Friday, September 14
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Company-Sponsored Associated Symposia – Lunch provided
A-Z by company name
Medtronic, Room 153ABC
Scientific Overview on Future Focused Innovations in Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) and Targeted Drug Delivery (TDD)
Pfizer-Lilly Alliance, Room 205AB
Unraveling Chronic Pain: From Defining to Modulating
Koltzenberg, P.W. Mantyh
Overview of the existing evidence of the epidemiology and burden of chronic pain (CP), with a focus on the impact of aging population, the high unmet medical need and the societal, economic and individual burden of chronic musculoskeletal pain. An in-depth review of the current understanding of the pathophysiology of CP; the various mediators, including Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), their role in central and peripheral sensitization and, the rationale behind various pharmacological targets that are currently under-investigation for CP.
Teva-Regeneron Alliance, Room 102AB
The Chronic Pain Matrix – Do we Need a Reload or a Revolution?
Argoff, A. Dickenson, R. Baron
Chronic Pain of osteoarthritis and the low back is complex, multifaceted, and disabling.
Prof. Anthony Dickenson, Prof. Ralf Baron, and Prof. Charles Argoff are internationally-renowned experts who will highlight the mechanisms of pain, focusing on the complexities of chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis and the low back, as well as the challenges and unmet clinical needs presented by the standard of care in chronic pain management.