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World Congress on Pain 2020
Aug 04 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The 18th WCP organized by the International Association for the Study of Pain from August 4th to the 8th -- be there!
Frontiers in Pain Research

Each month, a special Frontiers in Pain Research lecture featuring a guest speaker is sponsored by The Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, MUHC Alan Edwards Pain Management Clinic, Eli Lilly, Merck Frosst, Paladin, Europharm, Purdue and QPRN.

For information, contact Ana Maria Alvarez at ana.alvarez@mcgill.ca, 514-398-8975.

Next Lecture
None Scheduled
Past Lectures
April 22, 2020
Lucia Gagliese, PhD
Please note that this talk has been cancelled.
March 18, 2020
Dennis C. Turk, PhD
Please note that this talk has been cancelled.
February 19, 2020
Catherine Cahill, PhD
Intersection between pain and addiction: implications for kappa opioid receptors
December 4, 2019
Cheryl L. Stucky, PhD
Transient Receptor Potential Canonical 5: A novel target for inflammatory pain
November 6, 2019
Karen D. Davis, PhD
Can imaging and behavioural biomarkers move us towards personalized pain management?
October 2, 2019
Jon Levine, MD, PhD
The Point of No Return: Mechanisms Driving the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain
March 20, 2019
Prof. John Wood
'Somatosensation à la mode'
February 20, 2019
Ann Louise Oaklander
Small-fiber polyneuropathy, new causes and treatments
December 5, 2018
Hance Clarke MD, FRCPC, PhD
Transitional Pain Medicine: Improving Peri-Hospital Care as a model for change in Pain Management and Opioid prescribing
October 31, 2018
Patrick Finan, Ph.D.
Pathways to Problematic Opioid Use in Chronic Pain: A Focus on Sleep
October 3, 2018
Jennifer Stinson, RN-EC, PhD, CPNP, FAAN
Pushing the frontier of digital health to transform pain assessment and self-management
May 22, 2018
Theodore J. Price, PhD
Translation regulation in neuropathic pain
April 25, 2018
Patrick McGrath, OC, PhD, FRSC
Ideal Health Systems for Pain
March 21, 2018
Michele Curatolo, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific and clinical applications of quantitative sensory tests
February 21, 2018
Mary F. Barbe, PhD
Effectiveness of potential anti-fibrosis drugs in preventing the onset of sensorimotor declines in a rat model of work-related musculoskeletal disorders
December 6, 2017
Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Ph.D., ABPP, FCAHS
Unraveling pain in dementia: From the laboratory to the smallest rural nursing home in Northern Saskatchewan
November 10, 2017
Dr. David Hughes
Divergent roles for calretinin-expressing spinal interneurons in spinal pain processing
May 3, 2017
Rohini Kuner, PhD
Cortical circuits and mechanisms in pain plasticity
March 22, 2017
Robert Coghill, PhD
Brain Mechanisms Supporting the Subjective Experience of Pain
February 22, 2017
Manon Choiniere
"Exploring clinical research avenues other than RCTs to improve the management of chronic pain: A priority"
December 7, 2016
Dr. Philip Peng
"Higher centre and Pain: from basic science to clinical relevance"
November 9, 2016
Robert LaMotte, PhD
“Nociceptors and the Genesis of Itch”
October 12, 2016
Andreas Goebel, PhD
Immunotherapy in CRPS
May 4, 2016
Brian Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD
Neurobiological Mechanisms Driving Cancer Pain
April 13, 2016
Mark Wallace
“Intrathecal Therapies to Treat Chronic Pain”
March 16, 2016
Antonello Bonci MD
From Single Synapses to Clinical Studies: Therapeutic Developments from Optogenetics
February 17, 2016
Camilla Svensson, PhD
"Autoantibodies, osteoclasts and pain: new links to pain in rheumatoid arthritis"
October 15, 2015
Gregory Scherrer, PharmD, PhD
'Neural Circuits and Molecular Mechanisms of Pain Control by Opioids'
May 6, 2015
Hiroshi Ueda, Ph.D.
'Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) as chemical signature of neuropathic pain'
April 15, 2015
Timothy H. Wideman, PT, PhD
"When more activity means more pain: Exploring the role of sensitivity to physical activity as a barrier to pain rehabilitation"
March 18, 2015
Dr. Brian Cairns
“Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and Pain”
February 18, 2015
Dr. Steven P. Cohen
"Clinical Pain Trials"
December 10, 2014
Dr. Ken Prkachin
“Measurement in the face of pain: basic questions, clinical insights.”
November 12, 2014
Dr. Louis Gendron
A DOOR for new analgesics?
October 22, 2014
Dr. Serge Marchand
Implications of Endogenous Modulation in Characterizing Pain
April 30, 2014
Dr. Srinivasa Raja
Opioids and Neuropathic Pain: Bench to Bedside and Back to the Bench
March 19, 2014
Dr. Jason McDougall
In Search of New Drugs to Treat Arthritis Pain
February 19, 2014
Dr. Michael T. Smith
Mechanisms of Sleep Disturbance Hyperalgesia
December 11, 2013
Dr. Brook Martin
Measuring the Safety of Spinal Surgery for Degenerative Diseases and the Implications on Health Policy
November 20, 2013
Daniela Salvemini
Novel Therapeutic Approaches and Potential for Translation to Clinical Care
October 30, 2013
Dr. Donna Hammond
What Goes Up Must Come Down. The Changing Landscape of Brainstem Modulation of Pain After Injury
May 15, 2013
Dr. Steven George
“Biopsychosocial Influences on Shoulder Pain: Recent Findings and Future Directions”.
April 17, 2013
Dr. Luis Garcia-Larrea
The Opercular-Insular Region and the (Futile?) Search of a 'Primary Cortex' for Pain
March 20, 2013
CANCELLED - Dr. Donna Hammond
What Goes Up Must Come Down. The Changing Landscape of Brainstem Modulation of Pain After Injury
February 20, 2013
Dr. Volker Neugebauer
Amygdala and Prefrontal Cortex Interactions in Pain
December 5, 2012
Dr. Peggy Compton
Addiction in Chronic Pain Patients
November 7, 2012
Dr. Jon-Kar Zubieta
“Interindividual Variations in Placebo Analgesic Responses: Cognitive and Genetic Influences.”
October 3, 2012
Dr. Christine Chambers
Psychological Perspectives on Pain: What We Can Learn From Children in the Lab and in the Clinic
May 2, 2012
Dr. Patrick Mantyh
Understanding, Treating and Preventing Skeletal Pain Throughout the Seasons of Life.
April 18, 2012
Dr. John T. Farrar
The Measurement, Analysis and Interpretation of Pain Clinical Trial Outcomes
March 14, 2012
Dr. Michael Rowbotham
Balancing Efficiency and Ethics in Analgesic Clinical Trials
February 8, 2012
Dr. Marshall Devor
On Feeling No Pain: Neural Basis for Loss of Consciousness in Anesthesia-like States.
December 7, 2011
Dr. Michael Gold
Inflamation-Induced Shift in Spinal GABAA Receptor Signaling
November 2, 2011
Dr. Jane Ballantyne
To Prescibe or not to Prescribe: Providing the Tools for Rational Decision Making in Pain Management
October 5, 2011
Dr. Helene Langevin
Stretching of connective tissue: Effects on Pain and Inflammation
April 20, 2011
Dr. Jennifer Haythornthwaite
Inflammation May Explain the Effects of Psychosocial Factors on Increased Risk for Persistent Pain
March 16, 2011
Anthony Dickenson
What the Brain tells the Spinal Cord in Pain - Top-down Processes
February 16, 2011
Andrea Hohmann
Cannabinoids as Pharmacotherapies for Pain
December 1, 2010
Kathleen Sluka
Central Mechanisms Underlying Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
November 3, 2010
K. S. Sunny Anand
Use of Ketamine in Neonates: Toxic or Therapeutic?
October 6, 2010
Ze’ev Seltzer
Phenotypes and Endophenotypes in Pain Phenomics
May 5, 2010
Jörn Lötsch
Clinical Pharmacology of Pain and Opioid Analgesia
April 7, 2010
Robert Yezierski
Is Advancing age yet Another Part of the Pain Equation?
March 3, 2010
Min Zhuo
Cortical Mechanism of Chronic Pain
February 3, 2010
Keith A. Sharkey
Neuroplasticity in Intestinal Inflammation
Upcoming Lectures
None Scheduled
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