APSN Neuroscience School 2012 Xi’an, China

February 13 – 17, 2012
Xi’an China
Theme of School: Pain:

Neurochemical, electrophysiological and behavioral correlates

Venue:

Institute for Biomedical Sciences of Pain & Institute for Functional Brain Disorders, Tangdu Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, #1 Xinsi Road, Xi’an 710038, PR China

Objectives:

To provide a platform enabling junior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from fields of both neurochemical research and pain research to meet and exchange ideas and experiences

Who should apply:

Graduate students and junior postdoctoral fellows interested in pain research (it is not necessary that the applicant is already working in this field) and studying/working in the Asia-Pacific region.

How to apply:

Applicants should complete an application form and submit by e-mail to:

  1. Professor Jun Chen ([email protected];[email protected]) for applicants in China. Closing date:Feb 1, 2012
  2. Professor Akio Wanaka ([email protected]) for application in all other parts of the Asia- Pacific. Closing date:Jan 18, 2012

Please apply early and before the closing date as only limited places are available.
Application Form

The School Program:

The problems of pain, in particular, chronic pain, are an increasing burden on healthcare systems and society at large. Population-based epidemiological studies suggest 20-30% people over the globe suffer from chronic pain and/or pain-associated morbidities, such as insomnia, amnesia, cognitive decline, disabilities, and even depression. Now, it has become apparent that some neurochemical changes at the molecular (ion channels, neurotransmitters and receptors, protein kinases, etc.) and cellular (synapses, neurons, astrocytes, microglia, myelinating cells) levels initiated and maintained by the persistence of pain might be tightly associated with the pathophysiological processes of chronic pain and development of its morbidities, leading to dysfunction of the nervous system, especially the neural networks in the brain that result in abnormal behaviors of the sufferers.

To bridge the gap of changes between neurochemical substrates and neural networks / behaviors associated with pain, the main objective of the ISN School (Xi’an 2012) is to provide a platform enabling junior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from fields of both neurochemical research and pain research to meet and exchange ideas and experiences. Meanwhile, we will invite world renowned researchers from both fields to teach the updated knowledge of pain and advanced behavioral, molecular and neurochemical techniques so as to enable participants to acquire new ideas and to learn new techniques and methods that may be beneficial to their future research.

This School will provide a 5-day program including both comprehensive lectures and hands-on techniques associated with neurochemical, electrophysiological and behavioral correlates of pain.

The Scientific Program Committee is inviting proposals for symposia and young investigator colloquia.

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Sunday, February 12th?2012: AM8 :00-PM12 :00 registration & Hotel check-in

Day 1 : Monday, February 13th?2012

8 :20-  8 :30

Photo-taking

8 :30-  9 :00

Opening ceremony

9 :00-10 :00

Lecture 1 : Overview of advances in neurobiology of pain

10 :00-11 :00

Lab orientation followed by coffee/tea break

11 :00-12 :00

(1) Interactions between school faculties and students

(2) Hands-on grouping (3 hours per unit, 5 participants/group, only one module for each participant)

Module 1: Behavioral + Neurochemical (5 units)

Group 1 – Preparation of animal models of pain (1 unit)

Group 2 – Behavioral assays of pain (1 unit)

Group 3 – 32-channel multi-electrode-array recordings of somatosensory cortex in behaving rats suffering from acute pain (only demo, 1 units)

Group 4 – Immunocytochemistry+Confocal microscopy, Western blot, RT-PCR assays of brain tissues of rats (3 units)

Module 2: Behavioral + Electrophysiological 1 (5 units)

Group 1 – Preparation of animal models of pain (1 unit)

Group 2 – Behavioral assays of pain (1 unit)

Group 3 – 32-channel multi-electrode-array recordings of somatosensory cortex in behaving rats suffering from acute pain (only demo, 1 units)

Group 5 – Preparation of culture cell samples for whole cell patchclamp recordings and Ca2+ imaging  (2 units)

Module 3: Behavioral+ Electrophysiological 2 (5 units)

Group 1 – Preparation of animal models of pain (1 unit)

Group 2 – Behavioral assays of pain (1 unit)

Group 3 – 32-channel multi-electrode-array recordings of somatosensory cortex in behaving rats suffering from acute pain (only demo, 1 units)

Group 6 – In vitro 64-channel (8×8) multi-electrode array or patchclamp recordings of synaptic plasticity (2 units)

12 :00-14 :00

Lunch

14 :00-17 :00

Group 1 – Preparation of animal models of pain (1 unit)

Group 2 – Behavioral assays of pain (1 unit)

Group 3 – 32-channel multi-electrode-array recordings of somatosensory cortex in behaving rats suffering from acute pain (only demo, 1 units)

Group 4 – Immunocytochemistry+Confocal microscopy, Western blot, RT-PCR assays of brain tissues of rats (3 units)

Group 5 – Preparation of culture cell samples for whole cell patchclamp recordings and Ca2+ imaging  (2 units)

Group 6 – In vitro 64-channel (8×8) multi-electrode array or patchclamp recordings of synaptic plasticity (2 units)

 

17 :00-18 :00

Technical lecture 1: Advances in in vivo multi-electrode-array recording techniques

18 :00-20 :00

Welcome dinner (sponsored by IBSP)

Day 2 : Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

9 :00-10 :00

Lecture 2 : Brain imaging of pain in humans

10 :00-12 :00

Practical groups1 – 6 switch over

12 :00-14 :00

Lunch

14 :00-17 :00

Practical groups1 – 6 switch over

17 :00-18 :00

Technical lecture 2: Advances in in vitro multi-electrode-array recording techniques

18 :00-21 :00

Dinner and city night seeings (organized by IBSP)

Day 3 : Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

9 :00-10 :00

Lecture 3 : Animal studies of pain

10 :00-12 :00

Practical groups1 – 6 switch over

12 :00-14 :00

Lunch

14 :00-17 :00

Practical groups1 – 6 switch over

17 :00-18 :00

Technical lecture 3: Brain slice patchclamp recordings in pain research

18 :00-21 :00

Dinner

Day 4 : Thursday, February 16th?2012

9 :00-10 :00

Lecture 4 : Pain-related synaptic plasticity in the brain

10 :00-12 :00

Practical groups1 – 6 switch over

12 :00-13 :00

Lunch

13 :00-14 :00

ISN featured lecture : ‘How to prepare a 10 min talk’

14 :00-17 :00

Practical groups1 – 6 switch over

17 :00-18 :00

Technical lecture 4: Molecular approaches used in pain research

18 :00-21 :00

Farewell dinner (organized by IBSP)

Day 5 : Friday, February 17th?2012

9 :00-10 :00

Presentation by school participants

10 :00-15 :00

Optional social activities (Transportation provided  by IBSP free but need to pay the entry ticket) :

visiting Emperor Qin’s Museum of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses (110.00 RMB Yuan/each)

15 :00

Oversea faculties and students can arrange flights according to this schedule


Comments by faculties and students:

 

 

 

 

 

Faculties & Organizers

Overseas Faculties:

Professor Makoto Tominaga
Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience
Japan
Professor Emiko Senba
Wakayama Medical University
Japan
Professor Bai-Chuang Shyu
Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Academia Sinica
Taiwan
Professor Akio Wanaka
Nara Medical University School of Medicine
Japan
Professor Andrew J. Lawrence
Howard Florey Institute University of Melbourne
Australia
Professor Yukio Yoneda
Kanazawa University
Japan
Professor Peter T.-H. Wong
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Local Faculties:

Professor Ji-Sheng Han
Neuroscience Research Institute Peking University
China
Professor Zhi-Qi Zhao
Institute of Brain Science Fudan University
China
Professor Yong-Hua Ji
Shanghai University
China
Professor Longnian Lin
Institute of Brain Functional Genomics
East China Normal University
China
Professor Jia-Shuang Wang
Red Cross Hospital Ninan University
China
Professor Jun Chen
Institute for Biomedical Sciences of Pain
The Fourth Military Medical University
China
Professor Yan Lu
Xijing Hospital
The Fourth Military Medical University
China
Professor Sheng-Xi Wu
The Fourth Military Medical University
China
Professor Ming-Gao Zhao
The Fourth Military Medical University
China
Associate Professor Hui Xu
The Fourth Military Medical University
China
Dr Ceng Luo
The Fourth Military Medical University
China
Dr Zhen Li
The Fourth Military Medical University
China
Dr Yao-Qing Yu
The Fourth Military Medical University
China

Organizers:
  • Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN)
  • Institute for Biomedical Sciences of Pain (IBSP) and
  • Institute for Functional Brain Disorders (IFBD), Tangdu Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University (FMMU)
Local Organizing Committee:
  • Dai-Ming Fan, FMMU (President)
  • Qian Wang, FMMU (Vice President)
  • Wei-Hong Yin, FMMU (Chief of Scientific Research Department)
  • Sheng-Xi Wu, FMMU (Vice Chief of Scientific Research Department)
  • Ying-Ming Feng, FMMU (Dean of Graduate School)
  • Yong-Sheng Zhang, FMMU Tangdu Hospital (Dean)
  • Xia Jin, FMMU Tangdu Hospital (Vice Dean)
  • Jun Yuan, FMMU Tangdu Hospital (Chief of Department of Medicine, Education and Scientific Research)
  • Gong Ju, FMMU (CAS Member, Professor and Chair of Department of Neurobiology)
  • Jun Chen, FMMU Tangdu Hospital (Professor and Chair of the IBSP, Vice Chair of the IFBD)
  • San-Jue Hu, FMMU (Professor of Department of Neurobiology)
  • Yun-Qing Li, FMMU (Professor and Chair of Department of Anatomy)
  • Liang-Wei Chen, FMMU (Professor of Department of Neurobiology)
  • Ming-Gao Zhao, FMMU (Professor and Chair of Department of Pharmacology)
  • Guo-Dong Gao, FMMU Tangdu Hospital (Professor and Chair of Department of Neurosurgery, Chair of the IFBD)
  • Zhu-Yi Li, FMMU Tangdu Hospital (Professor and Chair of Department of Neurology)
  • Hui-Zhong Zhang, FMMU Tangdu Hospital (Professor and Chair of Clinical Laboratory Center)
  • Wei Zhang, FMMU Tangdu Hospital (Professor and Chair of Department of Clinical Pathology)
  • Gang Zhao, FMMU Xijing Hospital (Professor and Chair of Department of Neurological Diseases)
  • Qing-Rong Tan, FMMU Xijing Hospital (Professor and Chair of Department of Psychiatry)
  • Yan Lu, FMMU Xijing Hospital (Professor of Department of Anesthesiology)
  • Zhen Li, FMMU Tangdu Hospital (Lecturer of IBSP)
  • Yao-Qing Yu, FMMU Tangdu Hospital (Lecturer of IBSP)
Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry
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