UC San Diego School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education
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Wednesday, 22 August
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Registration and welcome reception
Thursday, 23 August
Topical in depth review of biology of systems underlying pain processing 
8:00 am Introduction – William Muir III, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, DACVECC
8:30 am Pain pathways: anatomy and physiology – Tony Yaksh, PhD
9:30 am Pain processing: tissue injury and inflammation – Tony Yaksh, PhD
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Pain processing after nerve injury Tony Yaksh, PhD
11:45 am Questions and review
12:00 pm Lunch
Detailed consideration of the pathophysiology of specific pain phenotypes
1:00 pm Pathophysiology of cancer pain – Patrick Mantyh, PhD
2:00 pm Pathophysiology of joint pain – Jason McDougall, PhD
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Pathophysiology of pruritus – Earl Carstens, PhD
4:30 pm Cannabinoids 2, An Update – Dawn M. Boothe, DVM, MS, PhD
5:15 pm End of session
Friday, 24 August
Evolution of consciousness and pain processing with in depth consideration of neuroanatomy and pain
8:00 am Evolution of consciousness – Michael T. Alkire, MD
9:00 am Nociceptive processing: insects and worms – W. Daniel Tracey, Jr., PhD
9:30 am Break
9:45 am Nociceptive functions and mechanisms in molluscs (gastropods and cephalopods) – Edgar T. Walters, PhD
10:30 am Reptiles – Kurt K. Sladky, DVM
11:15 am Birds – Joanne R. Paul-Murphy, DVM
12:00 pm Dolphins – Sam Ridgway, DVM, PhD, DACZM
12:45 pm Lunch
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm San Diego Zoo Safari Park – visit/facilities, tour and dinner (additional fee for guests)
Saturday, 25 August
Current developments in pain pathology in the veterinary client and therapeutic modalities. Bench to patient.
8:00 am Canine: OA – Dorothy C. Brown, DVM, MSCE, DACVS
8:45 am Feline interstitial cystitis – C.A. Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD
9:30 am Equine: laminitis – Bernd Driessen, DVM, PhD
10:15 am Break
10:45 am Measuring chronic pain in companion animals – Jacky Reid, BVMS, PhD DVA, DipECVAA, MRCA, MRCVS
11:30 am Pain Assessment in Cattle and Pigs – Hans Coetzee, BVSc, Cert CHP, PhD, Diplomate ACVCP
12:15 pm Lunch
Review of current therapeutic targets in development
1:45 pm Sn 117m radiosynoviorthesis for treatment of canine osteoarthritis – Steven M. Fox, DVM, MBA, PhD
2:30 pm Developing soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors as novel analgesics – Alonso Guedes, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVA
3:15 pm Overview of current research in the development of opioids / Review of current practices in the use of opiates by the veterinarian. An Update – Tony L. Yaksh ,PhD
4:00 pm Future directions – William Muir III, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, DACVECC and Tony Yaksh, PhD
4:15 pm Final adjournment

Agenda as of: August 20, 2018