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.
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.