Women's Health Symposium
women's health, sex and gender differences
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street, Lubbock Texas
Academic Classroom Building
TTUHSC Office of the President & Office of the Provost
in collaboration with Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health
Faculty, residents and students from all schools and campuses are encouraged to submit research and scholarship works for this exciting symposium.
Pain researchers have now come to some consensus regarding the existence of small quantitative sex differences in the sensitivity to and tolerance of pain in humans. However, broad conclusions regarding the existence and direction of such sex differences are complicated by emerging evidence from laboratory animals that sex differences interact with genetic background; even the direction of sex differences may depend on genetic factors. In addition to these quantitative sex differences, evidence is rapidly emerging that the sexes may differ qualitatively in their neural mediation of pain and analgesia. That is, different neural circuits, transmitters, receptors and genes may be relevant to pain processing in males and females. I will present new data from our laboratory demonstrating that the specific cellular and neurochemical mediation of chronic pain processing in the spinal cord in male and female mice are radically different.
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Oral and Poster Presenters
|El Paso||$250 per person|
|Amarillo||$100 per person|
|Dallas||$100 per person|
|San Angelo||$100 per person|
|Permian Basin||$100 per person|
October 23, 2015