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Day 1 - Tuesday, May 19

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
Registration Open
2020-05-192020-05-194:00 PM6:30 PM
Welcome Reception
2020-05-192020-05-196:30 PM9:00 PM

Day 2 - Wednesday, May 20

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
Registration & Breakfast
2020-05-202020-05-207:00 AM9:00 AM
2020-05-202020-05-207:30 AM8:00 AM
Opening Remarks
2020-05-202020-05-208:00 AM8:30 AM
Mary Ellen Jeans Keynote: Dr. David Bennett
2020-05-202020-05-208:30 AM9:15 AM
Poster Pitches
2020-05-202020-05-209:15 AM9:30 AM
Morning Break / Posters / Trade Show
2020-05-202020-05-209:30 AM10:30 AM
Session 1A: Neuroimmune Interactions in Persistent Pain
2020-05-202020-05-2010:30 AM12:00 PM
Session 1B: Innovations in Post-surgical Pain Management Across Lifespan: Patient Partner, Clinical, and Research Perspectives
2020-05-202020-05-2010:30 AM12:00 PM
Session 1C: Pain in People Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Animal Studies and Advanced Imaging in Study and Treatment of a Silent Disability
2020-05-202020-05-2010:30 AM12:00 PM
Session 1D: New Drugs and New Uses for Old Drugs in Pain and Headaches
2020-05-202020-05-2010:30 AM12:00 PM
Sponsored Lunch / Concurrent Trainee Workshop
2020-05-202020-05-2012:00 PM1:30 PM
Session 2A: Early Development of Spinal and Cortical Nociceptive Circuits in Rodents and Humans
2020-05-202020-05-201:30 PM3:00 PM
Session 2B: Quantitative Sensory Testing in Pain Research: Methods, Applications, and Future Directions Across the Lifespan
2020-05-202020-05-201:30 PM3:00 PM
Session 2C: Moving Care to the Cloud: Digital Care Solutions for the Chronic Pain Crisis
2020-05-202020-05-201:30 PM3:00 PM
Session 2D: Engaging People w/Lived Experience through Integrated KT: From Basic Pain Research Design to Knowledge Synthesis to Clinical Policy Impact
2020-05-202020-05-201:30 PM3:00 PM
Afternoon Break / Posters / Trade Show
2020-05-202020-05-203:00 PM4:00 PM
Session 3A: Pain States vs. Pain Traits: from the Clinic to the Brain
2020-05-202020-05-204:00 PM5:30 PM
Session 3B: Pharmacogenomics for Personalized Pain Medicine
2020-05-202020-05-204:00 PM5:30 PM
Session 3C: Knowledge Translation Interventions Across the Lifespan: Strategies for Promoting Uptake of Evidence-based Pain Interventions from Infancy
2020-05-202020-05-204:00 PM5:30 PM
Session 3D: Disparities in Child Pain Care: Antecedents, Consequences and Underlying Mechanisms
2020-05-202020-05-204:00 PM5:30 PM
Trainee Social (free to attend but registration required)
2020-05-202020-05-208:00 PM10:00 PM

Day 3 - Thursday, May 21

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
Breakfast & Poster Setup
2020-05-212020-05-217:00 AM8:00 AM
Opening Remarks & Fireside Chat
2020-05-212020-05-217:45 AM8:30 AM
Plenary Session: Dr. Sarah Ross
2020-05-212020-05-218:30 AM9:15 AM
Plenary Session: Dr. Sean Mackey
2020-05-212020-05-219:15 AM10:00 AM
Morning Break / Posters / Trade Show / Poster Judging
2020-05-212020-05-2110:00 AM11:00 AM
Session 4A: The Social Neuroscience of Empathy for Pain and Touch
2020-05-212020-05-2111:00 AM12:30 PM
Session 4B: Cannabis and Pain: Putting the Horse Back Before the Cart
2020-05-212020-05-2111:00 AM12:30 PM
Session 4C: Treading the Tightrope: Managing Cancer Pain Amidst the North American Opioid Crisis
2020-05-212020-05-2111:00 AM12:30 PM
Session 4D: The role of Altered Cognitive Processing of Bodily Sensations in Pain: A Need for Innovative and Integrative Research
2020-05-212020-05-2111:00 AM12:30 PM
Lunch Session: Women in Learning and Leadership
2020-05-212020-05-2112:30 PM2:00 PM
Session 5A: Diverse Phenotypes and Functions of Microglia in Pain
2020-05-212020-05-212:00 PM3:30 PM
Session 5B: When the Good Gets Bad: How Social Factors and Individual Differences May Inflate Our Responses to Pain
2020-05-212020-05-212:00 PM3:30 PM
Session 5C: Novel Psychological Chronic Pain Treatment Programs: Practical Implications, Methods and Longitudinal Outcomes
2020-05-212020-05-212:00 PM3:30 PM
Session 5D: People who Live with Chronic Pain - Efforts in Research and Beyond
2020-05-212020-05-212:00 PM3:30 PM
Afternoon Break / Posters / Trade show
2020-05-212020-05-213:30 PM4:30 PM
Alberta Pain Strategy / Alberta Pain Research Network
2020-05-212020-05-214:00 PM4:30 PM
Session 6A: Intersection of Pain and Opioids on Brain Function and Circuity
2020-05-212020-05-214:30 PM6:00 PM
Session 6B: Towards a Bench-to-bedside Approach to Understanding the Chronobiology of Chronic Pain
2020-05-212020-05-214:30 PM6:00 PM
Session 6C: Decoding the Puzzle of Complex Multisystemic Pain Disorders with Medically Unexplained Symptoms: It's Not in Their Head
2020-05-212020-05-214:30 PM6:00 PM
Session 6D: Hot Topics
2020-05-212020-05-214:30 PM6:00 PM
Awards Gala Reception & Dinner
2020-05-212020-05-216:30 PM11:00 PM

Day 4 - Friday, May 22

  Start DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd Time 
2020-05-222020-05-228:00 AM9:15 AM
Opening Remarks
2020-05-222020-05-229:15 AM9:30 AM
Distinguished Career Award Keynote
2020-05-222020-05-229:30 AM10:00 AM
Early Career Award Keynote
2020-05-222020-05-2210:00 AM10:30 AM
Morning Break
2020-05-222020-05-2210:30 AM11:00 AM
Session 7A: Molecular Mechanisms of Pain Processing across Sex and Species: From the Periphery to the Brain
2020-05-222020-05-2211:00 AM12:30 AM
Session 7B: Nobody puts a Baby in a Corner: the Development, Management and Aftermath of Chronic Pain in Pregnancy
2020-05-222020-05-2211:00 AM12:30 PM
Session 7C: Intensive Interdiscplinary Pain Treatment: A New Frontier in Pediatric Pain Management?
2020-05-222020-05-2211:00 AM12:30 PM
Session 7D: Using Digital Technologies for Pain Managements and Education across the Age Spectrum: Experiences from Three Provinces
2020-05-222020-05-2211:00 AM12:30 PM