Therapeutic challenges in the treatment of pain

December 7, 2020

Illkirch (visio) (France)



The workshop will focus on the preclinical development and clinical aspects of the treatment of pain. A final discussion will challenge, through the medical needs raised by clinicians, new therapeutic approaches and the robustness of models, targets and research tools.

This workshop is open to all students and especially students who are willing to participate to the Medalis Challenge Drug Discovery and Development (DDD). 

Challenge DDD contact: Laurence Sabatier (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



09h00-09h30 Registration 

09h30-10h30 Ipek YALCIN, CNRS UPR 3212, Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, Strasbourg (F) Can opto-omics approaches accelerate the discovery of new targets for pain relief: Insight from preclinical studies?

10h30-11h30 Didier BOUHASSIRA, INSERM U987, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne-Billancourt (F) Multiple challenges of translational neuropathic pain research

11h30-12h30 Pierre SOKOLOFF, CSO Biodol Therapeutics, Clapiers (F) Allosteric negative inhibitors of the FLT3 tyrosine kinase receptor: a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of chronic pain

12h30-14h00 Lunch break

14h00- 15h00 Mirela MURESAN, Centre d’évaluation et de traitement de la douleur, Strasbourg (F) Central sensitisation as a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in chronic headache syndromes

15h00-16h00 Eric LINGUEGLIA, Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Sophia-Antipolis (F) Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs): potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of pain

16h00-16h15 Break

16h15-17h15 Michel WURM, VP Medical affairs, Pharmaleads, Paris (F) Enhancing endogenous opioid concentrations using Dual Enkephalinase Inhibitors (DENKI®): Therapeutic potential for acute and chronic severe pain and for opioid withdrawal disorders

17h15-18h00 Round table: Medical needs raised by clinicians, new therapeutic approaches and the robustness of models, targets and research tools.



Organizers: Neurex & The Laboratory of Excellence MEDALIS

Dr Didier ROGNAN, Dr Jean-Christophe PETER, Dr Frédéric SIMONIN




Date: December 7th, 2020

Zoom meeting


 Registration Deadline: Dec. 4th 2020

Neurex workshops are part of the cycle B5 of the University of Basel. They allow students to gain Credit Points from attending workshops/meetings.

This specific workshop will give rise to the attribution of 1 CP.

Important: Full rules & how to proceed available here.