- What: Advancing the Neurobiology of Pain – University of Arizona 2023
- When: Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Where: Health Sciences Innovation Building, Forum, 1670 E. Drachman St., Tucson
- Registration: events.trellis.arizona.edu/en/f44lNu67/advancing-the-neurobiology-of-pain-university-of-arizona-2023-5a3U3n89nsQ/overview
How does pain become chronic? What are the biological mechanisms of pain? Are there differences in pain between the sexes? What emerging therapies are being developed to treat chronic pain? University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers and international experts will explore these questions and more during “Advancing the Neurobiology of Pain – University of Arizona 2023” on March 28 at the Health Sciences Innovation Building in Tucson, Arizona.
The free, in-person event starts at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast followed by opening remarks and research presentations. The event is highlighted by an evening keynote lecture, “Gut feelings – probing mechanisms of visceral pain,” presented by Nobel Laureate David Julius, PhD, at 5 p.m. Dr. Julius, along with Ardem Patapoutian, won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.
Dr. Julius is professor and chair of physiology in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2020, he was awarded the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and won the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.
"Advancing the Neurobiology of Pain – University of Arizona 2023” is being presented by the University of Arizona Health Sciences Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center, the Center of Excellence in Addiction Studies, and the Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine – Tucson.
For more information including a complete schedule of speakers and topics, visit the event registration page.