A critical challenge in contemporary neuroscience is to understand how structure and function in neural circuits determine complex behaviours. This too constitutes one of the most important challenges in the field of pain and is a prerequisite for effectively treating pain disorders. The international summer pain school, therefore, sets a sharp focus on interrogating, discussing and debating on structure-function properties of neural circuits that are of key importance to acute and chronic pain and how they are dynamically altered over the course of pain chronicity.
In a vibrant, interactive and interdisciplinary environment, the school will be structured into core courses, special lectures, methods-oriented workshops, trainee talks, debates, virtual projects for trainees to train as `principal investigator´ and direct one-to-one interactions with top-class international faculty. The gender-balanced faculty will comprise national and international scientifically acclaimed scientists representing multiple facets of pain and interactions with other disciplines such as fear & anxiety, depression, synaptic plasticity, immunology and imaging. Basic and clinical research will go hand-in-hand in ascertaining optimal educational and scientific perspectives for trainees.
The summer school will be situated in the beautiful city of Prien am Chiemsee, Germany which is easily accessible via public transportation. The number of trainees is to 50 to ensure close personal interactions.
A preliminary program can be downloaded here.
Application deadline for application: 10.06.2016
Rohini Kuner, Pharmacology Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany.
Herta Flor, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany.
Summer school coordinators:
Dr. Pooja Gupta and Anastasia Bezyazykova
Trainee fees: 500€, which includes accommodation, coffee breaks, non-alcoholic beverages during the sessions, lunch and dinner on all the days and the registration materials. Please provide the proof of your status (graduate student, medical student or junior postdoctoral fellow) via student identity card or the letter of support from your supervisor.
Dr. Pooja Gupta
The summer school's international faculty includes the following world renowned neuroscientists:
Markus Ploner, Technical University, Munich
Simon Beggs,University of Toronto, Canada
Karen Davis, University of Toronto, Canada
Yves De Koninck, Laval University, Canada
Sigrid Elsenbruch, University Clinic Essen, Germany
Herta Flor, Central Institute of Mental Health, Heidelberg University
Rohini Kuner, Medical Faculty, Heidelberg University, Germany
Thomas Kuner, Medical faculty, Heidelberg University, Germany
Jeff Mogil, McGill University, Canada
Carla Nau, Department of Anaesthesiology, Lübeck, Germany
Michael Salter, University of Toronto,Canada
Martin Schmelz, Medical faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University
Hans-Georg Schaible, University Clinic Jena
Rainer Spanagel, Central Institute of Mental Health, Heidelberg University
Petra Schweinhardt, McGill University, Canada
Rolf-Detlef Treede, Medical faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University
Norbert Weidner, Medical faculty, Heidelberg University, Germany