All sessions will take place at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine Auditorium located at 10 Discovery Drive, Farmington, Connecticut. Listed below is the schedule for the conference:

November 30, 2017

Time Activity
7:00 AM–8:00 AM Check-In (Continental breakfast)
8:00 AM–8:10 AM Introductory Remarks
8:10 AM–9:00 AM Robert Sorge, PhD, University of Alabama-Birmingham
"Diet and Pain:  Interactions and Interventions"
9:00 AM–9:30 AM Angela Starkweather, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, CNRN, FAAN, University of Connecticut School of Nursing
"Risk Factors of the Transition from Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain"
9:30 AM–10:00 AM Erin Young, PhD, University of Connecticut School of Nursing
"Precision Healthcare for Abdominal Pain:  Identifying novel targets to address pain at the source"
10:00 AM–10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM–11:20 AM William Maixner, DDS, PhD, Duke University
"Advances in Translational Medicine:  New Targets and New Ways of Diagnosing and Caring for the Complex Pain Patient"
11:20 AM–11:50 AM William T. Zempsky, MD, MPH, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
"Chronic Pain in Sickle Cell Disease:  From Bedside to Bench"
11:50 AM–1:00 PM Lunch (Provided)
1:00 PM–1:50 PM Luda Diatchenko, MD, PhD, McGill University
"In a search for a pain gene"
1:50 PM–2:20 PM Kyle M. Baumbauer, PhD, University of Connecticut School of Nursing
"Transcriptional profiling of individual sensory neurons reveals high priority candidate genes underlying pain following spinal cord injury"
2:20 PM–2:50 PM Coffee Break
2:50 PM–3:40 PM Robert Kerns, PhD, Yale University
"Integrated precision chronic pain management:  Ready or not?"
3:40 PM–4:30 PM Theodore Price, PhD, University of Texas-Dallas
"Mechanisms governing the transition to chronic pain"