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Many research studies show, pain is a significant source of suffering for many people and seriously affects their quality of life. Treatment of these patients is a great challenge and requires special approaches.
 

SMi is proud to present the return of 16th Annual Pain Therapeutics to London, UK on 23-24 of May 2016. Through a series of interactive presentations and panel discussions, the event will introduce the insights from key industry leaders, outlining the current activities, key issues and trends in pain medicine. This event will bring highlights of research and development in the pain relief field as well as new models and innovation of overcoming issues in the niche market.
 

• Presentations on strategies to minimise risk for opioid
dependence
• Discover Pfizer’s achievements for the past year on
voltage gated sodium channels
• Learn about Glenmark’s experience on pain drug
discovery
• Join the debate in interactive panel discussion on
medical incidents in experimental drug trials
• Hear presentations on cutting edge clinical
developments from industry leaders and scientific
pioneers 

Previous attendees include:

 

Afferent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc; Arachos Pharma; Array BioPharma; Asahi Kasei; Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals; BCN Peptides S.A.; Centre for Human Drug Research; Convergence Pharmaceuticals; Deventer Ziekenhuis; Dr Paul Kornan; Eli Lilly; Eli Lilly And Company; Eli Lily Damark A / S; GlaxoSmithKline; Gr³nenthal; HPR Human Pharmacodynamic Research GmbH; Imperial College London; Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc; Levicept; Merck & Co.; Mochida Pharmaceuticals; Mundipharma International; Mundipharma Research GmbH & Co. KG; Neuroscience Technologies; Novartis; Orion Pharma UK; Pennsylvania Hospital; Pfizer; Pfizer Group; PRA Health Sciences; PRA Health Services; PRA International; Rambam Medical Center; The Lewisham Hospital N H S Trust; Thomson Reuters; Tools4patient; UCL; University of Manchester;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Steven Kamerling

Steven Kamerling, Therapeutic Area Head for Pain, Inflammation and Oncology, Zoetis

9:10 Pain Drug Discovery: Learnings over a Decade?

Sravan Mandadi

Sravan Mandadi, Principal Scientist, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited

•Current treatments and gaps
•What to target –Enzymes? Receptors?
•Where to target – Central of Peripheral?
•New Analgesics – Myth or Reality?

9:50 Understanding ligand recognition on the molecular level

Achim Kless

Achim Kless, Associate Scientific Director , Grunenthal GmbH

•Identification of NF770 as a potent and competitive antagonist for P2X2 (purinergic ion channel) 
•Double mutant cycle analysis and protein-ligand interactions
•Protein modeling and simulation for compound design

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 MDB010506: Discovery of a novel, highly effective small molecule compound for neuropathic pain; from phenotypic screening to full, preclinical lead validation

Sigal Meilin

Sigal Meilin, Scientific Director, MD Biosciences

•The use of in vivo phenotypic screening for the identification of pharmaceutically relevant activity 
•Description of the preclinical program for the development of the candidate compound MDB010506
•Summary of results

11:40 Drug Delivery Advances In Pain Therapeutics

Alex Mullen

Alex Mullen, Professor of Pharmacy, University Of Strathclyde

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 Current questions to animal models of pain

Thomas Christoph

Thomas Christoph, Senior Director, Head of Pain Pharmacology, Grunenthal GmbH

•Models
•Readouts
•Translation

14:10 Pain, Osteoarthritis & Translational Veterinary Medicine

Steven Kamerling

Steven Kamerling, Therapeutic Area Head for Pain, Inflammation and Oncology, Zoetis

•Medical management of osteoarthritis and pain in people and pets
•What can be learned across species with regard to models and spontaneous diseases: translational veterinary medicine
•Focus on pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical approaches

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:20 Reproducibility of a battery of human evoked pain tests to determine the pharmacological profile of novel analgesic drugs

Geert Jan Groeneveld

Geert Jan Groeneveld, Research Director Neurology & Pain, Centre for Human Drug Research

•A battery of human evoked pain tests that can be used to profile new analgesic drugs and to determine the active drug dose range in humans prior to phase II
•Unique profile for different reference analgesic compounds that was compatible with expected pharmacology
•Reproducibility of the pharmacological effects and pain test battery profile of different analgesic compounds that were used as positive controls in four phase I studies

16:00 Translational biomarker for studying target engagement of ion channels in peripheral nerve

Martin Koltzenburg

Martin Koltzenburg, Chair of Clinical Neurophysiology, University College London

•Ion channels are crucial in controlling the excitability of peripheral nerves and action potential propagation.
•Different subtypes of sodium channel are key for action potential propagation in different subtypes of sensory neurons
•Potassium channels and hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated contribute to firing pattern of axons
•Nerve excitability profiling (NEP) allows study of these channels in rodents and primates including humans in vivo and in vitro
•NEP can investigate the effect of sodium channel blockers on transient and persistent currents and state- and use-dependency and tonic blocks

16:40 Human Tissue in pain research

Fiona Boissonade

Fiona Boissonade, Head of Neuroscience Research Group, The University Of Sheffield

•Human neuroma tissue in studies of neuropathic pain
•Human tooth pulp as a model of inflammatory pain
•Correlation of clinical symptoms with specific markers

17:20 Panel discussion: Medical incidents in an experimental drug trials

•Clinical trial methodology
•Challenges facing the current methods
•Medical exams procedure
•Reviews and recommendation

Thomas Christoph

Thomas Christoph, Senior Director, Head of Pain Pharmacology, Grunenthal GmbH

Chao Chen

Chao Chen, Therapy Area Head, Glaxosmithkline

Martin Koltzenburg

Martin Koltzenburg, Chair of Clinical Neurophysiology, University College London

Steven Kamerling

Steven Kamerling, Therapeutic Area Head for Pain, Inflammation and Oncology, Zoetis

Fiona Boissonade

Fiona Boissonade, Head of Neuroscience Research Group, The University Of Sheffield

18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Steven Kamerling

Steven Kamerling, Therapeutic Area Head for Pain, Inflammation and Oncology, Zoetis

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Stephen Doberstein

Stephen Doberstein , Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Nektar Therapeutics

9:10 NKTR-181, A Novel mu-opioid Analgesic Designed for Inherent Low Abuse Liability

Stephen Doberstein

Stephen Doberstein , Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Nektar Therapeutics

•Engineering brain entry rate of MOR agonists to reduce euphoria and abuse liability
•Maintaining mu-opioid receptor activity while modulating brain entry rate
•Preclinical to clinical translation of opioid characteristics

9:50 Strategies to minimise risk for opioid dependence

Remigiusz Lecybyl

Remigiusz Lecybyl, Consultant in Chronic Pain, The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 EMA401- Novel treatment option for neuropathic pain

Shaloo Pandhi

Shaloo Pandhi, Global Program Medical Director, Novartis

11:00 Experimental pain models in early phase drug development

11:40 Voltage gated sodium channels… new pain therapies

Aoibhinn McDonnell

Aoibhinn McDonnell, Clinician, Director, Pfizer

12:20 Treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain

Catherine Stehman-Breen

Catherine Stehman-Breen, VP Clinical Sciences, Regeneron Pharmaceuitcals Inc

•Epidemiology of moderate to severe chronic pain
•Treatment options for treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain
•Emerging treatment options for treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Small fibre neuropathy and channelopathy: from pain relief to disease modification

Praveen Anand

Praveen Anand , Professor of Neurology, Imperial College London

•Overview of clinical presentations, advanced diagnostic techniques, and current pain treatments
•Clinical translation success in Phase II trials for pain and itch: p38 MAP kinase inhibitor Dilmapimod, Angiotensin II Type 2 receptor antagonist EMA401, and Trk A inhibitor CT327
•Use of capsaicin 8% patch Qutenza for pain relief and disease modification

14:40 Design and Interpretation of Clinical Proof-of-Concept Trials for Pain Drugs

Chao Chen

Chao Chen, Therapy Area Head, Glaxosmithkline

•Clinical proof of concept informs major investment decisions
•Conventional design and analysis reflect improvement opportunities
•Principles and examples will be presented to explore these opportunities

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Phenotypic Screening with iPSC-Sensory Neuron Excitability Assays

Darren  Cawkill

Darren Cawkill, Head of Assay Development & Screening, Pfizer

16:30 Developing translational assays to support a small molecule Nav1.7 inhibitor program

Andrea Houghton

Andrea Houghton , Executive Director, MSD, USA

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Stephen Doberstein

Stephen Doberstein , Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Nektar Therapeutics

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Achim Kless

Achim Kless

Associate Scientific Director , Grunenthal GmbH
Catherine Stehman-Breen

Catherine Stehman-Breen

VP Clinical Sciences, Regeneron Pharmaceuitcals Inc
Stephen Doberstein

Stephen Doberstein

Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Nektar Therapeutics
Steven Kamerling

Steven Kamerling

Therapeutic Area Head for Pain, Inflammation and Oncology, Zoetis

Achim Kless

Associate Scientific Director , Grunenthal GmbH
Achim Kless

Alex Mullen

Professor of Pharmacy, University Of Strathclyde
Alex Mullen

Andrea Houghton

Executive Director, MSD, USA
Andrea Houghton

Aoibhinn McDonnell

Clinician, Director, Pfizer
Aoibhinn McDonnell

Catherine Stehman-Breen

VP Clinical Sciences, Regeneron Pharmaceuitcals Inc
Catherine Stehman-Breen

Chao Chen

Therapy Area Head, Glaxosmithkline
Chao Chen

Darren Cawkill

Head of Assay Development & Screening, Pfizer
Darren  Cawkill

Fiona Boissonade

Head of Neuroscience Research Group, The University Of Sheffield
Fiona Boissonade

Geert Jan Groeneveld

Research Director Neurology & Pain, Centre for Human Drug Research
Geert Jan Groeneveld

Martin Koltzenburg

Chair of Clinical Neurophysiology, University College London
Martin Koltzenburg

Praveen Anand

Professor of Neurology, Imperial College London
Praveen Anand

Remigiusz Lecybyl

Consultant in Chronic Pain, The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust
Remigiusz Lecybyl

Shaloo Pandhi

Global Program Medical Director, Novartis
Shaloo Pandhi

Sigal Meilin

Scientific Director, MD Biosciences
Sigal Meilin

Sravan Mandadi

Principal Scientist, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited
Sravan Mandadi

Stephen Doberstein

Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Nektar Therapeutics
Stephen Doberstein

Steven Kamerling

Therapeutic Area Head for Pain, Inflammation and Oncology, Zoetis
Steven Kamerling

Thomas Christoph

Senior Director, Head of Pain Pharmacology, Grunenthal GmbH
Thomas Christoph

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Official Publication

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Workshops

Pain is a disease, not a symptom
Workshop

Pain is a disease, not a symptom

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
25th May 2016
London, United Kingdom

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An Interview with Workshop Hosts - Grunenthal

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Pain Therapeutics: An Interview with GSK Senior Director, Dr Chao Chen

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An Interview with Shaloo Pandhi, Global Program Medical Director from Novartis

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Pain Therapeutics 2016 Attendee List

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A Written Interview with Dr Geert Jan Groeneveld, Research Director from the Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR)

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Sponsors and Exhibitors


Cellectricon

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.cellectricon.com/

Cellectricon offers advanced cell-based screening services to accelerate Pain and CNS drug discovery projects. Our Cellaxess®Elektra platform enables compound profiling in primary cells and native tissue, helping our Clients to identify phenotypic effects in highly relevant biological models early in the project lifecycle providing true decision-making value and considerable cost savings.


Centre for Human Drug Research

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.chdr.nl/

Since 1987, CHDR has developed into a unique research organisation specialising in early phase studies which combines knowledge and academic collaborations with operational excellence in clinical trial services. CHDR's strong track record in analgesic and pain research allows us to offer an efficient route towards proof of concept in patients.


MD Biosciences

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http://www.mdbiosciences.com

MD Biosciences, Inc., is a leading development partner in the area of neurodegenerative diseases and pain therapeutics. With nearly 20 years of preclinical experience, MD Biosciences is experienced in all aspects of preclinical development, model development, the use of advanced biomarkers and predictive studies. The company has developed numerous methodologies, such as proprietary, translational models and histology techniques to support the successful development of candidate drugs through the preclinical phase into clinical phases.


PRA Health Sciences

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http://www.prahs.com

PRA Health Sciences delivers innovative drug development solutions that improve patients’ lives. Our people work tirelessly for clients, offering exceptional experience across all phases, therapeutic areas and a broad spectrum of services. With 12,000+ employees covering 80+ countries, we provide an impressive global presence and in-depth knowledge of local regulations, standards of care and cultural customs. At PRA, we love what do, because we are making a difference in the lives of patients and their family members worldwide.

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Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy

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Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, quarterly publication that addresses advances in acute, chronic, and end-of-life symptom management. Learn more about the journal at www.tandfonline.com/ippc.


Pain News

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The British Pain Society Newsletter Pain News is published quarterly and is edited by Dr Arasu Rayen. Members of the Society will receive a free copy and are encouraged to contribute to the content.


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The British Journal of Pain

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The British Journal of Pain is the official journal of the British Pain Society. It provides scientists and clinicians in pain medicine with peer-reviewed review articles and expert opinions on all aspects of pain management from basic science to its clinical application including pain physiology, pharmacology and interventions. This journal provides content of multidisciplinary interest and reviews and forecasts important issues and trends in the management of acute and chronic pain.


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Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

97 Cromwell Road
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United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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