During the current COVID-19 pandemic many of our fellow researchers see disruption in their work and are prevented from sharing and discussing their findings in conferences or other physical meetings. As we at Cellectricon strongly believe in the value of scientific exchange, we have made the decision to support virtual events that will bring our scientific community together. Part of this activity is to support the Pain Research Forum and their virtual seminar series that started on May 4, 2020 with weekly seminars. You can find information on upcoming seminars as well as recordings of past events here.

We are also joining the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) for their Virtual Congress Program that will take place between September 2020 and March 2021. We believe that this program, that includes poster presentations, virtual exhibits and seminars will be a great opportunity for scientific exchange and bridge the gap until the next physical IASP World Congress on Pain meeting in June 2021. More details on the Virtual Congress Program and Cellectricon’s participation will be presented closer to the event.

In addition, Cellectricon will be hosting a webinar on June 25, 2020 on “Neuroinflammation in Chronic Pain – A Case for Interdisciplinary Research”. The webinar is presented by Franziska Denk, Lecturer, Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King’s College London & Paul Karila, CSO and Director, Chronic Pain research, Cellectricon. The talk will present data from models of inflammatory arthritis and neuropathic pain to illustrate how importing knowledge, data and techniques from immunology can help neuroscientists turbocharge their research into neuroinflammation. Moreover, Cellectricon’s establishment of in vitro models for neuroinflammation, and how they can be applied in a drug discovery context will be discussed. View the abstract and register here.

We hope that you will able to participate in the virtual events and we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter and follow Cellectricon on LinkedIn to get all the latest updates. You are also very welcome to reach out if you would like to discuss how Cellectricon can support your chronic pain drug discovery efforts.