New Treatments for Pain

England, United Kingdom

Organiser: British Neuroscience Association

Additional Organiser: Other


Attendance type(s): In Person

Event Dates: 9 Nov 2022

Registration Deadline: 9 Nov 2022


Neuroscience has revealed the secrets of the brain and nervous system to an extent that was beyond the realm of imagination just 10-20 years ago, let alone in 1949 when Orwell wrote his prophetic novel. Understanding pain, however, presents a unique challenge to academia, industry and medicine, being both a measurable physiological process as well as deeply personal and subjective. Given the millions of people who suffer from pain every day, wishing only, “that it should stop”, the need to find more effective treatments cannot be understated.

‘New treatments for pain’ will bring together approximately 120 people from the commercial, academic, and not-for-profit sectors to share current knowledge, identify future directions, and enable collaboration, providing delegates with meaningful and practical ways to accelerate their own work into developing treatments for pain.

Outline of the programme

The day will start with an insight into the lived experience of pain, via a conversation between a pain clinician and their patient. This will lead into a session reflecting back at how pain treatments have developed and then bringing us right up to date with the current situation in drug development and research.

We will go on to enjoy a selection of rapid-fire talks, giving a taste of exciting research from around the UK and in different sectors. For instance, what do we know about neurodegeneration and pain, autoimmunity, biomarkers and big data?

A key component of the meeting will be the opportunity to dig deeper into areas of individual interest, via facilitated small group discussions. This will allow delegates to direct the focus into areas as they wish. Group discussions will be captured during the meeting and key outcomes shared.

Contact Details

Name: The Edge, Sheffield

Address: The Edge 1, The Endcliffe Village, 34 Endcliffe Cres, Sheffield S10 3ED




The Edge, Endcliffe Crescent, Sheffield, UK