October 28-29, 2024 | Boston, MA

Identifying and Advancing Novel Pain Drugs Through Preclinical, Clinical Development and Commercialization

2016 Speakers


CHAIR: William K. Schmidt, Ph.D., President, NorthStar Consulting, LLC


Gary Bennett, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, BioIntervene, Inc., Adjunct Professor, UC San Diego

Marcelo E. Bigal, MD, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Head of Global Specialty Development, Teva Pharmaceuticals


Neil Castle, Ph.D., Director of Biology, Icagen

Aimee Crombie, Ph.D., Senior Director of Research, Trevena, Inc.

Carlo Di Fonzo, Ph.D., Vice President, Drug Development and Regulatory Affairs, Nektar Therapeutics
Gabriella Gobbi, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Matthew Jarpe, Ph.D., Associate VP of Biology, Acetylon Pharmaceuticals


Ginger Johnson, Ph.D., Vice President, Defined Health

Nat Katz, MD, MSChief Executive Officer, Analgesic Solutions

Alexander Kraus, Ph.D.Vice President of Product Development, Technical & Government Affairs, Grunenthal USA, Inc.


Doo H. Lee, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Head of Research and Development, Vivozon, Inc.

Donald Manning, MD, Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, Adynxx

Carl Noe, MD, Professor, Department of Pain Management and Anesthesiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Medical Director, Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management

Carl L. Roland, PharmD, MS, Senior Director, Pfizer, Inc.

Mathieu Roy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, McGill University

Christine Sang, MD, MPH, Director, Translational Pain Research, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

 Neil Singla, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, Lotus Clinical Research

Joe Stauffer, DO, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Cara Therapeutics

Randall Stevens, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Centrexion Therapeutics

Stephen Waxman, MD, Ph.D., Bridget Marie Flaherty Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine, Director, Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration/Neurorehabilitation Research, VA Connecticut


Lynn Webster, MD, FACPM, FASAM, Vice President of Scientific Affairs, PRA Health Sciences, Past President, American Academy of Pain Medicine

James Zadina, Ph.D., Senior Research Career Scientist and Director, Neuroscience Laboratory, SE LA Veterans Health Care System, Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Tulane University School of Medicine 

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