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Pain School
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Pain School
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EPS 2019 • Headaches and Facial Pain

Headaches and Facial Pain

Siena, Italy • 9-16 June 2019

Siena, Italy • 9-16 June 2019

 

Preliminary Programme

Ln Faculty Lectures (L1-L18)
Wn Interactive Workshops, Seminars and Special Presentations (W1-W9)
Sn Scholars’ Oral Presentations (S1-S31)

  • Sunday, 9 June

    11:00-18:00 Arrival of Scholars and Faculty at the Certosa di Pontignano

    Assignment to rooms in the hotel wing of the Certosa. All food during the week will be provided by the restaurant of the Certosa (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    15:30-16:30 A short guided tour through the Certosa, its Chapel, Cloisters and Garden
    17:00-18:30 Opening Ceremony
    18:30 Wine reception followed by dinner, then leisure time

     

  • Monday, 10 June

    9:00-10:00 L1 The voltage-gated sodium channels (NaV) of pain
    Peter Reeh (Erlangen, Germany)
    10:00-10:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    10:30-11:00 Coffee break
    11:00-11:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    11:30-12:30 L2 Unraveling the mysteries of complex persistent pain conditions
    William Maixner (Durham, NC, USA)
    13:00-15:00 Lunch break
    15:00-16:00 L3 A 30-years journey of CGRP: from the alternative splicing to migraine treatment
    Pierangelo Geppetti (Florence, Italy)
    16:00-16:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    16:30-17:00 Coffee break
    17:00-17:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    17:30-18:30 L4 The descending modulatory system of pain
    Lenaic Monconduit (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
    20:00-21:30 Dinner in the small Cloister
    21:30 W1
    Ugo Basile Srl. Gemonio, Varese, Italy

     

  • Tuesday, 11 June

    9:00-10:00 L5 eHealth and mHealth in the treatment of pain: a new era to reach out for patients!?
    Janosch A. Priebe (Munich, Germany)
    10:00-10:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    10:30-11:00 Coffee break
    11:00-11:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    11:30-12:30 L6 The role of TRPA1 in inflammatory, neuropathic and migraine pain
    Pierangelo Geppetti (Florence, Italy)
    13:00-15:00 Lunch break
    15:00-16:00 L7 The trigemino-vascular system involvement in migraine
    Lenaic Monconduit (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
    16:00-16:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    16:30-17:00 Coffee break
    17:00-17:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    17:30-18:30 L8 Methodologies in clinical assessment of pain phenotypes: biopsychosocial factors
    William Maixner (Durham, NC, USA)
    20:00-21:30 Dinner in the small Cloister
    21:30 W2 Experimental pain labs (Gepetti, Holland, Maixner, Messlinger, Monconduit, Reeh)

     

  • Wednesday, 12 June

    9:00-10:00 L9 Circadian regulation of Migraine-related pain
    Philip Holland (London, UK)
    10:00-10:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    10:30-11:00 Coffee break
    11:00-11:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    11:30-12:30 L10 Migraine therapies
    Cristina Tassorelli (Pavia, Italy)
    13:00-15:00 Lunch break
    15:00-16:00 L11 Role of melatonin in pain modulation
    Giancarlo Carli (Siena, Italy)
    16:00-16:45 Scholars’ oral presentations
    16:45-17:15 Coffee break
    17:15-18:15 L12 Pain projection and referred pain - examples, hypotheses and questions
    Karl Messlinger (Erlangen, Germany)
    20:00-21:30 Dinner in the small Cloister
    W3 Organization of scholars’ Debate teams (Marshall Devor, moderator)
    W4 Stargazing night...

     

  • Thursday, 13 June

    9:00-10:00 L13 Migraine pathophysiology
    Cristina Tassorelli (Pavia, Italy)
    10:00-10:30 W5 Duetto on "CNS and PNS determinants of migraine"
    Marshall Devor (Moderator)
    Faculty: Karl Messlinger and Philip Holland
    10:30-11:00 Coffee break
    11:00-11:30 W6 Duetto on "Which are the most promising targets to fight chronic inflammatory pain?"
    Marshall Devor (Moderator)
    Faculty: Marzia Malcangio and Michael Boettger
    11:30-12:30 L14 Pathophysiology of injured nerve and the ignition hypothesis of trigeminal neuralgia
    Marshall Devor (Jerusalem, Israel)
    13:00-15:00 Lunch break
    Afternoon and Evening: excursion to Siena old town

     

  • Friday, 14 June

    9:00-10:00 L15 Neuroimmune interactions in chronic pain
    Marzia Malcangio (London, UK)
    10:00-10:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    10:30-11:00 Coffee break
    11:00-11:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    11:30-12:30 L16 Inter- and intracellular signaling mechanisms determine the sensitivity of trigeminal ganglion neurons and their central projections
    Karl Messlinger (Erlangen, Germany)
    13:00-15:00 Lunch break
    15:00-16:00 L17 Clinical development for new pain therapies - requirements and challenges
    Michael Boettger (Wuppertal, Germany)
    16:00-16:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    16:30-17:00 Coffee break
    17:00-17:30 Scholars’ oral presentations
    17:30-18:30 L18 Pain, nociception and loss-of-consciousness
    Marshall Devor (Jerusalem, Israel)
    20:00-21:30 Dinner in the small Cloister
    21:30 W7 Pain Quiz (Devor, Messlinger, Malcangio, Carli, Aloisi, Boettger, Reeh)

     

  • Saturday, 15 June

    9:00-10:00 L19 Hormonal modulation of pain
    Anna Maria Aloisi (Siena, Italy)
    10:00-10:30 W8 Scholars’ Debates (group 1)
    Resolved: Neuropathic pain is a form of epilepsy in peripheral nerves
    (Devor, Belieni, Reeh, Aloisi, Carli, Malcangio, Boettger)
    10:30-11:00 Coffee break
    11:00-11:30 W8 Scholars’ Debates (group 2)
    Resolved: Headaches probably also occur in fish
    (Devor, Belieni, Reeh, Aloisi, Carli, Malcangio, Boettger)
    11:30-12:30 L20 Steps toward an ethical treatment of babies' pain
    Carlo V. Bellieni (Siena, Italy)
    12:30 W9 General discussion of the EPS experience and suggestions on how to modify/improve EPS in the future.
    - Parting words from Anna Maria Aloisi
    13:00-15:00 Lunch break
    16:00 Afternoon in Rapolano’s hot springs and aperitif
    20:00 Farewell dinner at the Certosa and... music

     

  • Sunday, 16 June

      Departure from the Certosa di Pontignano
    Goodbyes!