A Precision Medicine Approach to Pain: A Symposium

Pain Symposium

As many as 100 million adults in the U.S. are affected by episodes of chronic pain. Pain management increasingly relies on the use of opioids, a strategy that has contributed to the current national crisis of drug abuse and associated risk of mortality. The problem is exacerbated by the paucity of science that provides guidance for health care providers for targeted approaches to the treatment of individual patients. This symposium aims to bring together some of the leading experts in pain science to highlight precision medicine approaches to the study and treatment of pain.


Invited Speakers


Kyle M. Baumbauer, PhD
UConn School of Nursing

Luda Diatchenko, MD, PhD
McGill University

Robert D. Kerns, PhD
Yale University

William Maixner, DDS, PhD
Duke University

Angela Starkweather, PhD, RN
UConn School of Nursing

Theodore Price, PhD
University of TX-Dallas

Robert E. Sorge, PhD
University of AL-Birmingham

Erin Young, PhD
UConn School of Nursing

William T. Zempsky, MD, MPH
Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Sponsored By:

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Conference at a Glance


Researchers with an interest in pain science, healthcare providers involved in the treatment or management of pain, anybody interested in the state of the art in pain science and treatment.


November 30, 2017, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT

Contact Us

Kathy Black
Email: kblack@uchc.edu