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Quantitative Evaluation of Myofascial Tissues:
Potential Impact for Musculoskeletal Pain Research
September 16–17, 2020

Virtual Workshop Dates/Times
September 16, 2020
8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

September 17, 2020
8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
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Contact Information
For registration questions please contact:
Desiree Tucker
conferences@novaresearch.com
240-483-4185

Agenda & Program Book

Click here to download the draft workshop agenda in PDF format.

Draft Agenda


QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF MYOFASCIAL TISSUES: POTENTIAL IMPACT FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN RESEARCH

An NIH HEAL Initiative Virtual Workshop
Co-organizers: NCCIH, NIBIB
NIH Partners: NIAMS, NICHD/NCMRR, NIDCR, NINDS

Day 1: September 16, 2020

8:45 a.m.

Welcome and NIH HEAL overview: Rebecca Baker (NIH HEAL Director)

9:00 a.m.

Opening remarks: Helene Langevin (NCCIH Director)

Historical overview of myofascial pain syndrome and hypotheses

9:25 a.m.

Session 1: State of science of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS): clinical presentation, pathophysiological hypotheses, and challenges

Chair- Michael Oshinsky (NINDS)
Co-chair- Leslie Derr (NIAMS)

  • Carla Stecco (University of Padova)
  • Jay Shah (NIH/CC)
  • John Srbely (University of Guelph)
  • David Lesondak (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Mary Barbe (Temple University)
10:30 a.m.

BREAK

10:45 a.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Julie Fritz (The University of Utah)
Lynn Gerber (George Mason University)
Kendi Hensel (Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Eric Jacobson (Harvard Medical School)
Jan Mundo (Mundo Lifework)
Niki Munk (Indiana University)
Heather Tick (University of Washington)

Noon

VIRTUAL LUNCH

1:00 p.m.

Session 2: Current structural imaging approaches with potential application to MPS

Chair- Guoying Liu (NIBIB)
Co-chair- Merav Sabri (NCCIH)

  • Garry Gold (Stanford Schools of Engineering and Medicine)
  • Bruce Damon (Vanderbilt University)
  • Sandip Biswal (Stanford University)
  • Siddhartha Sikdar (George Mason University)
1:55 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Christine Chung (University of California San Diego)
Bharti Khurana (Harvard Medical School)
Levon Nazarian (Thomas Jefferson University)
Antonio Stecco (NYU Langone Health)

2:50 p.m.

BREAK

3:05 p.m.

Session 3: Elastography imaging approaches with potential application to MPS

Chair- Helene Langevin (NCCIH)
Co-chair- Merav Sabri (NCCIH)

  • Kevin Parker (University of Rochester)
  • Helene Langevin (NCCIH)
  • Richard Ehman (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science)
3:45 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Shigao Chen (Mayo Clinic Rochester)
Dieter Klatt (University of Illinois Chicago)
Neil Roberts (University of Edinburgh)
Sergio Sanabria (Stanford University School of Medicine)
Siddhartha Sikdar (George Mason University)
Robert Vining (Palmer College of Chiropractic)

4:40 p.m.

WRAP UP

5:00 p.m.

ADJOURN

Day 2: September 17, 2020

8:45 a.m.

Welcome Back: TBD

9:00 a.m.

Session 4: Emerging promising technologies for MPS: electrophysiology, MRI, PET

Chair- Alex Tuttle (NINDS)
Co-chair- Chuck Washabaugh (NIAMS)

  • Abhijit J. Chaudhari (University of California Davis)
  • Espen Spangenburg (East Carolina University)
  • Seward Rutkove (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard)
  • Els Fieremans (NYU Langone Health)
9:55 a.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Vania Apkarian (Northwestern University)
Mark Does (Vanderbilt University)
Samuel Ward (University of California San Diego)

10:50 a.m.

BREAK

11:05 a.m.

Session 5: Emerging promising technologies for MPS: tissue engineering, AI, modeling

Chair- Yolanda Vallejo (NIDCR)
Co-chair- Theresa Cruz (NICHD/NCMRR)

  • Jeffrey Lotz (University of California San Francisco)
  • Sharmila Majumdar (University of California San Francisco)
  • Silvia Blemker (University of Virginia)
  • Hai Yao (Clemson, Medical University of South Carolina)
Noon

PANEL DISCUSSION

Lucia Cevidanes (University of Michigan)
Lealem Mulugeta (InSilico Labs, LLC and Medalist Performance)
Thomas Myers (University of Rochester)

12:55 p.m.

VIRTUAL LUNCH

1:55 p.m.

Session 6: General discussion

Chair- Wen Chen (NCCIH)
Co-chair- Dena Fischer (NIDCR)

PANELISTS

Allan Basbaum (University of California San Francisco)
Christine Chung (University of California San Diego)
Bill Maixner (Duke University)
Kathleen Sluka (University of Iowa)
Daniel Sodickson (NYU Langone Health)

2:55 p.m.

Summary and concluding remarks: Helene Langevin (NCCIH Director)

3:25 p.m.

ADJOURN


Click here to download the draft workshop agenda in PDF format.

Program Book

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