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Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, MD, PhD

Earl Stadtman Investigator, Dermatology Branch
CCR, NCI, National Institutes of Health

Host:  Dr. Brian Kim

Regulation of skin immunity during steady state, atopic innflammation and lymphoma

Joseph P. Mathew, MD, MHSc, MBA

Jerry Reves, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and
Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Host:  Dr. Alex Evers

Brain Imaging for Postoperative Cognitive Decline

Arvind Palanisamy, MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Host:  Dr. Alex Evers

Fetal Developmental Neurotoxicity of Anesthetic Agents Administered In-utero

Bruce S. Bochner, MD

Samuel M. Feinberg Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Division of Allergy-Immunology

Host:  Qin Liu

Siglec-8 and Siglec-F: inhibitory receptors on eosinophils and mast cells with unique sialylated glycan ligands

Gregory Scherrer, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Stanford University

Host: Dr. Michael Bruchas

Molecular Mechanisms of Pain Modulation by Endogenous and Exogenous Opioids

Philipp Lirk, MD, MSc, PhD

Attending Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology
Academic Medical Center
University of Amsterdam

The diabetic neuropathic patient presenting for Regional Anesthesia - adapt or avoid?

Edgar T. Walters, PhD

Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Faculty Fellow Professor of Biology & Pharmacology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Host:  Dr. Robert W. Gereau

Nociceptor signaling and chronic pain: Evolutionary clues from injured invertebrates and mammals with spinal cord injury

Sarah E. Ross, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Neurobiology
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
University of Pittsburgh

Host:  Hongzhen Hu

A neural basis for the inhibition of itch by counter-stimuli

Zaijie Wang, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutics
College of Pharmacy
Bio-pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of Illinois at Chicago

HOST:  Yu-Qing Cao, PhD

Phosphorylation mechanisms for chronic pain in sickle cell disease

Luis de Lecea, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Host:  Dr. Michael Bruchas

Optogenetic control of arousal

Shawn Xu, PhD

Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences
Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan

Host:  Dr. Hongzhen Hu

Sense and Sensibility: Sensory Signaling in C. elegans

Robert R. Edwards, PhD

Psychologist, Brigham Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Management

HOST:  Simon Haroutounian

Catastrophizing: A key cog in the biopsychosocial machinery of chronic pain

Amynah Pradhan, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois - Chicago

Host:  Dr. Michael Bruchas

Novel Therapeutic Targets for the Treatment of Migraine

Paul Myles, MBBS, MPH, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Anaesthesia and
Perioperative Medicine
Monash University

The Special Value and Importance of Large Trials in Perioperative Medicine

Ursula Wesselmann, MD, PhD

Departments of Anesthesiology, Neurology and Psychology
University of Alabama

Chronic pelvic and urogenital pain syndromes in women: from bench to bedside and reverse

Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovice, MD, PhD, MBA

Harold Carron Professor of Anesthesiology and
Professor of Neuroscience
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Host: Dr. Alex Evers

Anesthesia induced developmental neurotoxicity: The role of epigenetics

Amy Lee, PhD

Departments of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Otolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery and Neurology
University of Iowa

Host:  Dr. Yu-Qing Cao

Decalmodulation of voltage-gated Ca2+ channels

Veronica A. Alvarez, PhD

Investigator & Acting Chief
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience
National Institute of Health

Host:  Drs. Michael Bruchas and
Jose Moron-Concepcion

A Novel Synaptic Mechanism that Mediates the Stimulant Actions of Cocaine

Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD

Ronald L. Katz MD, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
Professor of Anesthesiology and Bioengineering

Sympathetic Neural Control of Cardiac Excitability

Chad M. Brummett, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Clinical Anesthesia Research
Director of Pain Research
University of Michigan

The Impact of Centralized Pain on Acute and Chronic Post-surgical Pain

Akihisa Terakita, PhD

Professor of Biology & Associate Dean
Graduate School of Science
Osaka City University - Japan

Functional diversity of animal opsins; their contribution to physiological functions and optogenetic potentials

John R. Traynor, PhD

Edward F Domino Research Professor of Pharmacology,
Associate Chair, Department of Pharmacology and
Professor of Pharmacology, Medical School – University of Michigan

Exploiting endogenous opioid peptides for 'opioid-drug-free' pain relief using allosteric modulators

Brendan M. Walker, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology
Washington State University

Host:  Bruchas / Moron-Concepcion

Coordinated Dysregulation of the Dynorphin/ Kappa-Opioid Receptor System in Alcohol Dependence

Frank Rice, PhD

Department of Biomedical Sciences
President, CEO
Integrated Tissue Dynamics, LLC

Host:  Moron-Concepcion

A Global Perspective on Human Peripheral Neuropathies: A Fine Line Between Normal Tactile Perception, Chronic Pain, and Homeostasis

Jianguo Gu, PhD

Edward A. Ernst, MD Endowed Professor
Director for Pain Research
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Division of Molecular and Tranlational Biomedicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Host:  Chen

Tactile Transduction and Transmission at Merkel Discs

Duminda N. Wijeysundera, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesia & Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation
University of Toronto

Host:  Avidan

Big Data Research in Anesthesiology: How can we do better to improve its impact?

Ethan A. Lerner, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
Cutaneous Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

Host:  Hu

Itch: Cutaneous Mechanisms

Dr. Pervez Sultan

MBChB, FRCA, PGCert(Med)Ed, MD(Res)
Consultant Anaesthetist
University College London Hospital

Host:  Ginosar

Acquired Hypometabolism in Lymphocytes: From postoperative immune dysfunction to epidural fever

Jian Yang, PhD

Professor of Biological Sciences
Columbia University

Host:  Cao

An Age-dependent Split: Mid-channel Proteolysis of L-type Voltage-gated Calcium Channels

Julian Whitelegge, PhD

The NPI-Semel Institute

Host:  Evers

Why Analyze Membrane Proteins by Mass Spectrometry?

Brian M. Davis, PhD

Professor of Neurobiology and Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Host:  Mohapatra

Stopping nerves to stop cancer: Pain may not be the most important function of nociceptors in the setting of tumorigenesis

Martin Angst, MD

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University

Host:  Evers/Hotchkiss

Mass Cytometry for Mapping the Immune-modifying Effects of a Nutritional Intervention - An Experimental Exercise