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Lakshmi Devi PhD

Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Opioid Receptor Heterodimerization in Analgesia and Addiction

Frances Chung, MB BS, FRCPC

Department of Anesthesia
Toronto Western Hospital

STOP-Bang Questionnaire: What is it and How to Use it?

Bradley K Taylor, MD PhD

Professor, Physiology
University of Kentucky
College of Medicine

Long Term Endogenous Opioid Analgesia and Dependence

Steve Davidson, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Washington University Pain Center

Pain: It's all in your head

D.P. Mohapatra, PHD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesia
Department of Pharmacology
The University of Iowa
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Parathyroid Hormone-related Peptide: A key Modulator of Pain Associated with Metastatic Bone Cancers

Yu Shin Kim, PhD

Post Doctoral Researcher
Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Imaging Pain

Loren Martin, PhD

McGill University
Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of Psychology

Two Tales of Translational Pain Research; From Genetics to Social Modulation

Lee-Yuan Liu-Chen, PhD

Professor, Center for Substance Abuse Research & Department of Pharmacology
Temple University School of Medicine

Regulation of Anterograde Transport of the Kapp Opioid Receptor

Heidi Hamm, PhD

Department of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Regulation of Exocytosis by inhibitory GPCR's

Yuanxiang Tao, PhD MSc, MD

Department of Anesthesiology
Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Rutgers, The State University, New Jersey Medical School

A Long Noncoding RNA, A New Player in Neuropathic Pain

Christopher Wu, MD

Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine
The John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Epidural Anesthesia- Analgesia and Outcomes- A perspective

Nirao Shah, MD PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy
University of California, San Francisco

Modular Molecular and Neural Control of Sexually Dimorphic Behaviors

Ellen Lumpkin, PhD

Depts of Dermatology and of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Columbia University
College of Physicians & Surgeons

Mechanisms of Sensory Coding in a Mammalian Touch Receptor

Jose Moron-Concepcion, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Columbia University

Opioids, Pain and Addiction: A Vicious Cycle

ShiNung Ching, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

Dynamical Effects of General Anesthesia on Neural Cicuits

JoAnn Trejo, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology
UC San Diego

Protease-activated Receptor-1: A Dual Regulator of Endothelial Barrier Permeability

Lorri Lee, MD

Chief, Division of Neuroanesthesiology
Director, Center for Evidence-based Anesthesia
Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine

Rare Events and Databases: Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment and Visual Loss

Hosted by: The Washington University Department of Anesthesiology


Ken Mackie, MD

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Indiana University, Bloomington

CB2 Receptor Functional Selectivity- Is it Clinically Relevant

Walter Boyle, III MD FCCM

Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery
Director, Division of Critical Care
Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Novel Biomarkers for Rapid Non-Invasive Detection of Early Myocardial Injury

Philip C. Spinella, MD, FCCM

Associate Professor Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care Medicine
Director, Critical Care Translational Research Program
St. Louis Children’s Hospital &
Washington University School of Medicine

HOST:  Dr. Peter Nagele

“New Old Ideas for Hemorrhagic Shock”

David Weinshenker, PhD

Emory University School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Human Genetics

HOST:  Dr. Michael Bruchas

Noradrenergic Control of Reinforcement and Cocaine Addiction

Laura Bohn, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Therapeutics
Department of Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute

HOST:  Dr. Michael Bruchas

Ligand Directed Signaling of G Protein- Coupled Receptors: Implications for Drug Development and Understanding Receptor Function in Vivo

Pratik Pandharipande, MD, MSCI

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology
Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine

HOST:  Dr. Walter A. Boyle

Does surgery/anesthesia contribute to the cognitive impairment seen in critical ill patients?

Qiufu Ma, PhD

Professor of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

HOST:  Dr. Zhou-Feng Chen

Identification of Spinal Circuits Transmitting and Gating Mechanical Pain