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2018 Annual Scientific Meeting
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The 39th Annual Scientific Meeting promotes competency-based education and advocates on behalf of patients with acute and chronic pain by bringing together basic scientists and health professionals with an interest in pain research and management. Stakeholders will gather to learn and build their knowledge of the work and research being conducted by world-class professionals and scientists across the field.




Mary Ellen Jeans Keynote:
Dr. Jane C. Ballantyne

 Professor of Education and Research
University of Washington Medicine

What does the opioid epidemic
mean to pain management?

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Cheryl L. Stucky

Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Director, Neuroscience Doctoral Program
Medical College of Wisconsin

Shining light on touch and pain
mechanisms through optogenetics

Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Christopher Eccleston

Professor of Medical Psychology
Director of the Centre for Pain Research 
The University of Bath

The psychology of physical experience:
exploring the ten neglected senses’

Early Career Award Keynote:
Dr. Natalie Rosen

Associate Professor, Psychology & Neuroscience Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Dalhousie University

Genito-pelvic pain from a couples' perspective


Distinguished Career Award Keynote:
Dr. Gordon J. G. Asmundson

Professor, Psychology
University of Regina

Navigating the intersection of pain, fear, and traumatic stress: From whence we came and where we are headed