Translational Cancer Pain Research: Bridging the Gap Between Basic Science and Clinical Applications (2018)

Host: James Eisenach, MD, Vice Chair for Research/Anesthesiology 

Topics and Speakers 

Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound for Assessing Peripheral Neuropathies Non-Invasively
Francis Walker, MD 
Professor of Neurology 
Wake Forest School of Medicine 

An Update from the Wake Forest CIPN Working Group: Applying Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound and other Novel Tools to Find New Translational Discoveries for CIPN
Roy Strowd, MD 
Assistant Professor of Neurology 
Wake Forest School of Medicine 

Exploring Tumor-Sensory Neuron Interactions in Animal Models of Bone Cancer Pain:  Challenges and Opportunities 
Christopher M. Peters, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology 
Wake Forest School of Medicine 

The Wake Forest NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base as a Translational Resource for Cancer Pain-Related Clinical Investigations 
Glenn Lesser, MD 
Professor of Hematology and Oncology 
Wake Forest School of Medicine 

The Physiological Puzzle of Early Cancer-Neuron Interactions in the Trigeminal System: A Painful Storm 
Mario Danelo Boada, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology 
Wake Forest School of Medicine 

Keynote Lecture:  Inflammation and Ectopic Spontaneous Activity: New Findings in Studies of Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Humans & Animals 
Patrick Dougherty, MD 
H.E.B. Professor in Cancer Research 
Department of Pain Medicine 
Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care 
The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center  

Symposium on Recovery after Surgery (2017)

Description: Recovery from trauma, including major surgery, varies considerably between individuals, yet the mechanisms which regulate the speed of this recovery are largely unknown. This symposium, whose internationally recognized speakers make up the External Advisory Board for a Wake Forest multi-project NIH grant on the topic of recovery after surgery, will review morbidity associated with trauma and chronic pain. 

Host: James C. Eisenach, MD, Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology

Topics and Guest Speakers

Persistent Pain vs. Chronic Pain
Jon Levine, MD
Professor of Rheumatology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Coping with persistent pain: what we know and what we need to learn
Francis J. Keefe, PhD
Professor Psychology and Neuroscience
Duke University

The role of the locus coeruleus in adaptive inference
Joshua I. Gold, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania

Mechanisms of Chronic Pain after Traumatic Brain Injury
David J. Clark, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University

Perioperative Myocardial Injury
Daniel Sessler, MD
Chair, Department of Outcomes Research
Cleveland Clinic

Pain Interest Group Seminars

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