SMis 20th Annual Pain Therapeutics conference will return to London on the 11th and 12th May 2020. The two-day conference will look into pain treatment highlighting clinical success to date as well as evaluating the potential of drug candidates in the pipelines of the top pharmaceutical organisations.
On the run up to the conference, co-chairs Kerrie Brady, Chief Business Officer, Centrexion Therapeutics and Michael Scherz, Founder & CEO, Metys Pharma has issued an invitation letter for the conference.
Here is the snapshot of the chair letter:
In January the new year started with speculation from industry watchers at the JP Morgan conference that big pharma will mount a return to neuroscience in the next few years, declaring this will be the decade of neuroscience. Roches CEO Bill Anderson stated that neuroscience has the potential to be in the 20s what oncology has been in the last decade. Will new pain drug development be able to benefit from this rising tide?
Some would argue that it has already begun. There have been many important developments in the pain field since our SMi Conference of Pain Therapeutics in May last year. On the heels of exciting news of new drug approvals for such as Lillys Reyvow (lasmiditan) and Allergans Ubrelvy (ubrogepant) for migraine, and Novartis Adakevo (crizanlizumab) for pain crisis of sickle cell disease we have seen investment in pain drug development from both the private and public sectors increase. From the public sector the NIH has commenced awarding grants from the $500M HEAL initiative funding new research programs spanning the range from target discovery to Phase 2 clinical trials and the US Government DARPA program has awarded $23M to the STOP PAIN consortium of Harvard Medical School, Boston Childrens Hospital, MIT and Max Planck to develop new preclinical drug candidates for pain. From the private sector, Mercks $340M partnership with Kings College London for the development of pain drugs acting at HCN ion channels is impressive
The invitation letter , brochure and speaker line-up can be downloaded at the website at http://www.pain-therapeutics.co.uk/pr3
The final early bird discount of £100 will expire on 31st March, interested parties are encourages to register as places are increasingly limited. Register at http://www.pain-therapeutics.co.uk/pr3
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Pain Therapeutics 2020
Conference: 11th 12th May 2020
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK
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