2019-08-02 Montreal Conference on Pain Circuits

Inaugural Edition – August 2-3 2019

A unique opportunity to discuss the most recent advances in our understanding of nociceptive neuronal circuit function

The Quebec Pain Research Network, along with the Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives initiative, the Alan Edwards Center for Pain Research at McGill, and the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal will be hosting a two-day symposium on the neuronal circuits involved in pain transmission in Montreal on August 2-3, 2019.

The conference will bring together scientists studying:

  • Normal and neuropathic nociceptive circuit function
  • The emotive and discriminatory dimensions of pain
  • The interface between nociception and other somatosensory modalities
  • The development and maturation of pain circuits
  • How noxious stimuli are translated into behavioural responses

Some of the techniques and concepts featured at this conference include:

  • Electrophysiological properties of nociceptive circuits
  • Molecular profiling of nociceptive neurons
  • Circuit tracing using classical and viral approaches
  • Chemogenetic and optogenetic manipulation of neural circuits
  • Molecular and genetic basis of neural circuit assembly

The conference is also an opportunity for trainees to interact with the world experts on nociceptive circuits: most submitted trainee abstracts will be presented in poster format, while a selection of them will be presented orally.

Artur Kania, IRCM
Reza Sharif Naeini, McGill University
Hélène Beaudry, QPRN