NEI Planning Workshop: Ocular Pain and Sensitivity 2010, Agenda, Strategic Planning [NEI]

NEI Planning Workshop: Ocular Pain and Sensitivity 2010, Agenda

Co-chairs: Drs. Todd Margolis and Carlos Belmonte

Wednesday, September 29th

7:00-8:00 p.m.  Dinner

Thursday, September 30th

7:00-8:00 a.m.  Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Welcome—Dr. Paul Sieving
8:10   Introduction—Dr. Richard Fisher

Session 1: Framework for Pain and Sensitivity Research
8:20   Current Clinical Issues and Opportunities for Research&#8212Dr. Todd Margolis
8:30   Classification of Pain&#8212Dr. Morris Levin
8:45   Clinical Characteristics of Ocular Sensitivity and Types of Ocular Pain&#8212Dr. Timo Tervo
9:00   Discussion

Session 2: Neural basis of ocular pain: Peripheral Mechanisms
9:30   Overview of Peripheral Mechanisms&#8212Dr. Carlos Belmonte
Trigeminal Ganglion Ocular Neurons and Nerves: Inact Eye
9:45   Morphology and Cytochemistry&#8212Dr. Carl Marfurt
10:00   Functional Properties&#8212Dr. Carlos Belmonte
10:15   Inflammation and Nerve Injury: Short- and Long-Term Effects&#8212Dr. Jon Levine

10:15-10:30   BREAK
10:30-11:30  Discussion

Session 3: Neural basis of ocular pain: Central Mechanisms
11:30   Overview of Central Pain Mechanisms and Sensitization&#8212Dr. A.Vania Apkarian
11:45   Ocular Sensory Circuits in the CNS&#8212Dr. David Bereiter

12:00-1:00 p.m.   Lunch

1:00-2:00  Discussion
Session 4: Pharmacology, treatment, and management of pain
2:00   Peripheral Targets for Ocular Pain Management&#8212Dr. Peter Reeh
2:15   Central Targets for Ocular Pain Management&#8212Dr. A.Vania Apkarian
2:30-3:30  Discussion


Friday, October 1st

7:30-8:30 a.m.   Breakfast

8:30-11:30*  Summary and Recommendations for NEI
*There will be a break providing an opportunity for check-out (by 11:30)

11:30-12:30 p.m.   Lunch