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Genetics and Pain

April 17-18, 2006
April 17, 2006
8:00am

Opening Remarks

NIH Pain Consortium Co-Chairs:
Patricia Grady, Director, RN., M.S., Ph.D., NINR
Story Landis, Ph.D., Director NINDS
Lawrence Tabak, DDS., Ph.D., Director NIDCR

8:30am

Genetics and Pain

Moderator: John Kusiak, Ph.D., NIDCR Pain Consortium Representative
Alan Basbaum, Ph.D., UCSF, San Francisco
David Fink, M.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Luda Diatchenko, M.D., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Panel: Questions and Answers

10:00am

Break

10:30am

Neuronal and Glial Mechanisms of Pain

Moderator: David Thomas, Ph.D., NIDA Pain Consortium Representative
Linda Watkins, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
Justin McArthur, MBBS, MPH, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Qiufu Ma, Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston


Panel: Questions and Answers

12:00pm

Lunch and Posters

1:30pm

The Role of Imaging In Pain Research

Moderator: Richard Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H., NCCAM Pain Consortium Representative
David Borsook, M.D., Ph.D., McLean Hospital and Harvard University, Boston
Robert Coghill, Ph.D., Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem
Ann Catherine Bushnell, Ph.D., McGill University, Montreal


Panel: Questions and Answers

3:00pm

Break

3:30pm

Cognitive and Emotional Aspects of Pain

Moderator: Ray Dionne, DDS., Ph.D., Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research, NINR
Roger Fillingim, Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville
Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Ted Kaptchuk, OMD, Harvard University, Boston


Panel: Questions and Answers

5:00pm

Reception and Posters

April 18. 2006
8:30am

Headache

Moderator: Linda Porter, Ph.D., NINDS Pain Consortium Representative
Michael Moskowitz, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Rami Burstein, Ph.D., Harvard University, Boston


Panel: Questions and Answers

10:00am

Break

12:00pm

Lunch and Posters

1:30pm

Novel Therapies for Pain

Moderator: Michael Iadarola, Ph.D., NIDCR Neuronal Gene Expression Unit
Baldomero Olivera, Ph.D., University of Utah, Salt Lake City
James Eisenach, M.D., Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem
Christopher DeCharms, Ph.D., Neurion, Half Moon Bay


Panel: Questions and Answers

3:00pm

Junior Investigator Presentations

Moderator: Deborah Ader, Ph.D., NIAMS
Erin Dannecker, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia
Asma Khan, BDS, Ph.D., University of Texas, Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
Susan Dorsey, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore

3:45pm

Closing Remarks

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