The Challenge of Translation of Basic Science to New Therapeutics in Pain Medicine (316)

3:00 PM–4:00 PM Saturday, February 29

We will investigate the reasons for the poor record of translation of preclinical research to new therapeutics in pain medicine.

Animal Models and Outcome Measures in Pain Research: To What Degree Can They Model Pain?

Gary Brenner

Target Identification to Novel Analgesic Discovery: Failures (and Successes) in Translation

James Eisenach

Rigor and Reproducibility in Preclinical Investigation

Devon Crawford

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand fundamental elements of well-designed fundamental research.
  • Become familiar with utility and limitation of the animal models used for preclinical investigation of nociception/pain.
  • Review failures and successes of translation of preclinical studies in pain.

Gary Brenner


James C. Eisenach

Devon Crawford