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2022 Andrew S. Rachlin Neuroscience Symposium: The Neuroscience of Pain and Opioids

October 6, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hosted by the Neuroscience Center and organized by Dr. Gregory Scherrer.
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Carolina Club
150 Stadium Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
United States
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8:00 AM – 8:45 AM                 Breakfast

8:45 AM – 8:50 AM                 Opening Remarks – Mark Zylka

 8:50 AM – 9:00 AM                 Welcome – Greg Scherrer


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM              Keynote lecture: Dr. Catherine Bushnell, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) President – Elect, Scientist Emerita at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the NIH, Professor Emerita at McGill University

 ”Beyond opioids: Engaging endogenous pain modulation in the brain”

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM            Dr. Greg Scherrer, Associate Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology, UNC Neuroscience Center, NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator

“Resolving the functional organization of the opioid system to disassociate analgesia and addiction”

10:25 AM – 10:50 AM            Dr. Mark Zylka, W.R. Kenan Jr Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology, Director – UNC Neuroscience Center

“Development of PainFace software to simplify grimace analyses”

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM            Coffee Break

11:10 AM – 11:35 AM            Dr. Adam Hantman, Edward R. Perl Investigator, Department of Cell Biology & Physiology, UNC Neuroscience Center

“SpinalEM: Mapping the spinal cord connectome”

11:35 AM – 12:00 PM            Dr. Morika Williams, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UNC Neuroscience Center

“An exploration of neonatal pain and its neurobehavioral implications”                                              

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM               Keynote lecture: Dr. Fan Wang, Investigator at McGovern Institute, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

                                                        “Brain circuits for processing and modulation of pain”

1:00 PM – 1:05 PM               Closing Remarks – Mark Zylka

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM                  Lunch

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM               Poster presentations and networking


Carolina Club
150 Stadium Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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