We are honoured to introduce the International Keynote Speakers for the 2018 Australian Pain Society 38th and New Zealand Pain Society Conjoint Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney next April.
Please give a warm welcome to Professor Stephen McMahon.
Professor Stephen McMahon is Sherrington Professor of Physiology at King’s College London. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. His major research interest is pain mechanisms. He has a long-standing interest in identifying pain mediators and studying their neurobiological actions. He has worked extensively on the role of NGF (neutralizing antibodies now in multiple phase III trials), ATP acting at P2X3 receptors (receptor antagonists now in multiple phase II and III trials). His current research is focused on neuro-immune interactions, particularly the neurobiology of chemokines, and the genetics and epigenetics of pain.
Professor McMahon currently directs the Wellcome Trust Pain Consortium, and prior to this, the London Pain Consortium, a collection of leading pain researchers working to better understand chronic pain mechanisms and improve treatments.
Professor McMahon will present the Patrick Wall Lecture, discussing Mechanisms of pain vulnerability: Why me? He will also present Gender differences in the neurobiological properties for pain signaling system.
We are delighted to have Professor Stephen McMahon involved in APS NZPS 2018, we hope you will be able to attend and enjoy everything this ASM has to offer.