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Pain: Aligning the Target (J7)

joint with the meeting on Somatosensation: From Detection to Perception (J8)

Scientific Organizers: Laura M. Bohn, William K. Schmidt and Allan I. Basbaum


February 2—5, 2020

Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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Registered attendees of one meeting in a joint pair may participate in sessions of the other, pending space availability.

DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 17, 2019 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Oct 17, 2019 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Oct 31, 2019 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Dec 4, 2019 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2020-J7 "Pain: Aligning the Target" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On October 17, 2019 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After October 17, 2019 until October 31, 2019 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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October 17, 2019 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 4, 2019 795.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After December 4, 2019 995.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On December 4, 2019 570.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After December 4, 2019 770.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
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Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 17, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is October 31, 2019)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: October 17, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: October 31, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is October 17, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: December 4, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 570.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 995.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 770.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, February 2 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Wednesday, February 5 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Thursday, February 6 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Longs Peak Foyer
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Longs Peak Foyer

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Torreys/Shavano
08:00—09:00
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Quandary Peak
Irene Tracey, University of Oxford, UK
Brain Imaging of Acute and Chronic Human Pain: From Cause to Perception

09:00—11:15
Learning from Our Patients
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Quandary Peak
Christin Veasley, Chronic Pain Research Alliance, USA
A Pain Patient's Perspective on the Critical Need to Align the Target

Coffee Break

Lauren Charlotte Heathcote, Stanford University, USA
Identifying Biobehavioral Markers in Pediatric Pain

Chas Bountra, University of Oxford, UK
Using Epigenetics to Discover New Pain Targets

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

08:00—11:00
Molecules and Cells for Touch, Temperature and Pain
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Grays/Longs Peak
Ardem Patapoutian, The Scripps Research, USA
Molecules for Touch

Diana Bautista, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Signaling Mechanisms for Mechanosensation and Itch

Coffee Break

Ellen A. Lumpkin, Columbia University, USA
The Epithelial and Neural Connections Mediating Touch

David Julius, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Ion Channels for Temperature and Pain Sensation

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—11:15
NCCIH and BRAIN Funding Opportunities for Circuits Studies
Program Officers from NCCIH and the BRAIN Initiative will be available to inform the community of funding opportunities. BRAIN Circuits FOAs emphasize the use of cutting-edge methods of activation and recording to address circuit function in the context of specific neural systems such as sensation, perception, attention, decision-making, emotion, communication, or homeostasis. NCCIH basic and mechanistic research FOAs focus on fundamental science of mind and body approaches, including the neurocircuitry of body-based approaches involving mechanosensation (e.g., peripheral mechanical stimulation, massage, spinal manipulation/mobilization) in health and disease.

Karen K. David, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA

Merav Sabri, NCCIH, National Institutes of Health, USA

11:15—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Torreys/Shavano
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Torreys/Shavano
14:30—16:30
Workshop

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
17:00—19:00
Developing More Informative Pain Models
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Quandary Peak
Allan I. Basbaum, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Preclinical Brain Imaging of Pain Processing and its Regulation

Jose Moron-Concepcion, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Dissecting the Neural Circuits Driving Pain-Induced Negative Affect

Annemieke Kavelaars, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Neuroimmune Function in Chronic Pain and Therapeutic Opportunities

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—19:00
Spinal Cord
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Grays/Longs Peak
Patrik Ernfors, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
The Cellular Basis for Somatosensation and Pain

Rebecca Seal, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Spinal Cord Interneurons Underlying Touch-Evoked Pain

David D. Ginty, HHMI/Harvard Medical School, USA
Spinal Cord Circuits for Touch

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Torreys/Shavano
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Torreys/Shavano

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Torreys/Shavano
08:00—11:00
New Tech for Managing Pain
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Quandary Peak
Robert W. Gereau, Washington University Pain Center, USA
Optogenetic Silencing of Nociceptors

Speaker to be Announced

Coffee Break

Speaker to be Announced

William K. Schmidt, Helixmith Co., Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, and San Diego, USA
Development of Advanced DNA Therapeutic, VM202

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

08:00—11:00
Subcortical Circuits
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Grays/Longs Peak
Sarah Ross, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Neural Circuits for Itch

Alexander Chesler, National Institutes of Health, USA
Supraspinal Circuits Controlling Sensory Responses

Coffee Break

Yarimar Carrasquillo, National Institutes of Health, USA
Neural Circuits for Bidirectional Modulation of Pain in the Amygdala

Fan Wang, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Subcortical Circuits for Somatosensation

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—11:30
NIH HEAL Initiative and Efforts
Within the NIH HEAL initiative, NINDS is building an understanding of the development and prevention of chronic pain, discover and validate novel targets for safe and effective pain treatment, engineer a preclinical testing platform to identify and profile non-addictive, non-opioid therapeutics for pain, support translational programs in therapy development, including discovery and development of biomarkers, and provide a robust clinical trials network to test new therapies for pain conditions in adults and children.

Amir Tamiz, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, USA

11:00—12:00
Panel Discussion: Inclusivity and Diversity in the Field: What Works and How to Do Better

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Torreys/Shavano
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Torreys/Shavano
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
17:00—19:00
New Approaches to Modulating Known Targets
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Quandary Peak
Wendy L. Imlach, Monash University, Australia
Talk Title to be Announced

Laura M. Bohn, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Using Biased Agonism to Refine Pain Therapeutics

Venetia Zachariou, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
The “Complex” Role of RGS Proteins in Chronic Pain and Opioid Analgesia

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—19:00
Internal States
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Grays/Longs Peak
Richard D. Palmiter, HHMI/University of Washington, USA
Parabrachial CGRP-Expressing Neurons Establish and Maintain Threat Memories

Jan Siemens, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Deep Brain vs. Ambient Temperature Detection: Who Has the Say in Thermoregulation?

Yuki Oka, California Institute of Technology, USA
Neural Mechanisms of Body Fluid Regulation

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Torreys/Shavano
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Torreys/Shavano

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Torreys/Shavano
08:00—11:00
New Targets
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Quandary Peak
Nikita Gamper, University of Leeds, UK
GABAergic Signaling within Dorsal Root Ganglia

Gregory Scherrer, University of North Carolina, USA
Neural Circuits for Pain Unpleasantness

Coffee Break

Daniela Salvemini, Saint Louis University, USA
Adenosine Receptors Modulating Neuropathic Pain

Arthur Christopoulos, Monash University, Australia
Allosteric GPCR Modulators in Pain States: Sculpting Structure to Tune Function

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

08:00—11:00
Somatosensory Cortex
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Grays/Longs Peak
Carl Petersen, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Neural Circuits for Goal-Directed Sensorimotor Transformation

Soohyun Lee, NIMH, National Institutes of Health, USA
Organizational Priciples of the Somatosensory Cortex

Coffee Break

Daniel O'Connor, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Neural Circuit Dynamics Underlying Touch Perception

James Poulet, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Germany
Encoding Temperature in the Cortex

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Longs Peak Foyer
17:00—18:45
Cannabis for Managing Pain?
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Quandary Peak
Speaker to be Announced

Andrea Hohmann, Indiana University, USA
CB2 Cannabinoid Receptor as a Therapeutic Target

David Shurtleff, NCCIH, National Institutes of Health, USA
Natural Products for the Treatment of Chronic Pain

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

17:00—18:45
Cortical Processes for Somatosensation
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Grays/Longs Peak
Michael Brecht, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Germany
Encoding Touch, Tickle and Sex

Alison L. Barth, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
The Role of the Insular Cortex in Temperature Perception

Sliman J. Bensmaia, University of Chicago, USA
The Neural Basis of Touch and Proprioception in Non-Human Primates

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Quandary Peak
18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 01/02/2020

Grays/Longs Peak
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Torreys/Shavano
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Torreys/Shavano

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Grant No. 1R13AT010563-01

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13AT010563-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Helixmith Co., Ltd.

We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:



Helixmith Co., Ltd.


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