Cortical Signatures in Pain Conditions

Monday, September 19th
8:30am12:00pm EDT

About the Session


  • Markus Ploner, MD (Germany)
  • David A Seminowicz, PhD (USA)
  • Thomas Graven-Nielsen, DMSc, PhD (Denmark)
  • Karen Davis, PhD (Canada)

Discrete pain processing pathways are regulated differentially according to the individual’s cognitive status.

In this refresher course, the neuroanatomical framework by which distinct aspects of nociception are subserved will be discussed. Investigating the engagement of specific systems by environmental or affective drivers has the potential to reveal pre-loading vulnerabilities to the development of chronic pain as well as novel biomarkers for specific clinical pain phenotypes.