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MMS 2018 Agenda



UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA HPNP Building 1225 Center Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611

February 23, 2018

Ouch! The Experience of Pain


8:30am-9:00am          Check-In, Coffee and Light Breakfast available  (Location: HPNP Building Reception Hall)

9:15am-9:45am          Welcome (Location: HPNP Auditorium (Room 1404))

9:45am-10:30am        Presentation: Dr. Patrick Tighe

10:45am-11:30am      Presentation: Dr. Rob Caudle

11:30am-12:15pm      Lunch  (Location: HPNP Building Reception Hall)

12:30pm-1:15pm        Presentation: Dr. Roger Fillingim (Location: HPNP Auditorium (Room 1404))

1:30pm-2:00pm          Breakout: Session One  Location: Various sites (see program book).

2:15pm-2:45pm          Breakout: Session Two  Location: Various sites (see program book).

3:00pm-3:30pm          Closing remarks and program evaluation (Location: HPNP Auditorium (Room 1404))

Online Resources

  • Centers for Disease Control – Up to date news and information
  • World Health Organization – Up-to-date news and information
  • PainStory – On this site, you can learn about different aspects of pain in more detail, including the science behind pain, and how to control it.
  • PBS: The Painful Truth – What happens when lives are dramatically torn apart by chronic pain? The Painful Truth takes us behind the headlines of addiction and beyond the controversies of the war on opioids – and provides an intimate view of patients’ frustrations, setbacks, and goals as they deal with chronic pain. We hear patients tell us their stories … and we understand the social barriers and prejudices they face.
  • Pain News Network – Its reporters and columnists cover the latest research, regulations and treatments for chronic pain, as well as the many social and financial challenges faced by pain sufferers during what is often a lifetime illness.
  • How to Talk to Kids about Their Pain – A wide-ranging summary of how to talk to children about pain, from the Hospital for Sick Kids.
  • Understanding Pain in Less than 5 Minutes, and What to Do about It! – A great, easy-to-follow video about chronic pain. It helps you understand what current research has been saying about chronic pain – that it’s not a joint or muscle problem, but a ‘re-wiring’ of the brain’s perception of itself. In other words, the brain has become more sensitive than before.

Links to Relevant Ted (Ed) Talks

Links to Recent News Articles


Presenting Faculty Pages

Robert Caudle, Ph.D. – Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Neuroscience Division, College of Dentistry

Roger Fillingim, Ph.D. – Professor, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Dentistry

Patrick Tighe, M.D. – Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Acute Pain Medicine, College of Medicine


Curriculum Resources

Science Take-Out Lessons

Hand on a Hot Stove

Cell Communication

Brain Reward Pathway and Addiction