A Webinar on Autoimmune Causes of Chronic Pain has been posted on the Pain Research Forum website on 26 Jun 2014.

Speaker: Andreas Goebel, of the University of Liverpool and The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool.

After his talk, there was a panel discussion featuring:

  • Anne Louise Oaklander, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, US
  • Nathan Staff, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, US
  • Angela Vincent, University of Oxford, UK
  • Marzia Malcangio, King’s College London, UK

Topics addressed by Andreas Goebel during his talk, titled Autoantibody Pain, included:

  • What is the evidence for a role of autoantibodies in causing chronic pain?
  • How can serendipity be utilized to learn more?
  • Overview on potential mechanisms of autoantibody pain.
  • What are the therapeutic implications of this novel concept?
  • How can we begin to deliver the evidence required for treatment of patients?
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