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Pain Therapeutics 2012

May 21,2012 - May 22,2012
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, United Kingdom


SMi proudly presents its 12th annual Pain Therapeutics conference, which will be held on 21st & 22nd May 2012 in London.

Pain is the most common reason patients seek medical care and has significant sensory and emotional components. Despite the advances in pain management, few significant advancements have been made, and in recent years it has become harder and harder to get analgesics to market.

With the whole industry under financial pressure, there is an economic imperative for companies to improve their research and development methods in order to ensure that drugs being put forward for clinical trials have the best chance of success.

Pain Therapeutics 2012 will allow delegates to hear from industry experts discussing the latest advances in drug development practice and analysing recent case studies of where drugs in the clinical stages have succeeded and failed. This must-attend event will also take an in-depth look at the recent work on current drug targets such as the TRPV family, the Opioid family and Nerve Growth Factor.


Hear key presentations from industry-leading experts:

  • Kevin Lee, Head of Epigenetics Discovery Unit, Epinova (GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Chas Bountra, Professor of Translational Medicine, Head, Structural Genomics Centre Oxford University
  • Jonathan Stewart, Disease Area Head, Neuroscience, Immunology and Pain, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Philip Kym, Associate Director II Pain Discovery Research, Abbott
  • Mark Bowlby, Neurophysiology and Pain Lead, Merck
  • Steven England, Associate Director R&D, AstraZeneca
  • Dave Shelton, Senior Director, Pfizer Global Research & Development
  • Jaymin Upadhyay, Senior Scientist II Translational Sciences, Abbott Laboratories
  • Carol Robertson-Plough, Clinical Research Advisor, Neuroscience, Eli Lilly


Key reasons to attend:

  • Evaluate recent advances in experimental pain models and translational techniques
  • Discuss the current topics in CNS clinical trials
  • Develop strategies to improve the chance of success for your candidate drugs
  • Discover how epigenetics can help in the elucidation of new targets
  • Learn about the current targets in pain drug development and their potential for new therapies
  • Network with key industry associates and solution providers to share valuable experiences


PLUS – Don’t miss our interactive workshops:

EU Pediatric Requirements in Developing Drugs for Pain Treatment

23rd May 2012, 8.30am - 12.30pm

Led by: Dr Klaus Rose, Managing Director, klausrose Consulting


Utilizing Industry + Academic Alliances in the Development of Pain Treatments

23rd May 2012, 1.30pm - 5.30pm

Led by: Professor Fiona Boissonade, Head of Neuroscience Research Group, University of Sheffield




Alternatively, contact Ruben Miguel: +44 (0)207 827 6090  /



SMi Group offers direct access to key decision makers in this sector through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages

For details contact Alia Malick: +44 (0)207 827 6168 /

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