Pain Centre Versus Arthritis



APDP 2023


1st Annual Advanced Pain Discovery (APDP) Conference

The conference took place on the 26th of June 2023, in the Business School South, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham.

The APDP conference welcomed 200 delegates: hosting a network of researchers from universities across the UK, pharmaceutical companies, people with lived experience of pain, charities, and government sectors.

APDP Annual Conference built on new and established collaborations, sharing knowledge and bringing together diverse perspectives across a broad range of disciplines and stakeholder groups. The academic programme included Elevator Pitches (short presentations of key outputs from APDP community members) linked to poster presentations, a Plenary lecture, and workshops.

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Versus Arthritis 4th Annual Pain Research in the UK Conference 2022

This conference took place on Monday 27 June 2022  9am - 5pm at King's College London.

The conference brought together UK researchers in musculoskeletal and chronic pain. This annual meeting was an opportunity for research leaders and early career researchers to come together in person to establish and consolidate collaborative networks, and to shape future research direction. 

The day combined short quick fire elevator pitch presentations from leading pain research teams and poster presentations, followed by parallel workshops based around the key themes of the day:

  • Psychosocial aspects of pain
  • Nociplastic pain
  • ‘Omics’ in pain
  • Mechanisms of chronic pain in the periphery
  • Comorbidities

For further information, please see below.

Conference Programme

Versus Arthritis Conference Report 2022

Versus Arthritis 3rd Annual Pain Research in the UK Conference 2021

This conference took place on Wednesday 14 July 2021  9am - 5pm

Research themes included:

Big Data, Pain Measurements, Phenotypes, Molecular Pain Mechanisms and New Approaches to Treatment 

For further information, please see below.  

2021 Conference Programme

Meet our Plenary Lecturers 

3rd Versus Arthritis: Pain Research In the UK Conference Report

Versus Arthritis 2nd Annual Pain Research in the UK Conference 2020

This conference took place on Wednesday 9 September 2020  9am - 4pm

Research themes include: Models of Pain, Measurement of Pain, Psychological Mechanisms, Pain Biomarkers, Brain Networks, Functional Connectivity and Novel Targets for Treatment.

2020 Conference Programme

2020 Conference Flyer

2nd Versus Arthritis: Pain Research in the UK Conference Report


Pain Centre Versus Arthritis

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