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NIH 12th Annual Pain Consortium Symposium on Multidisciplinary Strategies for Pain, 5-31 through 6-1-17

2017 NIH Pain Consortium Symposium


Natcher Auditorium and Atrium

May 31, 2017

8:30 am

Walter Koroshetz, M.D., Director, NINDS, Chair NIH Pain Consortium

8:50 am

Panel Session: Pain Management and Opioids
Moderator: David Thomas, Ph.D., NIDA
Overview: Complex Pain Management with Addiction
Peggy Compton, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing

9:25 am

Opioid Pharmacology and Safer Drug Development
Gavril Pasternak, M.D., Ph.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center & Weill Cornell Medical College

9:45 am

Implementation of Addiction Programs: Challenges for Pain Management
Todd Molfenter, Ph.D., Center for Health Enhancement Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:05 am

Questions and Answers

10:25 am

Break and Poster Session with Junior Investigators in the Atrium

11:15 am

Mitchell Max Junior Investigator Presentations
Introduction of Junior Investigators – Finalists
Patricia Grady, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Director, NINR, NIH Pain Consortium Executive Committee

11:20 am

Chemokine (c-c motif) Receptor 2 (CCR2) Mediates Mechanical and Cold Hypersensitivity in Chronic Sickle Cell Disease Pain
Katelyn E. Sadler, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

11:35 am

Variation in MC1R Gene Predicts Dental Pain Sensitivity
Cameron L. Randall, Department of Psychology, West Virginia University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

11:50 am

MRGB2 Contributes to Mechanical and Thermal Allodynia in Animal Models of Inflammatory and Neuropathic Pain
Dustin Green, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University

12:05 pm

Lunch and Poster Session in the Atrium

1:10 pm

NCCIH Pain Initiatives and Introduction of the Keynote Speaker
Josephine Briggs, M.D., Director, NCCIH, NIH Pain Consortium Executive Committee

1:20 pm

Keynote Address: Models of Integrated Pain Care
Robert Kerns, Ph.D., Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology, Yale University

2:10 pm

Panel Session: Moving Toward Multidisciplinary Care
Moderator: Wen Chen, Ph.D., NCCIH
Dennis C. Turk, Ph.D., Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of Washington

2:50 pm

Multidisciplinary Pain Management in Complex Older Patients
Barbara Rakel, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., University of Iowa College of Nursing

3:10 pm

Managing Pain and Co-occurring Conditions
Martin Cheatle, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

3:30 pm

Break and Poster Session in the Atrium

4:00 pm

Questions and Answers

4:20 pm

Mitchell Max Award for best Junior Investigator Presentation
Martha Somerman, D.D.S., Director, NIDCR, Pain Consortium Executive Committee

4:30 pm


June 1, 2017

8:30 am

Update from the American Pain Society
David Williams, Ph.D., Anesthesiology, Medicine, Psychiatry, University of Michigan President American Pain Society

8:50 am

A Patient’s Perspective
Cindy Steinberg, U.S. Pain Foundation

9:10 am

Panel Session: Preventing Chronic Pain Through Multidisciplinary Approaches
Moderator: Mark Pitcher, Ph.D., NCCIH
Katrina Maluf, P.T., Ph.D., School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University

9:50 am

Prevention Strategies for Pediatric Headache
Andrew Hershey, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.H.S., Neurology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

10:10 am

Break and Poster Session with Junior Investigators in the Atrium

10:40 am

An Integrated Approach to Post-Operative Pain Management for Prevention of Chronic Pain
Dan Riddle, P.T., Ph.D., F.A.P.T.A., Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University

11:00 am

Self-Management Strategies as Part of an Integrated Approach for Pain Management
James Fricton, D.D.S., M.S., Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

11:20 am

Questions and Answers

11:40 am

Closing Remarks
Nora Volkow, M.D., Director, NIDA, NIH Pain Consortium Executive Committee

11:50 am


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