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Pain School
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Pain School
at the University of Siena at the University of Siena at the University of Siena

 

EPS 2019 • Headaches and Facial Pain

Headaches and Facial Pain

Siena, Italy • 9-16 June 2019

Siena, Italy • 9-16 June 2019

 

Organisers

School Director

Anna Maria Aloisi

Prof. Anna Maria Aloisi

Dept Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience
University of Siena
Siena, Italy

Anna Maria Aloisi

Prof. Anna Maria Aloisi was born in Montalcino (Siena), Italy, in 1960, took the degree in Medicine at Siena University in 1985 and spent all her academic career in the Institute of Human Physiology at the University of Siena. Her research activity is characterized by a continuous interaction with many national and international groups and was focused on the study of pain mechanisms with particular attention on the sex differences in the pain-induced responses and on the role of gonadal hormone-induced effects in pain mechanisms in humans and rodents. Her further interest is on the role of the limbic system in behavior.

 

School Executive Board

Giancarlo Carli

Prof. Giancarlo Carli

Dept Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience
University of Siena
Siena, Italy

Giancarlo Carli

Prof. Giancarlo Carli was born near Siena, Italy in 1938. He received his MD Degree from Siena University (1962) and was postdoctoral fellow both at Siena (Prof. Alberto Zanchetti) and Pisa (Prof. Giuseppe Moruzzi) Universities and at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Prof Vernon B. Mountcastle). He developed his academic carrier in Siena first as associate (1971) and then as full Professor (1981). He served as Chairman of the Institute of Human Physiology (1974-2002) and as Chairman of the Department of Physiology (2008-2010). He is an expert on the effects of persistent pain on animal behavior and on chronic pain in fibromyalgia patients.

William Maixner

Prof. William Maixner

Center for Translational Pain Medicine, Dept of Anesthesiology, Duke University
Durham, NC, USA

William Maixner

William Maixner received his PhD and DDS degrees from the University of Iowa, where he also completed a 2-year Fellowship before being appointed Staff Fellow and Pharmacology Research Associate at the NIH. He joined the Dental School faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1985, rising through the academic ranks from Assistant Professor to Distinguished University Professor and serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1999-2005, when he was named Director of the Center for Pain Research and Innovation. He joined Duke University in January 2016 as Director of the Center for Translational Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology. An expert in the pain field, Dr. Maixner has published widely in basic pain mechanisms, neuronal pain coding properties, pharmacology of opioids, gender differences in pain perception, and human pain genetics. His Duke program focuses on translating laboratory and clinical findings into novel diagnostics and therapeutics to prevent or alleviate chronic pain.

Honorary member

Manfred Zimmermann

Prof. Manfred Zimmermann

Dept Physiology
Univ. of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany

Manfred Zimmermann

Manfred Zimmermann is an Emeritus Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Following studies of physics and biophysics Manfred received degrees of Dr.-Ing. (1965) and Dr. med. habil. (1969) at the Universities of Karlsruhe and Heidelberg. In 1973 he became a Professor of Physiology at Heidelberg University. He was Visiting Professor at Monash University (Australia), Wuhan Medical University (China) and Siena University (Italy). His research was on the neurophysiology of nociception, with a focus on descending inhibition from the midbrain onto spinal afferent processing, and the association of neuronal gene transcription with pain, regeneration and apoptosis in the CNS. In 1973 Manfred was a founding member of IASP, and served as IASP Councilor and Chairman of the Committee for Ethical Issues. In 1975 he was a founder of the German Pain Society and served as its President from 1982 to 1996. In 1993 he was founding member of EFIC and served as the President from 1996 to 1999. During his term EFIC had its first presentation to the European Parliament in 1998. 1975-2003 Zimmermann was founder and Chief Editor of Neuroscience Letters, and 1987-1992 founding Editor of “Der Schmerz”, the German Pain Journal. From 1984 Zimmermann was an initiator of pain therapy as a medical specialty in Germany, which was finally legalized by the Medical Board in 1996.