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Pain and nociception: From patients to molecules

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 — Concurrent Symposia Session I

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

FAES Academic Center lower-level Classrooms 6 and 7


  • Mark Hoon, NIDCR


For the first time in many years there is an increasing presence in the intramural program of research on pain. This symposium will highlight the exciting work being done here on campus. The presenters come from several institutes and centers and will address questions in the basic and clinical sciences. The symposium will cover areas from the molecular components of sensory neurons, tracing of neural circuits, work on visualizing brain areas excited in pain states, clinical trials on dietary interventions to prevent pain and determining the link between pain and psychological conditions.

Cells and circuits of itch and thermosensory neurons
Mark Hoon, NIDCR

Targeted alteration of dietary n-3 and n-6 fatty acids for the treatment of chronic headaches: Clinical results and elucidation of mechanisms
Christopher Ramsden, NIAAA

Effect of chronic pain on the brain
M. Catherine Bushnell, NCCAM

Pain and polysymptomatic distress: Historic lessons
Brian Walitt, NINR

The cellular code for mammalian thermosensation; FARE Award Winner
Leah Pogorzala, NIDCR

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