Mechanisms of Orofacial Pain

Monday, September 19th
8:30am4:30pm EDT

About the Session

Orofacial and Head Pain SIG Symposium

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This whole day symposium builds on the International Classification of Orofacial Pain published in early 2020. The first 2 talks will discuss basic pathophysiological mechanisms of the trigeminal pain pathways and psychosocial mechanisms of orofacial pain. Next, the mechanisms behind the conditions in each chapter of the ICOP l be presented in separate talks. Finally, the symposium will be rounded off by presenting state-of-the-art personalized pain management. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand basic pathophysiological and psychosocial mechanisms of orofacial pain
  2. Describe the mechanisms underlying different orofacial pains
  3. Describe state of the art personalized management of pain




8:30 – Opening Remarks

8:45-9:15 – Barry Sessle: Pathological Trigeminal Pain Pathways: Nociceptive, Nociplastic, Neuropathic Mechanisms

9:15-10:45 – Richard Ohrbach, USA: Psychosocial Mechanisms of Orofacial Pain

10:45-11:00 – Morning Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 – Maria Pigg, Sweden: Dentoalveolar Pain

11:30-12:00 – Chris Peck, Australia: Muscle Pains

12:00-12:30 – Ambra Michelotti, Italy: Temporomandibular Joint Pains

12:30-13:30 – Lunch break

13:30-14:00 – Lene Baad-Hansen, Denmark: Neuropathic pains

14:00-14:30 – Luke Henderson, Australia: A Comparison of Orofacial Pains and Migraine Headache – MRI Findings

14:30-15:00 – Paulo Conti, Brazil: Orofacial pain resembling headaches

15:00-15:15 – Afternoon Coffee Break

15:15-15:45 – Satu Jääskäleinen, Finland: Burning Mouth Syndrome

15:45-16:15 – Andreas Themistocleous, UK: Personalized Management of Pain – Myth or Reality?

16:15 – Closing Remarks

16:30 – End of Symposium