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Pain: Aligning the Target
joint with Somatosensation: From Detection to Perception
Organizer(s): Laura M. Bohn, William K. Schmidt and Allan I. Basbaum
Date: February 02 - 05, 2020
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Summary of Meeting:
The Keystone Symposia on Pain: Aligning the Target will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines to examine the complex problem of pain and to shed light on mechanistic underpinnings and molecular approaches towards treatment. Topics will range from understanding neurotransmission and the anatomy of pain, structural features of molecular targets for modulating pain, and novel approaches, including drug development, optogenetic and genetic approaches to controlling pain. Most conferences on pain discuss pain management (clinical focus), neuroanatomical transmission of pain (neuroscience), or the mechanism by which analgesics/anesthetics work with a focus on particular molecular targets (pharmacology). Our goal is to bring these disciplines together to aid in a more efficient design of preclinical studies and drug development by educating each other in the individual challenges and offerings of our disciplines. Ultimately, this conference should inspire researchers from diverse backgrounds to examine this fundamental health problem via many new angles. Importantly, researchers that focus on the neurocircuitry and cause of pain and those that focus on drug development for the treatment of pain generally, are not often attending the same conferences. Finally, the pairing of this conference with the conference on Somatosensation: from Detection to Perception, which will focus more on the neurobiology of pain sensation, will allow participants to intermingle at poster sessions and dinners, enabling the cross-fostering of ideas. Collectively, these events will provide a forum for the convergence of insights into the diverse causes of pain and the approaches to treatment.
Scholarship Deadline: October 17 2019
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 17 2019
Abstract Deadline: November 22 2019
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 4 2019
Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Cayman Chemical CompanyHelixmith Co., Ltd.
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Helixmith Co., Ltd.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
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 of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:

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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

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Program

Sunday, February 02 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Arrival and Registration
Room: Longs Peak Foyer


Sunday, February 02 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Mixer
Room: Longs Peak Foyer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Monday, February 03 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Quandary Peak


Monday, February 03 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 4
* Laura M. Bohn, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Monday, February 03 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 4
* William K. Schmidt, Helixmith Co., Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, and San Diego, USA, South Korea

Monday, February 03 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 4
* Allan I. Basbaum, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Monday, February 03 | 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 4
Irene Tracey, University of Oxford, UK
Brain Imaging of Acute and Chronic Human Pain: From Cause to Perception

Monday, February 03 | 8:00AM - 8:10AM
Opening Remarks
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak


Monday, February 03 | 8:10AM - 11:00AM
Molecules and Cells for Touch, Temperature and Pain
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 1 of 8
* Alexander Chesler, NCCIH, National Institutes of Health, USA


Monday, February 03 | 8:10AM - 11:00AM
Molecules and Cells for Touch, Temperature and Pain
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 2 of 8
Ardem Patapoutian, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Moleculez 4 Touch


Monday, February 03 | 8:10AM - 11:00AM
Molecules and Cells for Touch, Temperature and Pain
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 3 of 8
Diana Bautista, University of California, Berkeley, USA
S1P Signaling in Inflammatory Itch and Pain


Monday, February 03 | 8:10AM - 11:00AM
Molecules and Cells for Touch, Temperature and Pain
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 4 of 8
Ellen A. Lumpkin, University of California, Berkeley, USA
The Epithelial and Neural Connections Mediating Touch


Monday, February 03 | 8:10AM - 11:00AM
Molecules and Cells for Touch, Temperature and Pain
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak


Coffee Break


Monday, February 03 | 8:10AM - 11:00AM
Molecules and Cells for Touch, Temperature and Pain
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 6 of 8
John King, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Gating Mechanisms of the Wasabi Receptor, TRPA1—From Atomic Structure to Pain Physiology


Monday, February 03 | 8:10AM - 11:00AM
Molecules and Cells for Touch, Temperature and Pain
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 7 of 8
Joriene C. de Nooij, Columbia University, USA
Short Talk: Transcriptional and Physiological Analysis of Adult Muscle Spindle and Golgi Tendon Organ Sensory Afferents


Monday, February 03 | 8:10AM - 11:00AM
Molecules and Cells for Touch, Temperature and Pain
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 8 of 8
Hakan William Olausson, Linkoping University, Sweden
Short Talk: Human Social Touch As Encoded by First-Order Aß and C-Tactile Afferents


Monday, February 03 | 9:00AM - 11:15AM
Learning from Our Patients
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 6
* Allan I. Basbaum, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Monday, February 03 | 9:00AM - 11:15AM
Learning from Our Patients
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 6
Christin Veasley, Chronic Pain Research Alliance, USA
A Patient’s Perspective on the Critical Need to Align the Target

Monday, February 03 | 9:00AM - 11:15AM
Learning from Our Patients
Room: Grays Peak


Coffee Break

Monday, February 03 | 9:00AM - 11:15AM
Learning from Our Patients
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 6
Lauren Charlotte Heathcote, Stanford University, USA
Pain and Somatic Sensation as Bodily Threat

Monday, February 03 | 9:00AM - 11:15AM
Learning from Our Patients
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 6
Chas Bountra, University of Oxford, UK
Using Epigenetics to Discover New Pain Targets

Monday, February 03 | 9:00AM - 11:15AM
Learning from Our Patients
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 6 of 6
Deborah Schechtman, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Short Talk: Genetic Mutations in Patients with Congenital Insensitivity to Pain Guide Development of a New Analgesic

Monday, February 03 | 11:00AM - 11:15AM
NCCIH and BRAIN Funding Opportunities for Circuits Studies
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak
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.
Speaker 1 of 2
Karen K. David, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA


Monday, February 03 | 11:00AM - 11:15AM
NCCIH and BRAIN Funding Opportunities for Circuits Studies
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak
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.
Speaker 2 of 2
Merav Sabri, NCCIH, National Institutes of Health, USA


Monday, February 03 | 11:15AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Monday, February 03 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Quandary Peak


Monday, February 03 | 11:15AM - 11:45AM
NIH HEAL Initiative and Efforts
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 1 of 1
Amir Tamiz, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA

Monday, February 03 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Quandary Peak


Monday, February 03 | 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Workshop: New Resources for Therapeutic Discovery
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 5
* William K. Schmidt, Helixmith Co., Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, and San Diego, USA, South Korea

Monday, February 03 | 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Workshop: New Resources for Therapeutic Discovery
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 5
Patricia Labosky, National Institutes of Health, USA
The NIH Common Fund Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures (A2CPS) Program

Monday, February 03 | 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Workshop: New Resources for Therapeutic Discovery
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 5
Jennifer Beierlein, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA
NIH HEAL Initiative: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network (EPPIC-Net)

Monday, February 03 | 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Workshop: New Resources for Therapeutic Discovery
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 5
Ilyas Singec, National Institutes of Health, USA
Scalable Differentiation of Human iPSC-Derived Pseudo-Unipolar Nociceptors With In Vivo-like Properties and Translational Applicability

Monday, February 03 | 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Workshop: New Resources for Therapeutic Discovery
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 5
Sarah Woller, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Preclinical Screening Platform for Pain

Monday, February 03 | 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 1 of 7
* Ellen A. Lumpkin, University of California, Berkeley, USA


Monday, February 03 | 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 2 of 7
John S. Del Rosario, Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School, USA
Gi-Coupled Receptor Activation Potentiates Piezo2 Currents via Gß?


Monday, February 03 | 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 3 of 7
Sonali S. Mali, University of California, Berkeley, USA
The Role of Epidermal Cells in Drosophila Melanogaster Nociception


Monday, February 03 | 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 4 of 7
Fred Schwaller, Max Delbruck Centrum, Germany
USH2A Is a Skin End-Organ Protein Necessary for Vibration Sensing in Mice and Humans


Monday, February 03 | 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 5 of 7
Nivanthika K. Wimalasena, Harvard University, USA
Scratching and Sensory Deficits in an Nav1.7 Gain-of-Function Mouse Model


Monday, February 03 | 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 6 of 7
Shanni Yamaki, University of Southern California, USA
Phenotyping of TRPA1 Afferents Suggests the Channel Induces Cold Pain Upstream of the Neurotrophin Receptor GFRa3 and TRPM8


Monday, February 03 | 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Workshop
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 7 of 7
Xin Zhang, Duke University, USA
The Role of Keratinocyte ß2ARs in Mechanical Pain Sensation


Monday, February 03 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel Discussion
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 6
* Amir Tamiz, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA

Monday, February 03 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel Discussion
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 6
Patricia Labosky, National Institutes of Health, USA

Monday, February 03 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel Discussion
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 6
Jennifer Beierlein, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA

Monday, February 03 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel Discussion
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 6
Ilyas Singec, National Institutes of Health, USA
New Stem Cell Models for Pain Research and the NIH HEAL Initiative

Monday, February 03 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel Discussion
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 6
Sarah Woller, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA
Preclinical Screening Platform for Pain

Monday, February 03 | 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel Discussion
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 6 of 6
Smriti Iyengar, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, USA

Monday, February 03 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Longs Peak Foyer


Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Developing More Informative Pain Models
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 6
* Cheryl L. Stucky, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA

Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Developing More Informative Pain Models
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 6
Allan I. Basbaum, University of California, San Francisco, USA
General Anesthetic Influences on Neuronal Activity Provide Insight into Cortical Pain Processing

Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Developing More Informative Pain Models
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 6
Jose Moron-Concepcion, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Dissecting the Neural Circuits Driving Pain-Induced Negative Affect

Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Developing More Informative Pain Models
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 6
Annemieke Kavelaars, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Fibroblasts Control Vascular Permeability, Leukocyte Infiltration and Chronic Pain

Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Developing More Informative Pain Models
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 6
Levi P. Sowers, University of Iowa, USA
Short Talk: Development and Use of Automated Facial Pain Detection to Explore the Role of CGRP and Amylin in a Preclinical Mouse Model of Migraine

Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Developing More Informative Pain Models
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 6 of 6
Ishmail John Abdus-Saboor, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Short Talk: Automated Measurement of Pain at Millisecond Resolution

Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Spinal Cord
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 1 of 6
* Sarah Ross, University of Pittsburgh, USA


Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Spinal Cord
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 2 of 6
Patrik Ernfors, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
The Cellular Basis for Somatosensation and Pain


Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Spinal Cord
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 3 of 6
Rebecca P. Seal, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Cross Species Analysis of the Molecular and Cellular Organization of the Mammalian Dorsal Horn: Functional Implications and Future Directions


Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Spinal Cord
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 4 of 6
David D. Ginty, HHMI/Harvard Medical School, USA
Mechanosensory Neuron Subtypes and the Central Representation of Touch


Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Spinal Cord
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 5 of 6
Eric V. Brown, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Short Talk: Differential Activation of Dorsal Horn Neuron Subtypes in a Mouse Model of Spinal Cord Injury Induced Neuropathic Pain


Monday, February 03 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Spinal Cord
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 6 of 6
Wenqin Luo, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Short Talk: Synaptic Transmission of MrgprA3+ Itch-sensing Afferents in the Spinal Cord


Monday, February 03 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Quandary Peak
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Monday, February 03 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Quandary Peak


Tuesday, February 04 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Quandary Peak


Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Tech for Managing Pain
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 9
* Jose Moron-Concepcion, Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Tech for Managing Pain
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 9
Robert W. Gereau, Washington University Pain Center, USA
Optogenetic Silencing of Nociceptors

Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Tech for Managing Pain
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 9
Karen Wagner, EicOsis, USA
A Novel Target for Analgesia: Small Molecule Inhibition of the Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase

Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Tech for Managing Pain
Room: Grays Peak


Coffee Break

Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Tech for Managing Pain
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 9
Sunyoung Kim, Helixmith Co., Ltd., South Korea
New Concept Regenerative Medicine for Neuropathic Pain Using Plasmid DNA Encoding Human Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF), Engensis® (VM202): Scientific Basis and Results from Clinical Studies

Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Tech for Managing Pain
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 6 of 9
Gregory Nachtrab, Stanford University, USA
Short Talk: Role of Descending µ-Opioid Receptor Neurons in Nociception and Chronic Pain

Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Tech for Managing Pain
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 7 of 9
Dustin Green, Johns Hopkins, USA
Short Talk: The Mast Cell Receptor Mrgprb2 Mediates Neurogenic Inflammation and Pain

Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Tech for Managing Pain
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 8 of 9
Bryan Copits, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: A Photoswitchable GPCR-Based Opsin for Presynaptic Inhibition

Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Tech for Managing Pain
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 9 of 9
Bethany Fitzsimmons, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, USA
Short Talk: Antisense Oligonucleotides Selectively Suppress Target RNA in DRG and Can Ameliorate Mechanical Pain

Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Subcortical Circuits
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 1 of 7
* Jan Siemens, University of Heidelberg, Germany


Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Subcortical Circuits
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 2 of 7
Sarah Ross, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Neural Circuits for Itch


Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Subcortical Circuits
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 3 of 7
Alexander Chesler, NCCIH, National Institutes of Health, USA
Cells and Circuits for Touch and Pain


Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Subcortical Circuits
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak


Coffee Break


Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Subcortical Circuits
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 5 of 7
Yarimar Carrasquillo, National Institutes of Health, USA
Dialing Pain Up and Down in the Amygdala


Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Subcortical Circuits
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 6 of 7
Victoria Abraira, Rutgers University, USA
Wired for Touch: The Neurons and Circuits of the Somatosensory System


Tuesday, February 04 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Subcortical Circuits
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 7 of 7
Chen Ran, Harvard University, USA
Short Talk: The Coding of Internal Senses in the Brainstem


Tuesday, February 04 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Panel Discussion: Inclusivity and Diversity in the Field: Wh
at Works and How to Do Better (Joint)
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 1 of 6
* Ishmail John Abdus-Saboor, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Tuesday, February 04 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Panel Discussion: Inclusivity and Diversity in the Field: Wh
at Works and How to Do Better (Joint)
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 2 of 6
Michael D. Burton, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Tuesday, February 04 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Panel Discussion: Inclusivity and Diversity in the Field: Wh
at Works and How to Do Better (Joint)
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 3 of 6
John S. Del Rosario, Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School, USA

Tuesday, February 04 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Panel Discussion: Inclusivity and Diversity in the Field: Wh
at Works and How to Do Better (Joint)
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 4 of 6
Yarimar Carrasquillo, National Institutes of Health, USA

Tuesday, February 04 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Panel Discussion: Inclusivity and Diversity in the Field: Wh
at Works and How to Do Better (Joint)
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 5 of 6
Diana Bautista, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Tuesday, February 04 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Panel Discussion: Inclusivity and Diversity in the Field: Wh
at Works and How to Do Better (Joint)
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 6 of 6
Celine Santiago, Harvard Medical School, USA

Tuesday, February 04 | 11:00AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Tuesday, February 04 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Quandary Peak


Tuesday, February 04 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Quandary Peak


Tuesday, February 04 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Longs Peak Foyer


Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
New Approaches to Modulating Known Targets
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 5
Wendy L. Imlach, Monash University, Australia
Targeting Spinal Adenosine Signalling to Treat Neuropathic Pain

Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
New Approaches to Modulating Known Targets
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 5
Laura M. Bohn, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Using Biased Agonism to Refine Pain Therapeutics

Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
New Approaches to Modulating Known Targets
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 5
Venetia Zachariou, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
The “Complex” Role of RGS Proteins in Chronic Pain and Opioid Analgesia

Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
New Approaches to Modulating Known Targets
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 5
Evangelia Semizoglou, King's College London, UK
Short Talk: Kappa Opioid Receptors Mediate the Analgesic Effects of TRPA1 Inactivation

Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
New Approaches to Modulating Known Targets
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 5
Scott A. Scarneo, Duke University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Pharmacological Inhibition of TAK1 Reduces TNF-Mediated Pain and Inflammation

Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Internal States
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 1 of 6
* Rebecca P. Seal, University of Pittsburgh, USA


Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Internal States
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 2 of 6
Richard D. Palmiter, HHMI/University of Washington, USA
Parabrachial CGRP-Expressing Neurons Establish and Maintain Threat Memories


Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Internal States
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 3 of 6
Jan Siemens, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Deep Brain vs. Ambient Temperature Detection: Who Has the Say in Thermoregulation?


Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Internal States
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 4 of 6
Yuki Oka, California Institute of Technology, USA
Neural Mechanisms of Body Fluid Regulation


Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Internal States
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 5 of 6
Ricardo Paricio Montesinos, Max Delbruck Center For Molecular Medicine, Germany
Short Talk: The Sensory Encoding of Warm Perception


Tuesday, February 04 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Internal States
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 6 of 6
Kara Marshall, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Short Talk: Under Pressure: The Role of PIEZO2 in Urination


Tuesday, February 04 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Quandary Peak
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Tuesday, February 04 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Quandary Peak


Wednesday, February 05 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Quandary Peak


Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Targets
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 6
* Venetia Zachariou, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Targets
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 6
Nikita Gamper, University of Leeds, UK
GABAergic Signaling within Dorsal Root Ganglia

Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Targets
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 6
Biafra Ahanonu, University of California, San Francisco, USA
An Amygdalar Neural Ensemble that Encodes the Unpleasantness of Pain

Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Targets
Room: Grays Peak


Coffee Break

Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Targets
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 5 of 6
Daniela Salvemini, Saint Louis University, USA
Adenosine Receptors Modulating Neuropathic Pain

Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
New Targets
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 6 of 6
Cheryl L. Stucky, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Transient Receptor Potential Canonical 5 (TRPC5): A Novel Target for Inflammatory and Migraine Pain

Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Somatosensory Cortex
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 1 of 6
Carl CH Petersen, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Neural Circuits for Goal-Directed Sensorimotor Transformation


Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Somatosensory Cortex
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 2 of 6
Daniel O'Connor, Johns Hopkins University, USA
A Functional Cortical Network for Sensorimotor Sequence Generation


Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Somatosensory Cortex
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak


Coffee Break


Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Somatosensory Cortex
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 4 of 6
James Poulet, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Germany
Cortical Circuits of Thermal Perception


Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Somatosensory Cortex
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 5 of 6
Jeff Yau, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Bimanual Touch and Cortical Encoding Models of Sensory Cue Integration


Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Somatosensory Cortex
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 6 of 6
John Tuthill, University of Washington, USA
Short Talk: Neural Coding of Leg Proprioception in Central Circuits of Drosophila


Wednesday, February 05 | 11:00AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Wednesday, February 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Career Roundtable
Room: Castle Peaks 1-2
Interested participants must sign up at the registration desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Maximum attendance: 60.
Speaker 1 of 6
Laura M. Bohn, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Wednesday, February 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Career Roundtable
Room: Castle Peaks 1-2
Interested participants must sign up at the registration desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Maximum attendance: 60.
Speaker 2 of 6
Alexander Chesler, NCCIH, National Institutes of Health, USA

Wednesday, February 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Career Roundtable
Room: Castle Peaks 1-2
Interested participants must sign up at the registration desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Maximum attendance: 60.
Speaker 3 of 6
Yarimar Carrasquillo, National Institutes of Health, USA

Wednesday, February 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Career Roundtable
Room: Castle Peaks 1-2
Interested participants must sign up at the registration desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Maximum attendance: 60.
Speaker 4 of 6
William K. Schmidt, Helixmith Co., Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, and San Diego, USA, South Korea

Wednesday, February 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Career Roundtable
Room: Castle Peaks 1-2
Interested participants must sign up at the registration desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Maximum attendance: 60.
Speaker 5 of 6
Karen Wagner, EicOsis, USA

Wednesday, February 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Career Roundtable
Room: Castle Peaks 1-2
Interested participants must sign up at the registration desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Maximum attendance: 60.
Speaker 6 of 6
Michael D. Burton, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Wednesday, February 05 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Longs Peak Foyer


Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Cannabis for Managing Pain?
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 4
* William K. Schmidt, Helixmith Co., Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, and San Diego, USA, South Korea

Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Cannabis for Managing Pain?
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 4
Aron H. Lichtman, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Targeting Endocannabinoid-Regulating Enzymes in Mouse Models of Neuropathic Pain: The 2-AG Paradox

Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Cannabis for Managing Pain?
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 3 of 4
Andrea Hohmann, Indiana University, USA
CB2 Cannabinoid Receptor as a Therapeutic Target

Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Cannabis for Managing Pain?
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 4 of 4
David Shurtleff, NCCIH, National Institutes of Health, USA
Natural Products for the Treatment of Chronic Pain

Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 6:45PM
Cortical Processes for Somatosensation
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 1 of 5
* Daniel O'Connor, Johns Hopkins University, USA


Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 6:45PM
Cortical Processes for Somatosensation
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 2 of 5
Michael Brecht, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Tickling, Self-Touch and Mirroring


Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 6:45PM
Cortical Processes for Somatosensation
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 3 of 5
Sliman J. Bensmaia, University of Chicago, USA
The Neural Basis of Touch and Proprioception in Non-Human Primates


Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 6:45PM
Cortical Processes for Somatosensation
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 4 of 5
* Soohyun Lee, NIMH, National Institutes of Health, USA
Functional Connectivity of Diverse Long-Range Inputs to the Primary Somatosensory Cortex


Wednesday, February 05 | 5:00PM - 6:45PM
Cortical Processes for Somatosensation
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak

Speaker 5 of 5
Alan J. Emanuel, Harvard Medical School, USA
Short Talk: Subcortical Integration of Signals from Peripheral Mechanoreceptor Subtypes


Wednesday, February 05 | 6:30PM - 6:45PM
Panel Discussion: Future Directions


Wednesday, February 05 | 6:45PM - 7:00PM
Meeting Wrap-Up
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 1 of 2
Laura M. Bohn, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Wednesday, February 05 | 6:45PM - 7:00PM
Meeting Wrap-Up
Room: Grays Peak

Speaker 2 of 2
William K. Schmidt, Helixmith Co., Ltd, Seoul, South Korea, and San Diego, USA, South Korea

Wednesday, February 05 | 6:45PM - 7:00PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
This session is from Somatosensation
Room: Longs Peak


Wednesday, February 05 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Quandary Peak
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Wednesday, February 05 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Quandary Peak
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.

Thursday, February 06 | 10:24AM - 10:24AM
Departure


*Session Chair.