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Pain Connections Meeting September 4, 2014

Dear Colleagues: After a brief hiatus I would like to announce that we are back and the next meeting of Pain Connections will be September 4th (Pain Awareness Month). As in the past the meeting will be held at Napolitano’s Italian Restaurant. After a very enlightening discussion on the topic of…

CANCELLED-Pain Connections Meeting June 2014

Pain Connections for June 2014 has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience. The next scheduled Pain Connections Meeting is scheduled for September 2014. Please mark you calendars!  …

Special Events

 Reminder: Monday’s Seminar   CTSI Mentor Academy Seminar Announcement Monday, February 10th 1:00 PM Room 3161/3162, CTRB Career Development: Where Do You Go from Here and How Do You Get There? Dr. Stephen J. Korn Director, Office of Training, Career Development and Workforce Diversity NINDS, NIH …

Journal Club meeting June 24, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Location: Dental Sciences Building, Room D7-11 The evaluation of chronic pain patients with advanced neuroimaging techniques has provided structural and functional signatures of conditions like back pain, fibromyalgia and arthritis (see attached).  As a common condition affecting hip and knee joints, osteoarthritis (OA) is an…

Journal Club meeting June 10, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Location: Dental Sciences Building, Room D7-11 Thanks to the Baby Boomers one of the largest growing segments of our population is the one over the age of 60. With this increase comes the recognition that there are a wide variety of age-related medical conditions that…

Journal Club meeting May 27, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Location: Dental Sciences Building, Room D7-11 There are a number of medical conditions that have been categorized as having both beneficial and destructive characteristics. We think of acute pain as providing a valuable learning experience in our developmental years. Later in life chronic pain serves…

Journal Club meeting May 12, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Location: Dental Sciences Building, Room D7-11 In recent years a precedent has been set by funding agencies for the use of patient-centeredness and patient reported outcomes (PROs) in studies related to the evaluation of clinical trials for drug and medical device development. Clinical pain researchers…

Journal Club meeting April 22, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Location: Dental Sciences Building, Room D7-11 Over the years a number of different strategies have been used for the treatment of chronic pain. Historically, the most widely used interventions have relied on some form of pharmacotherapy. While not receiving a lot of notoriety interventions that…

Journal Club meeting April 8, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Location: Dental Sciences Building, Room D7-11 An important question related to the development of chronic pain is the role played by events that occur early in life. Evidence has shown that early life injuries can result in plastic changes in developing pain pathways. Psychosocial factors…

Journal Club meeting March 25, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Location: Dental Sciences Building, Room D7-11 Over the past decade our understanding of pain mechanisms has moved from the study of systems to an appreciation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms contributing to the onset and maintenance of acute and chronic pain. Micro RNAs and…