September 27, 2013
Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., University of New England vice president for research and scholarship and professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, presented this week at the 7th annual Arrowhead Pain Therapeutics Summit East in Boston Massachusetts.
Dr. Bilsky's presentation was entitled "New Approaches for Preclinical Assessment of Analgesic Efficacy and Side Effects." The talk presented some of the latest approaches in inducing nociceptive (pain) states in animals, measuring the consequences of the pain on behavior and other relevant endpoints, and assessing analgesic candidates as part of the drug development process. The presentation featured data from the UNE laboratories of Dr. Bilsky, Glenn W. Stevenson, Ph.D. associate professor of psychology, Tamara King, Ph.D. assistant professor of biomedical science, Lei Lei, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, and Ling Cao, M.D., Ph.D. assistant professor of microbiology. It described new methods for measuring spontaneous and affective components of pain, as well as pain suppressed behaviors.
Arrowhead's Pain Therapeutics Summit East is the U.S.’s premier pain conference covering the field of pain research and therapeutics. Leaders from the pharmaceutical, biotech, device and medical communities attend this conference to learn about the latest advances in the treatment of various types of pain and to network with colleagues from industry, the non-profit sector, academia, the medical community, government and investors.