• Description: This is the twenty-first annual international Ph.D. course on the translational neurobiology of the pain system. The purpose of the course is to give an introduction to 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 joint and bone pain. Specifically on the peripheral and central sensitization of the pain system and the manifestations of skeletal pain in patients. Pre-clinical, experimental human and clinical studies on the topics will be presented.

    The course is arranged over two days, and half of the participants are invited from different international laboratories. The lectures will be provided by staff from SMI (Aalborg University), Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (Aalborg University), and by invited international key scientists within the area.


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

    Prerequisites: 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).

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

  • Organizer: Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen, e-mail: lan@hst.aau.dk and Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, e-mail: tgn@hst.aau.dk 

  • Lecturers: Invited internal and external speakers

  • ECTS: 1.0

  • Time: 23 November (13:00-16:00) and 24 November (9:00-15:15)

  • Place: Both days Niels Jernes Vej 14/4-107

  • Zip code: 9220

  • City: Aalborg

  • Number of seats: 30

  • Deadline: 2 November, 2016

  • 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.