The First CiNet Conference: “New Directions in Pain Neuroscience (Dec. 2-5)”
Please go to Main Conference Website for more details, registration, and abstract submission.
First CiNet Conference: New Directions in Pain Neuroscience
December 2-5th 2014
Recent advances in systems neuroscience and neuroimaging are beginning to challenge standard views about how pain is processed in the brain, and promise fundamentally new insights into the pathophysiology and treatment of chronic pain. The first CiNet Conference brings together leading young scientists and clinicians who are rethinking pain neuroscience. The conference will highlight some of the most innovative new ideas in the field, and create a free space for lively and creative discussion.
Topics that will be covered include computational theories of the pain system, network and connectivity models of chronic pain, novel neuroimaging methods, the development of new biomarkers for chronic pain, technology-based assessment and translational therapeutics, molecular mechanisms of plasticity, and the role of the immune system in pain.
We are pleased to welcome a fantastic line of international and national speakers, including: Lauren Atlas (NIH), Marwan Baliki (Chicago), Susanne Becker (Mannheim), Claire Gillan (Cambridge, NYU), Fusao Kato (Jikei), Masabumi Minami (Hokkaido), Tor Wager (Colorado), Alex Green (Oxford), Martin Koltzenburg (UCL), Kae Nakamura (Kansai), Katja Wiech (Bath), Giandomenico Iannetti (UCL), Michael Lee (Cambridge), Lars Arendt-Nielsen (Aalborg), Takafumi Yanagisawa (Osaka), Ulrike Bingel (Hamburg), Joshua Johansen (RIKEN), Hiroaki Mano (CiNet), Markus Ploner (Munich), WakoYoshida (ATR), Falk Eippert (Hamburg), Ryusuke Kakigi (NIPS), Masaki Maruyama (CiNet), Makoto Tominaga (NIPS) Suyi Zhang (CiNet). The program will be available shortly.
The conference starts at 6pm on 2nd December with a special lecture from Seiji Ogawa – the inventor of fMRI, followed by an opening reception. The conference finishes at 12.00 noon on 5th December.
The conference is taking place at CiNet, in Osaka. For directions, please click http://cinet.jp/english/contact/ . There are several accommodation options, which we will post shortly.
We encourage attendees to present a poster. Please signify your intention to present a poster on the application form, and we will then ask you for an abstract in due course. The abstract deadline will be 1st October.
To apply, please click https://www.cinet.jp/form/?_gid=first.