Genetics and Pain SIG
The focus of the Genetics and Pain SIG will be to foster collaborative information and idea sharing on genetics and pain-related research and to enable the development of integrated research projects on this topic. The activities will include updating the APS membership on the latest developments relating to the genetics of pain through pre-conference workshops, symposia, and newsletters; enhancing research capabilities and capacity of established and new pain investigators by developing collaborative mentorship and training initiatives; and developing outreach programs to enhance the understanding of patient and public advocacy groups, policymakers, industry, and educators.
- Chair: Shad Smith, PhD Center for Pain Research and Innovation
University of North Carolina
- Co-Chair: Vidya Chidambaran, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Membership in the Genetics and Pain Shared Interest Group allows you the benefit of participating in an APS sponsored Listserv. This forum offers community members an exchange for sharing best practices, asking questions, offering helpful information, and networking. To post a message to all members, send an e-mail to APSGeneticsPainSIG@lists.americanpainsociety.org
Please keep in mind that you can only send messages to the listserv from the e-mail address you provided in your member profile. If you are having difficulties using this listserv, please e-mail the APS Listserv Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to our Genetics and Pain SIG Young Investigator Poster Award Winners!
This year the APS Genetics and Pain SIG presented awards to recognize Young Investigators for outstanding research on genetics and pain. An overall award and an honorable mention award were selected from poster abstracts presented at the APS annual meeting in Honolulu. The award winners and their projects are as follows:
Winner: Dale Langford, PhD
Poster title: “Preliminary evidence of an association between candidate channel genes and preoperative breast pain in women with breast cancer”
D Langford, B McCann, C Miaskowski, T Koetters, C Baggott, C West, J Levine, C Elboim, A Gary, D Hamolsky, L Dunn, H Rugo, M Dodd, S Paul, J Neuhaus, B Cooper, B Schmidt, J Cataldo, B Aouizerat; University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Honorable Mention: Amy Lewandowski Holley, PhD
Poster title: “Associations among smoking and chronic musculoskeletal pain in young adult twins”
A Lewandowski, E Law, S Tham, M Myaing, C Noonan, T Palermo; University of Washington, Seattle, WA
To join this SIG, contact the APS national office at email@example.com.
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