On May 26, 2009 the NIH Pain Consortium will host its Fourth Annual Symposium. Each year this symposium features presentations by NIH supported researchers whose work has made a significant contribution to the field of pain research.
The theme of this year's symposium will be genetics and pain. Topics will include human genetic risk factors for chronic pain, genes relevant to treatment response and abuse potential, and genetic tools and models for pain research. A poster session will include a broad selection of current pain research findings presented by young investigators. Members of the extramural scientific community, the NIH scientific community, health care providers, and the public are invited to attend. The event will be hosted by the co-chairs of the NIH Pain Consortium.
The symposium will be videocast live and archived at http://videocast.nih.gov.