, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Department of Anesthesiology
    Division of Research
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    Jeffrey R. Curtis, M.D., M.P.H.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
    University of Alabama School of Medicine

    Robert Edwards, M.D.
    Professor of Neurology
    University of California, San Francisco
    School of Medicine

    Michael Frölich, M.D., M.S.
    Professor of Anesthesiology
    Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    University of Alabama School of Medicine

    Burel Goodin, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Psychology
    University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences

    John Kusiak, Ph.D.
    Acting Deputy Director
    Office of the Director
    National Institutes of Health
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

    John Levine, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology, LDRC
    Senior Scientist
    Department of Psychology
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medine

    Jessica Merlin, M.D., M.B.A.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care
    University of Alabama School of Medicine

    Jeffrey Mogil, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology
    Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Pain
    E.P. Taylor Chair in Pain Studies
    McGill University

    Timothy J. Ness, M.D., Ph.D.
    Simon Gelman Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology
    Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    University of Alabama School of Medicine

    Robert Sorge, Ph.D.
    Department of Psychology
    University of Alabama
    College of Arts & Sciences

    Matthew Stoll, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.C.S.
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Department of Pediatrics
    Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
    University of Alabama School of Medicine

    Beverly E. Thorn, Ph.D.
    Professor of Psychology
    Department of Psychology
    The University of Alabama

    Ursula Wesselmann, M.D., Ph.D.
    William A. Lell, M.D.–Paul N. Samuelson, M.D., Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology
    Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurology, and Psychology
    Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    University of Alabama School of Medicine

  • Contact

    For more information, contact Janet McDaniel, jemcdaniel@uabmc.edu

    To submit abstracts, please send them to painsymposium@uabmc.edu.

  • Accommodations
  • Registration

Click here to book your group rate at Springhill Suites. Book before September 27 to receive the group rate.


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