Cleveland Pain Symposium

Dozens of pain experts will convene at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic for a collective goal: to better understand and solve the challenges of pain management.

The Cleveland Pain Symposium, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic’s Consortium for Pain, the Cleveland FES Center and Case Western Reserve University, will take place April 12–13 at the Samson Pavilion.

The symposium is geared for research and clinical practitioners as well as biotech professionals, students, trainees and caregivers working in the field of chronic pain.

Close to 25 presenters representing academic and clinical research, government, healthcare, biotech and the ethics communities will share their insights.

On Friday evening, attendees will hear from program officers with the National Institutes of Health and the Ohio Attorney General Office, discussing current research and translation funding opportunities, as well as chronic pain and the current opioid crisis.

Saturday talks will cover personalized pain management with the help of tools like biomarkers, wearables, brain imaging, and data analytics; along with the use of neuromodulation for treating pain. Discussions also will examine ocular pain, the use of stem cell therapies, and the bioethics of pain management.

The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Get more information and a detailed schedule.