NIH Workshop: A Critical Evaluation of Animal Pain Models Workshop

NIH Workshop: A Critical Evaluation of Animal Pain Models Workshop

January 30, 2019
January 31, 2019

Location: 

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852

Event Description: 

This meeting will convene experts in the field of animal models for pain and experts in translational development of pain therapeutics to discuss screening programs in the preclinical process for determining if a compound should be developed to treat pain in the clinical setting.

The primary goal of this meeting is to have a frank discussion of the benefits and shortcomings of the current pain models and produce recommendations for using these models for screening compounds for a wide range of pain disorders, such as inflammatory pain, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndromes, trigeminal pain, migraine and cancer pain. A significant amount of time at the meeting will be spent discussing best practices in drug screening for pain treatments as well as scientific gaps in the need for the development of new models and the critical features they should possess. Due to the complex nature and overwhelming urgency of the opioid and pain crisis in the United States, there is a need to address the crisis on multiple levels. The purpose of this meeting is to convene experts in the field of animal models for pain and experts in translational development of pain therapeutics from industry to discuss screening programs in the preclinical process for determining if a compound should be developed to treat pain in the clinical setting.