Program

CHAIRS: 

Matthias Seidel, Spitalzentrum Biel / Centre hospitalier Bienne                     

Thomas Hügle, University Hospital Lausanne

Philippe Ryvlin, University Hospital Lausanne 

Marc Suter, University Hospital Lausanne 

09:30 – 09:45

Welcome Remarks and Introduction

Matthias Seidel , Thomas Hügle, & Kristian Schneider (CEO Spitalzentrum Biel / Centre hospitalier Bienne), Switzerland

09:45 – 10:00

Neurotrophins and Clinical Medicine

Matthias Seidel, Switzerland 

10:00 – 10:30

Pain and Inflammation – a Close Relation

Martin Koltzenburg, United Kingdom

10:30 – 11:00

Basic Science of Nerve Growth Factor in Joint Diseases

Victoria Chapman, United Kingdom

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00

Nerve Growth Factor Inhibition as a Treatment for Osteoarthritis and Low Back Pain

Nancy Lane, United States  

12:00 – 13:00

Nerve Growth Factor Inhibition and Safety: Further Directions

All

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:30

The Role of Substance P and CGRP in Chronic Pain

Walter Zieglgänsberger, Germany

14:30 – 15:00

Pathophysiology and Novel Treatment/ Options in Migraine

Antoinette Maassen van den Brink, The Netherlands

15:00 – 15:30

Inflammatory and Degenerative Chronic Pain Syndromes – Evidence for Novel Treatment Target Molecules

Serge Perrot, France

15:30 – 16:00

Chronic Pain – Unmet Needs 

Bart Morlion, Belgium 

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:00 

Abstract Presentations

17:30

Concluding Remarks and Farewell Reception