Chronic itch : Clinical and Molecular Mechanisms

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Date and Time

Tuesday, 4 August 2020
13:00 – 17:00

Location

E106 (RAI Amsterdam)

Fee

Additional Fee Required


Event/Session Summary

Chronic itch : Clinical and Molecular Mechanisms

 
Half Day SIG Satellite Symposium
Hosted By: Itch SIG 

Itch has been an underappreciated sensation, but our understanding of itch mechanisms has undergone a transformation in the last 25 years.  Basic mechanisms by which peripheral and central neurons detect and transmit itch signals are now at least partly understood. Speakers will present recent discoveries at the molecular, cellular, and circuit levels, elucidating pathways for acute itch and possible ways by which chronic itch develops. The symposium will also explore translational approaches to identify novel therapeutic strategies to relieve itch, and how progress in studying human itch conditions informs basic science. 

Preliminary Agenda

 13:00

Symposium Begins


 13:30

Opening Remarks
 13:40-15:00
Molecular Analysis of Peripheral Itch
Mark Hoon, PhD (USA)

Neuropeptide Y in Itch Regulation

Malin Lagerstrom, MSc, PhD (Sweden)

Psychological Assessment and Particular Considerations for Treatment
Amanda Williams, PhD (United Kingdom)

 15:00-15:15

Afternoon Coffee Break

15:15-16:45
The Neuro-Immune Axis in Chronic Itch 

Brian Kim, (USA)

Itch-Scratch-Cycle: Role of Scratching in Cutaneous (neuro) Anatomy
Sonja Stander, PhD (Germany)

Clinical Spectrum and Peripheral Mechanisms of Chronic Pruritus
Martin Steinhoff, (Germany)

Discussion and Attendee Participation


 16:45-17:00

Closing Remarks

 17:00 End of Symposium

 


Registration Rates

All rates listed in USD

 Registration Type

Rate (USD)

 IASP Member

$10

 Nonmember

$20

 IASP Trainee Member

$5

 IASP Member from a Developing
 Country*

$5


*The Developing Country rate is available to residents of countries with a gross national income of less than $15,000,
as defined by the World Bank.