Welcome to the first Translational Pain Research Symposium, which will be held at Duke Kunshan University (DKU), China, from June 21-23, 2017. DKU is a new and state-of-art campus of Duke University and is also a dynamic, innovative and global institution, located in Kunshan, a beautiful city that is only half an hour away from Shanghai by train.
Chronic pain is a major health problem worldwide and affects 20-30 percent of the world population. The overall goal of this symposium is to present recent advances in basic science research of pain mechanisms, introduce cutting-edge techniques in pain research, and bridge the gap between basic research and clinical applications. Our plan is to bring together scientists, clinicians, grant officers, and editors to tackle the problem of chronic pain. Our esteemed faculty will present their latest scientific discoveries, translational research, and novel therapies.
We have included many distinguished speakers from the United States, Europe, Japan, and China. We also have a poster session and will select abstracts and posters for poster awards or short talks.
Do you have a question you'd like the community to weigh in on? Maybe you'd like to ask your colleagues about the best experimental techniques to use in the lab, how to improve clinical care, or even about unpublished data? Now you can with PRF's new Q & A feature. Steve Davidson, U of Cincinnati, and Jeffrey Petruska, U of Louisville, have each posed a question--one about place preference boxes, the other about local anesthetics--to get things started. We'd love to hear what you have to say! Read more here.