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Pain Research Forum Webinar: Personalized Pain Medicine: Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Complex Persistent Pain Conditions
PRF will host a webinar with William Maixner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US, on Wednesday, March 18, at 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT (5-6:30 GMT/6-7:30 CET).
Maixner will give a talk on what the present and future look like for personalized pain medicine. After his talk, there will be a panel discussion featuring:
- Michael Costigan, Boston Children's Hospital, US
- Robert Dworkin, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, US
- Simon Tate, Convergence Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, UK
- David Bennett, University of Oxford, UK (moderator)
Audience participation is encouraged! During the live discussion, participants will be able to submit questions to the panel.
This is how Maixner describes his talk:
Persistent pain conditions frequently overlap and are either untreated or undertreated, since their pathophysiologic origins are largely unknown, and standard therapies have limited effect. In many respects, this represents a silent or hidden epidemic. We are learning more about chronic pain conditions, including that they appear to resemble a mosaic of phenotypes that are further influenced by genetic factors and/or environmental events and exposures. Continued investigation is needed to increase understanding of the complex mechanisms underlying these conditions and the role of biomarkers that trigger them.
In this webinar I will present:
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- A heuristic model that integrates putative risk factors and domains associated with complex persistent pain conditions.
- Studies based on reverse translational approaches, leading to: 1) diagnostic/prognostic algorithms, and 2) new pharmacotherapeutics: targets and drugs.