Neuropathic Pain: Focus on Oro-facial Mechanisms and Quantitative Sensory Testing.
A Tribute to Professor Ronald Dubner.

Joint NeuPSIG and Orofacial SIG IASP World Congress on Pain Satellite Symposium
Sunday Aug 29, 2010 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal

left to right: Svensson, Dubner, Treede

Session I:   Chair: Joel Greenspan
8:45 a.m   Introductory Remarks, Rolf-Detlef Treede and Peter Svensson
8:55 a.m   Introduction, Tribute to Ron Dubner - Barry Sessle, Rick Gracely
9:15   Ron Dubner
9:30 - 9:55   Ken Hargreaves "Mechanisms Regulating Pulpal Nociceptors"
9:55 - 10:20   Koichi Iwata "Astroglial activation in trigeminal spinal subnucleus caudalis is involved in trigeminal neuropathic pain"
10:20 -10:30   Discussion
10:30 - 11:00   Refreshment break
Session II:   Chair: Karen Davis
11:00 - 11:25   Rick Gracely "A-beta function: A marker for orofacial neuritis, nerve injury and mechanisms of trigeminal neuralgia"
11:25 - 11:50   Per Hansson "QST: Clinical and research applications in neuropathic pain states"
11:50 - 12:00    Discussion
12:00 - 12:50   Lunch break
Session III:   Chair: Turo Nurmikko
12:50 - 1:15   Peter Svensson - "Challenges for intraoral QST"
1:15 - 1:40   Rolf-Detlef Treede - "QST as a clinical laboratory test: problems and promises"
1:40 - 2:05   Nadine Attal "Neuropathic orofacial pain : towards a mechanism based classification and management"
2:05 - 2:30   Ralph Baron "Is QST useful for the individual diagnostics?"
2:30 - 2:50   General Discussion
2:50 - 3:15   Refreshment break
3:15 - 3:45   QQST Techniques Doreen Pfau
3:45 - 5:00   QST Hands-on session

Faculty

Nadine Attal MD, Director of the Centre d'Evaluation et de Traitement de la Douleur, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Ralph Baron, Head of the Division of Neurological Pain Research and Therapy and Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Germany
Ron Dubner DDS, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Maryland Dental School, Baltimore, MD, USA
Rick Gracely, PhD, Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine and Dept. of Neurology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA
Per Hansson, MD, DMSc, DDS, Professor of Clinical Pain Research, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Ken Hargreaves, DDS, PhD, Departments of Endodontics, Pharmacology, Physiology and Surgery University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Koichi Iwata, DDS, PhD, Professor and Chairman at Department of Physiology, School of Dentistry, Nihon University, Japan
Barry J. Sessle, MDS, PhD Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Peter Svensson, DDS, PhD, Professor and chairman of Department of Clinical Oral Physiology. Dental School, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Rolf-Detlef Treede MD, Professor of Neurophysiology at the CBTM, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg in Mannheim, Germany.

QST Instructors

Marta Céko, Montréal, Canada
Mark Drangsholt, Seattle, USA
Christian Geber, Mainz, Germany
Audrey Laferrière, Montréal, Canada
Lucie Low, Montréal, Canada
Walter Magerl, Mannheim, Germany
Friederike Mahn, Kiel, Germany
Doreen Pfau, Mannheim, Germany
Rebecca Price, Montréal, Canada
Wiebke Tiede, Montréal, Canada
Andrea Westermann, Bochum, Germany

Sponsors:

Astra-Zeneca
Medoc
MARSTOCKnervtest
Medtronic
MRC Systems
Pfizer
QPRN
Somedic