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Call for European Pain School Applications


9 June 202415 June 2024

European Pain School at the University of Siena 2024
Pain and the Immune System

University of Siena, Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, Italy
9 – 15 June 2024

The European Pain School (EPS), founded at the University of Siena (Italy) in 2002, is the first and still the premier school intended for students working on basic science and clinical topics related to acute and chronic pain. EPS has an interdisciplinary perspective and a distinct research orientation. Young scientists at the Ph.D. or postdoctoral levels (or equivalent) in all fields of pain science and pain medicine are encouraged to apply.


  • Neuro-immune interactions in
    • rheumatoid arthritis
    • fibromyalgia
    • meninges and headaches
    • painful neuropathies
    • painful autoimmunity
  • Placebo/nocebo: pain modulation by psychosocial factors
  • Transfer of power: how macrophages control pain
  • Ethics in pain: pain in babies
  • Local and systemic inflammatory mediators
  • Crosstalk between immune cells and sensory neurons
  • Sex and pain: differences and similarities
  • Central microglia and peripheral macrophages: targets for pain treatment
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