Revealing Circuits of Pain and Itch: From Molecules to Networks

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Saturday, January 25

This session will provide information about the contribution of molecules, cells, and networks to pain and itch. The material presented will provide plausible substrates for therapeutic neuromodulation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the cellular components underlying pain and itch.
  • Explain how neural networks interact in pain.
  • Identify how ion channels contribute to pain.
  • Discuss the biophysical basis of pain using computational tools.

The Gate Control Circuits for Pain and Itch

Bo Duan, PhD

Astrocytes in Chronic Pain and Itch

Ru-Rong Ji, PhD

Neurotrophic Factors and Neurotransmitters in Pain

Theodore J. Price, PhD

Pathological Changes in Neural Information Processing That Lead to Chronic Pain: Implications for Neuromodulation

Steven A. Prescott, MD PhD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.

Faculty subject to change.