The 2014 Neurobiology of Pain and Itch Conference will take place April 10 and 11th, 2014 at Laurel Heights Auditorium in San Francisco, California.

The conference is chaired by Allan Basbaum and David Julius of the University of California, San Francisco.

The goal of the Neurobiology of Pain and Itch Conference is "to bring together a diverse group of outstanding scientists who are unraveling the intricacies of the circuits that process pain and itch and who are working on research questions where the biggest breakthroughs in our understanding of basic biology of pain and itch will derive."

Over the two days of the conference, four distinct sessions will address specified meeting topics with three speakers in each session. These meetings will be supported by platform presentations based on submitted proposals and poster sessions. Meeting topics include:

  •  Molecular heterogeneity of the primary affarent: a target for pain therapy
  • Unraveling the dorsal horn circuits that transmit pain messages
  • Distinguishing the neural circuits that cause itch from those that cause pain
  • Imaging the brain: where pain and itch percepts are ultimately generated

Keynote speakers include:

Early bird registration continues until March 10, 2014, and standard registration is until March 17, 2014. The registration fee includes sessions, conference materials, lunch and refreshments, a drinks reception and the poster session.

Anyone looking to submit a poster for the poster presentation is invited to do so until March 10, 2014.

CNS Foundation looks forward to hearing about the exciting developments from the brightest minds in pain and itch! Keep an eye on this conference to learn more about upcoming breakthroughs in this field. 


To learn more about the Neurobiology of Pain and Itch Conference, visit the conference website here.