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Midwest Regional Pain Interest Group (MRPIG) 

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Date:  Friday, 08/23/13 02:00 PM - Saturday, 08/24/13 05:00 PM


Midwest Regional Pain Interest Group (MRPIG)

August 23-24, 2013

Kingsgate Conference Hotel on the Campus of the University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Midwest Pain Interest Group Meeting is an annual meeting of basic scientists, clinicians, and their trainees that work in the pain field. This year it is being hosted by the UC Health and the Department of Anesthesiology in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The meeting takes place over two days. On Friday we will have an afternoon poster session and reception at the Kingsgate Marriott Hotel located on the East Campus/Medical Center. Saturday will consist of several short presentations from represented programs/universities and a presentation by our plenary speaker, Dr. Jon Levine from UCSF

To see a list of Abstracts, please see here.

Poster Display Board
The display board face is 48” high x 93.5” long (roughly 4x8 ft). The typical research poster is 3x4 feet. The conference will provide pins.

Registration Fees
Standard: $125
Student/Fellow: $50
Speaker: $0

Registrations Fees include the Opening Poster Reception on Friday, Breakfast, Lunch, and Breaks on Saturday, and attendee materials.

Hotel Information
Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati
151 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Maps and Directions can be found here.

The cut-off date for booking a sleeping room is August 2, 2013;  Standard, 1 King or 2 Doubles $149.00 per night. Click on the link below to make your online reservation:
Book Standard, 1 King or 2 Doubles at Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati for $149.00 per night

If you prefer to make your reservation by phone please 1-888-720-1299 and ask for the Midwest Regional Pain Interest Group block at Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. The online group code is MRPM

Ground Transportation
Ground Transportation can be found at the CVG International Airport


Register Here!


Below are a few area attractions that you may want to visit while staying in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Reds baseball game, Friday, Aug. 23 or 24, 7:10pm, GABP:
Cincinnati Zoo:
Horse Shoe Casino:
Cincinnati Art Museum:
Taft Museum of Art:
B&B Riverboat Cruise on the Ohio River:
Destiny Yacht Charters:
Kings Island Amusement Park:

For more information, contact:

University of Cincinnati
Conference & Event Services
PO Box 210031
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221


 Preliminary Program

Friday, August 23, 2013




Registration opens and poster set-up available

Kingsgate Marriott Hotel, Salon A, 2nd Level


Poster session & Reception, Salon A, 2nd Level

Kingsgate Marriott Hotel

6:30 pm – dinner

Location of your choice.

Happy Hours and/or Dinner at Mecklenburg Gardens (optional, not included in the registration fee)

Saturday, August 24, 2013



7:30 am

Continental Breakfast, Outside Salon BC, 2nd Level

Presentations in Kingsgate Marriott Hotel Ball Room, Salon BC, 2nd Level

8:15 am

Welcome – Jun-Ming Zhang, UC

8:20 – 8:40 am

Don Simone, University of Minnesota

Feeling "Bumps": An approach for early detection of peripheral neuropathy

8:40 – 9:00 am

Wenrui Xie, University of Cincinnati

Nav1.6 & pathological pain

9:00 – 9:20 am

Peter Smith, Kansas University Medical Center

Hormones and peripheral nociceptor plasticity

9:20 – 9:40 am

Fletcher White, SNRI/IUSUM

Is there a meaningful role for RAGE in neuropathic pain?

9:40 – 10:00 am

Yu-Qing Cao, Washington University

TRESK background K+ channels control the excitability of trigeminal ganglion neurons

10: 00 – 10:20 am

Iboro Umana, University of Chicago

Nicotinic receptor excitation of descending pain modulatory pathways

10:20 – 10:40 am

Andrew Shepherd, University of Iowa

Distinct pathways underlying pain hypersensitivity caused By C-type natriuretic peptide

10:40 am

Coffee Break: Outside Salon BC, 2nd Level

11:00 am

Plenary Speaker

Dr. Jon Levine, UCSF

Its past, enlightened to perceive new periods of pain

12:00 -12:20 pm

Brad Taylor, University of Kentucky

Long-lasting endogenous opioid analgesia after inflammation

12:20 – 12:40

Erica Schwartz, University of Pittsburgh

Terra incognita – CP/CPPS

12:40 – 1:00 pm

Daniela Salvemini,

Targeting neuropathic pain with A3 adenosine receptor agonists

1:00 – 1:05 pm

Closing comments – Jianguo Gu, UCMC

1:05 pm

Lunch: Caminetto Restaurant, 2nd Level