2016 Pain Consortium Symposium
The 2016 NIH Pain Consortium Symposium was a fantastic meeting, and I cannot emphasize enough the importance of this annual gathering. It is one of many ways in which the NIH Pain Consortium works to enhance pain research and promote collaboration among researchers across the many NIH Institutes and Centers that have programs and activities addressing pain. The symposium highlighted the important work being done in the field of pain, with amazing progress demonstrated in the science that was presented. The meeting focused on translational pain research, including lessons learned, best animal models, and a number of interesting discoveries and new technologies.
Beyond research, these meetings gather people around posters to engage in scientific discussion, and thus serve an important networking function. They enable interactions between new and early stage investigators, and leaders in the field. At the symposium, junior investigators Dr. Matt Sapio from the NIH Clinical Center, Dr. Jenny Wilkerson from Virginia Commonwealth University, and Dr. Joseph Ditre from Syracuse University, the Mitchell Max awardee, delivered strikingly clear presentations of their work. More Message »