Topical Workshops

Topical Workshops provide attendees an overview of a wide range of topics in the area of pain, offering practical reviews of current research and therapies, and allowing attendees to participate in formal and informal discussions with international experts on pain management and pain research.

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Available Topical Workshops

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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Functional Biomarkers of Nociceptive Signal Processing Back-Translation of Human Studies to Preclinical Models

Tracks: Novel Experimental/Analytic Approaches/Tools
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 718 B

There is a great need for functional biomarkers of nociceptive signal processing and pain translating from animals to humans. Drugs…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

It’s Difficult to Make Predictions: Data Mining and Machine Learning in Pain Research and Management

Tracks: Informatics, Coding And Pain Registries
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 716 A

Prescribed and voluntary open data reporting practices, together with a growth in multinational research consortia, are generating medium to large…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Making A Difference: Mobilizing Knowledge to Drive High Value Pain Care across the Lifespan: ‘What’ and ‘How’

Tracks: Other - Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 716 B

This workshop will focus on a systems-wide approach to driving pain care reform for children and young people. We will…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Moving Beyond The Means and Standard Deviations in Pain Research – Insights to Enhance Personalized Pain Care

Tracks: Novel Experimental/Analytic Approaches/Tools
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 A/B

Thinking about pain after surgery in terms of predictors for those with complex pain at a fixed postoperative time (e.g.,…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Opioids in the Perioperative Setting: Should We Be Worried?

Tracks: Other -
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 701 B

The opioid epidemic is one of the only public health problems that continues to worsen throughout the world. While much…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Pain in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Life Span: Where Do We Go from Here?

Tracks: Pain In Special Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 717 A/B

Children and adults living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) are at high risk of pain. The identification and assessment…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Schwann Cell Renaissance In Pain: Critical Appraisal Of New Knowledge On Old Cells

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 A/B

The primary reason for inadequate analgesic effects of current pharmaceuticals for neuropathic pain is that we do not fully understand…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

The Future of Psychological Assessment and Treatment is Wholly ‘Digital’

Tracks: Novel Experimental/Analytic Approaches/Tools
Categories: Topical Workshop, Virtual Program
Room: 718 A

Covid-19 has accelerated the adoption of telemedicine and Digital Therapeutics (DTx) for use in chronic pain. The conversation has changed…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Translating Basic Models of Muscle Pain: A Focus on Sex Differences

Tracks: Gender/Sex Differences
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 711

One of the most common complaints of patients seeking medical treatment for pain is musculoskeletal in nature, yet this type…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

A Translational Approach to Mechanistic-Based Pain Medicine

Tracks: Assessment, Diagnosis & Measurement Of Pain
Categories: Topical Workshop, Virtual Program
Room: 718 A

The number-needed-to-treat (NNT) for most pharmaceutical therapies remains high. This could be explained by the non-selective manner with which chronic…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Advancing the Science and Management of Chronic Pain through its Classification in ICD-11: Perspectives from Patient and Specialized Pain Clinic Viewpoints

Tracks: ICD-11 & ICF
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 A/B

For the first time, the newly implemented ICD-11 includes a comprehensive chronic pain classification that was developed by the IASP…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Pathophysiology and Mechanism-Based Treatment

Tracks: Basic Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 717 A/B

CIPN is common following chemotherapy and is clinically poorly managed, thus understanding the underlying mechanisms could lead to more effective…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Improving Reproducibility and Translatability in Pre-Clinical Pain Research Some – Practical Solutions

Tracks: Evidence - Clinical Trials - Systematic Review - Guidelines - Implementation Science, Evidence, Clinical Trials, Systematic Review, Guidelines And Implementation Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 A/B

Are you tired of hearing about the reproducibility crisis and a failure of translation, without being offered tangible solutions? If…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Mechanisms Leading to the Female-Biased Nature of Migraine: Moving Beyond Estrogen

Tracks: Basic Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 711

Migraine is the second leading cause of disability worldwide. Women are disproportionately affected by migraine with prevalence at two- to…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

No Singular Solution: Prescribing, Tapering, and the Opioid Pendulum Swing

Tracks: Evidence - Clinical Trials - Systematic Review - Guidelines - Implementation Science, Evidence, Clinical Trials, Systematic Review, Guidelines And Implementation Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 701 B

This workshop explores real world implications for clinical practice and patient outcomes of national opioid prescribing guidelines in Europe and…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Nocebo Effects in Pain: From Mechanisms to Therapeutic Treatments in Clinical Practice

Tracks: Placebo
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 716 A

Nocebo effects plays a critical role in pain management, influencing patients’ experience of pain and distress, post-operative pain, treatment satisfaction,…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Patient Stratification in Chronic Pain by Quantitative Sensory Testing: Way Forward or Failure?

Tracks: Assessment, Diagnosis & Measurement Of Pain
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 718 B

“This house believes that sensory testing is useful for stratifying patients with chronic pain in treatment and clinical trials” There…

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Time
10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Alpha Oscillations as a Potential Biomarker of Acute and Chronic Pain

Tracks: Imaging: Pain Imaging And Neuroimaging
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 A

The temporal code of neuronal activity underlying acute and chronic pain is not fully understood but is thought to involve…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Angiotensin Receptor Signaling as a Pain Target: Bench, Bedside and Back-Translation

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 718 B

The major bioactive molecule in the renin-angiotensin system, the peptide hormone angiotensin II orchestrates many more processes than blood pressure…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Nociplastic Pain – What Clinicians Need to Understand: Recent Insights, Presentation of New Clinical Criteria and Future Development

Tracks: Assessment, Diagnosis & Measurement Of Pain
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 714 A

The term nociplastic pain is a mechanistic descriptor adapted by IASP, alongside with nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Per definition, individuals…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Plexus Injury: Plasticity of the Human Dorsal Root Ganglion, Satellite Glia and Reinnervation

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 B

Patients with traumatic plexus lesion suffer from palsy, sensory loss and pain related to the number of avulsed roots. Nerve…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

The Amygdala as a Master Generator of Pain Plasticity – From Nociceptive Amygdala to Nociplastic Amygdala

Tracks: Basic Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 717 A

For more than three decades, the amygdala has been at the forefront of neurophysiological studies to elucidate how pain affects…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

What Are Sleeping C-Fiber Nociceptors? Taking a Question from Human Physiology to Experiment

Tracks: Other - Novel Experimental/Analytic Approaches/Tools
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 716 A

Studies in humans often reveal questions about patho-physiological phenomena which are not easily addressed by basic science. Lab research on…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

What Role do Registries play in Providing Safe and Effective Care for People in Chronic Pain?

Tracks: Treatment/Management
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 B

The use of “real world evidence”, complementing data from randomised controlled trials, is now commonly used to evaluate the effectiveness…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

What’s New in Combination Pharmacotherapy for Neuropathic Pain? From Bench to Bedside

Tracks: Treatment/Management
Categories: Topical Workshop, Virtual Program
Room: 718 A

Laura Stone will illustrate the therapeutic potential of combination pharmacotherapy by highlighting – with recent examples – additive and synergistic…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Clinical Aspects of Tapering Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Presentation of Research Results from UK, US and Canada

Tracks: Evidence - Clinical Trials - Systematic Review - Guidelines - Implementation Science, Evidence, Clinical Trials, Systematic Review, Guidelines And Implementation Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 B

The panel will discuss three large research projects related to opioid tapering for chronic non-cancer pain in the UK, US…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Contribution of Itch, Inflammation, and the Microbiota to Colorectal Nociception: Opportunities for Therapeutic Intervention?

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 A

Visceral pain is a leading cause of morbidity for individuals suffering from gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. For many people the principal…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Generalization in the Context of Pain: Both Good and Bad?

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 717 A

Learning to predict danger is adaptive; it assists in anticipating and avoiding future harm. Given its intrinsically alarming function, pain…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Mechanisms of Susceptibility/Resistance to Chronic Pain Development

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop, Virtual Program
Room: 718 A

Basic and clinical chronic pain research has been focused on the individuals that manifest pain and on the mechanisms sustaining…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Motor Control Adaptions in Low Back Pain: Do They Matter?

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 717 B

Pain is accompanied by individual-specific motor control adaptions. In some individuals with low back pain (LBP), adapted motor control strategies…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

News from the Brainstem: Functional Plasticity in Noradrenergic Nuclei Upon Stress and Injury

Tracks: Basic Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 716 B

Multiple lines of evidence demonstrate that one important mechanism underpinning chronic pain is dysfunction of brainstem-origin noradrenergic-control pathways encompassed by…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Non-Neuronal Cells in Chronic Pain: From Single-Cell Analysis to Translational Targets

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 716 A

In this workshop, three speakers will discuss their recent research achievements in the field of glial biology and neuroimmunity in…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Offset Analgesia: At the Crossroads of Pain Modulation and Chronicity

Tracks: Assessment, Diagnosis & Measurement Of Pain
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 718 B

Offset analgesia was first described in 2002 as a disproportionate decrease in perceived pain intensity following a slight incremental decrease…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Pain Assessment in Dementia: Guidelines, Gaps, Automation and Knowledge Mobilization

Tracks: Pain In Special Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 A

Pain in people with serious limitations in ability to communicate due to dementia is highly prevalent but frequently undertreated. Despite…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Transition to Chronic Pain: Risk Factors and Evidence for Prevention and Mitigation Strategies

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 714 A

Simon Haroutounian will introduce and discuss postulated mechanisms for the transition to chronic pain after acute trauma and surgery. This…

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Time
10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

2022 Genes, Environments and Development in Pain: Crossing the Translational Divide

Tracks: Basic Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 A

How do genetic and environmental factors influence pain in early life and in turn influence pain experience in adulthood? Exposure…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Health Professionals’ Pain Management Education – Strategy to Action Through Partnership and Engagement

Tracks: Education
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 A

Health professionals pain management education and training is underpinned by the aim of improving the care and lives of people…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Mechanistic Brain-Based Treatments for Chronic Pain

Tracks: Treatment/Management
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 701 A

There is ample evidence that brain mechanisms contribute to the development and maintenance of chronic pain. Such mechanisms involve sensitization…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Pain Sensitivity and Chronic Pain During Critical Periods in Life: Studies in Neonatal, Adolescents and Elderly

Tracks: Pain In Special Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 717 B

Critical periods are stages in the lifespan of extensive changes in the human body characterized by a unique set of…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Phenotyping Pain Mechanisms in Low Back Pain: Modulatory Factors and Clinical Utility

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop, Virtual Program
Room: 718 A

Treatment success for back pain patients without curable pathophysiological or pathoanatomical cause, is limited by imprecise mechanistic assessment in clinical…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Skin Biopsy: From a Diagnostic Tool to a Powerful Asset for Basic and Translational Research in Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Tracks: Other - Other
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 718 B

This workshop explores novel technologies applied to skin biopsy taken from patients with painful peripheral neuropathy as powerful tools to…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Translational Evidence for Pain-Cognition Interactions: Insights from Laboratory Animal, Human Experimental and Clinical Studies

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 B

Pain perception is not linearly related to nociceptive input, but is subject to many modulatory factors including cognitive processes (e.g.…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Basic and Clinical Research Exploring Acupuncture Therapy for Pain

Tracks: Placebo
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 717 B

Acupuncture in an ancient medical technique originated in China. By inserting thin needles into body at specific anatomical locations, improvements…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

From Gut Feelings to Memories of Visceral Pain: Mechanisms and Clinical Perspectives for Disorders of Gut-Brain Interactions

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 B

Visceral pain is an important yet often underestimated clinical and societal problem. From a clinical perspective, visceral pain is highly…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Large-Scale Studies Elucidating Pain and Sensitivity in a Life-Course

Tracks: Assessment, Diagnosis & Measurement Of Pain
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 714 A

The pain system undergoes structural and functional adaptation during the life course. Important stages during the life span may either…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Molecular Pathophysiology of Pain Resolution

Tracks: Genetics
Categories: Topical Workshop, Virtual Program
Room: 718 A

The molecular pathophysiology of chronic pain states is largely unknown. The genetic and molecular studies of pain in both humans…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Neurobiological Mechanisms and Clinical Relevance of Stress-Pain Interactions

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 A

The relationship between stress and pain is complex and multi-layered. Stress has been known to produce hyperalgesic and hypoalgesic effects…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Pain in Osteoarthritis

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 718 B

Osteoarthritis is prevalent, and the prevalence is expected to increase in future due to increasing level of obesity and increasing…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

The Burden of Not Knowing: The Role of Uncertainty Chronic Pain Disability

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 A

Learning to predict danger is adaptive; it assists in anticipating and avoiding harm. Given its intrinsically alarming function, pain is…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Utilization of Pain Biomarkers as the Basis for Decisions in the Therapeutic Development Process and in Clinical Practice: New Approaches from INTEGRATE-Pain

Tracks: Assessment, Diagnosis & Measurement Of Pain
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 B

The workshop will open with an introduction to the INTEGRATE-Pain consortium, which seeks to improve the understanding and treatment of…

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Which Structural and Functional Changes in Skin Nociceptors Cause Chronic Pain?

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 716 B

The key question of this topical workshop is which neuropathic changes in epidermal nociceptors can lead to chronic pain and…

Friday, September 23, 2022

Time
10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

From Cells to Humans’ Pain (and Back) – Translational Pain Research is More than Just a Vision

Tracks: Other - Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 714 B

This workshop will provide a lively discussion about possible ways to approach translation pain research by three protagonists within this…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Non-Invasive Neuromodulation of Brain Rhythms – How Can We Translate Basic Insights into Novel Pain Treatments?

Tracks: Treatment/Management
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 B

Neuronal oscillations, or brain rhythms, are a basic feature of neuronal signaling and communication. They can be recorded at different…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Novel Biomarkers in Painful Neuropathies Recent Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Microneurography, and Non-Coding RNAs

Tracks: Assessment, Diagnosis & Measurement Of Pain
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 701 B

This workshop focuses on novel biomarkers for peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain. In the first session Matthew Evans will discuss…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Pain, Substance Use Disorders and Suicide: Epidemiology, Theory, Assessment and Mitigation

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 A

Individuals with chronic pain commonly have significant concomitant psychiatric and medical disorders placing them at higher risk for death by…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Taking, Processing, Analyzing, Learning: Skin Punch Biopsies – More Than Just Fiber Count

Tracks: Novel Experimental/Analytic Approaches/Tools
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 714 A

One histological hallmark of neuropathies is loss of intraepidermal nerve fibers, as shown by skin punch biopsy from the distal…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

The Intersection of Pain and the Opioid Epidemic Across the Lifespan: Scalable Behavioral Solutions

Tracks: Evidence - Clinical Trials - Systematic Review - Guidelines - Implementation Science, Evidence, Clinical Trials, Systematic Review, Guidelines And Implementation Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 716 B

Chronic pain and opioid use disorders have become significant and integrally related health concerns across the lifespan, affecting millions of…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

The Intersection of Sleep and Pain: Mechanistic Implications for Opioid, Placebo, and Positive Affective Analgesia

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 716 A

Despite a clear understanding that sleep and pain consistently covary in patients with clinical pain, we have not yet translated…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

The Intersection of Trauma and Pain: Translation across Children, Adults, and Animals

Tracks: Pain In Special Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop, Virtual Program
Room: 718 A

Painful experiences (e.g. surgeries, injuries) can be traumatic for individuals of any age, but adverse experiences and trauma in early…

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Understanding the Complexity of Painful Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 A

Chronic inflammatory conditions are common. Approximately 10% women have endometriosis, ~0.5% of the adult population have a diagnosis of inflammatory…

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Conditioned Pain Modulation (CPM): To Be or Not To Be?

Tracks: Assessment, Diagnosis & Measurement Of Pain
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 717 A

This house believes that conditioned pain modulation (CPM) is a useful tool for research and clinical work. This is based…

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Demystifying Mechanisms of Placebo Effects Across the Lifespan

Tracks: Placebo
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 714 A

The placebo effect is one of the most striking and well-known demonstrations of the mind’s influence on the experience of…

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Increasing the Capacity for Delivering Interdisciplinary Pain Management in Southeast Asia: A Model for Lower Resource Regions

Tracks: Education
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 718 B

Despite strong evidence of the impact of pain burden globally, there is a mismatch between burden and resources for improving…

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Introducing Optical Imaging Advances to Unravel Chronic Pain Mechanisms

Tracks: Imaging: Pain Imaging And Neuroimaging
Categories: Topical Workshop, Virtual Program
Room: 718 A

Despite important advances in identifying molecular mechanisms in nociceptive sensitization, we are still far from treating pain disorders adequately. A…

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Nocebo Effects in the Covid-19 Area How Does Information About Side-Effects Influence Actual Side-Effects and How can we Mitigate These Effects? Findings Across Three Continents

Tracks: Placebo
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 715 A

It is well-know that information about side-effects may lead to side-effects. Yet, less is known about the general public’s knowledge…

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Novel Peripheral Mechanisms of Neuro-Immune Crosstalk in Chronic Pain

Tracks: Mechanisms
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 716 A

This workshop will elucidate novel mechanisms whereby non-neuronal cells in peripheral tissues drive neuroinflammation and chronic pain. New data will…

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Promoting the Engagement of Patient Partners in the Planning, Conduct and Knowledge Translation of Clinical Pain Research: Findings and Consensus Recommendations from the 2021 International Multi-Stakeholder IMMPACT Meeting

Tracks: Patient Engagement And Co-creation In Research And Education
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 714 B

This workshop is informed by the proceedings of the October 2021 IMMPACT (Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in…

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Stress, Pain and Reward, Evolving Neuroscience with Therapeutic Implications

Tracks: Basic Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 713 A

The role of stress in the propensity to chronic pain is increasingly recognized. Allostasis, described as achieving stability through change,…