Pain Connections Meeting June 4, 2015

Dear Colleagues:

At this time I would like to announce our first meeting of Pain Connections for 2015.  I look forward to seeing everyone back again for what promises to be another interesting presentation and opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues!!

At the June meeting the speaker will be Dr. Kevin Lancer, a Clinical and Pain Psychologist at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center with an appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Lancer’s primary research and practice focus on factors affecting human performance. These interests are divided into two main areas: psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and athletic performance. In the area of PNI, his focus is on chronic stress and the immune system along with the physical and psychological consequences of these conditions. Additionally, his interests include the first phase of response and pain perception; and secondarily, translational psychological interventions to address those symptoms. His presentation will focus on “Cytokine-induced sickness behavior, the immune system, and chronic pain”.

As always the goal of Pain Connections will continue to center around the sharing of experiences and knowledge about the topic of pain management. We will count on your active participation that has generated outstanding discussions on a wide range of topics in the field of pain research and pain management. A secondary goal of Pain Connections is to provide an opportunity for colleagues from the University and local community to interact in an effort to learn about the many resources and areas of expertise that exist within the Gainesville area.

The June meeting will be held at Napolitano’s Italian Restaurant (606 N.W. 75th. St., Gainesville, Tower Road).  From 6:30-7:00 pm will be time to socialize with friends and colleagues and from 7:00-8:30pm we will enjoy dinner and begin our discussion.

Please send RSVP’s to Dr. Bob Yezierski ( and mark your calendar for Thursday June 4th, 2015.

Pain Connections is sponsored by support from the UF Pain Research and Intervention Center for Excellence.

Please circulate this announcement to colleagues who might be interested.