European Pain School®

at the University of Siena

European Pain School®

at the University of Siena

EPS 2024 • Pain and the Immune System

Siena | Italy • 9-15 June 2024

Pain and the Immune System

Siena | Italy • 9-15 June 2024

Preliminary Programme

  • Sunday, 9 June

    14:00

    Arrival of Scholars and Faculty at the Certosa di Pontignano
    Assignment to rooms in the hotel wing of the Certosa. All food during the week will be provided by the restaurant of the Certosa (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
    17:00-19:00 Neuro-immune interactions and Pain
    Mike Salter (Toronto, Canada)
  • Monday, 10 June

    9:00-11:00 Sex and pain: it’s not always about the differences
    Mike Salter (Toronto, Canada)
    11:00-13:00 Adaptive immune system, autoimmunity and pain
    Camilla Svensson (Stockholm, Sweden)
    15:00-17:00 Deciphering pronociceptive roles of autoantibodies
    Camilla Svensson (Stockholm, Sweden)
    17:00-19:00 The placebo effect: how pain is modulated by psychosocial factors
    Fabrizio Benedetti (Turin, Italy)
    After dinner Workshop: Debate teams
  • Tuesday, 11 June

    9:00-11:00 The nocebo effect: how pain is generated from nothing
    Fabrizio Benedetti (Turin, Italy)
    11:00-13:00 Crosstalk between immune cells and sensory neurons in chronic pain conditions
    Niels Eijkelkamp (Utrecht, Netherlands)
    15:00-17:00 A transfer of power: how macrophages control pain
    Niels Eijkelkamp (Utrecht, Netherlands)
    17:00-19:00 The immunological basis of pain in fibromyalgia
    Shafaq Sikandar (London, United Kingdom)
    After dinner Workshop: Ugo Basile Srl, Gemonio, Italy
  • Wednesday, 12 June

    9:00-11:00 Modelling musculoskeletal pain in mice
    Shafaq Sikandar (London, United Kingdom)
    11:00-13:00 Meningeal immunity: from physiology to disease
    Thiago Cunha (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil)
    15:00-17:00 Out-of-town excursion
  • Thursday, 13 June

    9:00-11:00 Role of meningeal immune cells for neuropathic pain development
    Thiago Cunha (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil)
    11:00-13:00 Peripheral macrophage targets for chronic pain treatment (industrial perspective)
    Emanuele Sher (Eli Lilly, United Kingdom)
    15:00-17:00 Central microglia targets for chronic pain treatment (industrial perspective)
    Emanuele Sher (Eli Lilly, United Kingdom)
    17:00-19:00 Pain in inflammatory neuropathies (clinical lecture)
    Nurcan Üçeyler (Würzburg, Germany)
    After dinner QST experience
  • Friday, 14 June

    9:00-11:00 Local and systemic inflammatory mediators in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain (clinical lecture)
    Nurcan Üçeyler (Würzburg, Germany)
    11:00-13:00 Ethics in pain
    Carlo V. Bellieni (Siena, Italy)
    15:00-17:00 Debates
    17:00-19:00 City tour
  • Saturday, 15 June

    Departures