OARSI Pre-Congress Workshop

Current Perspectives on Pain in Osteoarthritis

Timeslot: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm


  1. Introduction

    Pain in Osteoarthritis, Overview

    Anne-Marie Malfait, MD PhD
    Rush University Medical School, Chicago IL

  2. Keynote Speaker

    Connectomics of Placebo in Chronic Pain

    A Vania Apkarian, PhD
    Northwestern University, Chicago IL

  3. Clinical Considerations

    Clinical Evidence of Neuronal Mechanisms in OA Pain

    Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD
    Boston University, Boston MA

  4. In vivo Modeling

    Minimizing Common Obstacles to the Successful Translation of Preclinical In vivo Studies of Painful Osteoarthritis

    Garth Whiteside, PhD
    Purdue Pharma, Cranbury NJ

  5. Drug Development, The Reality

    Associations of Plasma CGRP levels with Pain, Radiographic Scores and PD Response to Galacanezumab Administration in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

    Terry McNearny, MD
    Eli Lilly and Co, Indianapolis IN

Roundtable Discussion

Pain control remains the most significant unmet need in the management of osteoarthritis. Prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opiates may pose health risk, and there is a real need for new treatments for osteoarthritis.

In this 3-hour workshop, experts will discuss the role of the brain and the role of the periphery in osteoarthritis pain. We will focus on human pain, but we will also discuss how to model osteoarthritis pain in laboratory animals, and how we can optimize what we learn from these preclinical models.  

There will be ample time for questions, as well as a roundtable discussion at the end of the workshop. If you have questions or thoughts about any aspect of osteoarthritis-related pain research, please send to anne-marie_malfait@rush.edu for inclusion in the roundtable discussion.