Date: 14 April 2021Location: MS TeamsTime: 12.45-4pm UK time (7:45-11:00am Boston)Host: Dr Duncan Hodkinson
Plenary talk by Dr Marco Loggia (30 mins)
Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital
Neuroinflammatory signatures in human pain disorders
Dr Stephen Woodhams (15mins)
Anxiety, opioids & osteoarthritis pain – lessons from a translational preclinical model
Dr Amanda Lillywhite (15mins)
The influence of innate anxiety on functional connectivity in animal models of osteoarthritis pain
Dr Rosa Sanchez Panchuelo (15mins)
Somatotopic mapping of the human somatosensory system using 7T
Plenary talk by Dr Ben Seymour (30 mins)
University of Oxford
The role of learning in healthy and chronic pain
Dr William Cottam (15mins)
Functional brain networks in chronic knee pain – findings from pharmacological and observational human research
Marianne Drabek (15mins)
Prescription opioid-related alterations to amygdala and thalamic networks in human chronic knee pain – hints for neuroplasticity already from resting state MRI scans?
Dr Duncan Hodkinson (15mins)
Plasticity induced by non-invasive transcranial brain stimulation: challenges and opportunities for chronic pain
Harvard Medical School
In 2008 I was awarded a Ph.D. in Neurological Sciences by McGill University in Montreal, QC (Canada). During my graduate studies I had the opportunity to work at the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain (formerly McGill Centre for Research on Pain), under the mentorship of its first director, Prof. M. Catherine Bushnell, a pioneer in the field of human pain imaging. Between 2008 and 2013, I held the position of Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, and worked in the laboratories of Drs. Robert R. Edwards and Ajay D. Wasan at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Drs. Randy L. Gollub and Vitaly Napadow at Massachusetts General Hospital. As of 2013 I am faculty at Harvard Medical School and MassachusettsGeneral Hospital.
I am a recipient of the 2013 Early Career Award from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the 2016 IASP Ulf Lindblom Young Investigator Award for Clinical Science, and the Primary Investigator of several federal and foundation grants, including from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS/NIH) and the Department of Defence (DOD).
Ben Seymour is a clinical neuroscientist at Oxford University. His research has focused on building computational models of the human pain system - understanding how pain is underlain by essential information processing systems that control pain perception and behaviour. He worked at UCL, Cambridge and Osaka before moving to Oxford last year.
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