SEPTEMBER 14, 2019




What does ketamine teach us about pain and depression?

  • 8:00 – 9:00 AM: Complex regional pain mechanisms and associated ketamine responsiveness: Maral Tajerian PhD, Queens College CUNY
  • 9:00 -10:00 AM: Self-administered ketamine for pain and depression: Lucinda Grande, FP Lacey WA

Break: 10:00 -10:15

Sickness behavior: pain, depression, fatigue, anxiety, sleep disturbance

  • 10:15 – 11:15 AM Basic mechanisms of hibernation in c. elegans: Alex Mendenhall, University of Washington Pathology
  • 11:15 AM -12:15 PM Metabolic dissection of sickness states via CSF analysis and muscle biopsy: Kyla Shade, Willamette College

Lunch: 12:15-1:15 PM

Sleep medicine in chronic pain

  • 1:15 -2:15 PM Impact of chronic pain on sleep architecture as revealed by home EEG: Gandis Mazeika MD, Psychiatry and Neurology, Sound Sleep, Seattle WA
  • 2:15 -3:15 PM Central apnea associated with opioid use: Robert Farney MD, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, University of Utah

Break 3:15-3:30 PM

Suicide associated with chronic pain

  • 3:30-4:00 PM Risk assessment of suicidal behavior: Jon Berner MD PhD Psychiatry
  • 4:00-4:45 PM Evidence base for suicide risk reduction with medications, a personal narrative drawn from 600 phase 1-3 preclinical studies: Arif Khan, Psychiatry NW Clinical Research, Bellevue
  • 4:45-6:00 PM Mortality and Morbidity Conference: a case with multiple suicidal overdoses in the context of refractory CRPS pain: Jon Berner MD PD Psychiatry, Dan Nelson MD Anesthesiology


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