The NGF and endocannabinoid systems and pain: new therapeutic opportunities

PAINCAGE Kick-off Meeting

May 29-30, 2014  Pisa

Venue: Sala Azzurra, Palazzo della Carovana

Scuola Normale Superiore

Piazza dei Cavalieri, 7


Thursday, May 29th

II workshop Bio@sns

9.30 Welcoming address

ANTONINO CATTANEO, Scientific Coordinator | Scuola Normale Superiore

9.40 – 10.10 Targeting the NGF system for pain treatment: challenges and opportunities | ANTONINO CATTANEO, Scientific Coordinator | Scuola Normale Superiore
10.10 – 10.40 A new TrkA mouse model to study pain | JUAN CARLOS AREVALO | University of Salamanca
10.40 – 11.10 Suffering without pain: Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies type IV and V | SIMONA CAPSONI | Scuola Normale Superiore

coffee break

11.40 – 12.10 NGF and the first pain synapse | MARZIA MALCANGIO | King’s College London
12.10 – 12.40 Nerve growth factor scales endocannabinoid signaling by regulating monoacylglycerol lipase turnover in developing cholinergic neurons | ERIK KEIMPEMA | Medical University of Vienna
12.40 – 13.10 Cortical endocannabinoid receptors-mediated signaling in physiological and neuropathic pain conditions | SILVIA MARINELLI | European Brain Research Institute

14.45 – 15.15 p75NTR-Fc a novel and safe biological for the treatment of chronic pain | SIMON WESTBROOK | Levicept Ltd

15.15 – 15.45 A structural approach to understanding the function of proNGF/NGF | ANNALISA PASTORE | King’s College London

coffee break

16.15 – 16.45 Epigenetic mechanisms in the long lasting analgesic properties of drugs targeting the NGF System for chronic pain | MARA D’ONOFRIO | European Brain Research Institute
16.45 – 17.15 Technologies to study epigenetic mechanism controlling neuropathic pain | ARMANDO FELSANI | GENOMNIA

Friday, May 30th

Closed-doors session

Kick-off Meeting PAINCAGE, “The NGF System and its interplay with endocannabinoid signaling, from peripheral sensory terminals to the brain: new targets for the development of next generation drugs for neuropathic pain”

This project is funded by the European Union under the 7th framework program (GA 603191)

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