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Keystone Symposia to Host a Free Evening Forum for the Public on “Chronic Pain, Migraine and the Brain” on Tuesday, June 17


SILVERTHORNE, CO – June 16, 2014 – Keystone Symposia is pleased to invite the local Summit County community to the Silverthorne Town Pavilion on Tuesday evening, June 17 for a free public forum on “Chronic Pain, Migraine and the Brain” with two eminent pain scientists and a local physician who specializes in pain management. The event will run from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Brief presentations from the three panelists will be followed by discussion and audience Q&A.


The event is being held in conjunction with Keystone Symposia’s scientific research conference entitled “The Brain: Adaptation and Maladaptation in Chronic Pain” that runs from June 15 to June 20 at the Keystone Lodge & Spa. The conference convenes more than 100 of the world’s leading pain researchers to present and discuss their cutting-edge work.


At the community forum, the lead organizer of Keystone Symposia’s pain scientific conference, Dr. Frank Porreca, Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology at the University of Arizona, will talk about the science of pain, the problems of opioids and addiction, and the need for new therapeutic solutions. The author of more than 450 original, peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Porreca has been recognized as a “Highly Cited” investigator by PubMed and one of the 10 most cited pharmacologists in the world by the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. For his discoveries on the adaptive nature of the brain following nerve injury, Dr. Porreca was honored by the American Pain Society with the Frederick W. Kerr Award for Basic Research in Pain.


Dr. David Dodick, Professor of Neurology and consultant neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, will discuss migraine and in particular its causes and effects on the brain over time as well as current and future treatment directions. Dr. Dodick is the Program Director of the Mayo Clinic Neurology Residency Program and Headache Medicine Fellowship Program, as well as Medical Director of its Headache Program and Concussion Program. He is board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored eight books. He serves as President-Elect of the International Headache Society, the Immediate Past-President of the American Headache Society and Chair of the American Migraine Foundation.


Dr. Ross Dickstein, a local anesthesiologist specializing in spinal pain and interventional pain medicine from his medical practice in Frisco, will provide a clinical and local perspective. Dr. Dickstein was formerly an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland before moving to Summit County 15 years ago.


For a flyer on this event, visit www.keystonesymposia.org/pain.




About Keystone Symposia on Molecular & Cellular Biology


Keystone Symposia is a nonprofit organization convening open scientific conferences that was founded as UCLA Symposia in 1972. It has been headquartered in Silverthorne, Colorado, USA since 1990 and is directed by a volunteer Board of internationally acclaimed scientists.


The organization convenes 50-60 open, international research conferences each year in diverse areas ranging from cancer and immunology to metabolic disease and neurobiology. More information on the organization and its conferences can be found at www.keystonesymposia.org and www.keystonesymposia.org/meetings, respectively.