Skip to content
National Cancer Institute National Cancer Institute U.S. National Institutes of Health
Division of Cancer Prevention logo
Home Site Map Contact DCP
Programs & Resources

The NIH Pain Consortium is holding its 6th Symposium on Advances in Pain Research

April 14, 2011

On the NIH Campus
Natcher Auditorium
Bethesda, MD

The event is free and open to the public.

Registration will be open soon on the meeting website. See for a link to the meeting website and more information.


Mechanisms and Management of Overlapping Chronic Pain and Associated Conditions

8:30 amIntroduction and Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Nora Volkow, Pain Consortium Co-Chair, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
8:40 amUpdate on the NIH and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Dr. Isabel Garcia, Pain Consortium Co-Chair, Acting Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
8:55 amStatement from the American Pain Society
9:10 amNeurological Mechanisms that May Contribute to Comorbid Pain Conditions
Robert Gereau, PhD, Washington University: Modulation of Peripheral and Central Neuroplasticity: Nervous System Hypersensitivity in Persistent Pain States
Dante Chialvo, MD, Brentwood Biomedical Research Institute: fMRI Reveals Functional Changes in Brain Dynamics in Chronic Pain Patients. New Approaches at the Single-Subject Level
Gayle Page, RN, DNSc, Johns Hopkins University: Amplified Pain Responses in Persistent Inflammatory Pain Conditions
Michael Smith, PhD, Johns Hopkins University: Sleep-Pain Interactions: Towards Mechanisms of Sleep Disruption Hyperalgesia
Panel Question and answer session
10:50 amBREAK
11:10 amPsychosocial Factors that May Contribute to Comorbid Pain Conditions
Anne Murphy, PhD, Georgia State University: Impact of Early Life trauma on Adult Pain Sensitivity and Responsiveness to Stress
William Whitehead, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Early Life Experiences: Effects on Chronic Visceral Pain Disorders.
Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles: Sex Differences in Pain Responses and Susceptibility to Multiple Persistent Pain Conditions
Jennifer Haythornthwaite, PhD, Johns Hopkins University: Effects of Catastrophizing and Depressive Symptoms on Pain and Pain Management
Panel Question and answer session
12:50 pmLunch Break and posters
2:00 pmPoster Award Presentation
Dr. Patricia Grady, Pain Consortium Co-Chair, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research
2:10 pmTreatment Strategies and Obstacles to Managing Overlapping Pain Conditions
Mark Jensen, PhD, University of Washington: Development and Evaluation of Non-pharmacological Treatments for Chronic Pain in Persons with Physical Disabilities
Charles Cleeland, PhD, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center: Reducing Symptom Burden in Cancer Treatment
Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh: Strategies and Hurdles in the Management of Abdominal Pain Associated with Psychological Symptoms in Adolescents
Mike Iadarola, PhD, NIDCR: New Approaches to Analgesia Involving TRPV1 Agonists and Allosteric Modulators
Panel Question and Answer Session
3:50 pmCTSA's for Pain Research
Dr. Andrea Sawczuk, Program Director NCRR
4:05 pmClosing Remarks
Dr. Josephine Briggs, Pain Consortium Co-Chair, Director National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Back to top