Abstracts of the 7th Asian Pain Symposium

Academic Article


  • The Asian Pain Symposium (APS) is a main pain research meeting in Asia. Since established in 2000 in Kyoto, five other APSs have been held in different Asian regions including Seoul of Korea in 2004, Fukuoka of Japan in 2008, Shanghai of China in 2011, Okazaki of Japan in 2013, and Suzhou of China in 2015. The 7th Asian Pain Symposium (APS 2017) was held in Taipei of Taiwan during October 26th to October 29th, 2017. The APS 2017 was sponsored by The Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan and Institute of Biomedical Science and Neuroscience Program of Academia Sinica and Taiwan Pain Society. The president of the APS 2017 was Dr. Bai Chuang Shyu, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Local organizing committee also include Dr. Jen-Chuen Hsieh, Institute of Brain Science, National Yang-Ming University and Veteran General Hospital, Taiwan, Dr. Wei-Zen Sun, Department of Anesthesiology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan, and Dr. Chih-Cheng Chen, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Main topics of the APS 2017 included the latest progress of pain research and novel strategies of pain treatments. Symposium attendees presented their interesting and exciting research findings in the areas of 1) basic sensory and nociceptive functions, 2) ion channels and their functions in somatosensory physiology and pain, 3) brain functions and regulations in pain, 4) spinal cord mechanisms of nociception and pain, 5) analgesia and pain regulations, 6) chronic pain mechanisms and treatment, and 7) brain circuits underlying the physiological and pathological pain. There were a total of 29 oral presentations and 23 poster presentations at the 7th APS. A council meeting was held during the 7th APS, and at this council meeting Dr. Seog Bae OH (Seoul National University) was elected as the president of 8th Asian Pain Symposium to organize the next symposium in Seoul, Korea in 2019. In order to keep a permanent record and to help promote pain research in Asia, we have collected abstracts of oral presentations and posted them below in the order when the presentations were given at the 7th Asian Pain Symposium.
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  • Molecular Pain  Journal
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    Author List

  • Gu JG; Zhuo M; Tominaga M; Zhang X; Kato F; Oh SB; Shyu BC
  • Volume

  • 14