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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.

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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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