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Opioids and Analgesia

Thursday, September 27, 2018

On behalf of the Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society (MAPS) council, we would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming meeting entitled Opioids and Analgesia on September 27, 2018.


The meeting will be held at the Pennovation Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146.

Morning Session

8:00-8:30   Check-in and Poster Setup

Poster Presentations* Judging and poster viewing
On-site late registration

* MUST BE PRESENT to be eligible for award


Marlene A Jacobson, PhD Temple University
MAPS President

MAPS Welcome/Business

10:15-10:50  Walter Kraft, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
Buprenorphine in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
10:50-11:30 Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Assessment of Pain Sensation in Mice Using Sub-second Behavioral Mapping and Statistical Modeling
11:30-11:45 Invited Trainee Talk #1
12:00-12:15 George B. Koelle Award

Afternoon Session

12:15-1:15 Lunch, poster viewing
1:15-2:15 Keynote Address
Gregory Scherrer, PhD
Stanford University
Opioid mechanisms of pain modulation
2:15-2:50  Lee-Yuan Liu-Chen, PhD
Temple University
Phosphoproteomic approach for agonist-specific signaling in mouse brains: mTOR pathway is involved in kappa opioid aversion
2:50-3:05 Invited Trainee Talk #2
3:10-4:10 Biotech Panel Discussion
R. Kyle Palmer, PhD
Opertech Bio, Moderator
3 Panelists TBD
4:10-4:15   Closing Remarks
4:15-5:00 Student/Trainee Award Ceremony* and Networking Reception

*MUST BE PRESENT to receive award


On-site parking is available

Poster Competition

Abstract submission deadline: extended to 09/21/18

Abstracts will be accepted only after registration fees have been paid.

Abstract Submission

Download Abstract Submission Form (PDF)

Registration Fees

Registration fees until 09/24/18:

Undergraduate students $25
Graduate students $40
Postdoctoral Fellows $50
Research Associates $50
Faculty/others  $55

Online Registration ends 09/24/18. After 09/20/18, please plan to register and pay onsite (additional fee applies).

Onsite Registration fees:

Undergraduate students  $30
Graduate students  $45
Postdoctoral Fellows    $55
Research Associates $55
Faculty/others  $70

Registration covers lectures, poster session, program/abstract book, lunch, and networking reception.



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