Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Genetics of Pain: Science, Medicine, and Drug Development - Miami Beach, February 7-9, 2012

With this IASP symposium we will:
  • Discuss key issues in pain research, including promising ongoing research, unanswered questions, emerging concepts
  • Emphasize translational research as the key to understanding mechanisms of susceptibility to chronic pain, and developing preventative approaches and novel treatment strategies
  • Explore the latest findings of genetic and genomic mediation of nociception from various models, emphasizing the conservation of pain-related genes, their functions and their advantages
  • Discuss the role of gene polymorphisms in normal and pathological modulation of pain in models, humans, and as future drug targets
  • Explore the latest findings from human genome-wide investigation of genomic variability and gene expression on pain and nociception
  • Review and discuss "gold standard" tools for comprehensive pain phenotyping in humans
  • Review and discuss current and future genetic and genomic techniques to study genetic contribution to human pain
  • Summarize the progress of cutting-edge clinical trials and those steps required to translate present research findings to clinical practice
  • Create a forum for the exchange of ideas on the impact of modern genetics on pain research