On June 16, Cheryl Stucky, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US, gave a talk describing the problem of sickle cell pain, mechanisms underlying the disease, and the latest research in this area. After her talk, there was a panel discussion featuring:
- Amanda Brandow, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US
- Carlton Dampier, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, US
- Robert Molokie, University of Illinois at Chicago, US (moderator)
The title of Stucky's talk was Mechanisms Underlying Pain in Sickle Cell Disease. The talk covered:
- extent and qualities of acute and chronic pain in patients with sickle cell disease;
- parallel pain studies in patients and mouse models of sickle cell disease;
- non-reflexive and evoked behavioral assays in mouse models;
- sensory afferent sensitization in sickle cell disease;
- mechanisms driving sensitization in sickle cell disease.
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