CMPI Pain Event - Part 3

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  • 09/27/2013
The Keynote Speaker at CMPI’s September 10th Capitol Hill Pain conference was Dr. Charles Inturrisi.
Dr. Charles Inturrisi is Professor of Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He also has appointments in the Neuroscience Program at WCMC and with the Pain and Palliative Care Service, of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and with the Drug Abuse Center at The Rockefeller University.
Dr. Inturrisi's current research is measuring the long term outcomes of treatments for chronic cancer and noncancer pain received by patients at four hospital-based outpatient Pain Clinics. He continues to have an interest the role of glutamate receptors in injury-induced pain and opioid tolerance, dependence and addictive behaviors. His research is directed at the discovery of new treatments for pain and drug addiction.
Dr. Inturrisi has received the John J. Bonica award of the Eastern Pain Association, a Distinguished Alumnus award from the University of Connecticut and the Excellence in Mentoring Award, Weill Cornell Medical College Postdoctoral Association. In 2008, Dr. Inturrisi received the first Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring of Graduate Students, presented by the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.
He served as the president of the American Pain Society from 2008 to 2010 and in 2013 received the Distinguished Service Award from APS.
He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee that prepared the 2011 Report entitled “Relieving Pain in America”.
You can listen to Dr. Inturrisi’s presentation here (at the 1:03 mark) and the panel discussion that followed here.


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