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This roundtable will discuss the role of the nervous system in incontinence.

Thomas Chelimsky discusses autonomic abnormalities in people with chronic pain. It has generally been assumed to be secondary to the pain experience but the latest data suggests otherwise. Thomas will discuss the latest preliminary data from ICECAN, an NIH funded trial to further investigate this perspective.

Jeffrey Mogil’s presentation focuses on our understanding of the molecular and cellular underpinnings of pain and how this knowledge has not translated into new clinical therapies. The first part of the session will explore the reasons for this lack of translation, including a mismatch between clinical characteristics and preclinical experimental design choices, species-specific gene expression, and emerging challenges in clinical trials. The second part of the talk will focus on recent studies in our laboratory concerning the modulation of pain by social factors.

Emmanuel Chartier-Kastler presents the latest developments in sacral neuromodulation over the last 20 years and how the role of neuromodulation of bladder/sphincter nervous system came to an increased interest.

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