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Blaustein Pain Grand Rounds

Past Presentations

9/5/2014Zhigang D. Luo, M.D., Ph.D.
Modality-specific Pain Modulation through Maladaptive Gene Dysregulation Post Injury
9/12/2014 Mark Bicket, M.D.Epidural Steroid Injections: a Potent Placebo or Procedure to Prevent Surgery?
9/19/2014Zhe Li and Pang-Yen, Ph.D.Positive Allosteric Modulators of Human MrgX1 Receptor Inhibit Chronic Pain
Traci Speed, M.D.The Psychiatrist's Role in Managing Chronic Pain
Deepika Darbari, M.D.
Pain in Sickle Cell Disease: Emerging Concepts
10/10/2014Darius Rastegar, M.D.Office-based Buprenorphine: The First Decade
10/17/2014Adam Hirsh, Ph.D.Using Virtual Human Technologies to Understand and Inform Pain Judgments
10/24/2014Quinn Hogan, M.D.Neuropathic Pain: Sensory Neuron Calcium and Novel Therapeutic Approaches
10/31/2014B. Duncan Lascelles, B.V.Sc., Ph.D.Facilitating Tranlsation in Pain Research: Untapped Opportunities Revealed
11/7/2014Richard Skolasky Jr., Sc,D,Functional Recovery in Lumbar Spine Surgery: Understanding Patient Activation and Engagement
11/14/2014Flavia Mancini, Ph.D.Where Does It Hurt? Spacial Processing of Nociceptive Input
12/5/2014Fei Yang, Ph.D. 
12/12/2014Armen Akopian, Ph.D. 
1/9/2015Kelly Dunn, Ph.D.Comorbid Pain and Opioid Dependence
1/16/2015Shaoqiu He, Ph.D.MrgC-Mediated Pain Inhibition and Mechanisms
Donlin M. Long, M.D., Ph.D.Low Back Pain: The Problem is Pain, the Most Ignored and Misunderstood
Larry Egbert, M.D.
Definition of Intolerable and Untreatable Pain
2/13/2015 Myron Yaster, M.D., Ph.D.and Benjamin Lee, M.D.
What We've Learned from the Pediatric Outpatient Prescription Writer Program: An Ongoing Six Sigma Project
Michael Erdek, M.D.Intrathecal Analgesia for Chronic Refractory Pain
3/6/2015Bryt Christensen, M.D.
History, Pharmacology and Use of Local Anesthetics and Steroids in the Treatment of Arthritis: Are We Adding to the Problem?
Richard P.Marvel, M.D.
Evaluation and Management of Pudendal Neuralgia
3/20/2015Julie Waldfogel, Pharm.D.Multidisciplinary Pain Treatment in Cancer
3/27/2015Thom Park, Ph.D.Blind, Naked, and Feeling No Pain: The Unusual Neurobiology of the Naked Mole Rat
Zachary Boomsaad, M.D.
Intractable Cancer Pain: A Novel Approach
Jia Bei Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Opioid Receptor Research
4/24/2015Mary M. Heinricher, Ph.D.How the Brain Controls Pain: A Circuit Analysis
Qiufu Ma, Ph.D.
Identification of Spinal Circuits, Transmitting and Gating Mechanical Pain
5/29/2015Colin Rock, M.D. and Mark Bilezikjian, M.D.Analgesic Evidence in Chronic Pancreatitis and Platelet Rich Plasma
6/5/2015Trinadha Pilla, M.D.Stem Cell Therapy in Pain Medicine
6/12/2015Donna Hammond, Ph.D.TBD
6/19/2015Glen Treisman, Ph.D.TBD
9/18/2015Gilbert Fanciullo, M.D.Medical Cannabis
9/25/2015Chris Oakley, M.D.Pediatric Migraine (brought to you by the letter “T”): There is more to treatment than Tylenol and Topamax
10/2/2015Colleen Barry, Ph.D., M.P.P.Understanding Americans’ Views on Opioid Pain Reliever Abuse

Panelists: James N. Campbell, M.D., Srinivasa Raja, M.D., Steven Cohen, M.D., Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Ph.D. and Donlin Long, M.D.

Panel Discussion: The Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Chronic Pain II
10/16/2015Simon Haroutounian, Ph.D.Developing Mechanism-based Treatment Approaches in Neuropathic Pain: The Roles of Peripheral Sensory Input and Central Nociceptive Processing
10/23/2015Mei-Chuan Ko, Ph.D.Spinal Ligand-receptor Systems for Regulating Pain and Itch
10/30/2015Chris Winfree, M.D.High Requency Stimulation
11/6/2015Steve Wegener, Ph.D.Interventions to Prevent Chronic Low Back Pain in High Risk Patients: A multi-site Pragmatic RCT
11/13/2015Kristen Archer, Ph.D.Cognitive-behavioral based physical therapy (CBPT): Improving Surgical Spine Outcomes
11/20/2015Mike Saulino, M.D.Intrathecal Therapy
12/4/2015Michael Lim, M.D.
Surgical Treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia
12/11/2015Steve Bruehl, Ph.D.Can We Predict Responses to Opioid Analgesics?
12/18/2015J. Greg Hobelmann, M.D.History of Opioids
1/8/2016Ken Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.Fat in the Fire:The Role of Oxidized Lipids as TRPV1 Agonists
1/22/2016Conference cancelled 
1/29/2016Fred Luthardt, M.A.The IRB and Human Subjects Research: An Orientation for Pain Researchers
2/5/2016Mark Hughes, Ph.D.Helper or Healer or Both: Responding to Requests for PAS/PAD/AID
2/12/2016Gene Fridman, Ph.D.
Spinal Direct Current Stimulation: A Novel Approach for Neuropathic Pain Inhibition
2/19/2016James N. Campbell, M.D.Foot Pain: An Underappreciated Model of Neuropathic Pain
2/26/2016Myron Yaster, M.D.Non-Medical Use of Prescription Opioids: An Epidemic Spawned by Us
3/4/2016Conference cancelled 
3/11/2016Susruta Majumdar, Ph.D.Novel Pharmacology of a Plant-derived Opioid: Analgesia Without the Anticipated Adverse Effect
3/18/2016Nichole EmersonThe Brain and Body: Investigating Neural and Physical Correlates of Inter-individual Differences in Pain Sensitivity
3/11/2016Susruta Majumdar, Ph.D.Novel Pharmacology of a Plant-derived Opioid: Analgesia Without the Anticipated Adverse Effect
3/18/2016Nichole Emerson
The Brain and Body: Investigating Neural and Physical Correlates of Inter-individual Differences in Pain Sensitivity
4/1/2016Conference cancelled 
Sandy Christiansen, M.D. and Tina Doshi, M.D.
Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine
4/15/2016Gil Yosipovitch, M.D.
The Misery of Chronic Itch and the Joy of Scratch
4/22/2016Senna Ajit, Ph.D.Circulating miRNAs as Signaling Molecules and Biomarkers for Pain
4/29/2016Richard Nahin, Ph.D., M.P.H.Pain Status in Veterans vs. Non-Veterans
5/6/2016Tony Yaksh, M.D.Botulinum Toxins: Uptake, Transport and Pain Processing
5/13/2016Robert Lehn, M.D. and Zafeer Baber, M.D.New Technology for Spinal Cord Stimulation
5/20/2016Fletcher White, Ph.D.
The Role of Neuronal Toll-like Receptor 4 in Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia (OIH) and Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
6/3/2016Michael Clark, M.D.Chronic Pain and Psychiatry
6/10/2016Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Ph.D.Pain: An Interactive Discussion with Medical Students
9/9/2016Mike Caterina, M.D., Ph.D.; Jim Campbell, M.D.; Tina Doshi, M.D.; Xinzhong Dong, Ph.D. and Fengquan Zhou, Ph.D.Panel Discussion: Relating Nerve Injury, Nerve Regeneration and Neuropathic Pain
9/15/16Bradley Taylor, Ph.D.Compensatory Opiate and NPY Receptor Mechanisms Silence Chronic Pain within a Latent State of Remission and Dependence
9/23/2016Frederick Luthardt, Ph.D.Study Monitoring: Maximizing Oversight to Minimize Oversights
9/30/2016Suzanne Nesbit, Pharm.D. and Roberta Norris, B.S.N.Development and Implementation of a Neuroscience Pain Resource Team
10/7/2016Robert Bonakdar, M.D.Transforming Pain Care: The Role of Integrative Medicine
10/14/2016Shaness Grenald, Ph.D.
Synergistic Interaction between Opioids and Cannabinoids for Pain Relief
10/21/2016Zhonghui Guan, Ph.D.How Does Peripheral Nerve Injury Activate Microglia in Spinal Cord?
10/28/2016Donlin Long, M.D.Symptomatic Tarlov Cysts and Related Cystic Abnormalities of theSpine: A Story of Forgotten Disease, Unsupported Opinion and Ignorance of the Literature
11/4/2016Richard North, M.D.
New Technology in Spinal Cord Stimulation
11/11/2016Frank Bosmans, Ph.D.A Spider Toxin Implicates Nav 1.1 in Mechanical Pain
12/9/2016Luana Colloca, Ph.D.Placebo and Nocebo Effects: An Overview of the Psychophysiological Mechanisms
1/6/2017Joel Greenspan, Ph.D.Chronic Orofacial Pain in America: Insights from the OPPERA Study
1/20/2017Yuanxiang Tao, M.D.Epigenic Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain
1/27/2017Anthony Schwartz, D.D.S.Trigeminal Neuropathies from the Dentist's Clinical Perspective
2/3/2017James N. Campbell, M.D.What's on the Horizon for Intrathecal Drug Development for Pain?
2/10/2017Asaf Keller, Ph.D.The Parabrachial Complex: A Nexus of Ascending and Descending Pain Systems
2/17/2017Sridevi Sarma, Ph.D. and Yun Guan, M.D., Ph.D.Neuromodulation: Computer Model and Biological
2/24/2017James Ficke, M.D.Post-traumatic Pain in Foot and Ankle
3/3/2017Scheffer Tseng, M.D., Ph.D.Platform Technology Based on HC-HA/PTX3 to Promote Regenerative Healing: Science Pointing to a Cure for Pain
3/10/2017Tina Doshi, M.D.Immune Therapies for Neuropathic Pain
3/24/2017Chris D'adamo, Ph.D.Integrative Medicine and Pain Management: Evidence and Practical Applications
3/31/2017Bethany Remeniuk, Ph.D.The Effects of Sleep Disturbance on Mesolimbic Reward System Function During Positive Affective Analgesia and Pain Offset
4/7/2017Michael Smith, Ph.D.Toward Mechanisms of Sleep Disruption Hyperalgesia
4/21/2017Noah Godwin, M.D. and Indy Wilinson, M.D.Stem Cell Therapy for Pain and Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection
4/28/2017Claudia Campbell, Ph.D.Risk Factors for Chronic Postsurgical Pain
5/5/2017Bengt Linderoth, M.D.Spinal Stimulation for Pain: From the Gate-Control Concept and Beyond
5/12/2017Judy Turner, M.D.Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments for Chronic Pain: Recent Innovations, New Insights, and Future Directions
5/19/2017Julius Birnbaum, M.D.Neuropathic Pain in Sjogren's Syndrome and other Rheumatic Syndromes
6/2/2017Mark Bicket, M.D.The Over-supply of Prescription Opioids After Surgery
6/9/2017Joseph Stauffer, D.O., M.B.A.Uremic Pruritis, Post-op Pain and Osteoarthritis
6/16/2017Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Ph..D.Ethics Panel with Medical Students
6/23/2017Janelle Snoddy, M.D. and Youmna DiStefano, M.D.Goal-directed Therapy with Intrathecal Baclofen and in Spinal Cord Injury: Current Fundamentals and Future Developments
9/15/17James N. Campbell, M.D. Painful Osteoarthritis
9/22/17Shenandoah Robinson, M.D.Cerebral Palsy and Chronic Pain
9/29/17Daniel Sciubba, M.D.Are We Helping Decrease Pain in our Patients with Spine Surgery?
10/6/17Jenna Goesling, Ph.D.The Opioid Epidemic: From the Perspective of the Chronic Pain Patient
10/13/17Chris Veasley, Ph.D.Chronic Pain & the Urgent Need to Advance Policy, Research and Treatment
10/20/17Neil Ford (Ph.D. candidate) The Dynamic Influence of Cationic Leak Conductance on Spino-Parabrachial Neuron Output and Pain During Early Life
10/27/17Diane Hoffmann, J.D.Legal and Ethical Challenges in the Treatment of Chronic Pain
11/3/17Melanie Noel, Ph.D.Remembering the Pain of Childhood: Development, Impact, and Intervention
11/10/17Vitaly Napado W, Ph.D.Using Neuroimaging to Assess Mechanisms of Action for Acupuncture Analgesia: From Somatosensation to Therapeutic
12/1/17 Travis Rieder, Ph.D.Ethics in Pain Management during America’s Opioid Crisis
12/8/17Rebecca Seal, Ph.D.Neural Circuits Coding for Persistent Forms of Pain
12/15/17 Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D.Mechanisms Supporting Mindfulness-based Analgesia
01/05/18Xinzhong Dong, Ph.D.Novel Mechanisms of Itch
01/12/18Kalpna Gupta, Ph.D.Mechanisms of Opioid Activity in Cancer and Sickle Cell Pain
01/19/18Greg Elmer. Ph.D.

Exploring Common Neurobiology in Trauma, Pain, Opioids and Depression. 


Coordinator: Srinivasa Raja, M.D.
Panelists: Mark Bicket, M.D., James Campbell, M.D., Paul Christo, M.D., Suzanne Nesbit, PharmD., Traci Speed, MD., Ph.D.

Panel Discussion: Where Are We in the Opioid Crisis?
02/02/18Post-Doctoral Fellows; Colleen LaVinka, Ph.D., Shaness Grenald, Ph.D., Sangmin Jeon, Ph.D.Research Paper Presentations
02/09/18Alban Latromoliere, Ph.D.Sleep Disturbances Caused by Peripheral Nerve Injury
02/16/18JHU T32 Fellows: Bethany Reminiuk, Ph.D., Janelle Letzen, Ph.D., Kristin Weaver, Ph.D.Current Pain Research Paper Presentations
02/23/18Man-kyo Chung, Ph.D.Fight Fire with Fire: Mechanisms of Killing Pain with Pepper
03/09/18Shaoyong Yu, Ph.D.Visceral Sensation and Nociception

Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Ph.D. and James Campbell, M.D.

Conversations with Dr. Jennifer Haythornthwaite
03/23/18Tamara King. Ph.D.Mechanisms Driving Chronic Pain
04/06/18Roy Levitt, M.D.Genetics of Susceptibility to Chronic Pain
04/13/18Andrei Srdulla, M.D.Investigating the Neural Circuits of Spinal Cord Stimulation
04/20/18Ahmet Hoke, M.D., Ph.D.Nav 1.7 Effect on Neuropathic Pain
04/27/18Marco Martel, Ph.D.Determinants of Opioid Craving in Patients with Chronic Pain Prescribed Opioid Therapy
05/04/18Brian Kim, Ph.D.Neuroimmune Regulation of Chronic Itch
05/11/18Ryu Komatsu, M.D. and Hira Richter, M.D.Recovery after Nulliparous Birth Analysis and Prediction of Pain, Analgesia and Recovery Function and Post Stroke Pain: Therapeutic Options
05/18/18Jeffrey Mogil, Ph.D.Pain in Mice and Man: Ironic Adventures in Translation
6/1/18Nigel Knox, M.D. and Yian Chen, M.D.Herpes Zoster Presentation: More of the Same? and  The Pharmacological Intervention and Surgical Managment of Coccydynia
6/15/18Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Ph.D.Pain Discussion with Medical Students
9/7/18Eellan Sivanesan, M.D.Spinal Cord Stimulation: Clinical and Preclinical Perspectives
9/21/18Dermot Maher, M.D.Opioid Induced Suppression of Immune System Relevant to Anti-tumor Activity
9/28/18Bengt Linderoth, M.D., Ph.D.The Gate Concept and 50 Years of Spinal Cord Stimulation; What do the new stimulation algorisms offer?
10/5/18Hongszhen Hu, Ph.D.Cutaneous Mechanism of Itch Signaling
10/12/18Beth Hogans, M.D., Ph.D.A Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education
10/19/18Tina Doshi, M.D.Novel Biomarkers and Pain Phenotyping in Trigeminal Neuralgia
10/26/18Mike Costigan, M.D.Genomics in Neuropathic Pain
11/9/18Don Nixdorf, D.D.S.Predicting Severe Pain Following Root Canal Treatment
11/16/18Matthias Ringkamp, M.D.Joint U.Md / JHU Pain Seminar
11/30/18University of Maryland4th Annual CACPR Symposium
12/7/18Jennifer Rabbitts, M.D.Mechanisms of Transition from Acute to Chronic Postsurgical Pain in Adolescents
12/14/18Kiran Bali, M.D.Non-coding RNA-mediated Mechanisms and Their Future Perspectives in Chronic Pain
1/4/2019Frederick W. Luthardt, DBE, MA, ComplianceIntroduction to IRB and Its Operation
1/11/2019James Campbell, M.D.The Evolution of Sentience
1/18/2019Jay Pasricha, M.D., Ph.D.Partners in Crime: TGF beta and CGRP- convergent factors in peripheral sensitization
1/25/2019Wolfgang Liedtke, M.D.TRPV4 medicated inflammation, pain and pruiritus from a translational medical perspective
2/1/2019Teresa Tang, M.D. & Andrew Kelner, M.D.Burn another joint: a review of Radiofrequency Ablation for Peripheral Joint Pain
2/8/2019Luana Colloca, M.D.Epidemics of opioids and natural placebo-induced release of opioids
2/15/2019Weiran ChenDevelopment of an Immortalized Human DRG Neuronal Cell Line (HC-1) to Model Diabetic and Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathies
2/22/2019Richard Skolasky, M.D.Optimizing treatment sequencing for patients with chronic, non-specific low back pain: A research protocol
3/1/2019Jianguo Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.State of the art, challenges, and opportunities for pain medicine
3/8/2019Mark Hochberg, M.D.New Treatments for Osteoarthritis
3/15/2019David Yarnitsky, M.D.Pain modulation, from lab to clinic
3/22/2019Daniel Sova M.D.Back Pain in Adolescents
3/22/2019Napoleon Roux, M.D.Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain, An Intervention Pain Perspective
3/29/2019Akhil Chhatre, M.D.Spine Rehabilitation
4/5/2019Feng Tao, M.D., Ph.D.Dopamine and Pain
4/12/2019Patrick Finan, M.D.Is Cannabis Analgesic?  A Review of the Current Evidence from Studies of Clinical and Experimental Pain
4/26/2019Bryan Marascalchi, M.D.Using wearable technology to measure change in functional capacity following interventional pain procedures
4/26/2019Mohammad Isa, M.D.Biacuplasty for Discogenic Pain
5/3/2019Richard Traub, M.D.Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions: What Can Animal Models Tell Us?
5/10/2019Christina Chambers, M.D.From evidence to influence: Dissemination and implementation of scientific knowledge for improved pain research and management
5/17/2019Catherine Bushnell, M.D. NIHEndogenous opiods in chronic pain and pleasant touch
5/24/2019Roger Fillingam, M.D.Where vs. Why It Hurts: Central Contributions to Regional Pain Conditions

Coordinator: Matthias Ringkamp, M.D.

Panelists: Drs. James Campbell, A. Hoke and M. Caterina

Pain Research and Treatment: current status and future perspectives
6/7/2019Srinivasa Raja, M.D.A Fireside Discussion with Dr. Srinivasa Raja with Moderator, James Campbell
6/14/2019Dr. Sharon Hertz, Director, FDAAnalgesic Drug Development and the Opioid Crisis
9/6/2019Isaac Chiu, M.D.Neuro-immune interactions in pain and bacterial infections
9/13/2019Mandy David, PA-CAssessing the Safety and Efficacy of Converting Adults with Sickle Cell
Disease from Full Agonist Opioids to Buprenorphine
9/20/2019Keela Ann Herr, Ph.D.Quality Pain Care for Older Adults; Current Status and Future Directions
9/27/2019Srinivasa Raja, M.D.Central Sensitization: Concept to Clinical Practice
10/4/2019Kimberly Ostrow, M.D.The Secretomes of Painful Versus Non-painful Human Schwannomatosis Tumor Cells Deferentially Influence Sensory Neuron Gene Expression and Sensitivity
10/11/2019Maureen Mealy, Ph.D.Scrambler therapy is a safe and feasible intervention that improves
neuropathic pain in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum
disorder; a phase II randomized controlled trial
10/18/2019Aaron DiAntonio, M.D.The SARM1 Axon Degeneration Pathway: Mechanistic Insights and Therapeutic Opportunities
10/25/2019Linta Qu, M.D.Neuronal FcyRI mediates acute and chronic joint pain
11/1/2019Joel Greenspan, M.D.The Impact of Multiple Chronic Pain Conditions: Observations from the OPPERA Study
11/8/2019Christopher Oakley, M.D.What's New in the World of Pediatric Headache
11/15/2019Patrick Dougherty, M.D.Treatment Targets for Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Clues From Studies on Ectopic Spontaneous Activity
11/22/2019N/ANo Conference
11/29/2019N/ANo Conference
12/6/2019Kenneth Ren, M.D.Behind Pain Transiency, Persistency and Chronicity
12/13/2019Frank Porreca, M.D.Dysregulation of descending modulation in stress-related functional pain disorders
12/20/2019N/ANo Conference
12/27/2019N/ANo Conference
1/3/2020N/ANo Conference
1/10/2020Claudia Campbell, M.D.
Central Sensitization vs. Somatosensory Amplication: What, Why, Where and How
1/17/2020Fred Luthardt, Compliance
The Evolution of Institutional Review Boards: Challenges and Responsibilities for Clinical Investigators
1/24/2020Stephen Waxman, Ph.D.
Yale University
Huxley’s Science Fiction: From Na Channels to Pain Genes, Pain Resilience Genes, and Genomically-Guided
1/31/2020Takashi Tsukamoto, Ph.D.
Development of Mas-related G protein-coupled receptors-X1 (MRGPRX1) agonists for the treatment of neuropathic pain
2/7/2020J. Shah, M.D.
Development and Treatment of Chronic Pain in the Parturient
H. Majeed, M.D.
Pain and Psychiatry
2/14/2020Christopher Carroll, M.D.
Talk about what you (can) know: A lot of opinions on about an approach to opioids, pain and addiction
2/21/2020M-Irfan Suleman, M.D.
Beyond Opioids; Management of Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents
2/28/20Kelly Dunn, M.D.
The Promises and Pitfalls of Opioid-Sparing Studies
3/6/2020Mary Lynn McPherson
The Dirty Dozen of Deprescribing
3/13/2020George Hobelmann, M.D.

The History and Current State of Addiction Treatment
[Canceled due to COVID-19]

3/20/2020James Campbell, M.D.

A Fireside Chat w/ Dr. James Campbell Hosted by J. Haythornthwaite
[Canceled due to COVID-19]

3/27/2020Cameron Kluth, M.D.The Pain Physician Repository
[Canceled due to COVID-19]
4/3/2020Luana Colloca
Placebo effects in chronic pain patients
[Canceled due to COVID-19]
4/10/2020N/ANo Conference
4/17/2020Pain Fellow: Cameron Kluth, M.D.
The Pain Physician Repository
[Canceled due to COVID-19]
4/24/2020A. Goel, M.D.

Ketamine: Miracle Drug or Latest Fad?
[Canceled due to COVID-19]

O. Megafu, M.D.

Rethinking treatment Strategies, Algorithms and Protocols in the era of neuromodulation, opioid crisis and rising healthcare spending
[Canceled due to COVID-19]

5/1/2020A. Goel, M.D.

Ketamine: Miracle Drug or Latest Fad?

O. Megafu, M.D.

Neuromodulation in the era of opioid crisis and rising healthcare cost: Rethinking treatment algorithms

5/8/2020Cameron Kluth, M.D.The Pain Physician Repository
5/15/2020Ted Kaptchuk, M.D.
Placebo Effects in Chronic Pain
5/22/2020N/ANo Conference
5/29/2020Luana Colloca, M.D.
Placebo-induced pain modulation – Behavioral, psychological and biological phenotypes
6/5/2020Gary Brenner, Ph.D.
Schwannoma: Gene Therapy and Mechanisms of Tumor Pain (or… In Hominum Veritas)
6/12/2020James Campbell, Ph.D.
The Role of the Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2 in Pain [Rescheduled]
6/19/2020Cindy Steinberg, Ph.D.
US Pain Foundation
Inadequate Pain Care in the US: The Experience, The Causes & Improvement Through Policy Change

James Campbell, Ph.D.

Diane Meske, Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Development
Centrexion Therapeutics

The Role of the Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2 in Pain


No Conference

Philip Conaghan, M.D., Ph.D. 
University of Leeds, UK

Osteoarthritis Therapies – will there ever be anything new?

Andrew Furman
Graduate Research Assistant

Peak Alpha Frequency: Discovery and Validation of a Pain Sensitivity Biomarker
9/04/2020N/ANo Conference
9/11/2020Prasad Shrivalkar, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco
"Pain in the Brain: Decoding neural signals of chronic pain towards personalized therapy."
9/18/2020Nathaniel Katz, M.D., M.S.
WCG Analgesic Solutions/Tufts University
"Are Clinical Trials Reliable?"
9/25/2020Eric Strain, M.D., Ph.D.
"Moving Beyond Traditional Outcome Measures in Substance Use Disorder Clinical Trials"
10/02/2020B. Duncan Lascellas, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina
"Pain Research: Translational Scientists New Best Friends, and What They Tell Us"
10/09/2020Johannes Thrul, Ph.D.
"Using smartphone surveys to track cannabis and opioid use among patients with chronic pain"
10/16/2020Tina Doshi, M.D.
"Diagnostic Challenges in Craniofacial Pain"
10/23/2020Joshua Sharfstein, M.D."The Opioid Crisis and COVID-19: The Epidemic in the Pandemic"
10/30/2020Gordon Smith, M.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
"Therapeutic Development for Idiopathic Peripheral Neuropathy"
11/06/2020Jianguo Gu, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Alabama-Birmingham
"Trigeminal neuropathic pain with cold hypersensitivity: ion channel dysfunctions and therapeutics implications"
11/13/2020George Hobelmann, M.D.
Ashley Addiction Treatment Centers
"The History and Current State of Addiction Treatment"
11/20/2020N/ANo Conference
11/27/2020N/ANo Conference
12/04/2020Long-Jun Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic
"Microglia-neuron interaction in chronic pain"
12/11/2020Shravani Durbhakala, M.D.
"Pain Education"
12/18/2020Timothy Deer, M.D.
Centers for Pain Relief of the Virginias
"The Quest to Reduce the Failed Back Surgery Syndrome"
12/25/2020N/ANo Conference

No Conference

1/8/2021James Campbell, M.D. & J. Haythornthwaite, M.D."Interview w/ Dr. James Campbell"
1/15/2021Frederick Luthardt
Director, Compliance Monitoring Program
"Human Subjects Research at Johns Hopkins during the COVID 19 Pandemic: Challenges, Solutions, and Resources"
1/22/2021Imanuel Lerman, M.D., Ph.D.
"Probing Inflammation and Pain in PTSD"
1/29/2021Allan Basbaum, M.D., Ph.D.
"An Interview w/ Dr. Allan Basbaum"
2/5/2021Vivek Sindhi, M.D., MBA"Spinal Cord Stimulation Waveforms"
2/5/2021Gerald Limerick, M.D."Deep Brain Stimulation for the Management of Intractable Chronic Pain"
2/12/2021Man Kyo Chung, M.D., Ph.D.
"Role of nociceptors for the maintenance of neuropathic pain: Lessons from topical capsaicin"
2/19/2021Saadet Inan, M.D.
Temple University
"Chemokine receptor antagonists enhance the antinociceptive potency of morphine but not morphine's respiratory depressive effects."
2/26/2021Clifford Woolf, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School/ Boston Children's Hospital
"An Interview w/ Dr. Clifford J. Woolf, Professor, Neurology and Neurobiology,Harvard Medical School, Director, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Boston Children’s Hospital"
3/5/2021Nadine Attal, M.D.
University Versailles Saint Quentin, France
"Recent Global Updates Tailored Approach to Neuropathic Pain"
3/12/2021James Eisenach
Wake Forest University

"The Role of the Peripheral Nervous System in the Progression of Acute to Chronic Pain"

3/19/2021M. Imad Damaj, M.D., Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
"TranslationalStudies of Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor Alpha in Animal Models of Chemotherapy-InducedPeripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)"
3/26/2021Christine Lim, M.D."Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Disparities in Pain Medicine"
4/2/2021N/ANo Conference
4/9/2021Lisa Mangus, M.D."Studies of HIV-associated Sensory Neuropathy in SIV/Macaque Models: A Review and Update"
4/16/2021Steven Cohen, M.D.

"Selecting patients for facet blocks and optimizing radiofrequency denervation outcomes"

4/23/2021Avner Khan, M.D."Back Pain in Outer Space"
4/23/2021Brent Earls, M.D."Novel Opioids: Difelikefalin (NKTR-181)"
4/30/2021Francis Keefe, M.D., Ph.D.
Duke University

"A Discussion with Francis Keefe, M.D., Ph.D."

5/7/2021Ohannes K. Melemedjian, M.D.
University of Maryland
"Anaplerosis - A mechanism for pain resolution"
5/14/2021Darius Rastegar, M.D., Ph.D."Buprenorphine and Pain"
5/21/2021Daniela Salvemini, M.D., Ph.D.
St. Louis University
"Targeting adenosine receptors for neuropathic pain past, present and future"
5/28/2021N/ANo Conference
6/4/2021Chung Jung Mun, M.D."Variability is more than just 'noise': Investigation of intra-individual pain variability"
Christine Beauchene, M.D."Simulations of closed-loop peripheral nerve stimulation"
6/11/2021Ann Berger, MSN, M.D.,
Chief, Pain & Palliative Care Service
"National Institutes of Health: Healing Experience of all life Stressors"
6/18/2021Qiufu Ma, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University 
"Somatotopic organization in driving the vagal-adrenal anti-inflammatory axis by acupuncture"
6/25/2021Sarah E Ross, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh 
"The Neural Circuits of Itch and Pain"
7/2/2021N/ANo Conference
7/9/2021N/ANo Conference

Parag Patil, M.D.
University of Michigan

"Back to the Future: Ablative Neurosurgery and Deep Brain Stimulation for Pain"
7/23/2021Yan Liu, Ph.D."Role of microRNAs in rheumatoid arthritis pain"
7/30/2021N/ANo Conference

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