Industry Symposium: Emerging Targets in Chronic Pain: Understanding Nerve Growth Factor (NGF)

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Speaker
Professor Richard Langford MB,BS, FRCA, FFPMRCA

Synopsis
Chronic pain remains a management challenge. Limited advancement in this challenging therapeutic area means that healthcare professionals have had few new options to offer their patients. After many years of investigation, a novel potential therapeutic target is emerging – Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). This symposium will specifically consider:

  • The classifications, epidemiology and unmet needs in the clinical management of chronic pain
  • The lack of evidence for opioid effectiveness in chronic pain and the individual and societal issues with opioids
  • The role of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in chronic pain and;
  • Provide an overview of the clinical development of novel approaches to target Nerve Growth Factor in chronic pain management

Agenda
Welcome and Introductions
Chronic Pain: Epidemiology overview, challenges, and pain mechanisms
Individual and societal issues with opioids
Nerve Growth Factor: What role it plays in the pain pathway
Clinical development overview of novel approaches to target Nerve Growth Factor
What the future may hold
Closing remarks – Q&A