The Opioid Crisis and the Evolution of Pain Neuroscience Research

Date/Time: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Type: Interactive Lunch Workshop
Room: Regency V

Session Overview

Chair: Thomas P. Davis, PhD – University of Arizona College of Medicine
Co-Chair: Natalia Murinova, MD – University of Washington

Discuss how the current epidemic of opioid abuse influences pain neuroscience research.
Identify changes in the blood brain barrier induced by pain and potential implications for therapeutic development.
Describe the normal function of the endorphin system and how it is altered by chronic pain.

Objectives

  • Discuss how the current epidemic of opioid abuse influences pain neuroscience research.
    Identify changes in the blood brain barrier induced by pain and potential implications for therapeutic development.
    Describe the normal function of the endorphin system and how it is altered by chronic pain.
    Describe the interaction between use of antidepressants and pain management from a scientific perspective.