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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
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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
Abstract submission is now closed. Registered attendees may bring a poster onsite. Please contact our office at +1 800-253-0685; +1 970-262-1230 or email info@keystonesymposia.org if you are interested.


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 by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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