14th World Congress on Pain
The 2012 Congress will feature 13 plenary lectures, 2 distinguished lectures, and 69 topical workshops, as well as 19 refresher courses and up to 2,000 poster presentations. In addition, 16 Special Interest Group-sponsored Satellite Symposia on August 26 will precede the five-day meeting.
Early registration rates are in effect until May 1, 2012. Submissions for poster abstracts and financial aid close Monday, February 6. Online registration, directions for poster abstract submissions, and complete program information may be found online at www.iasp-pain.org/Milan.
A multidisciplinary event, the World Congress on Pain features a diverse program on a wide range of topics related to pain research and treatment, including the John D. Loeser Distinguished Lecture given by Francis Keefe, PhD (Duke University, USA) on "Psychosocial Interventions for Managing Pain in Older Adults: Outcomes and Implications for Clinical Practice," and the John J. Bonica Distinguished Lecture given by Troels S. Jensen, MD, DMSc (Aarhus University, Denmark) on "Neuropathic Pain: Is it an Entity?" Other plenary highlights include:
• "The Pathophysiology of Migraine Headache and its Modulation by Light" by Rami Burstein, PhD (Harvard Medical School, USA)
• "Endocannabinoids: A Unique Opportunity to Develop Multi-Target Analgesics" by Vincenzo Di Marzo, PhD (Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche, Italy)
• "Unraveling Complex Persistent Pain Conditions with Genetic and Phenotypic Biomarkers" by William Maixner, DDS, PhD (University of North Carolina, USA)
• "Cancer Pain: From Mechanisms to Therapy" by Patrick Mantyh, PhD, JD (University of Arizona, USA)