Speakers

Professor Eske Aasvang

Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine at the university of Copenhagen

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Prof. Mustafa al’Absi

Mustafa al’Absi, Ph.D., is a Professor and the holder of the Max & Mary La Due Pickworth Endowed Chair at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. al’Absi has been leading a research program integrating basic, laboratory, and clinical methods to elucidate mechanisms by which stress and early life adversity play a role in pain,…

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Dr. Nick Andrews

He is Director of the Behavior Testing Core (BTC) at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Prior to this position he was Principal Associate (Harvard Medical School) and Associate Director of the Animal Behavior and Physiology Core, Boston Children’s Hospital. He has expertise in phenotyping rodent models of CNS disorders using behavioral, neurochemical and physiological…

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Dr. Young-Chang Arai

Young-Chang P. Arai, M.D. and PhD Sex: Male EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL HISTORY Institutions Attended 1995 MD Kochi Medical School, Kochi, Japan 2004 PhD Anesthesiology, Kochi Medical School, Kochi, Japan Certification and Licensure 1995- MD, Japan Professional and Academic Positions Held 2000-01 postdoctoral fellows, Department of Internal Medicine and Anatomy and Neurosciences, University of Texas Medical…

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Prof. Lars Arendt-Nielsen

The research focuses: Translational pain/itch research and pain biomarkers for pain/itch diagnostics, screening of new analgesics/antipruritics. Published 1,189 journal papers (sum of times cited 42,692, H-index 98). Has supervised and completed more than 60 Ph.D. students. Been guest professor in Japan, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, and USA. Has served on the council of the International…

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Professor Nadine Attal

Nadine ATTAL, MD, PhD, Neurologist, professor of therapeutics and pain medicine in Paris Saclay University, is responsible for the pain Center of Ambroise Paré hospital (Boulogne, France) and co-director of the U987 INSERM research Unit (dir Didier Bouhassira). She has played a leading role in translational research in neuropathic pain, with the development with D.Bouhassira…

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Prof. Flemming W. Bach

Flemming W. Bach trained as a neurologist at University Hospitals in Copenhagen and has worked as a consultant at University Neurology Clinics in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Aalborg in Denmark. He was a postgraduate research fellow with Tony L. Yaksh in Anesthesiology Research Lab., UCSD and obtained his doctoral degree on a thesis on Beta-endorphin in…

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Miroslav Backonja

Dr. Backonja’s clinical and research interest has been related to pain, including in neurological disorders. He conducted research studies in laboratory using pre-clinical pain models and then he went on to conduct clinical research, investigating pain mechanisms, from psychophysics to neruroimmunology. He also conducts randomized clinical trials with new pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. His research…

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Dr. Jane C. Ballantyne

Dr Ballantyne has been involved in treating patients with pain for over 30 years. She has played a leading role in the recognition that opioids have limited utility as an intervention for the treatment of chronic pain. Opioid limitations are largely related to the development of neuroadaptations that lead to gradual loss of analgesic efficacy…

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Dr. Kirsty Bannister

Kirsty Bannister is an Associate Professor at King’s College London. Her specialty field is the central modulation of pain with a specific focus on the functionality of inhibitory controls in the descending pain modulatory system and their forward translation to the human domain (experimental and clinical). Based on the knowledge that most chronic pain sufferers…

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Prof. Ralf Baron

Ralf Baron Professor Dr med FFPMCAI is Head of the Division of Neurological Pain Research and Therapy at the Department of Neurology, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Kiel, in Germany. He served as General Secretary of the German Interdisciplinary Pain Society (DIVS), as a Management Committee Member of the Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group (IASP) and as a board…

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Dr. Jimmy F. A Barus

Dr. Jimmy Barus currently serves as Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine at Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, located in Jakarta. He has been a member of IASP since 2008 and an alumnus of Pain Management Camp organized by the Association of Southeast Asian Pain Societies…

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Allan I. Basbaum

This speaker has many years of experience studying spinal cord circuits through which acute and chronic pain are generated as well as mechanisms through which a variety of analgesics exert their effects. In addition to extensive studies of opioid actions in the brainstem and spinal cord, his recent studies used GABAergic progenitor cell transplants, in…

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Dr. Marco Battaglia

Dr. Battaglia is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Canada and a Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto. His research interests fall broadly into developmental psychopathology and genetic epidemiology, mostly of anxiety and depressive disorders. He studies individuals, twins, and families from both general population and clinical…

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Prof. Diana M. Bautista

Diana Bautista is the Class of 1943 Memorial Chair and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and of Neurobiology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Oregon, her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University with Dr. Richard Lewis and was…

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Susanne Becker

I am a Professor of Clinial Psychology at the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf in Germany. In addition, I am heading a research group at the Balgrist University Hosptial of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. My background is in psychology and cognitive neurosciences. I earned my PhD at the University of Mannheim, Germany, after which I…

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Dr. Simon Beggs

Dr Simon Beggs is Associate Professor of Neurobiology of Paediatric Pain and lead for pre-clinical research in the UCL Paediatric Pain Research Group at the Institute of Child Health. He is internationally recognized in the field of pain research, specifically developmental neurobiology of pain and the role of neuroimmune interactions in pain chronicity. His research…

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Dr. Geoff Bellingham

Dr. Bellingham is an anesthetist with a subspecialty practice in chronic pain management and an associate professor with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. He presently manages patients with chronic non-cancer pain syndromes using a combination of pharmacologic and interventional techniques, within a multidisciplinary care setting. Dr. Bellingham is actively involved in education,…

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Prof. Lars Bendtsen

Lars Bendtsen is Associate Professor at the Department of Neurology and Danish Headache Center, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, University of Copenhagen. He is co-director of The Danish Headache Centre. Dr. Bendtsen is highly involved in the clinical management of migraine, other headaches, and facial pain. Dr. Bendtsen has actively been involved in headache research since…

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Professor Esther Berrocoso

BS in Pharmacy (2000), PhD from the University of Cádiz (2007) with Extraordinary Award PhD of Health Sciences. Full professor and lead researcher of the research group of Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychobiology CTS-510 (University of Cadiz). This research group is member of the Biomedical Research Networking Center Consortium for Mental Health (CIBERSAM) and the Biomedical Research…

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Temugin Berta

Dr. Berta is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Cincinnati (UC), where he is studying the mechanisms that control the communication between neurons, immune and glial cells with the ultimate goal to design new therapeutic approaches for pain and itch. Dr. Berta has obtained his PhD…

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Dr. Anuj Bhatia

Anuj Bhatia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the Chair of the Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group of the Canadian Pain Society, Secretary and Treasurer of the Canadian Neuromodulation Society, Vice-Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Pain…

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Professor Sushma Bhatnagar

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar , MD(Anaesthesiology) ,MSc, Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University,Professor & Head, Onco-Anaesthesia, Pain &Palliative Medicine IRCH&NCI, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Chairperson of COVID services, NCI, Jhajjar, AIIMS IASP Council member elected globally since 2016 for six years. Founder of Cancer Treatment Centre (CTC) project for Pain free India …

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Mr. Alexander Binshtok

Alex Binshtok is Cecile and Seymour Alpert Chair in Pain Research in The Department of Medical Neurobiology Hebrew University Medical School and Edmond and Lilly Safra Center for Brain Sciences. Dr. Binshtok received his BSc degree in Physical Therapy from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Summa cum Laude in 1995. Under the supervision of…

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Professor Frank Birklein

Department of Neurology, Mainz, Germany Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology

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Dr. Tony Blockeel

Pharmacology & Neuroscience

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Professor Fiona M. Blyth

Fiona Blyth AM is Professor of Public Health and Pain Medicine at the University of Sydney. She is a public health physician and pain epidemiologist. She has been involved in studies of chronic pain epidemiology for almost twenty years, including large prospective cohort studies, RCTs, pharmacoepidemiological studies, and health services research using linked routinely collected…

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Dr. Katelynn Boerner

Dr Boerner is a clinical psychologist working with children and families in chronic pain at BC Children’s Hospital, with an academic position as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia. She has worked with multiple teams in Canada, the US, and the UK, and has significant clinical experience in the design and delivery…

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Robert Bonin

Dr. Robert Bonin is an Associate Professor in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, the co-director of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain, and holds the Canada Research Chair in Sensory Plasticity. His research examines how acute and chronic pain affects animals’ natural behaviour, their engagement…

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Martine Bordeleau

Dr. Bordeleau is a postdoctoral researcher at Université de Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada). One of her main areas of interest is to improve sensory evaluation methods by involving the research community. Her postdoctoral project will foster and promote collaborations among international experts on quantitative sensory testing through the Sensory Evaluation Network.

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Prof. Stuart Brierley

Stuart Brierley is an international leader on the ‘Gut-Brain’ axis, in particular the different afferent classes innervating the gut, the channels and receptors underlying their function and how these mechanisms are changed in acute and chronic visceral pain. This has been possible by developing novel techniques (including mouse colonic afferent recordings) and combining them with…

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Dr. Christopher A. Brown

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool. Investigates how brain states influence pain perception and behaviour. The aim of his research is to translate theory and evidence from cognitive neuroscience and pain psychology into the development of clinical methods for improving the long-term prognosis of patients with chronic pain.

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Dr. Chad M. Brummett

Dr. Brummett is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan.

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Christian Büchel

Christian Büchel is a member of the Hamburg Center for Neuroscience in Hamburg, where he is also the Director of the Department for Systems Neuroscience at Hamburg University Medical Center. He holds an Affiliate Professor appointment in the Psychology department at the University of Hamburg. He performed postdoctoral research with Karl Friston as a Wellcome…

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Dr. David Bulmer

Dr Bulmer has unique insight into the development of novel therapeutic approaches targeting nociceptors for the treatment of visceral pain in IBD and IBS, having established research labs within industry (GlaxoSmithKline) and academia (QMUL, University of Cambridge). His work is at the forefront of translational studies on visceral pain examining human visceral afferent activity and…

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Dr. Margarita Calvo

Margarita Calvo is an associate professor at the Department of Physiology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago. She undertook her medical training at this same institution. She was awarded her PhD in 2010 by King’s College London, UK, working at Prof David Bennett’s lab. She went back to Chile in 2013 where she set her…

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Dr. Wendy Campana

Wendy Campana is a Full Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Program in Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego. She is also a Research Physiologist at the San Diego Veterans Administration (VA) Healthcare System. Professor Campana’s research is focused on the molecular and cellular responses to nerve injury and how these mechanisms…

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Dr. Mary Cardosa

Dr Mary Suma Cardosa is a Visiting Consultant Pain Specialist at Hospital Selayang, Selangor, Malaysia. She is the President of the Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain (MASP), Secretary of ASEAPS, Secretary of the IASP (2020-2022) and Chair of the Developing Countries Working Group. Mary has done pioneering work in setting up pain…

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Dr. Yarimar Carrasquillo

Dr. Yarimar Carrasquillo joined the intramural program at the National Institutes of Health as a Principal Investigator in 2014. Her research focuses on understanding neural mechanisms for pain modulation in the brain using rodent models. She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from…

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Mrs. Valeria Cavalli

Dr. Cavalli is the Robert E. and Louis F. Dunn Professor of Biomedical Research and Professor of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. Dr. Cavalli earned her doctoral degree from the University of Geneva, Switzerland in 2000. During her graduate work Dr. Cavalli studied the signaling mechanisms regulating membrane trafficking in…

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Dr. Christine T. Chambers

Dr. Christine Chambers is a clinical psychologist, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children’s Pain, and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience & Pediatrics at Dalhousie University. She is the Scientific Director of Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP), a national knowledge mobilization network whose mission is to improve children’s pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions…

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Dr. Martin D. Cheatle

Dr. Cheatle is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He serves as Director of Behavioral Medicine in the PENN Anesthesia Pain Medicine Center. He has extensive experience in the treatment of complex chronic pain conditions, with a particular focus on research on…

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Dr. Wen G. Chen

Wen G. Chen serves as the Branch Chief for the Basic and Mechanistic Research Branch at NCCIH. The branch supports research using a variety of research approaches, ranging from biochemical, cellular, physiological, and imaging to behavioral methods, to investigate the basic science and mechanistic processes of complementary and integrative health in biological systems including cells,…

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Professor Jianguo Cheng

Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program, is recognized as an expert in pain medicine by Best Doctors in America, Top Doctors, and 70 Best Pain Management Physicians in the U.S. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the…

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Isaac Chiu

Isaac Chiu is Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Immunology. Dr. Chiu’s central research focus is neuro-immune interactions in pain and host defense. He has found that nociceptor neurons directly detect bacterial pathogens and their secreted toxins to produce pain. These neurons signal to innate immune and epithelial cells in the skin…

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Prof. Manon Choiniere

Manon Choinière is Professor at the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine of the Université de Montréal and works as a full time clinical scientist at the Research Center of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal where she does evaluative, epidemiological, and clinical research on acute and chronic pain. Her research work is steadily…

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Professor Julie A. Christianson

Dr. Christianson is a Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her NIH-funded research is focused on understanding the influence of early life experience on the development of comorbid pain, mood, and metabolic disorders later in life. She is currently investigating both pharmacological and lifestyle interventions as a means…

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Dr. Hance Clarke

Director of Pain Services and the Pain Research Unit at the Toronto General Hospital and Medical Director of the GoodHope EDS Clinic, University Health Network.

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Dr. Daniel J Clauw

Department of Anesthesiology – Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center

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Robert C. Coghill

Robert C. Coghill is focused on delineating the neural mechanisms supporting pain. His research interleaves data obtained with functional MRI of brain activity with subjective reports of pain and psychological state. He is also highly interested in understanding how the nervous system evaluates and constructs an experience of sensory components of pain, including perceived intensity…

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Professor Ben Colagiuri

Ben Colagiuri is an Professor in the School of Psychology. He received his PhD in Psychology in 2010 from the same School. His research explores how expectancies influence human behaviour, with a specific interest in placebo and nocebo effects. To date, he has developed a number of novel experimental models to uncover the mechanisms of…

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Prof. Luana Colloca

Luana Colloca is a MPower Distinguished professor at University of Maryland, School of Nursing, Baltimore, Director of the TL1 program, Chair of the Pain and Placebo Special Interest Group for the International Association for Study of Pain (IASP) Society and the Treasurer for the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies of Placebo (SIPS). Colloca holds an MD,…

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Dr. Meredith J. Craigie

A/Prof Meredith Craigie is a specialist pain medicine physician at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and clinical associate professor at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, South Australia. Meredith trained as a paediatric anaesthetist and developed an interest in pain management looking after children with burn injury. She became a fellow of the Faculty of Pain…

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Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida

Yenisel is an epidemiologist and neuroscientist performing chronic pain research for the last 19 years. Her more recent work has focused on examining the neurobiological underpinnings at the intersection of pain and biological aging processes. She is currently a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral…

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Dr. Thiago M Cunha

Thiago Cunha got his PhD in Pharmacology at University of Sao Paulo under the supervision of Prof. Sergio Ferreira. Currently, he is Associate Professor of the same Department. He did a sabbatical period in the Department of Immunology Harvard Medical School. His lab is manly focused on neurobiology of chronic pain, especially in the mechanisms…

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Professor Michele Curatolo

Michele Curatolo is professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, endowed professor for medical education and research, and director of the interventional pain program. After receiving his M.D. at the University of Messina in Italy, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Aalborg in Denmark. He has been…

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Dr. Rick B. D’Eath

Rick is a behavioural scientist using behaviour as a measure of animal welfare, but also to understand and solve welfare problems which result from behaviour in farm animals. He studied a BA in Biological Sciences in Oxford and stayed on in Oxford to do a DPhil in Animal Behaviour with Marian Dawkins on social…

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Dr. Beth Darnall

Beth Darnall, PhD is Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine where she directs the Stanford Pain Relief Innovations Lab. Her research is funded by the NIH and PCORI. She is creator of “Empowered Relief”, an evidence-based, 2-hour, single-session skills-based intervention for acute/surgical pain and chronic pain (delivered…

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Dr. Karen D. Davis

Karen Davis is a senior scientist and division head at the Krembil Brain Institute, University Health Network and a professor at the University of Toronto. She obtained her PhD in Physiology at the University of Toronto and did a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Davis has pioneered electrophysiological and brain imaging approaches to…

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Professor Daniel C De Andrade

Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP), Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

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Yves De Koninck

The speaker has a long track record of work on nociception / sensory mechanisms and the development and use of advanced optical approaches. He dedicated his career to understanding the mechanisms underlying chronic pain and founded the Quebec Pain Research Network more than 20 years ago. For his work he received the Distinguished Career Award…

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Professor Ruth Defrin

Ruth Defrin is a Full Professor at the Dept. of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University (TAU). Prof. Defrin completed her Bachelor degree in Physical Therapy, MSc and PhD in Neurophysiology at TAU and postdoc at the University of Toronto. She is the co-founder and chair of the TAU…

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Franziska Denk

Franziska Denk is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at King’s College London, where she works on neuroimmune interactions and epigenetic mechanisms in the context of chronic pain. Her lab uses transgenic models and high-throughput molecular analyses, such as RNA-seq, on sorted cell populations (https://www.franziskadenk.com/, @denk_lab). Franziska studied Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and…

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Dr. Luda Diatchenko

Luda Diatchenko, MD, PhD is a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics, at McGill University, Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain. She earned her MD and PhD in the field of Molecular Biology from the Russian State Medical University. Her research is focused on determining the cellular and molecular biological mechanisms by…

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Dr. Sulayman D. Dib-Hajj

Dr. Dib-Hajj is a Senior Research Scientist in the Yale School of Medicine and Graduate School, and Deputy Director of the Center for Restoration of Nervous System Function at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Haven, Connecticut. He received his undergraduate education from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and his PhD from the…

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Professor Gregory Dussor

Dr. Gregory Dussor is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Dallas. The focus of his laboratory is the understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic headache disorders such as migraine. His work focuses on mechanisms of activation and sensitization of peripheral nociceptors innervating the cranial meninges with a…

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Professor Christopher Eccleston

Chris is professor of medical psychology at the University of Bath, UK, where he directs the Centre for Pain Research. He is interested in evidence based pain medicine, innovation in the development and delivery of novel treatments, digital therapeutics, and embodiment in chronic pain. He is particularly interested in the cognitive underpinnings of…

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Dr. Robert R. Edwards

Dr. Edwardsis a licensed clinical psychologist in the Pain Management Center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA. His research focuses on biobehavioral aspects of chronic pain. Specifically, Dr. Edwards studies individual differences in pain responses, the neurobiological mechanisms by which psychosocial processes shape those individual differences, and the harnessing of a…

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James C. Eisenach

Dr. Eisenach is a translational scientist, having directed a basic science pain laboratory coupled with clinical trials supported for over 35 years by the US National Institutes of Health. He trained at the California Institute of Technology (MS) and University of California, San Francisco (MD) and has been at Wake Forest School of Medicine since…

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Professor Sigrid Elsenbruch

As one of the few experimental psychologists worldwide that is dedicated to unraveling the neuroscience of the gut-brain axis, Sigrid Elsenbruch brings together interdisciplinary knowledge at the interface of the pain field, the neurosciences and neurogastroenterology. Her experimental work on behavioral and neural mechanisms underlying visceral pain, with a focus on paradigms into learning and…

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Ms. Leone English

Leone English is the Executive Director of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. She has over 30 years’ experience within health and health professional education. Leone’s clinical background includes spinal injuries nursing, emergency, and cancer care. As a nurse academic she focused on acute and emergency care at undergraduate…

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Prof. Patrik Ernfors

Patrik Ernfors is a professor at Tissue Biology, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet. He is also a member of the Nobel Assembly. He and his group have profound studies on chronic pain.

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Dr. Matthew C. Evans

Matthew Evans is a Neurology Clinical Lecturer with a research background in pre-clinical and clinical MR imaging in a variety of central and peripheral nervous system disorders. He is a Neurology registrar in Northwest London, developing a clinical interest in peripheral nervous system diseases, particularly painful neuropathies. He is currently employed on PAINSTORM, a collaboration…

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Prof. Andrea W. Evers

Andrea Evers’ work focuses on how psychobiological factors (e.g. placebo and nocebo effects, expectation learning mechanisms) can affect somatic symptoms, and how to use this knowledge for therapeutic interventions. She has particularly studied the role of generic psychoneurobiological mechanisms and interventions for various somatic symptoms (e.g. pain and itch), a research line for which she…

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Ms. Sophie-Charlotte Fabig

Sophie-Charlotte Fabig works as a research fellow at Prof. Baron’s department since 2019. Their focus includes research and therapy of neurological pain. Her main interest is the identification and stratification of patients according to their pathophysiological mechanisms. She has been working with evoked potentials for five years.

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Dr. Patrick H Finan

Dr. Finan is an associate professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Roderick Finlayson

Dr. Finlayson is a professor in the departments of anesthesia of the Universities of British Columbia and McGill. He completed his anesthesia residency at McGill University in 1996, and a fellowship in pain management in 1997. He works at the Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre in Kelowna British Columbia, where he practices pain medicine.…

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Prof. David Finn

David Finn is Professor and Head of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Founding Co-Director of the Centre for Pain Research at the National University of Ireland Galway. His research focuses on the affective and cognitive dimensions of pain, amd stress-pain interactions, with an emphasis on the endogenous cannabinoid and opioid systems. Professor Finn is President of…

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Professor Herta Flor

After receiving her doctorate in psychology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, Herta Flor has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University and as a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1995, she became Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Since 2000, she is scientific director of…

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Dr. Mauricio Forero

Dr. Forero M.D, FIPP. ASRA-PMUC is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of McMaster, Hamilton, Canada. He graduated from Medicine and Anesthesia at La Universidad Industrial de Santander in his native Bucaramanga, Colombia. He moved to Hamilton, Canada in 2007 where he completed his two years fellowship program in interventional…

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Dr. Julia Forstenpointner

Dr Forstenpointner is working as a research fellow/medical doctor at Prof. Baron’s laboratory and is trained to become a neurologist. She was trained to conduct the standardized QST protocol according to the DFNS in 2016. Her main interest includes the identification and stratification of patients according to their pathophysiological mechanisms. Among QST her research interests…

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Roy Freeman

Roy Freeman is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Dr. Stefan J Friedrichsdorf

Stefan Friedrichsdorf is the medical director of the Center of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco – one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. The interdisciplinary pain program is devoted to prevent and treat acute, procedural, neuropathic,…

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Flavio Frohlich

Dr. Frohlich received a master’s degree in electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, an International Diploma in electrical engineering at the Imperial College in London, and his PhD in neurobiology at UC San Diego. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. In 2011, Dr. Frohlich moved to UNC to…

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Dr. Andrea D. Furlan

Andrea Furlan is a physician trained in Brazil. She is specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, or Physiatry. She obtained a PhD degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. Currently she is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Toronto, Senior Scientist at KITE, Toronto Rehab, UHN and Scientist at…

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Dr. Eleonora Galosi

Eleonora Galosi is a Neurologist and PhD student in Neuroscience, currently employed at the Department of Human Neuroscience of Sapienza University (Rome), where she has acquired skills in clinical, neurophysiological and skin biopsy assessment, besides therapeutical management of patients suffering from peripheral nervous system diseases and neuropathic pain conditions. She has focused her research activity…

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Professor Luis Garcia-Larrea

Luis Garcia-Larrea is a recognized clinical scientist working on the cortical integration of human pain sensations. He leads the NeuroPain lab at the Neuroscience Center of Lyon, France, and pursues clinical work at the Neurological Hospital. His work has contributed important data on the spatio-temporal mechanisms underlying the transition from nociception to conscious pain, the…

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Professor Andrew Geers

Andrew Geers is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo. He is interested in the advancement and application of personality and social psychology theory within health and medical contexts. His primary research interests are in the areas of placebo effects, nocebo effects, health behavior, affect, and emotion. He received his BA from the…

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Professor Janne Gierthmühlen

Janne Gierthmühlen is the chief of the pain care department at Kiel University hospital. She specialized, among other topics, on treatment of and mechanisms behind CRPS.

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Ian Gilron

Ian Gilron is the Director of Clinical Pain Research, Professor of Anesthesiology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He has received continuous funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) since 2000 to support research programs, which study the mechanisms of, and treatments for, chronic and acute pain. Work from Dr. Gilron’s team…

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Prof. Julia Glombiewski

Julia Anna Glombiewski, PhD, is full professor at the University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany). Her main research interests are mechanisms and effectiveness of psychological treatments for chronic pain. She was the principal investigator and supervisor of several RCTs on behavioral treatments for chronic pain and a replicated single case experimental design study on exposure based behavioral…

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Dr. Andreas Goebel

Andreas Goebel was born and raised in Wiesbaden/Germany, and trained in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in both Germany and the UK, and in post-trauma immunology in Boston/US. He was appointed Consultant in Pain Medicine at the Liverpool/UK Walton Centre Hospital in 2007 and Reader (Associate Professor) at the University of Liverpool in 2016. …

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Dr. Peter M. Grace

Dr. Peter Grace is Associate Professor and Chair ad interim of the Department of Symptom Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in the Department of Symptom Research. He received his PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Colorado Boulder, studying the neuroimmunology of…

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Prof. Thomas Graven-Nielsen

Thomas Graven-Nielsen acquired his PhD within Biomedical Science and Engineering in 1997 (Aalborg University, Denmark). In 2006 he obtained a Doctoral degree in Medical Science (DMSc, Copenhagen University). He is Director at Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP), Aalborg University, Denmark (since 2015), and Full Professor in Pain Neuroscience since 2008. The Danish National Research…

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Dr. Carmen Renee Green

Carmen Renee Green, MD is Dean of the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Medicine, the Bert Brodsky Chair, Medical Professor of Community Health and Social Medicine, and Professor in the Colin Powell School of Global and Civic Engagement. Green received her MD from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and was…

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Dr. Douglas P. Gross

Doug’s scholarship focuses on preventing work disability in people with physical and mental health disorders. This includes evaluating the effectiveness of clinical and public health interventions, investigating determinants of work disability and return-to-work, as well as developing and testing outcome measures and clinical assessment strategies. He has contributed to funded research projects totaling over $10…

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Dr. Livia A. Guadagnoli

Livia earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in psychogastroenterology in September 2020. Throughout her PhD she received unique training as both an academic researcher, studying the impact of biopsychosocial factors on gastrointestinal symptom experience, and as a clinician, applying psychological interventions to treat patients with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. Now a…

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Dr. Thomas Hadjistavropoulos

Thomas Hadjistavropoulos is Research Chair in Aging and Health, Director of the Centre on Aging and Health and Professor of Psychology, University of Regina, Canada. He is a pioneer in the field of pain assessment with a special emphasis on older adults with severe dementia. His work has focused on development/validation of behavioral observational systems…

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Dr. Shruti Handa

I am trained as a dentist and have completed orofacial pain residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard School of Dental Medicine (MGH/HSDM) , graduated June 2020 . I am now a faculty of orofacial pain at MGH /HSDM. I have a clinical practice dedicated to orofacial pain and I teach pre doc and post…

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Dr. Simon Haroutounian

Simon Haroutounian is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, and is the Chief of Division of Clinical and Translational Research in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, MO. Dr. Haroutounian has obtained his B.Sc.Pharm, M.Sc in Clinical Pharmacy, and his PhD degrees from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He…

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Dr. Winfried Hauser

Prof. Dr. Winfried Häuser is specialist of general internal medicine, psychosomatic medicine and pain medicine. He is consultant at the department of Internal Medicine I, academic hospital Saarbrücken, Germany. He is senior consultant of the ambulatory pain medicine and mental health care center Saarbrücken. He is adjunct professor for psychosomatic medicine at the Technical University…

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Prof. Debbie Hay

Professor Hay obtained her BSc(Hons) in pharmacology from Sheffield University, followed by her PhD from Imperial College London. She is a Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society (FBPhS) and a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi (FRSNZ). Research in her laboratory focuses on the molecular pharmacology of class B G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR), including…

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Dr. Lauren Charlotte Heathcote

Dr. Lauren Heathcote is an Associate Professor of Health Psychology at King’s College London. Her research focuses on understanding psychosocial influences on the experience of pain in young people, particularly youth with chronic illnesses such as cancer and chronic pain.

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Dr. Keela Herr

For more than 30 years, Dr. Herr has focused on the problem of pain in older adults, with emphases in assessment strategies, improving practices through translation research and end of life care. Her research has received over $20 million from the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Cancer Society and…

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Dr. Sandra Hilton

Sandra Hilton has been in clinical practice since 1988 in multiple treatment settings. She has worked with acute and chronic pain, neurological, visceral, and musculoskeletal dysfunctions of all ages. Sandra is an international speake, educatorr, and author on the treatment of pelvic and abdominal pain for all genders. She is dedicated to educating other professionals…

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Professor Paul W. Hodges

Neuroscientist and physiotherapist with interest in musculoskeletal pain mechanisms and rehabilitation.

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Vanessa Hohn

I am a highly ambitious junior researcher trained in neuropsychology and in EEG data analysis at the University of Göttingen and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. During my Master thesis, I have explored the oscillatory mediators of perceptual, behavioral, and autonomic pain responses leading to a publication in Nature Communications. Building on these correlative insights, I…

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Dr. David Holloway

David joined the electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (ePPOC) as Director in May 2022, after an extensive career in both the public and private sector, most recently as Director of Quality and Safety for an Australian community nursing and aged care organisation. He has held a varied range of operational management and clinical governance roles…

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Dr. Katie Holzer

Dr. Holzer is an Instructor in Anesthesiology. She is a social worker by clinical training, and her expertise is in qualitative methods, uniquely in meaningful engagement of patient partners and other stakeholders in pain-related studies.

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Professor Frank Huygen

Frank Huygen is working as a clinician researcher. He is head of the center of pain medicine, a multidisciplinary pain clinic specialized in acute, chronic benign and oncologic pain and palliative care. In 2009 he is appointed as full Professor in Anesthesiology especially Pain Medicine at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Erasmusmc). In 2020, he is…

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Dr. Stella Iacovides

Dr Stella Iacovides is a member of the Brain Function Research Group, and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Physiology, University of the Witwatersrand. Her research has foucused on how repetitive menstrual pain impacts on various aspects of physiological health (including mood, quality of life and sleep), and how treatment (with an anti-inflammatory) effectively…

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Dr. Masahiko Ikeuchi

Professor, orthopedic surgeon

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Dr. Mark Ilgen

Mark Ilgen is a clinical psychologist and a health services researcher with an interest in improving outcomes for individuals with problematic alcohol or drug use. He is currently a Research Career Scientist in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Clinical Management Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan and a Professor in the Department of…

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Dr. Smriti Iyengar

Smriti Iyengar, Ph.D., is Director Preclinical Screening Platform for Pain (PSPP) program, and Program Director, in the Division of Translational Research, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, USA. She is an adjunct Senior Research Professor in the Departmentsof Anesthesia and Cinical Pharmacology, Indiana University School of Medicine. She was formerly…

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Michael P. Jankowski

Dr Jankowski’s research is focused on how injury effects the peripheral nervous system and produces pain. His expertise in peripheral sensitization allows him to collaborate with world-renowned researchers to study how specific genes regulate the development of somatosensory processing using multifaceted approaches. He is the Theodore W. Striker, MD Chair in Anesthesia Research at Cincinnati…

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Prof. Mark P Jensen

Dr. Jensen is a Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Washington.

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Professor Ru-Rong Ji

Dr. Ji is professor of Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, and Cell Biology of Duke University Health Center. He is also Director of the Center for Translational Pain Medicine. He serves at Editorial Boards of “Pain”, “Anesthesiology”, “Journal of Neuroscience”, and “Neuroscience Bulletin”. He has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ji has been listed as…

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Professor Peter Kamerman

Peter Kamerman is a physiologist based at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he is head of the Pain Laboratory. He leads an active research programme in the field of HIV-related pain with a primary focus on HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. His other interest is in the epidemiology of chronic pain, which he studies…

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Dr. Pall R. Karlsson

Pall Karlsson is Associate Professor at the Danish Pain Research Centre at Aarhus University in Denmark, where he has been employed since 2009. Dr Karlsson holds a bachelor degree in molecular biology from University of Iceland, a master‘s degree in molecular biology from Aarhus University and a PhD from the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus…

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Prof. Fusao Kato

Graduated from The University of Tokyo in 1982 and received Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo in 1989 and Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from Jikei University Medical School in 1997. Research associate in Department of Pharmacology, Jikei University School of Medicine in 1984. Foreign Researcher in l’Institut Alfred…

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Professor Francis J. Keefe

Dr. Keefe has been a leader in the development and refinement of behavioral protocols for training patients how to cope with, manage, and live with persistent pain. He has conducted numerous NIH funded clinical trials rigorously testing the effects of these protocols in patients with disease-related pain conditions, pain at end-of-life, and musculoskeletal pain. He…

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Dr. Harriet Kemp

Dr Harriet Kemp is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. She works clinically as an anaesthetist and in the pain service. In 2019 she completed a PhD examining clinical phenotypes associated with neuropathic pain in people living with HIV which involved exploring patient reported outcome measures, quantitative sensory testing and conditioned pain modulation.…

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Professor Edmund Keogh

Ed Keogh is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology, and Deputy Director of the Bath Centre for Pain Research, at the University of Bath, UK. He gained his PhD in 1997 where he explored the effects of anxiety on attention. Following a lectureship post in London, he moved to Bath in 2003, and…

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Dr. James S. Khan

Dr. James Khan completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Toronto and fellowship training in Pain Medicine at Stanford University. He also completed a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the Health Research Methodology Program at McMaster University. He currently serves as the Research Lead on the Pain Council for the…

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Dr. Maria Kleinstaeuber

Maria Kleinstaeuber is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Utah State University and Honorary Associate Professor at University of Otago (New Zealand). She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Germany and New Zealand. Her research focuses on the psychological management of persistent somatic symptoms including chronic pain and tinnitus. She is author of over 100…

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Eva Kosek

Eva Kosek, MD, PhD is holding a position as full Professor in Clinical Pain Research at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and at the Department of Surgical Science, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. She is a senior consultant at the Pain Center at Uppsala University Hospital. Prof. Kosek’s research focuses on pathophysiological mechanisms…

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Professor Michaela Kress

Michaela Kress is full professor at the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Physics Medical University of Innsbruck in Austria. Her research focus is on hub regulators of neuroimmune crosstalk in the nervous system and specifically in the pain pathway. These are explored by integrating multiple methodological approaches ranging from behavior phenotyping to expression analysis and…

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Professor Rohini Kuner

The speaker has a long record of research on mechanisms underlying plasticity in neural pathways of pain, both in molecular neurobiological and circuit contexts. She has developed significant insights on oscillatory activity and connectivity in brain circuits in mouse models of pain as well as the intricacies of cortical processing of sensory information. She has…

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Dr. Miriam Kunz

Dr. Miriam Kunz was born near Duesseldorf, Germany in 1977. She studied Psychology in Berlin (1997 – 2002) and received her PhD from the University of Bamberg (2006). She conducted her postdoctoral research at the University of Montreal (Prof. Pierre Rainville) and the University of Bamberg (Prof. Lautenbacher). In 2015 she moved to the Netherlands…

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Dr. Jiro Kurata

Jiro Kurata, MD, PhD, is among internationally recognized neuroimaging scientists pursuing neuroimaging of pain for over two decades. Being board-certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine and critical care, he obtained a PhD degree in Kyoto, Japan for his research on the cerebral mechanisms of anesthetic action in 1996. He moved on to start functional magnetic resonance…

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Prof. Jeffrey Lackner

Jeff Lackner is a clinical psychologist at the University at Buffalo. He is a Professor at the Jacobs School of Medicine where he directs the Division of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He has developed an international reputation for developing and testing brief non-drug treatments for persistent pain disorders refractory to medical, rehabilitative…

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Angelika Lampert

Angelika Lampert is an expert for patch clamp recording from sensory neurons. She is the coordinator of the Sodium Channel Network Aachen (SCN Aachen) focusing on inherited neuropathic pain syndromes such as small fiber neuropathy linked to sodium channel mutations. Her research focuses on the translation of laboratory findings to potential clinical treatment, either as…

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Dr. Duncan Lascelles

Dr. Lascelles is the Dr. J. McNeely and Lynne K. DuBose Distinguished Professor of Musculoskeletal Health, and Professor of Translational Pain Research. His research program (Translational Research in Pain [TRiP]) develops methods to measure pain associated with spontaneous disease in animals, and seeks to understand the underlying neurobiology. His work improves pain control in companion…

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Dr. Josephine Lassen

Dr. med Josephine Lassen works as a research fellow at the Division Neurological Pain Research and Therapy for Prof. Baron. Their focus includes research and therapy of neurological pain. Her main interest is the identification and stratification of patients according to their pathophysiological mechanisms. She has been working with evoked potentials for two years.

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Professor Giuseppe Lauria

Giuseppe Lauria is Professor of Neurology at the University of Milan and Scientifc Director of the IRCCS “Carlo Besta” Neurological Institute of Milan, Italy. He received a degree in Medicine at the University of Padova and trained as a resident in Neurology at the University of Ferrara, and as fellow at the Department of Neuroscience…

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Dr. Gilles Lavigne

Gilles Lavigne is Professor in the Faculty of Dental Medicine at the Université de Montréal, Canada. He is active in clinical teaching and hospital services, and is also a sleep and pain researcher at Sacre Coeur hospital and CHUM research center. He received his DMD at the Université de Montréal, speciality training in oral medicine…

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Yvonne C. Lee

Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She received her MD from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her Internal Medicine training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She completed Rheumatology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and received her Masters of Medical Science…

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Prof. Hugo Leite-Almeida

Hugo Leite-Almeida, PhD is an Investigator at the ICVS/3B’s PT-Government Associate Laboratory and adjunct professor at the School of Medicine, University of Minho. His main research interest focus in the individual responses to chronic pain particularly in resistance/susceptibility factors, maladaptive responses (e.g. deficits in executive function) and in the underlying biological determinants. The group has…

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Dr. Jennifer S. Lewis

As Senior Occupational Therapist, Dr Jenny Lewis has gained over twenty years clinical experience in specialist rehabilitation at The National CRPS Service, Royal United Hospital NHS Trust, Bath, UK. Furthermore, she is Associate Professor at The University of West of England, Bristol, UK. Her academic research career is very much embedded in clinical practice…

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Dr. Raquel Lucas

Dr. Lucas is a public health researcher who studies the epidemiology of musculoskeletal conditions, with a particular focus on musculoskeletal pain experiences in the community. She has coordinated several competitively-funded research projects using prospective cohort data to explore musculoskeletal health and disease in different stages of life, including in children and adolescents, as well as…

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Professor Antoinette Maassen MaassenVanDenBrink

Prof. dr. Antoinette MaassenVanDenBrink is Professor of Neurovascular Pharmacology at the Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She studies the neurovascular aspects of migraine, with a special interest in the role of female sex hormones. Her research is translational in origin, including animal in vivo experiments, human isolated tissue models, as well…

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Gary J. Macfarlane

Gary Macfarlane is Dean for Research at the University of Aberdeen. He has also held the Chair in Epidemiology (Clinical) since 2005 He is an Honorary Consultant in the Department of Public Health in NHS Grampian. He trained in Statistics/ Computing Science and then Medicine at The University of Glasgow before undertaking his PhD at…

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Mr. Walter Magerl

Walter Magerl graduated in psychology at Heidelberg University in 1986, he worked then with Prof. Hermann Handwerker at the universities of Heidelberg and Erlangen, he received a PhD in human biology (Dr. rer. biol. hum.) in 1992, in 1993 he joined the lab of former IASP president Rolf-Detlef Treede at the Dept. of Physiology in…

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Professor Marzia Malcangio

Marzia Malcangio is Professor of Neuropharmacology at King’s College London where she has established an internationally renowned laboratory devoted to the study of the positive and negative modulation of pain transmission with particular emphasis on chronic pain. She has published more than 150 papers on pain and edited a book on Synaptic plasticity…

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Ms. Liezl Maree

Liezl is a scientific programmer (software engineer) in the Talmo Lab at the Salk Insitute for Biological Sciences. She received her BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and MS in Intelligent Systems, Robotics and Control from UCSD and previously worked as an engineer at General Atomics and more. She is working on the core software…

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Dr. Jordan G. McCall

Dr. McCall is an expert in integrating cell-type selective tools such as in vivo optogenetics and chemogenetics with classical and viral neural tract tracing and various types of electrophysiology to directly test functions of the locus coeruleus noradrenergic system and its afferent and efferent projections. He has previously discovered key activity-dependent effects of LC function…

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Professor Brian McGuire

Prof. McGuire holds both a Clinical Psychology practitioner license and a PhD degree in psychology. His research has an important inclusive focus on pain in people with an intellectual disability, where his work has included the identification of the prevalence of chronic pain in people with intellectual disability and research on facial indicators of pain…

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Dr. Megan McPhee

Dr. Megan McPhee completed her PhD in December 2020 with a strong focus on understanding changes in pro-nociceptive and anti-nociceptive mechanisms over time in people with low back pain. She has since continued working on understanding biological, demographic, and clinical factors influencing pain modulatory mechanisms in epidemiological samples from the Tromsø study, as well as…

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Dr. Michael L. Meier

Dr. Michael L. Meier is a senior pain researcher and group leader at the University of Zurich and Balgrist University Hospital, Switzerland. He holds a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Zurich and received > 1 million research funding and several awards in the pain research field. He is an expert in pain…

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Dr. Daniela Maria Menichella

Dr. Menichella is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Pharmacology at Northwestern University. She is the director of the Peripheral Neuropathy Multidisciplinary Clinic and the Director of the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association Center for Excellence. She is actively engaged in basic science and translational research, including NIH NeuroNext and EPPIC clinical trials. Dr. Menichella is the Principal…

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Ann Meulders

Dr. Meulders is an Associate Professor of Experimental Health Psychology at Maastricht University and a Visiting Professor of Health Psychology at the KU Leuven. Her work concerns psychological mechanisms in the transition from acute to chronic pain. Her work focusses on learning processes in pain-related fear and more recently on avoidance. International recognition of her…

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Dr. Christine Miaskowski

Dr. Christine Miaskowski is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Physiological Nursing and Sharon A. Lamb Endowed Chair in Symptom Management Research in the School of Nursing at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Miaskowski’s program of research focuses on the identification of demographic, clinical, and behavioral characteristics as…

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Dr. Nimish Mittal

Medical Lead at the GoodHope Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Clinic and Staff Physician/Clinical Investigator at KITE, University Health Network

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Dr. Massieh Moayedi

Dr. Massieh Moayedi completed his doctoral studies at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Karen Davis where he investigated trigeminal nerve and brain abnormalities in painful temporomandibular disorders using magnetic resonance imaging. He then joined University College London as an Honorary Research’s fellow, and was deemed a scientist with exceptional promise by…

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Prof. André Mouraux

Professor at Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), RCT3 Lead in the IMI-PainCare BioPain project

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Professor Richelle Mychasiuk

Professor Richelle Mychasiuk is a behavioural neuroscientist who was recruited to Monash University in 2018 from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, at The University of Calgary, Canada. Since moving her group to Monash in 2018 she has co-led the Monash Trauma Group to include over 20 researchers from all academic levels, and become the leading translational…

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Dr. Andrea G Nackley

My overarching goal is to improve the management of chronic pain by way of research discovery and education. Our limited understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying chronic pain is due, in large part, to patient heterogeneity. An individual’s pain experience is as unique as their fingerprint- shaped by many factors, including the context surrounding the…

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Hadas Nahman-Averbuch

Dr. Nahman-Averbuch’s lab examines nociceptive processing mechanisms in children, adolescents, and adults to better understand what contributes to individual differences in pain sensitivity and chronic pain expression. Sex differences Sex differences in pain are profound, with females experiencing a higher prevalence of various chronic pain syndromes such as migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia.…

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Ms. Barbara Namer

Pain/Itch Research

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Prof. Vitaly Napadow

Dr. Vitaly Napadow is a Professor at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, where he is also the Director of the Center for Integrative Pain Neuroimaging (CiPNI). He has pioneered the application of non-invasive neuroimaging techniques to understand the brain…

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Dr. Leigh Nattkemper

Dr. Leigh Nattkemper is an Assitant Professor and the Director of the Clinical Trial Unit at the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami. As part of the Miami Itch Center, her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of and treating various forms of chornic itch. As a…

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Dr. Edita Navratilova

Edita Navratilova has been involved in research on opioid pharmacology and pathophysiology of acute and chronic pain for about 20 years. The main goal of her research is to identify neural mechanisms of pain processing that could be targeted for the development of non-addictive analgesics. Of particular interest is investigation of the endogenous brain circuits…

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Professor Gregory G Neely

Greg completed his PhD in human immunology (AIDS related pathogens) at the University of Calgary, Canada and went on to train in functional genomics at the IMBA in Vienna, Austria. Since 2011 he has been running a lab in Sydney Australia using functional genomics approaches to find novel human disease genes and pathways. His lab…

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Dr. Tuhina Neogi

Tuhina Neogi is a rheumatologist and epidemiologist whose research has focused primarily on risk factors for knee osteoarthritis and gout, pain mechanisms in knee osteoarthritis, as well as methodologic issues of relevance for rheumatic diseases.

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Prof. Volker Neugebauer

Dr. Neugebauer is Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Garrison Institute on Aging, and Director, Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He obtained his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Würzburg. He received broad training in…

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Professor Michael K Nicholas

Dr. Michael Nicholas is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Pain Education at the Pain Management Research Institute, and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health (Northern) at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, where he directs online post-graduate courses in pain management for all health disciplines. He also directs several multidisciplinary…

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Ms. Kate M. Nicholson

Kate Nicholson, JD, is Executive Director and founder of the National Pain Advocacy Center (NPAC), a non-profit advocacy organization that takes no industry funding and advocates for the health and human rights of people in pain. NPAC is a coalition of scientists, clinicians, health policy experts and people with lived experience of pain. …

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Dr. Marieke Niesters

Dr Niesters is a pain physician and performs important pain research in the Anesthesia & Pain Research Unit of the Leiden University Medical Center. She has published over 70 papers on several topics within the field of pain medicine. Her h-index is 22 which is regarded as extremely high for such a young faculty.

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Professor Supranee Niruthisard

Professor Supranee Niruthisard, BSc MD FRCAT Supranee Niruthisard is Professor of Anesthesiology at Department of Anesthesiology, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (KCMH) in Bangkok, Thailand, and a member of Pain Management Research Unit (PMRU) of Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. From 2013- 2018, Professor Supranee was President of the Thai Association for…

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Melanie Noel

Melanie Noel, PhD, RPsych is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary and a Full Member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. She directs the PEAK (Pain Education, Advocacy, Knowledge) Lab within the Vi Riddell Pain & Rehabilitation Centre at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in…

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Professor Christine Norton

Christine is a nurse with a special interest in helping people with chronic gastrointestinal condition manage symptoms and improve their quality of life. Pain is a common and persistent feature of living with inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). She now leads a major UK programme of research on using online self management, based on the principles…

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Dr. Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia

Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, where he also holds the inaugural Emily Geldsaler Grant Early Career Professorship in Workplace Mental Health. Through an occupational lens, his research program is a systematic study of occupations in the areas of work disability prevention, return to work,…

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Professor Zubaidah Jamil Osman

Dr. Osman is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the International Medical School, Management and Science University, Malaysia. She obtained her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is a committee member of ASEAPS (Association of Southeast Asian Pain Societies) and has been actively involved in pain education and training…

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Gabrielle Page

Gabrielle Pagé is an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal. She is a Junior 1 Research Scholar from the Fonds de recherche du Québec en santé. She is also working as a psychologist at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit…

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Daniel Pang

Daniel Pang is an Associate Professor of veterinary anesthesiology at the University of Calgary. He received his veterinary degree in 2000 from the University of Bristol and completed a MSc and residency in veterinary anaesthesia at the University of Montreal after a year in a small animal clinic and an internship (University of Glasgow). He…

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Dr. Ryan Patel

Dr Ryan Patel (BA, PhD) is a research fellow at the Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases, King’s College London. He completed his PhD at UCL where he trained as an in vivo electrophysiologist with a specific interest in mechanisms of peripheral and central pain modulation. He has authored 30 peer-reviewed articles/reviews/book chapters in the…

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Prof. Rony Paz

Rony Paz completed a BSc in Mathematics and a BA in Philosophy at the Hebrew University and did his PhD in computational electrophysiology examining the neural mechanisms that underlie learning and generalization of visuomotor skills. After a postdoc at Rutgers University examining the neural mechanisms in the Amygdala that enable emotional learning, he started his…

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Dr. Mary Ann Pelleymounter

Mary Ann Pelleymounter is a Program Director in the Division of Translational Research at NINDS. She leads the HEAL Pain Therapeutics Development Program and developed the NINDS and HEAL Biomarker Programs. She has over 25 years of experience in scientific research and over 20 years of experience in drug discovery and development. Mary Ann’s scientific…

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Professor Philip W. Peng

Dr. Philip Peng is the professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine of University of Toronto. He is a leader, researcher, educator and pioneer in the application of ultrasound for pain medicine. He received the founder status from Royal College for his work in establishment pain medicine as a subspecialty. He…

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Kristian Kjaer Petersen

Dr. Petersen has a long-term mission to develop the concept of “Personalized Mechanistic Pain Medicine” to provide the correct treatment for the right patient in a fast, evidence-based, and safe manner. Specifically, Dr. Petersen studies factors that modulate pain mechanisms and aims to target these mechanisms using tailored interventions to provide pain relief for patients…

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Keith Petrie

Keith Petrie is Professor of Health Psychology at Auckland University Medical School. His research group does work on patients’ perceptions of illness, treatment adherence, as well as the placebo and nocebo response. He is best known for his work on understanding how patients think about illness and how this impacts on their recovery. Much of…

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Prof. Rebecca Pillai Riddell

Dr. Pillai Riddell is the Director of the Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt Laboratory or The OUCH Lab (www.yorku.ca/ouchlab). As both a basic behavioural scientist and a clinician-scientist, Dr. Pillai Riddell leads a transdisciplinary research program in infant and young child pain that is funded by all three national Canadian research councils (Canadian Institutes of…

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Professor Tamar Pincus

Tamar Pincus is a Professor in Health Psychology at The University of Southampton, where she is also Dean of the faculty of the environment and life sciences. Until 2022 she was a Professor and Executive Dean at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has led the Research Centre for the study of Pain and Well-Being…

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Prof. Markus Ploner

Markus Ploner is a neurologist with a clear and direct understanding of chronic pain, its detrimental effects on patients’ lives and the urgent need for novel and more effective treatment options. He is a Professor of Human Pain Research and a consultant of neurology at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. As a researcher, he…

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Prof. Esther Pogatzki-Zahn

Esther Pogatzki-Zahn is full professor at the University Hospital Muenster, Germany. Currently where she works as a pain specialist and principle investigator of the “Translational Pain Research Group”. Her research is aiming to provide insight into the neuropathology of postsurgical, chronic inflammatory, neuropathic and cancer related pain by using basic science in-vivo behavioral, electrophysiological, omics,…

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Professor Frank Porreca

Several themes have guided my research including (a) the role of descending modulatory circuits in pain and headache; (b) the intersection between pain and reward pathways; (c) the mechanisms by which opioids and stress engage descending modulatory circuits and (d) the discovery of molecules that can act within these circuits to provide initial research tools…

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Ted Price

Dr. Theodore Price is one of the foremost researchers in understanding how neuronal plasticity alters the way the brain receives nociceptive information from the sensory system and how this relates to chronic pain in human patients. Dr. Price has discovered several novel targets that regulate the excitability of sensory neurons after injury and that mediate…

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Dr. Cathy Price

Cathy Is a Consultant in Pain Medicine, Clinical Director, and holds an Asosciate Professorship at the University of Southampton. Cathy provides pain management services to Southampton working across three organisations. She holds clinical, financial and performance responsibility for Foot Health, Long COVID, Musculoskeletal and Pain services. Cathy is from Wales. She completed Anaesthesia…

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Dr. Jennifer A. Rabbitts

Dr. Jennifer Rabbitts is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, USA. She received her medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and completed her postdoctoral clinical and research training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. She practices as a pediatric…

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Dr. Nilufer Rahmioglu

Dr. Nilufer Rahmioglu is a senior research fellow at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, UK. Her research focuses on identification of underlying genetic risk factors for endometriosis and co-morbidities and their functinonal annotations. She is also the PI of Cyprus Women’s Health Research (COHERE) Initiative which is a cohort study investigating…

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Michiel F Reneman

Full professor Rehabilitation Medicine University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. Specializing in topics: pain and work. Physical Therapist. Movement Scientist.

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Professor Andrew SC Rice

Andrew Rice is Professor of Pain Research at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant in Pain Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He is active in both clinical practice and translational research elucidating neuropathic pain. Andrew’s research covers both laboratory and clinical research spanning animal models, through deep profiling of patients with a view to…

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Prof. Winfried Rief

Rief, Winfried, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany. Head of the Clinic for Psychological Interventions. Dr. Rief worked for many years in hospital settings. He is specialized in placebo- and nocebo effects, classification of chronic pain conditions, perception and coping with somatic symptoms, optimization of clinical studies and interventions. He…

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Prof. Heike L. Rittner

Heike Rittner is clinician scientist and a professor at the Center of Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine at the University Hospital of Wuerzburg. She obtained her medical degree from the Universities of Vienna/Austria and Wuerzburg/Germany. After a postdoc at the Mayo clinic, she completed her residency at the Charité, Berlin, and was board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain…

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Dr. Cyril Rivat

Neuroscience

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Dr. David P. Roberson

David Roberson is a pain neuroscientist and CEO of Blackbox Bio, a company he founded in 2021 with Clifford Woolf to address the need for automated, high-throughput measures of preclinical rodent behavior. He leads an active research program at Blackbox characterizing rodent behavioral phenotypes and their human correlates. His other research interest is exploring the…

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Professor Annika Rosen

Professor, Department of Clinical Dentistry, University of Bergen, Bergen; Senior Consultant, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

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Dr. Jan Rosner

I am a clinician scientist in neurology at the Spinal Cord Injury Center at the University of Zurich and a group leader and attending at the Stroke Research Center at the University of Bern in Switzerland. My research focuses on the diagnosis and managment of neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury. To this end, I…

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Professor Harbinder Sandhu

Harbinder is Professor of Health Psychology at Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick, and a Practitioner Health Psychologist. She combines her clinical and academic work to help people engage in positive behaviour change and improve quality of life through self-management of long-term health conditions. Her academic work involves designing and testing the effectiveness of…

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Professor Siobhan Schabrun

Dr Schabrun is The William & Lynne Gray Endowed Research Chair in Mobility and Activity and Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at The University of Western Ontario. She holds a PhD in neuroscience and an undergraduate honours degree in physiotherapy. Her research explores the mechanisms that underpin the transition from acute to chronic…

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Professor Hans-Georg Schaible

Dr. Hans-Georg Schaible is the Director of the Institute of Physiology/Neurophysiology at the University Hospital Jena, Germany. The Institute is investigating mechanisms of pain, in particular of joint pain, ranging from work on isolated sensory neurons to pain research in patients. They have extensively explored the response properties of nociceptive joint afferents and of spinal…

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Ellen L Schaldemose

MD, PhD student

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Professor Martin Schmelz

Prof. Martin Schmelz is Neurophysiologist and focusing on translational pain and itch research. He is director of the Dept. of Experimental Pain Research, Heidelberg University at Mannheim, Germany. His focus in on sensitization of primary afferents recording from experimental animals, volunteers and patients. Key questions are mechanisms of ongoing activity and sensitized supra-threshold encoding of…

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Prof. David A. Seminowicz

David A. Seminowicz, PhD, Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics, Schulich School Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. He earned a BSc from the University of Guelph, a PhD at the University of Toronto and completed postdoctoral training at McGill University. He was faculty at University of Maryland, Baltimore, from 2010-2022. He…

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Manon Sendel

Manon Sendel is part of the Division of Neurological Pain Research and Therapy at the Department of Neurology, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet Kiel, in Germany. She is working as a neurological resident in neuropathic pain therapy. Her research is currently focused on the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain and the application of methods like Quantitative Sensory Testing and…

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Jeffrey R. Shaefer

Dr Shaefer is board-certified by the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of General Dentistry. His leadership qualities were recently recognized at the national level in his selection as American Academy of Orofacial Pain president for the year 2020-2021. At Harvard School of Dental…

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Dr. Khawaja Shehryar Nasir

Consultant, Orofacial Pain Medicine, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centers, Pakistan

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Andrew J. Shepherd

Dr. Shepherd is interested in understanding the impact of neuroimmune interactions in chronic pain states. It has been shown that macrophages can profoundly affect the progression of nerve injury and the associated pain. These processes can be influenced by pre-existing systemic inflammation, such as that seen in obesity, diabetes and cancer. Dr. Shepherd engages…

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Dr. Grace J. Shin

Dr. Grace Shin is an early career investigator studying mechanisms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy at Columbia University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Professor Brian Key’s laboratory at the University of Queensland, Australia, studying axon guidance mechanisms. After a productive first postdoc studying mechanisms of neuronal wiring, she joined Professor Wes Grueber’s laboratory to pursue her…

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Dr. Laura Simons

Laura Simons, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and a clinical psychologist who evaluates children and adolescents presenting with chronic pain in the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic at Stanford Children’s Health. Her patient-oriented research spans translating targeted biopsychosocial assessments into mechanistically informed…

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Prof. Christopher S. Sivert Nielsen

Dr. Nielsen is an epidemiologist and psychologist who specializes in implementation of experimental pain assessments in large scale population-based studies. He has published extensively on the variability and determinants of pain sensitivity, and relationships between pain sensitivity and comorbid conditions. Dr. Nielsen currently leads the Horizon 2020 project PainFACT, which focuses on the biomarker discovery…

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Professor Helen Slater

Prof Slater is a senior clinician-researcher and full Professor at Curtin University, Perth Australia. Her research focus is musculoskeletal pain (clinical translation; health systems & services research). She co-leads a program of research focused on system-wide reform in musculoskeletal pain (systems/policy, health services, clinical interface). Using collaborative partnership models of research that extend consumer and…

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Dr. Kathleen A. Sluka

Dr. Sluka is a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa. Dr. Sluka’s research focuses on the neurobiology of musculoskeletal pain as well as the mechanisms and effectiveness of non-pharmacological pain treatments. She has published over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, numerous book chapters, and a textbook on Pain…

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Prof. Maree T. Smith

Maree Smith AC, is Emeritus Professor and Director of the Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development (CIPDD) in the School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Queensland. Internationally, she is a leading researcher in biomedical discovery/translation with particular expertise in the novel pain therapeutics field. She is inventor on a patented novel analgesic technology…

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Dr. Dmitri Souza

Dr. Dmitri Souza is a Director of Clinical Research at Pain Medicine Center, Western Reserve Hospital in Ohio. He is well-published. He holds leadership positions at several national physician associations. He is an expert in ultrasound-guided pain management interventions.

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Professor Michele Sterling

Michele Sterling is Professor in the Recover Injury Research Centre, Program Lead of the Musculoskeletal Injuries research program and Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Road Traffic Injury Recovery all at The University of Queensland, Australia. She is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. Michele’s…

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Dr. Laura S. Stone

Dr. Stone has been studying the pathobiology of chronic pain and analgesic pharmacology for over 25 years since her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota (UMN). As a post-doctoral trainee at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, she was the first recipient of the John J. Bonica Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship from the IASP.…

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Dr. Cheryl L. Stucky

Cheryl Stucky is the Marvin Wagner Endowed Chair and Director of the Pain Division at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). She received her BA in Biology and Psychology from Bethel College in Newton, Kansas and then earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota. She pursued postdoctoral research first at the University…

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Dr. Abhimanyu Sud

Abhimanyu Sud is a physician, medical educataor, and health services researcher based in Toronto, Ontario. He is an Assistant Professor at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Research Chair, Primary Care & Population Health Systems at Humber River Hospital; and Chief Scientific Officer for the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans.…

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Mark Sullivan

Dr. Sullivan received his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. After completing an internship in Family Medicine at University of Missouri, he completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Washington in 1988. He is now Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain…

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Professor Camilla I Svensson

Professor Svensson received her Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology in 2005 from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) on work focused on spinal mechanisms of pain transmission. She then undertook post-doctoral work centered on inhibitory regulation of intracellular signaling in rheumatoid arthritis at the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at UCSD. She was recruited to…

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Professor Frank Symons

Symons is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota and serves as the Associate Dean for Research & Policy for the College of Education and Human Development. The initial focus of his research was on behavioral mechanisms and the pathophysiology underlying chronic self-injurious behavior (SIB) which…

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Professor Matthieu Talagas

Matthieu Talagas has been appointed Professor of histology in September 2021 at the University of Western Brittany (UBO), Brest, France. He has authored 54 publications in international peer reviewed journals (h-index: 16). He is both a researcher at the Laboratory on Interaction Epitheliums Neurons (LINK) directed by Pr Laurent Misery (UBO), and a pathologist at…

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Professor Nicole K Y Tang

Nicole Tang is Professor of Psychology at the University of Warwick, UK. She is a registered clinical/health psychologist with extensive research experience in sleep, insomnia, chronic pain and mental health. She is Director of the Warwick Sleep and Pain Laboratory and Academic Co-Lead for the Warwick Health Global Research Priority Mental Health Theme. …

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Dr. Vivianne L. Tawfik

Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine physician. After completing her undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, she obtained her MD and PhD in Neuroscience at Dartmouth Medical School. She then completed her Anesthesiology Residency in the Fellowship in Anesthesia Research and Medicine (FARM) program at Stanford, of which…

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Dr. Andreas C. Themisticleous

Andreas Themistocleous is an early career researcher who is using microneurography to understand chronic neuropathic pain. Currently involved in clinical research studies in which microneurography is being used to study chronic neuropathic pain from different causes, including diabetic neuropathy.

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Professor Irene Tracey

Irene Tracey is Professor of Anaesthetic Neuroscience and Warden of Merton College, her alma mater, at the University of Oxford. She was a founding member of the world-renowned, FMRIB Centre (now WIN), and its director from 2005-2015 whilst holding the Nuffield Chair in Anaesthetic Sciences. She was also Department Head of the Nuffield Department of…

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Prof. Rolf-Detlef Treede

Head of Neurophysiology Department

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Shreejoy Tripathy

Group Leader

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Professor Andrea Truini

Andrea Truini is a neurologist and a pain neurophysiologist with a special interest for diagnostic techniques. He is the Chair of the Scientific Panel on pain of the European Academy of Neurology; he is the Chair of the Assessment Committe of the NeuPSIG. His research activity is manly dedicated to diagnostic tests (neurophysiology, QST, skin…

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Professor Nurcan Üçeyler

Prof. Nurcan Üçeyler is a Neurologist and Pain Specialist. She is holding a Heisenberg-Professorship on “Translational Somatosensorics” at the Department of Neurology, University of Würzburg, Germany. Prof. Üçeyler is a clinician scientist combining clinical work with basic sciences. Together with her interprofessional team, she focuses on the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain and neuropathies. Using clinical…

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Dr. Abraham J. Valkenburg

Bram Valkenburg is trained an anesthesiologist, intensivist and clinical pharmacologist. His PhD (cum laude) was on the pain assessment and treatment in children with Down syndrome. His current research interests are the assessment and treatment of pain and distress in intensive care patients.

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Prof. Jaap H. van Dieen

Dr van Dieën is a full professor and department head at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His work blends biomechanics and neurophysiology and involves collaborations with epidemiologists and clinical researchers in physiotherapy, orthopedics and related disciplines. He studies the primary causes of low-back pain, the effects of pain and disease on motor control and performance. His…

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Prof. Lukas Van Oudenhove

As a psychiatrist and interdisciplinary gut-brain axis researcher who has received an ERC consolidator grant in 2020, Lukas Van Oudenhove combines clinical and experimental research to unravel gut-brain signaling mechanisms underlying the poorly understood etiopathogenesis of functional gastrointestinal disorders, focusing on the psychobiological mechanisms of GI symptom perception, among others. His research on the topic…

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Lene Vase

Lene Vase if Professor Dr. Med, Ph.D (Psychology), Professor, Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University and Director of PN Research Lab, Psychology & Neuroscience, Placebo & Nocebo. Lene Vase investigates psychological and neurobiological mechanisms underlying placebo and nocebo effects across central nervous diseases such as Pain, Parkinsons’ disease and Alzheimers disease. She…

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Christin Veasley

For 30 years, Christin has been a fervent advocate at the US ffederal level to bring about long-overdue awareness of chronic pain’s impact, the urgent need for an increased research investment to address this crisis and the long-overlooked value of partnering with patients and other stakeholders in planning and conducting research. Her childhood health experiences…

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Dr. Nathalie Vergnolle

Dr. Vergnolle has studied visceral pain for more than 20-years and has uncovered the role of proteases and protease-activated receptors in pain pathways, and further their mechanisms of action involving transcient receptor potential vanilloid channels in visceral pain. Lately, her laboratory has focused specific attention on the role of mucosal microbial biofilms in health and…

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Dr. Irina Vetter

Prof. Vetter is the Director of the Centre for Pain Research at the University of Queensland. She obtained her PhD in 2007 from the School of Pharmacy, UQ, and conducted studies as a National Health and Medical Research postdoctoral fellow at the Queensland Brain Institute and at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience in the areas…

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Prof. Katy F. Vincent

Prof. Katy Vincent is an Associate Professor and the Senior Fellow in Pain in Women in the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford and a Consultant Gynaecologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. She studied medicine at King’s College, London and completed postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2015. She…

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Dr. Terri Voepel-Lewis

Dr. Terri Voepel-Lewis’s early clinical research focused on pain assessment and management in vulnerable populations of children with limited verbal ability. This work included the development and testing of the Faces Leg Activity Cry Consolability (FLACC) observational pain assessment measure (supported with funding from the National Institute of Health) and clinical evaluation of the self-report…

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Jan Vollert

Dr. Jan Vollert is a bioinformatician with a PhD in Neurophysiology from the Medical Faculty Mannheim of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany. His research focuses on the application of statistical and computational models in pain research, mainly in Quantitative Sensory Testing. He has conducted analyses of quantitative sensory testing data of patients suffering from neuropathic pain…

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Prof. Tor D. Wager

Tor Wager is the Diana L. Taylor Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience at Dartmouth College, and the Director of Dartmouth’s Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience laboratory, the Dartmouth Brain Imaging Center, and the Dartmouth Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. Professor Wager’s research centers on the neurophysiology of affective processes—pain, emotion, stress, and empathy—and how they are shaped by…

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Prof. Suellen Walker

Suellen Walker MBBS MMed MSc PhD FANZCA FFPMANZCA FFPMRCA is Professor of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK. She trained in paediatric anaesthesia at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, and in Pain Management at Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney, Australia. She subsequently completed a…

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Prof. David Walsh

David Walsh is Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Nottingham, UK, and Consultant Rheumatologist at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He Directs Pain Centre Versus Arthritis, together with a multidisciplinary research team which includes preclinical neurosciences, psychology, neuroimaging, orthopaedics, genetics, epidemiology and evidence synthesis. He is Director of the UKRI/Versus Arthritis Advanced Pain…

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Dr. Yang Wang

Yang Wang received her BA in English from China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China and both a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Psychology from Southwest University, Chongqing, China. Her research interests include exploring the influences of expectations on pain perceptions within healthy and clinical participants. She is a current Post Doctoral…

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Dr. Rikard K. Wicksell

Rikard K Wicksell, PhD, associate professor in Psychology is Head of Research group Behavior Medicine at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Psychology, Karolinska Institutet, and also Head of R&D at the Pain Clinic, Capio St Göran Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. During the past 20 years his research has focused on the development of…

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Professor Amanda C. Williams

Amanda C de C Williams is a Professor of clinical health psychology at University College London, and a consultant clinical psychologist at the Pain Management Centre, University College London Hospital, UK. She also works for the International Centre for Health and Human Rights, and is Section Editor for Psychology on PAIN. As a…

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Prof. Claudia M. Witt

Claudia M. Witt, MD, MBA is trained as medical doctor, epidemiologist and research methodologist. Being a full professor for Medicine at the University of Zurich she serves as the Director of the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich and Co-Director of the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich.…

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Dr. Guorong Wu

Guorong Wu received the Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Computer Science, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as an Assistant Professor. He has published more than 200 papers in international journals and conference…

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Dr. Jijun Xu

Dr. Jijun Xu is a physician scientist practicing at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. He has joint appointments in the Department of Pain Management and the Department of Inflammation and Immunity at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. His interests involve the basic research and clinical trials in neuropathic pain, and translation…

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Professor Takufumi Yanagisawa

Functional Neurosurgeon

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Professor David Yarnitsky

David Yarnitsky is a clinical Neurologist and pain researcher. He is cserving as Chair of the department of Neurology at Rambam Medical Center, and Professor and Head of the Clinical Neyurophysiiology lab at the Technion Faculty of Medicine. Since 2016 he is the Editor in chief of IASP open access journal “PAIN Reports”. He has…

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IASP 19th WORLD
CONGRESS ON PAIN

19-23 September 2022 | Toronto, Canada