2011 9th IASP Research Symposium



Scientific Program of 9th IASP Research Symposium

 Organizers:

Min Zhuo, Toronto, Canada

GF Gebhart, Pittsburgh, PA

Xu Zhang, Shanghai, China

Megumu Yoshimura, Kumamoto, Japan

 

Oct. 17, 2011

 09:00-09:15 Opening ceremony

Chair: Professor Yun Wang (Secretary general of 9th IASP)

² Welcome from the chair of 9th IASP—Professor Xu Zhang

² Opening remarks from co-chair of 9th IASP—Professor Gerald F Gebhart

² Opening remarks from co-chair of 9th IASP—Professor Min Zhuo

 Session 1 Forebrains and pain modulation 09:15-10: 30

Chair: Professor Jon D Levine, University of California San Francisco, USA

09:15-09:40

Howard Fields, University of California, USA

A motivation-decision model of pain: understanding the function of descending pain

modulation pathways

09:40-10:05

Volker Neugebauer, The University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

Interactions between amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex in pain

10:05-10:30

Zhizhong Pan, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

GAD65 mediates an epigenetic mechanism of chronic pain

 

10:30-11:10 Tea/Coffee break, group photo

 Session 2 Nociceptors and sensitization 11:10-12: 25

Chair: Professor Volker Neugebauer, The University of Texas Medical Branch,

USA

11:10-11:35

Jon D Levine, University of California San Francisco, USA

Toward a cell biology of pain

11:35-12:00

Koichi Noguchi, Hyogo College Medicine, Japan

Detailed analysis of gene expression in primary afferent neurons in a rat model of

neuropathic pain

12:00-12:25

Yun Wang, Peking University, China

Phospho-regulation of TRPV1 in pain sensation

 

12:25-14:30 Lunch and Poster exhibition

 Session 3 Synaptic plasticity and chronic pain 14:30-15:50

Chair: Professor Jose Naranjo, Spanish National Center of Biotechnology, Spain

14:30-14:55

Jurgen Sandkuhler, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Learning and memory in pain pathways

14:55-15:20

Min Zhuo, University of Toronto, Canada

PKMæ maintains chronic pain related cortical potentiation in the anterior cingulate

cortex

15:20-15:50

Megumu Yoshimura, Kumamoto Health Science University, Japan

Selective loss of presynaptic 5-HT inhibition on spinal noxious synaptic transmission

in ovariectomized rats in vivo

 

15:50-16:20 Tea/Coffee break

 Session 4 Novel mediators of hypersensitivity and chronic pain 16:20-17:35

Chair: Professor Jurgen Sandkuhler, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

16:20-16:45

Jianguo Gu, University of Cincinnati, USA

Feeling painful cold: mechanisms beyond cold transducers

16:45-17:10

Hiroshi Ueda, Nagasaki University, Japan

LPA receptor-mediated amplification of LPA biosynthesis and demyelination underlie

the initiation mechanisms for neuropathic pain

17:10-17:35

Xu Zhang, Institute of Neuroscience, SIBS, CAS, China

Reduction of follistatin-like 1 contributes to neuropathic pain

 

18:00- Welcome dinner

 

Oct. 17, 2011

 Session 5 Spinal cord mechanisms 09:00-10:40

Chair: Professor Koichi Noguchi, Hyogo College Medicine, Japan

09:00-09:25

Jose Naranjo, Spanish National Center of Biotechnology, Spain

DREAM regulates spinal sensitization through BDNF expression

09:25-09:50

Tian-Le Xu, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Preventing pain hypersensitivity by uncoupling the interaction between BDNF/TrkB

pathway and acid-sensing ion channel 1a in rodents

09:50-10:15

Robert Gereau, Washington University, USA

Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 as a mediator of central sensitization

10:15-10:40

Yves De Koninck, Laval University, Canada

Novel photonics-based approaches to probe cellular and molecular events in pain

pathways in vivo

 

10:40-11:05 Tea/Coffee break

 Session 6 Spinal microglia in chronic pain 11:05-12:20

Chair: Professor Tian-Le Xu, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

11:05-11:30

Kazuhide Inoue, Kyushu University, Japan

Microglial P2 receptor functions in neuropathic pain

11:30-11:55

Rurong Ji, Harward Medical School, USA

Pain control by anti-inflammatory and pro-resolution lipid mediators

11:55-12:20

Michael Salter, University of Toronto, Canada

Cell signaling networks in the dorsal horn in pain hypersensitivity

 

12:20-14:00

Lunch and Lab tour to “Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai Institutes for

Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences” (optional)

 Session 7 Visceral pain, clinical and genetics of pain 14:00-15:40

Chair: Professor Howard Fields, University of California, USA

14:00-14:25

Irene Tracey, University of Oxford, UK

Imaging the Neural Bases of Pain, Relief and Pleasure

14:25-14:50

Emeran Mayer, University of California Los Angels, USA

Brain networks involved in chronic visceral pain

14:50-15:15

Jeffrey Mogil, McGill University, Canada

The nature and nurture of pain

15:15-15:40

Gerald F Gebhart, University of Pittsburg, USA

Peripheral contributions to sustained visceral pain

 

15:40-16:05 Tea/Coffee break

 

16:05-16:35 Discussion

Future directions for the study of chronic pain?

Chairs: Professor Howard Fields, Jon D Levine and Gerald F Gebhart

16:35-17:00 Poster Award

Chair: Professor You Wan (Beijing University, China)

Award Guests: Professor Gerald F Gebhart and Megumu Yoshimura

17:00-17:30 Conclusion remark

Chair: Professor Jun Chen, The Fourth Military Medical University, China

Speakers:

² Concluding remarks from the chair of 9th IASP—Professor Xu Zhang

² Concluding remarks from co-chair of 9th IASP—Professor Megumu Yoshimura

² Concluding remarks from co-chair of 9th IASP—Professor Min Zhuo

 18:00- Farewell dinner



The group


Trainee award recipients

Left: Howard Fields, ZZ Pan, Min Zhou and Jerry Gebhart
 

Courtesy of J. Sandkuhler

Courtesy of J. Sandkuhler