9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
New frontiers in persistant pain
Le Palais des Congrès de Paris
2 Place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris, France
Paris, France

     *  Abstract Deadline:
       28th March 2011


   Allan Basbaum (University of California, USA )
   Didier Bouhassira ( INSERM , France)
   Gerald Gebhart (University of Pittsburgh)
   Bradley Kerr (University of Alberta, Canada)
   W.S. Kingery (Stanford University, USA )
   Rohini Kuner (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
   Marzia Malcangio (King's College London, UK)
   Patrick Mantyh (University of Minnesota, USA )
   Stephen McMahon (King's College London, UK)
   Andrew Rice (Imperial College London, UK)
   Hans-Georg Schaible (Universität of Jena, Germany)

   Following the success of the first symposium on Synaptic Plasticity in
   Pain held at King's College London, Abcam is pleased to announce a
   follow-up symposium to be held over two days in Spring 2011, in Paris,

   The meeting will cover various aspects of pain including:

     *  Inflammatory and neuropathic pain

     *  Bone cancer and visceral pain

     *  New models of persistent pain

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Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
09:30:00 Registration
10:30:00 Welcome and Introductions
10:45:00 Revisiting the specificity of "pain" transmission circuitry Allan Basbaum
11:15:00 Inflammatory pain
11:20:00 Antigen-induced arthiritis | pain mechanisms and neuronal control of inflammation Hans-Georg Schaible
11:55:00 Non-synaptic calcium-permeable AMPA receptors | a controlled switch controlling peripheral nociceptive inputs into the central nervous system Rohini Kuner
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Abcam Talk
13:45:00 Molecular organization of the endocannabinoid signaling system in the superficial spinal dorsal horn of rodents
14:00:00 Neuropathic pain induced by nerve damage
14:05:00 Identifying novel pain mediators Stephen McMahon
14:40:00 Microglia and neuropathic pain Marzia Malcangio
15:15:00 L-type calcium channels in chronic neuropathic pain | old conceptions must be revisited
15:35:00 Coffee and Poster viewing
16:05:00 Spinal mGlu4 activation inhibits hyperalgesia in animal models of chronic pain by a modulation of the glutamatergic neurotransmission
16:25:00 P2X4 receptors mediate PGE2 release by tissue resident macrophages and initiate inflammatory pain
16:45:00 Characterising neuropathy in a rat model of osteoarthritis
17:05:00 Microglial Cathepsin S and CX3CR1 contribute to chronic pain in collagen induced arthritis
17:25:00 Wine and Poster viewing
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
09:00:00 Knockout of delta opioid receptors in nociceptive sensory neurons abolishes opioid analgesia
09:20:00 Targeting intracellular nociceptive signaling | switching taxol into an anti-hyperalgetic agent
09:35:00 Neuropathic pain associated with systemic diseases or treatment
09:40:00 Neuropathic pain in HIV/ AIDS Andrew Rice
10:15:00 Understanding and treating cancer pain Patrick Mantyh
10:50:00 Coffee Break
11:15:00 Peripheral and central contribution of ASIC1a channels to colonic hypersensitivity in IBS model
11:20:00 Peripheral contributions to persistent visceral pain and hypersensitivity Gerald Gebhart
12:15:00 Role of peripheral ASICs (Acid-Sensing Ion Channels) in postoperative pain
12:35:00 Lunch and Poster viewing
13:45:00 New models of persistent pain
13:50:00 Inflammatory signaling in chronic post-traumatic pain Wade Kingery
14:25:00 Studying neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis | finding new uses for an old animal model Bradley Kerr
15:00:00 Translational pain research | why is it that difficult Didier Bouhassira
15:35:00 Closing remarks
16:00:00 Conference ends
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