PRESIDENTS: Massimo Allegri, University of Pavia-Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy Giorgio Cruccu, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Francisco Asenjo, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada Inna Belfer, University...Read More
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Rome, Complesso Monumentale S. Spirito in Sassia, March 27-28, 2015
Massimo Allegri, University of Pavia-Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
Giorgio Cruccu, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Francisco Asenjo, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada
Inna Belfer, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
Dario Bugada, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
Juan Pablo Cata, The University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Josè De Andrès, Valencia School of Medicine-Valencia General University Hospital, Valencia, Spain
Manuela De Gregori, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
Luda Diatchenko, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Christopher Gharibo, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Vijaya Gottumukkala, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
Troels Staehelin Jensen, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
Patricia Lavand’homme, St Luc Hospital UCL Medical School, Brussels, Belgium
Maurizio Marchesini, AO di Chiari, Brescia, Italy
Edward Mariano, Stanford University School of Medicine; VA Palo Alto Health Care System, California, USA
Dragan Primorac, “St. Catharine” Specialty Hospital, Zabok, Croatia
Dino Samartzis, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital
SIMPAR (Study In Multidisciplinary PAin Research) group was created in 2007 by the Pain Therapy Service of IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, in collaboration with the Unit of Clinical Pharmacokinetics and the Clinical Epidemiology and Biometric Unit of this hospital and two departments of University of Pavia: The Department of Genetics and Microbiology and the Department of Experimental and Applied Pharmacology, respectively.
The purpose of each analgesic therapy, based on opioids, is the achievement of the best analgesia without side effects. As far, a customized pain therapy considering the clinical aspects, the genetic background and the metabolic capacity of each patient has not been still detected.
To face an innovative approach for patients suffering from acute post-surgical pain or chronic pain (either oncologic or not) the Pain Therapy Service founded the SIMPAR group, to take advantage of the specific competence of different professors in Pavia. The synergy of these units will optimize the management of pain, customizing, by the genetic and pharmacokinetic analysis, the opioid therapies. This will lead to clinical trials with the best benefit and the minor tolerance and/or side effects.