Pain Course (MSNBIO 2622) - Spring 2009

Mechanisms and Clinical Presentation of Pain 

(MSNBIO 2622, 3 semester hours)

Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., 1495 BSTWR

G.F. Gebhart, Course Director
E-mail: gebhartgf@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-383-5911
Location: W1444 BSTWR

 
DateTopicPresenterReading Assignments
05 JanuaryCourse organization, pain terminology, pain overviewG. Gebhart*- Melzack & Wall (1965) - Pain mechanisms: A new theory
- E. Perl (2006) - Ideas about pain, a historical view
05 JanuaryPain Fellows case reports:
  • Erica Bial
  • Hooman R. Fassaei
  • Tamer Ghaly
All 
08 JanuaryPain Fellows case reports:
  • Obioma J. Igboko
  • Matthew J. Krebs
  • Hany M. Nasr
All
12 JanuaryPain Fellows case reports:
  • Hairong Peng
  • Kelsi E. Tagliati
  • Zirong Zhao
All 
15 JanuaryNociceptorB.Davis*
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19 JanuaryNo Class - Martin Luther King Holiday
  
21 JanuaryJim Eisenach - Wake Forest, SeminarAll
Title and location to be announced
22 January
Injury-induced changes in afferent signalingM. Gold*
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26 JanuaryDorsal horn - structure and functionR. Koerber*
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29 JanuaryInjury-induces changes in dorsal horn signalingR. Koerber*Click here to download presentation in pdf format
02 FebruaryDevelopmental aspects of painJ.Christianson*Click here to download presentation in pdf format
05 FebruaryDescending modulatory pathwaysG. Gebhart*Click here to download presentation in pdf format 
09 FebruaryAscending pathwaysD. Molliver*Click here to download presentation in pdf format  
12 FebruaryDorsal horn integration
Distribution of EXAM 1 (due start of class, 16 February)
S. Prescott*
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16 FebruaryGrowth factors, tumors and the nervous systemK. Albers*Click here to download presentation in pdf format  
18 FebruaryJohn Farrar - University of Pennsylvania Seminar Title and location to be announced
19 February
Pain and Depression
J. Karp, Psychiatry
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23 FebruaryVisceral Pain
K.Bielefeldt*
Medicine Gastroenterol.
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26 FebruaryNeuropathic Pain
W. Lariviere*
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Dworkin Paper
02 March
HIV and Pain
R. Arnold
Palliative Care
Canceled - Will be Reschedule
05 MarchComplementaryand Alternative Medicine approaches to pain management
R. Glick
Center,Integrative Medicine
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9,12 MarchNo Classes - Spring Break
  
16 MarchSex and pain
 
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18 MarchMichael Camilleri - Mayo Clinic Seminar  All
Title and location to be announced
19 MarchClinical trialsC. Moore
Medicine
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23 March
Pain Genetics
W. Lariviere*
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Genetics of Pain Paper  
26 MarchMultimodal perioperative analgesia
B. Williams
Anesthesiology
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Multimodal Paper 
30 MarchPsychological aspects of pain assessment and treatment
C.Greco
Psychiatry
 
02 AprilHeadache
R. Kaniecki
Director,The Headache Center
 
06 AprilOpioid management of chronic pain - use and misuseG. Wood
Medicine
Palliative Care
 
09 AprilMusculoskeletal painA. Delitto*
Physical Therapy
 
13 AprilFellows reprise/Student Presentations1All
 
15 AprilFeAllan Basbaum - U. California San Francisco Seminar Title and location to be announced
16 AprilFellows reprise /Student Presentations1All 
20 AprilFellows reprise /Student Presentations1
All 

Notes:

* Center for Pain Research faculty

  • Students registered in the course will be asked to select from a list a topic for a paper (10 double spaced pages, not including references, figures or tables).  The paper is Due Monday, 6 April and will constitute about 20% of the course grade.  Students will give an oral presentation (20 min) of the paper/topic at the end of the semester (which will constitute another 20% of the course grade). 

Schedule for Spring 2008