Welcome to TRANSLATIONAL NEUROBIOLOGY OF THE PAIN SYSTEM XXIV:  Effect of Inflammation on Pain Neuroplasticity


This is the twenty-fourth annual international Ph.D. course on the translational neurobiology of the pain system. The purpose of the course is to introduce different aspects of the neurobiology of the pain system and to initiate new co-operation in interdisciplinary pain research. This year the course will focus on pain and neuroplasticity and especially on the effects of localised inflammation as well as low-grade systemic inflammation (as found in many life-style conditions).  Advanced psychophysical and electrophysiological methodologies will be presented for each topic. The course is arranged over two days, and participants are invited from different international laboratories. The lectures will be given by staff from Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain, SMI (Aalborg University), and by invited international key scientists within the area.


Selected papers and book chapters will be announced to the participants shortly before the course.



A basic understanding of pain mechanisms, for update see Textbook of Pain, 5th edition, Section 1: Neurobiology of Pain. Selected chapters from Musculoskeletal Pain, IASP Press (2014).


The course will end with a multiple choice evaluation with questions related to all topics of the course.


A participation fee of DKK 500 will be charged for catering.


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Organizers: Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, email: tgn@hst.aau.dk and Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen, email: lan@hst.aau.dk 

Lecturers: Invited internal and external speakers

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 21 and 22 November 2019 (NB: 21 November 10.45 - 15.45; 22 November 9.00 - 15.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 14, room 4-107

Zip code: 

Aalborg Øst 

Number of seats:

Deadline: 31 October 2019 

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.