Montreal Conference on Pain Circuit

A unique opportunity to discuss the most recent advances in our understanding of nociceptive neuronal circuit function

2023 Meeting

The conference will bring together scientists studying:

  • Normal and neuropathic nociceptive circuit function
  • The emotive and discriminatory dimensions of pain
  • The interface between nociception and other somatosensory modalities
  • The development and maturation of pain circuits
  • How noxious stimuli are translated into behavioural responses

Some of the techniques and concepts featured at this conference include:

  • Electrophysiological properties of nociceptive circuits
  • Molecular profiling of nociceptive neurons
  • Circuit tracing using classical and viral approaches
  • Chemogenetic and optogenetic manipulation of neural circuits
  • Molecular and genetic basis of neural circuit assembly

The conference is also an opportunity for trainees to interact with the world experts on nociceptive circuits: most submitted trainee abstracts will be presented in poster format, while a selection of them will be presented orally.

Artur Kania, IRCM
Reza Sharif Naeini, McGill University
Hélène Beaudry, QPRN


Speakers this year:

Victoria Abraira
Arnab Barik
Allan Basbaum
Sebastian Choi
Greg Corder
Bo Duan
Maria Fitzgerald
Wendy Imlach
Martyn Goulding
Sung Han
Mark Hoon
Wendy Imlach
ordan McCall
Tomoko Ohyama
Lauren Orefice
Cedric Peirs
Steve Prescott
Mike Salter
Huasheng Yu
Ulrich Zeilhofer



Complementary lodging is offered to "Invited speakers" and for other participants we negotiated a room block

Both are accessible by following the Registration link


Continental breakfast and lunch are provided to all participants on July 21-22. All participants will be invited to a wine and cheese networking event on the night of July 21st and a Cocktail dinner on July 22nd.

Montreal is full of restaurants that will offer you an unparalleled gourmet experience.

What to do

Hop from one festival to the next, from homegrown tastes to exotic flavours, from the trails of Mount Royal to the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal. Get inspiration from our lists to live the full Montréal experience.

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