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THE FIRST PHILADELPHIA PAIN SYMPOSIUM

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3711 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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The Philadelphia Pain Symposium brings together basic and applied researchers and clinicians to share innovation in perception, mechanisms and management of acute and chronic pain.

The symposium will feature 6 panels focused on 1) Molecular Mechanisms of Pain, 2) Inflammation and Chronic Pain, 3) Sex Differences in Chronic Pain, 4) Music, the Brain and Chronic Pain, 5) Intersection of Trauma and Pain, and 6) Biopsychosocial Approach to Pain Management.

The Philadelphia Pain Symposium is open to the general public for parties interested in basic science, applied researchers, clinicians, and students interested in pain perception, mechanisms of the development and maintenance of chronic pain, and pain treatments.

May 24th 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

May 25th 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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THE PHILADELPHIA PAIN SYMPOSIUM

Drexel Areas of Research Excellence (DARE) | Drexel University



THURSDAY MAY 24

7:30 - 8:00 Registration and coffee

8:00 – 8:10 Welcome

8:15 – 10:15 Molecular Mechanisms of Pain

  • The Signature of Chronic Pain in DNA Methylation Profiles in the Brain and the Immune System

Elad Lax, PhD, McGill University, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

  • A Novel Mechanism Regulating Synaptic Function and Pain

Matthew Dalva, PhD, Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University, College of Biomedical Sciences

  • A Role for X-Inactive Specific Transcript in the Regulation of Inflammation and Pain

Seena Ajit, PhD, Drexel University, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:45 Music, the Brain and Chronic Pain

  • Music and Health – Research Opportunities and the Sound Health Initiative

Emmeline Edwards, PhD, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

  • Neural Circuits and Brain Mechanisms Engaged in Pain Perception and Treatment

Catherine Bushnell, PhD, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

  • Brain Circuits Involved in Musical Pleasure: Implications for the Perception and Management of Pain

Stefan Koelsch, PhD, University of Bergen, Department of Biological and Medical Psychology

  • Music Therapy for Chronic Pain Management: Impact and Mechanisms

Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, Drexel University, Department of Creative Arts Therapies

12:45 – 1:45 Lunch

1:45 – 3:30 Inflammation and Chronic Pain

  • TNFR2 a Novel Therapeutic Target to Treat Neuropathic Pain

Roman Fischer, PhD, Drexel University, Department of Biology

  • The Role of Resident Microglia and Peripheral Monocytes in Neuropathic Pain

Long-Jun Wu, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Department of Neurology

  • Non-Invasive Assessment of Neuro-inflammation in Chronic Pain and Fatigue

Jarred Younger, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Psychology

3:30 – 5:15 The Intersection of Trauma and Pain

  • Integrative Care for Non-Opioid Management of Chronic Pain

Sarah Wenger, PT, DPT, OCS, Drexel University, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Trauma and ACEs: Risk Factors for Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorders

Robin Hernandez-Mekonnen, PhD, Stockton University, Child Welfare Education Institute

  • TNF in the Hippocampus: A Common Link between Chronic Pain and Depression

Tracey A. Ignatowski, PhD, University at Buffalo, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

FRIDAY MAY 25

8:30 – 10:15 Biopsychosocial approach to pain treatments

  • Contribution of Psychosocial Processes in the Development and Maintenance of Chronic Pain

Dennis C. Turk, PhD, University of Washington, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

  • The Active Mechanisms Supporting Mindfulness-Based Analgesia

Fadel Zeidan, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

  • Placebo Effects in Pain Therapies

Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, University of Maryland, Department of Anesthesiology

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:45 Sex Differences and Chronic Pain

  • Examining Sex Differences in Response to an Exercise Therapy to Treat Pain in a Mouse Model of MS

Bradley Kerr, PhD, University of Alberta, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

  • Uncovering Cell-Specific Mechanisms that Explain Sex Differences in TLR4-Dependent Pain

Michael D. Burton, PhD, University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

  • A Sex Specific Role of RGSz1 in the Modulation of Long Term Pain

Venetia Zachariou, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Modulating Nociceptor Plasticity and Spinal Cord Injury-Induced Pain with Exercise

Megan Detloff, PhD, Drexel University, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

12:45 – 1:00 Closing Remarks

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University City Science Center

3711 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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