The University of Washington's Multidisciplinary Pain Center has, since 1986, hosted the annual Gunn-Loke Lecture. Sponsored by Dr. Chan Gunn and Mrs. Peggy Gunn, this annual lecture has become an interesting and popular event. Leading pain experts from around the world have been invited to join Dr. Gunn to speak on pain related subjects each spring.
Speaker: Anesthesiologist Daniel B. Carr, MD, MA
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
A leader in pain medicine and has written extensively on the change in American health care and how they might alter pain management.
"The Millitary Experience with Pain Management: Are Complementary & Integrative Practices No Longer 'Alternative'?" - Eric Bradley Schoomaker, MD, PhD, FACP
Our Twenty-Seventh Annual Lecture - Heather Tick, MA, MD, CCFRP,CAFCI, DipAAPM, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology of Pain Medicine, UW Scool of Medicine, Seattle, Washington: "Chronic Pain: Moving Towards an Integrative Model"
Our Twenty-Sixth Annual Lecture - Joyce A. DeLeo, PhD, Chair of Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Professor of Anesthesiology & Toxicology; Director of Academic Partnerships, SYNERGY Dartmouth Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA: "Role of CNS Glia and Infiltrating Immune Cells in Pain: Lessons Learned from the Lab and Clinic"
Our Twenty-Fifth Annual Lecture - Ian Gilron, MD, MSC, FRCPC, Director of Clinical Pain Research; Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine and Pharmacology & Toxicology, Kingston General Hospital and Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada: "Combination Pharmacotherapy for the Management of Pain"
Our Twenty-Fourth Annual Lecture - Jeffrey Mogil, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, and E.P. Taylor Professor of Pain Studies, McGill University, Montreal, PQ, Canada: "The Development of Animal Models of Common Pain Pathologies: Why and How"
Our Twenty-Third Annual Lecture - James L. Henry, PhD, Scientific Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care; Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: "Animal Modeling: the Crossroads of Physiology and Clinical Pain"
This year’s lecture was presented on July 19, 2007. The lecturer was Dr Robert H Dworkin, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York. The topic of his lecture was "Shingles and its Persistence: A Belt of Roses from Hell"
Dr Linda Watkins, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder - "Listening' and 'Talking' to Neurons: Clinical Implications of Immune and Glial Regulation of Pain".
Dr Patrick Mantayh, Professor, Department of Preventive Sciences
Gerry Gebhart, Professor of Pharmacology at University of Iowa
Dr Catherine Bushnell, PhD - How Pain Manifests Itself in the Brain
Marshal Devor, PhD - "Neural Mechanisms of Pain in Neuropathy"
Allan I. Basbaum, PhD - "The Neurochemistry of Acute and Persistent Pain"
Ronald Dubner, DDS, PhD, USA - "Solving the Puzzle of Persistent Pain"
David Morris, PhD, USA - "Reinventing Pain"
Clifford J. Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD, MRCP, USA - "Central Sensitization and Pain"
Ira Byock, MD, USA - "Dying Well: Reframing and Reclaiming Life's End"
Maria Fitzgerald, MD, England - "Transient Sensory Connections in the Developing Spinal Cord - or What a Neonate Feels"
Gordon Waddell, MD, Scotland - "Contemporary Management of Low Back Pain"
John C. Liebeskind, PhD, USA - "Pain Can Kill"
Dennis Turk, PhD, USA - " Cognitive Factors in Chronic Pain: Psychological, Physiological and Behavioral Effects"
Gary J. Bennett, PhD, USA - "Pathogenic Mechanisms of Painful Peripheral Neuropathy: Evidence from an Experimental Model"
Mitchell B. Max, MD, USA - "Clinical Trials in Neuropathic Pain"
Kathleen Foley, MD, USA - "Controversies in the Management of Cancer Pain"
Howard L. Fields, MD, PhD, USA
Ulf Lindblom, MD, Sweden - "Neuropathic and Musculoskeletal Pain: Mechanisms and Diagnostic Criteria"
Patrick D. Wall, MD, England - "Why Some Pains Resist Treatment"
Ron Melzack, PhD, Canada - " The Challenge of Pain"