Meeting/Workshop

Novel aspects in pain integration and modulation

October 3 - 4, 2018

Strasbourg (France)

INTRODUCTION

 

Pain is a major issue in human health management. It is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Potential harmful environmental insults and tissue damages are detected in periphery by specialized primary sensory neurons named nociceptors and transmitted to the central nervous system. In the CNS, ascending pathways convey this information to the somatosensory cortex and areas of the brain associated attention, emotion, and autonomic functions. All along these pathways, nociceptive information are integrated by neuronal networks and subject to modulation.

The aim of this symposium is to bring together international experts working on novel aspects of integration of nociceptive information and modulation of pain. New knowledge and concepts in (1) altered sensory processing and plasticity that occurs in pathological pain conditions and (2) emotional, affective and cognitive modulations leading to an altered perception of pain, will be discussed during this symposium.

 

PROGRAM

>>> Wednesday, October 3rd

Collège Doctoral Européen, 46 boulevard de la Victoire, Strasbourg

 

09.00 - 09.30 Registration – Coffee

09.30 - 09.40 Welcome address  – R. SCHLICHTER

 

FIRST SESSION   CHAIRMAN: S. HUGEL (STRASBOURG, FRANCE)

09.40 -10.20 C. TORSNEY (Edinburgh, United Kingdom) « Injury-induced plasticity of nociceptive inputs and spinal circuits »

10.20 - 11.00 C. PEIRS (Clermont-Ferrand, France) « Distinct neuronal circuits mediate mechanical allodynia »

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 - 12.10 V. NEUGEBAUER (Lubbock, USA) « Pain-related amygdala plasticity and behavioral consequences »

12.10 - 13.50 Lunch break + Poster session (see instructions below)

 

SECOND SESSION   CHAIRMAN: P. VEINANTE (STRASBOURG, FRANCE)

13.50 - 14.30 B. VOGT (Boston, USA) « Pain Processing in the Context of Cingulate Functions »

14.30 - 15.10 I. YALCIN (Strasbourg, France) « Role of the anterior cingulate cortex in chronic pain-induced depression »

15.10 - 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 - 16.20 R. KUNER (Heidelberg, Germany) « Cortical Circuits and Rhythms in Pain »

16.20 - 17.00 L. GARCIA-LARREA (Lyon, France) « The human insula and the pathway from nociception to pain »

 

 >>> Thursday, October 4th

Amphithéâtre Alain Beretz, Nouveau Patio, 20a rue René Descartes, Strasbourg

 

THIRD SESSION   CHAIRMAN: R. SCHLICHTER (STRASBOURG, FRANCE)

09.00 - 09.40 D. TORTA (Leuwen, Belgium) « Attention, pain and sensitization »

09.40 - 10.20 K. WIECH (Oxford, United Kingdom) « Brain mechanisms underlying cognitive pain modulation »

10.20 - 10.50 Coffee break

10.50 - 11.30  I. WEISSMAN-FOGEL (Haïfa, Israel) « The pain-relieving power of a social touch »

11.30 - 12.10  GENERAL DISCUSSION - CONCLUDING REMARKS

12.20 Lunch

 

Poster session:

A poster session will take place during the meeting. Please find below the submission terms.

Submission of abstracts for poster session:

- Abstract:
Abstract form:
Type of file: Word file - Abstracts must be submitted in English.
Content:
- Title
- Authors (incl. affiliations)
- Body text: limited to 250 words and including: Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions. Please be sure not to include any symbols.

- Abstract submission:
To submit your abstract, please send your file to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
You will receive a confirmation email.
Deadline for submission: September 26th, 2018

- Poster:
Please note that the maximum size of the poster is A0 or 90x120 cm. Posters should be in Portrait format.

 

Organizers: Rémy Schlichter, Perrine Inquimbert, Sylvain Hugel and Domitille Boudard

 

This event is co-funded by EURIDOL, a Graduate School of Pain.

DATES AND VENUE

October 3rd, 2018
Amphithéâtre du CDE
46 boulevard de la Victoire
F - 67000 Strasbourg

 

October 4th, 2018
Salle Alain Beretz (salle des thèses)
Bâtiment Nouveau Patio
20 rue René Descartes
F - 67000 Strasbourg

 

ACCOMMODATION

Neurex has a partnership with the

Hotel HILTON STRASBOURG

(1 Avenue Herrenschmidt – 67000 STRASBOURG – France).

Please find HERE the preferred rate and the direct booking possibilities and THERE the description of the hotel.

 

HOTEL MERCURE STRASBOURG PAILAIS DES CONGRES

(20 place de Bordeaux – 67000 STRASBOURG – France).

Please find HERE the preferred rate, the booking contacts and th presentation of the hotel.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT...

Deadline of registration: September 26th, 2018

 

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

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