2008 Nociceptors - New Biology Symposium, Edinburgh
15th & 16th August 2008
Edinburgh Neuroscience and the University of Pittsburgh co-hosted an Official Satellite Meeting of the 12th World Congresson Pain in August 2008. One hundred and twenty pain scientists and clinicians gathered together in Edinburgh for the 'Nociceptors - New Biology' symposium which celebrated the lives and work of Professor Ed Perl (University of North Carolina, USA) and Professor Ainsley Iggo (formally of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland), both of whose contribution to the nociception field is immense.
Right: Speakers from Day one of the 'Nociceptors - New Biology symposium. Ed Perl and Ainsley Iggo are in the centre with their wives Margery and Betty.
Above: Speakers from Day Two of the Nociceptors - New Biology symposium. Co-organizers Sue Fleetwood Walker (University of Edinburgh) and Jerry Gebhart (University of Pittsburgh and current President of the International Association for the Study of Pain) are pictured (3rd from left and far right)
Day 1: Sessions 1, 2, 3 and Workshop 1
A new mechanoreception assay reveals intrinsic differences between sensory subtypes
Comprehensive phenotyping of cutaneous nociceptors: What have we learned?
Contributions of nociceptors and non-nociceptors to neuropathic pain
Ectopic discharges in C-Nociceptors as a cause of neuropathic pain
Clinical neurophysiologic investigation of injured and regenerating sensory nerve and neuropathic pain in man
Workshop: Messin with nociceptor gene products
Preparation and delivery of siRNAs to sensory neurons
Gene manipulation by using viral-mediated siRNA
Enhanced nociceptive signaling in the compressed spinal ganglion
Nociceptor Voltage-gated channels
Historical Perspective: Ainsley Iggo: "the accidental pain scientist"
Day 2: Sessions 4, 5, 6 and Workshop 2
Growth factor regulation and modulation of nociceptors
Modulation of intracellular nociceptor signaling pathways
Unravelling the molecular targets of the NMDA-NO pathway in nociceptors
Evaluation of TRPV2 function in mouse thermal nociception
Pain and cool analgesia
Workshop: Techniques for targeting and studying selective populations of nociceptors
Genetic approaches to trace, ablate and activate nociceptive neurons
Probing nociceptor specificity with TRPV1
Chemo- and mechano-nociceptors in the viscera
The contribution of microneurography to the understanding of human nociceptor physiology and pathophysiology
Historical Perpective: Dr. Edward R. Perl: “Nociceptor Pioneer”
Jerry Gebhart & Rebecca Seal
Pittsburgh Pain Centre delegates Sacha Malin, Kris Rau, Julie Christianson, Mike Jankowski & Derek Molliver
Training for Pre- and Post-doctoral Trainees. The training program consist of three primary elements