Fibromyalgia Research Symposium 2016 in Nagasaki
Satellite symposium of 16th World Congress on Pain

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Fibromyalgia Research Symposium 2016 in Nagasaki

Recent Advances in Basic,
Translational Research and Therapeutic Treatments for Fibromyalgia

St. PRIERE, Nagasaki, JAPAN

October 1-2, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

10:00 – 13:00   Registration at St. PRIERE

10:00 – 18:00   Poster Viewing (Program of Poster Session is here)

12:00 – 13:00   Luncheon Seminor (Nipro Corp.)
                            Hiroshi Oka, Tokyo Rheumatism Pain Clinic

13:00 – 13:10
  Opening Remark by Hiroshi Ueda

13:10 – 13:50   Keynote Lecture:

Daniel J. Clauw (University of Michigan)

              “Overview of Fibromyalgia Clinical Syndrome”

Session I: Characterization of Fibromyalgia

13:50 – 14:15   

·       Winfried Häuser, Technische Universität München

The Importance of Phychosocial Factors in the Etiology and Management of Fibromyalgia

14:15 – 14:55   
Coffee Break and Poster Presentaion

Session II: Characterization of Fibromyalgia in Basic Study

14:55 – 15:45   

·       Kathleen A. Sluka, The University of Iowa

“Mechanisms Underlying the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain”

·       Jon D. Levine, University of California at San Francisco

“Fibromyalgia: The Nerve of that Disease”

Sponsored Symposia
Session III: Fibromyalgia and Translational Research

15:45 – 17:00
(Pfizer Inc.) 

·       Hiroshi Ueda, Nagasaki University

“Brain Mechanisms and Pharmacotherapy in Experimental Animal Model”

·       Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Aalborg University

“Mechanistic Similarities Between Fibromyalgia and Other Chronic Pain Conditions”

(Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K.)

·       Hiroshi Oka, Tokyo Rheumatism Pain Clinic

“Fibromyalgia Treatment in Japan”

Session IV: Hot Topics I

17:00 – 17:30    

·       Chie Usui, Juntendo University

“A Study of Brain Metabolism in Fibromyalgia by Positron Emission Tomography”

·       Deepak Sharan, Recoup Research and Education Foundation

“Outcome of a Sequenced Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Protocol for Fibromyalgia – 5 Year Follow Up”

19:00 –   Dinner at Hotel New Nagasaki


Sunday, October 2, 2016

9:00 – 12:00   Poster Viewing

Session V: Clinical Mechanisms of Fibromyalgia

9:00 – 11:20

·       Claudia Sommer, University of Würzburg

“The Role of Peripheral Nociceptors in Fibromyalgia Syndrome”

·       Manuel Martinez-Lavin, National Institute of Cardiology

“Fibromyalgia as a Sympathetically Maintained Neuropathic Pain Syndrome”

·       Roland Staud, University of Florida

“Role of Peripheral Tissues for Fibromyalgia Pain and Fatigue”

Coffee Break (10:15 - 10:30)

·       Eva Kosek, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm Spine Center

“The Effects of Treatment on Central Pain Modulation – Lessons Learned from fMRI Studies.”

·       Richard E. Harris, University of Michigan

“Neural Basis of Multi Modal Sensory Augmentation in Fibromyalgia”

Session VI: Hot Topics II

11:20 – 11:50

·       Kenji Miki, Osaka University

“Efficacy of Mirtazapine for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Without Concomitant Depression: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Phase IIa Study in Japan”

·       Kenichi Osada, St. Marianna University, School of Medicine

“The Investigation for the Availability for Biological Marker for Fibromyalgia to Detect by the Pain with the Small Fiber Neuropathy Evaluated Instrument”

Session VII: General Discussion

11:50 – 12:05       

12:05 – 12:10  Closing Remark by Hiroshi Oka

Program of Poster Session

Poster Viewing: 10:00 – 18:00 (Oct. 1st, 2016), 9:00 –12:00 (Oct 2nd, 2016)
• Discussion Time: 14:40 – 15:20 (Oct. 1st, 2016)
• Poster Session Room: CHATELET (5th floor in St. PRIERE)

Poster #

Presenting Author

Poster Title


Junko Kawata  

Kawata-junko Clinic, JAPAN

“Review of Fibromyalgia (FM) Patients in My Clinic”


 Yuki Sekiguchi  

Women's Clinic

“Study on Fibromyalgia Patients with Urinary Complaints”


Richard Kwiatek

 Modbury Hospital, Adelaide, SA, AUSTRALIA

“Progressive Brain Changes in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Confirmation of a Longitudinal MRI Study by a Larger Cross-Sectional Study”


Kenichi Osada

 St. Marianna University School of Medicine, JAPAN

※Same as Hot Topics


Yusuke Hamada

 Department of Pharmacology,
Hoshi University, JAPAN

“Role of the Hypothalamic µ-opioidergic Systems in the Anti-Tumor Immune Response”


Hiroshi Ueda

Department of Pharmacology,
Nagasaki University, JAPAN
“Non-classical Antidepressant Mirtazapine Shows Long-lasting Relief of Generalized Chronic Pain and Recovers Morphine Analgesia in an Experimental Fibromyalgia-like ICS-model Mice”


Takehiro Mukae

Department of Pharmacology,
Nagasaki University, JAPAN
“Beneficial Effects by Co-administration of Pregabalin or Duloxetine with p-Glycoprotein Inhibitor in ICS-induced Fibromyalgia-like Model in Mice”


Hiroyuki Neyama

Department of Pharmacology,
Nagasaki University, JAPAN
“Pathophysiological and Pharmacotherapeutical Actions in ICS- and Acidic Saline-induced Fibromyalgia/Myalgia-like Models in Mice”

Applications for poster presentation are being accepted (the dead line is 6/17)
Thank you for your applications.